Hi there.I have a Samuel Acton, born 1804, Chester, Cheshire, with parents Richard Acton and Sarah Griffiths in my lineage."My" Samuel Acton had a brother, Richard, born 1808, and a sister Mary. One of "my" Samuel Acton's grandsons was a Philip Acton (born in the late 1840's).The name, William Acton, also figures prominently in my line.
"My" Philip Acton is the only one of that name that I know of, and I have often wondered where the name came from.
If any of this makes any sense to you, please contact me.
Margaret Taylor GGGrandaughter of Samuel Acton, born 1804, Chester, Cheshire.