Acton, Walter -1718)

Probably the stamps of Walter Acton, merchant and goldsmith of London, 2nd son of Sir Walter Acton, 2nd Bart, of Aldenham Hall in Shropshire, and Catherine, daughter of Richard Crescett, of Upton Crescett and Cound in Shropshire. He married, in 1678, Catherine, daughter of Oliver Pocklington M.D. and died 11 March 1718. His great grandson was J. F. E. Acton who succeeded to the baronetcy as sixth baronet. Duff thought that they were the arms of his nephew, Sir Whitmore Acton, 4th baronet of Acton Scott in Shropshire, son of Sir Edward Acton, 3rd baronet and Mary Walter. He was born about 1674, matriculated at St Edmund's Hall, in the University of Oxford in 1695, entered the Middle Temple in 1698 and was Member of Parliament for Bridgenorth from 1710 to 1713, and Sheriff of Shropshire from 1727 to 1728. Sir Whitmore died 9 Jan 1732.

Seat / Residence(s): Aldenham Hall, Shropshire
Stamp(s) Stamp Information
Acton, Walter (Stamp 1) Arms: Semy of cross crosslets fitchy two lions passant in pale
Impalement: Within a wreath a human leg and thigh in armour couped and dropping blood
Heraldic Charges: cross crosslets fitchy (semy), Heraldic Charges: leg, Heraldic Charges: lions passant (2)
Acton, Walter (Stamp 2) Impalement: Within a wreath a human leg and thigh in armour couped and dropping blood
Heraldic Charges: leg
Acton, Walter (Stamp 3) Monogram: A W A