Acton, Sir Robert (b. before 1497, d. 1558), saddler and member of parliament, was born into a family of Worcestershire gentry, the son of Richard Acton of Sutton and his wife, Margery Dore. How he obtained an entrée to the royal court is unknown, but by 22 October 1518 he was a groom of the chamber, subsequently becoming a page (1526) and a gentleman usher (1528). More important to his advancement, however, was his marriage, by May 1528, to ...
Laurie, Sir Peter (1778–1861), saddler and politician, was born at Saundersdeal Farm, Haddington, on 3 March 1778, the son of John Laurie (d. 1799) and his second wife, Agnes, née Thomson. He was educated at Morham and later at Haddington grammar school...
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