Major-Gen. Thomas Heward Acton1

M, #257051, b. 12 June 1917, d. 22 January 1977
Last Edited=6 Apr 2015
     Major-Gen. Thomas Heward Acton was born on 12 June 1917.1 He was the son of Lt.-Col. William Maxwell Acton and Elsie Lorna Heward Bell.1 He died on 22 January 1977 at age 59 at Torbay, Devon, England.2
     He was educated at Eton College, Windsor, Berkshire, EnglandG.1 He was educated at Royal Military College, Sandhurst, Berkshire, EnglandG.1 He was commissioned in 1937, in the service of the Rifle Brigade.1 He fought in the Second World War.1 He was Military Assistant to the Governor of Cyprus between 1955 and 1957.1 He was appointed Officer, Order of the British Empire (O.B.E.) in 1957.1 He was appointed Commander, Order of the British Empire (C.B.E.) in 1963.1 He was the Deputy Director of Army Staff Duties, Ministry of Defence between 1966 and 1967.1 He was the General Officer Commanding in 1967.1 He was General Officer Commanding of the Southwest District between 1969 and 1970.1 He gained the rank of Major-General.1 He was the Deputy Commander in Northern Ireland in 1970.1 He was the Chief of Staff to the General Officer Commanding, and Director of Operations, in Northern Ireland between 1970 and 1971.1 He retired from the military in 1971.1 As of 1976, Major-Gen. Thomas Heward Acton lived at The Old Rectory, Thurlbear, Taunton, Somerset, EnglandG.1

Citations

  1. [S47] BIFR1976 Acton Family, Page 1. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S47]
  2. [S266] World War II Unit Histories - Officers, online http://www.unithistories.com/units_index/default.asp?file=../officers/personsx.html. Hereinafter cited as World War II Unit Histories - Officers.

Barbara Lucy Ussher Acton1

F, #257052, b. 21 February 1915
Last Edited=18 Dec 2007
     Barbara Lucy Ussher Acton was born on 21 February 1915.1 She is the daughter of Lt.-Col. William Maxwell Acton and Elsie Lorna Heward Bell.1 She married Lt.-Cdr. Arthur John Arundell Holdsworth, son of Captain Frederick John Cropper Holdsworth, on 27 July 1940.1
     From 27 July 1940, her married name became Holdsworth.

Citations

  1. [S47] BIFR1976 Acton Family, Page 1. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S47]

Lt.-Cdr. Arthur John Arundell Holdsworth1

M, #257053
Last Edited=22 Dec 2007
     Lt.-Cdr. Arthur John Arundell Holdsworth is the son of Captain Frederick John Cropper Holdsworth.1 He married Barbara Lucy Ussher Acton, daughter of Lt.-Col. William Maxwell Acton and Elsie Lorna Heward Bell, on 27 July 1940.1
     He gained the rank of Lieutenant-Commander in the Royal Navy.1 Lt.-Cdr. Arthur John Arundell Holdsworth usually went by his middle name of John.1 As of 1976, Lt.-Cdr. Arthur John Arundell Holdsworth lived at Holbeam Mill, Cherkombe Bridge, Devon, EnglandG, near Newton Abbot.1

Citations

  1. [S47] BIFR1976 Acton Family, Page 1. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S47]

Captain Frederick John Cropper Holdsworth1

M, #257054
Last Edited=21 Dec 2007
     Captain Frederick John Cropper Holdsworth gained the rank of Captain.1 He held the office of Justice of the Peace (J.P.)1 He held the office of Deputy Lieutenant (D.L.)1 He lived near Kingsbridge, Devon, England.1 He lived at The Mount, Totnes, Devon, EnglandG.1

Child of Captain Frederick John Cropper Holdsworth

Citations

  1. [S47] BIFR1976 Acton Family, Page 1. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S47]

Margaret Ussher Acton1

F, #257055, b. 1869, d. 7 February 1953
Last Edited=19 Dec 2007
     Margaret Ussher Acton was born in 1869.1 She was the daughter of Colonel Hampden Acton and Lucy Ussher Greer.1 She died on 7 February 1953, unmarried.1

