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Ferdinand Richard Edward Dalberg Acton 7th Baronet 1801 - 1837

January 18, 2009

Sir Ferdinand Richard Edward Dalberg Acton, 7th Baronet 1801 - 1837 was a British baronet.

Richard Action was a friend of Frederick Hervey Foster Quin and Thomas Uwins.

Richard Action was born in Sicily where his father Sir John Acton, 6th Baronet, a former Prime Minster of Naples, had been forced to flee in 1806. His mother was the eldest daughter of his father’s brother, General Joseph Edward Acton.

The son of Sir John Acton, 6th Baronet, he succeeded to the baronetcy upon the death of his father in 1811.

In 1826 the Villa Pignatelli was built for him at San Giorgio a Cremano near Naples, a neo classical residence that formed the centrepiece of a park.

He married Marie Louise Pelina von Dalberg, on 9th July 1832; they had one child, Sir John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton, 1st Baron Acton (1834-1902).

Baptised Ferdinand Richard Edward Acton, on 20 December 1833 his name was legally changed to Ferdinand Richard Edward Dalberg Acton by Royal Licence.


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