Acton - From 'A Topographical Dictionary of Wales' (1849)
ACTON, a township, in the parish and union of Wrexham, hundred of Bromfield, county of Denbigh, North Wales, 1½ mile (N.) from Wrexham; containing 223 inhabitants. Acton Park was the property and residence of the family of Jeffreys, from which sprang the notorious judge of that name, in the reign of James II. It is at present the seat of Sir R. H. Cunliffe, Bart., whose father, the late Sir Foster Cunliffe, purchasing it in 1785 from the trustees of Ellis Yonge, Esq., modernised and enlarged the mansion, and tastefully embellished the grounds. The site is a little elevated, and embraces a pleasing view of the town of Wrexham and the adjacent country. That ancient boundary line, Wat's Dyke, passed through the township. Acton supports its own poor, according to an arrangement entered into in March, 1830. The impropriate tithes have been commuted for a rent-charge of £142. 14. 9., and the vicarial for £1. 10.