Citations

  1. [S47] BIFR1976 Acton Family, Page 1. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S47]


William Acton1

M, #257056, b. 5 October 1824, d. 9 January 1896
Last Edited=22 Dec 2007
     William Acton was born on 5 October 1824.1 He was the son of Reverend Thomas Acton and Sidney Elizabeth Evans.1 He married Georgina Lowry, daughter of James Lowry and Harriet Pepper, on 16 January 1852.1 He died on 9 January 1896 at age 71.1
     He held the office of High Sheriff of County Leitrim in 1875, an unknown place.1 He lived at Brookville, Raheny, County Dublin, IrelandG.1 He held the office of Justice of the Peace (J.P.)1

Children of William Acton and Georgina Lowry

Citations

  1. [S47] BIFR1976 Acton Family, Page 1. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S47]
  2. [S47] BIFR1976. [S47]

Georgina Lowry1

F, #257057, d. 31 October 1905
Last Edited=7 Feb 2010
     Georgina Lowry was the daughter of James Lowry and Harriet Pepper.1,2 She married William Acton, son of Reverend Thomas Acton and Sidney Elizabeth Evans, on 16 January 1852.1 She died on 31 October 1905.1
     From 16 January 1852, her married name became Acton.

Children of Georgina Lowry and William Acton

Citations

  1. [S47] BIFR1976 Acton Family, Page 1. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S47]
  2. [S47] BIFR1976. [S47]

James Lowry1

M, #257058, b. 1787, d. 14 June 1847
Last Edited=1 Jul 2012
     James Lowry was born in 1787.2 He was the son of James Lowry.2 He married, firstly, Harriet Pepper, daughter of Thomas Pepper, on 6 August 1801.2 He married, secondly, Emily Greer, daughter of Joseph Greer and Mary Harpur, on 15 June 1835.2 He died on 14 June 1847.2
     He lived at Rockdale, County Tyrone, IrelandG.1

Children of James Lowry and Harriet Pepper

Citations

  1. [S47] BIFR1976 Acton Family, Page 1. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S47]
  2. [S47] BIFR1976. [S47]

Lt.-Col. Thomas Hampden Evans Acton1

M, #257059, b. 9 December 1854, d. 6 October 1934
Last Edited=22 Dec 2007
     Lt.-Col. Thomas Hampden Evans Acton was born on 9 December 1854.1 He was the son of William Acton and Georgina Lowry.1 He married, firstly, Olivia Charlotte Jessie May, daughter of Rt. Hon. George Augustus Chichester May and Olivia Barrington, on 18 January 1882.1 He married, secondly, Eva Osborne, daughter of Charles William Osborne, in 1922 at Naples, ItalyG.2 He died on 6 October 1934 at age 79.2
     He was educated at Repton School, Repton, Derbyshire, EnglandG.1 He was educated at Royal Military Academy, Woolwich, Kent, EnglandG.1 He served in First World War.1 He gained the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel in the Royal Artillery.1

Children of Lt.-Col. Thomas Hampden Evans Acton and Olivia Charlotte Jessie May

Citations

  1. [S47] BIFR1976 Acton Family, Page 1. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S47]
  2. [S47] BIFR1976. [S47]

Olivia Charlotte Jessie May1

F, #257060, b. 20 September 1854, d. 13 August 1921
Last Edited=6 Dec 2013
     Olivia Charlotte Jessie May was born on 20 September 1854.2 She was the daughter of Rt. Hon. George Augustus Chichester May and Olivia Barrington.1 She married Lt.-Col. Thomas Hampden Evans Acton, son of William Acton and Georgina Lowry, on 18 January 1882.1 She died on 13 August 1921 at age 66.1
     From 18 January 1882, her married name became Acton.

Children of Olivia Charlotte Jessie May and Lt.-Col. Thomas Hampden Evans Acton

Citations

  1. [S47] BIFR1976 Acton Family, Page 1. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S47]
  2. [S6824] Irish Genealogy - Church records, online http://churchrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/. Hereinafter cited as Irish Genealogy - Church records.
  3. [S47] BIFR1976. [S47]