BALDWYN, Acton (1681-1727), of Stokesay Castle, Salop.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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1705 - 1715
1722 - Jan. 1727

Family and Education

b. 27 June 1681, 1st s. of Charles Baldwyn, M.P., of Stokesay Castle by Elizabeth, da. and h. of Nicholas Acton of Bockleton, Worcs. educ. Balliol, Oxf. 1698; I. Temple 1701. m. Eleanor, 3rd da. and coh. of Sir Charles Skrymsher of Norbury, Staffs., s.p. suc. fa. 1706.

Offices Held


Baldwyn was the fourth of successive generations of his family to represent Ludlow, near which they owned considerable property and of which his father was recorder. Classed in 1713 as a Tory who often voted with the Whigs, he was defeated in 1715, but returned again in 1722. His name was sent to the Pretender in 1721 as a probable supporter in the event of a rising.1 The heir to a considerable fortune through his mother, he did not live long enough to inherit it, dying 30 Jan. 1727.2

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: J. B. Lawson


  • 1. Stuart mss 65/16.
  • 2. Salop Arch. Soc. Trans. (ser. 4), ii. 344-7.