The Acton family had an estate of over a thousand acres in the parish of Drum, barony of Carra, county Mayo in the 19th century. At the time of Griffith's Valuation George Rozia Acton held the townlands of Lecarrow and Drummeennavaddoge. He was also a joint trustee for the sale of the Jones estate in the parish of Drum in 1856. Lane contends that Acton was a land agent for estates in the area. By March 1916 George H. Acton had accepted an offer from the Congested Districts' Board for the purchase of 805 acres of his estate.
- Encumbered Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Acton, 20 June 1856, Vol 40, MRGS 39/019, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
Contemporary printed sources
- LEET, Ambrose. ''A directory to the market towns, villages, gentlemen's seats, and other noted places in Ireland''. Dublin: Printed by B. Smith, 1814 : 77
- LEWIS, Samuel. ''A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland''. London: S. Lewis & Co., 1837: Vol I, 510
- ''GRIFFITH'S VALUATION OF IRELAND'[Primary Valuation of Tenements]', 1850-1858. : Castlebar Union, 67
- PARLIAMENTARY PAPERS. ''Return of owners of land of one acre and upwards, in the several counties .... in Ireland''. HC 1876, LXXX: 307
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- PARLIAMENTARY PAPERS. ''24th Annual Report of the Congested Districts' Board for Ireland'', [Cd 8356], HC 1916, vi, 564-586. Appendix VIII: 54
- PARLIAMENTARY PAPERS. ''Return of Untenanted Lands in Rural Districts, Distinguishing Demesnes on Which There is a Mansion...'', HC 1906, c, 177: 361
- SLATER, Isaac. ''Royal National Directory of Ireland: List of the principal seats''. (Manchester: 1894) : xxiii, 45
Modern printed sources
- ''Jnl. of the Galway Archaeological and Historical Society'': LANE, Padraig G. Purchasers of land in counties Galway and Mayo in the Encumbered Estates court, 1849-1858. XLIII (1991), p. 101.