- Acton, Suffolk
infobox UK place
country = England
population= 1,780 [ [http://www.suffolk.gov.uk/NR/rdonlyres/38314C3E-02A0-4515-92FE-8909C6FDB3A3/0/Parishestimates01to05.pdf Estimates of Total Population of Areas in Suffolk] Suffolk County Council]
region= East of England
constituency_westminster= South Suffolk
postcode_district = CO10
Acton is a village and
civil parishin the English county of Suffolk. The parish also includes the hamlets of Cuckoo Tyeand Newman's Green. According to Eilert Ekwallthe meaning of the name is "Village by the Oaks".
Domesday Bookrecords the population of Acton in 1086 to be 83. All Saints is the local church.
Between 2001 and 2002 the
Reliant Robin, the United Kingdom's best known three-wheel car, was produced in the village's industrial estate.
Notable former residents
*Catherine Foster - believed to be the last woman to be
hanged at Bury St Edmunds, in 1847. At the age of 17 she poisoned her husbandby putting arsenicin his dumplings.
* William Jennens - Resident at Acton Place 18th Century. Made his money by loaning bags of sovereigns ( £1 ) to gamblers down on their luck in the London clubs and receiving bags of guineas ( £ 1.05 ) the following day in repayment.He lived as a miser and died at a great age having outlived his nominated executors and beneficiaries under his will. The case was litigated throughout the early 19th Century until the whole estate ( worth c£2 Million ) had disappeared in legal fees. The case of "Jennens v Jennens" formed part of the inspiration for the "Jarndyce v Jarndyce" case at the centre of the plot of "Bleak House" by Charles Dickens.There is a description of the memorial at:http://www.suffolkchurches.co.uk/acton.htmlThe notes on that page are slightly wrong - there was a will but it was out of date.
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