Ann  Acton

Ann Acton

Female 1818 - 1848  (30 years)    Has more than 100 ancestors and 25 descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name Ann Acton 
    Relationshipwith Adam
    Born 1818  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 6 Nov 1848  Nantwich, Cheshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 14 Nov 1848  Acton by Nantwich, by T. Storr [clergyman] Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I269590  Geneagraphie
    Last Modified 12 Aug 2001 

    Father James Acton,   b. 1786, Bunbury, Cheshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 May 1821, Elton, Cheshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years) 
    Mother Charlotte Woodcock,   b. Abt 1790, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 15 Jun 1815  Guilden Sutton, Cheshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F108994  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family John Jasper Garnett,   b. 1814, Nantwich, Cheshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jun 1870, Nantwich, Cheshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years) 
    Married Abt 1840 
    Children 
    +1. Richard Craven Garnett,   b. 18 Feb 1843, Nantwich, Cheshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Mar 1926, Southampton, Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
    +2. Elizabeth Ann Garnett,   b. 16 Aug 1844,   d. 18 Sep 1910, Fearndon, Chester Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
    +3. George Garnett,   b. 27 Aug 1845,   d. 1 Jan 1924, Hove, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
    Last Modified 12 Aug 2001 
    Family ID F108974  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 



    • Ann ACTON, wife of John Jasper GARNETT II [q.v. #16] was the daughter of James ACTON (c. 1786-1821) a farmer of Wardle Hall Farm. Her mother was Charlotte WOODCOCK who is said to have come from Guiden Sutton in Cheshire (and was later buried there).

      Ann's father James ACTON died at the young age of just 35 years when Ann was only 3 years old. He was the son of Thomas ACTON and his wife Jane [maiden surname unknown], and had four brothers: Thomas (c. 1772-1840, a farmer), William (c. 1780-1838, a wholesale grocer in Nantwich), Philip (c. 1777-1808), and Samuel (c. 1778-1851)

      The ACTON family wall monument and tomb at Bunbury Churchyard commemorates all the members of this family, and includes the coat of arms of the Actons of Aldenham .

      This fact suggests that there may be some distant connection to the illustrious family of Aldenham Actons---a family that counts among its members a string of 21 barons, a Cardinal of the Catholic Church, a Prime Minister of Naples, a celebrated English historian (Edward Gibbons), a Prince of Naples, a whole line of admirals in the Italian navy and many other prominent citizens.

      However, in point of fact, the Actons of Wardle Hall were not at all related to the Aldenhams. Instead, they were actually descended from the ACTONs of Alderley and a copy of their family pedigree can be found in George Ormerod's History of the County Palatine of Chester.

      It is possible that the stone cutters who created the Bunbury monuments may simply have incorrectly assumed kinship with the Aldenham Actons, and thereby misused the Arms on the Acton tombs.

      After James Acton's death, Charlotte left the infant Ann in the care of a spinster aunt, and went off to marry a Mr. Thomas Hassal---"a man beneath her socially" according to her grandson George Garnett.

      Ann Acton was a woman of delicate constitution and died November 6, 1848 at the young age of 30. She suffered from "general decline" and probably consumption or tuberculosis.

      George Garnett (who was just past 3-years old when his mother died) recalls seeing her once: "she was then in bed, and raised herself up to look at me...a lovely woman with a beautiful complexion...and eyes like Lucy Butler [George Garnett's niece]".

      Ann [ACTON] Garnett bore three children---the first son, Richard Craven Garnett was born in 1843 when Ann was 25-years of age. A daughter, Elizabeth Ann "Lizzie" Butler arrived in 1844, and another son named George Garnett was born the following year (1845).

      She was buried November 14, 1848 at Acton by Nantwich.


      Custom Field:<_FA#> 14 Nov 1848Acton by Nantwich, by T. Storr [clergyman]
      ACTO N, Ann
      [1818-1848]
      Ann ACTON, wife of John Jasper GARNETT II was the daughter of James ACTON
      (c. 1786-1821) a farmer of Wardle Hall Farm. Her mother was C harlotte
      WOODCOCK who is said to have come from Guiden Sutton in Cheshire (an d was
      later buried there).
      Ann's father James ACTON died at the young age of just 35 years when Ann
      was only 3 years old. He was the son of Thomas ACTON and his wife Jane
      [maiden surname unknown], and had four brothers: Thomas (c. 1772-1840,
      a farmer), William (c. 1780-1838, a wholesale grocer in Nantw ich),
      Philip (c. 1777-1808), and Samuel (c. 1778-1851)
      The ACTON family wal l monument and tomb at Bunbury Churchyard
      commemorates all the members of thi s family, and includes the coat of
      arms of the Actons of Aldenham .
      This fa ct suggests that there may be some distant connection to the
      illustrious fami ly of Aldenham Actons---a family that counts among its
      members a string of 21 barons, a Cardinal of the Catholic Church, a
      Prime Minister of Naples, a c elebrated English historian (Edward
      Gibbons), a Prince of Naples, a whole l ine of admirals in the Italian
      navy and many other prominent citizens.
      Howev er, in point of fact, the Actons of Wardle Hall were not at all
      related to t he Aldenhams. Instead, they were actually descended from the
      ACTONs of Alder ley and a copy of their family pedigree can be found in
      George Ormerod's Hist ory of the County Palatine of Chester.
      It is possible that the stone cutters who created the Bunbury monuments
      may simply have incorrectly assumed kinship with the Aldenham Actons, and
      thereby misused the Arms on the Acton tombs.
      After James Acton's death, Charlotte left the infant Ann in the care of
      a sp inster aunt, and went off to marry a Mr. Thomas Hassal---"a man
      beneath her s ocially" according to her grandson George Garnett.
      Ann Acton was a woman of de licate constitution and died November 6, 1848
      at the young age of 30. She su ffered from "general decline" and
      probably consumption or tuberculosis.
      Geo rge Garnett (who was just past 3-years old when his mother died)
      recalls see ing her once: "she was then in bed, and raised herself up to
      look at me...a lovely woman with a beautiful complexion...and eyes like
      Lucy Butler [George Garnett's niece]".
      Ann [ACTON] Garnett bore three children---the first son, Richard Craven
      Garnett was born in 1843 when Ann was 25-years of age. A daug hter,
      Elizabeth Ann "Lizzie" Butler arrived in 1844, and another son named
      George Garnett was born the following year (1845).
      She was buried November 1 4, 1848 at Acton by Nantwich.


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