Arthur Acheson 1688-1748

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Sir Arthur ACHESON, 5th Bart 1688-1748/9

Biographical Note

Born in Markethill, County Armagh, Ireland, son of Sir Nicholas Acheson, 4th bart and Anne Taylor. He succeeded to the baronetcy in 1701 upon the death of his father. Matriculated at Trinity College, Dublin in 1705 and graduated with a B.A in 1707. Acheson served as MP for Mullingar, Ireland from 1727 until his death. He also served as the high sheriff of Armagh in 1728.


Used an early armorial bookplate (1711), Franks 72. The extent and disposition of his library is not known.

Characteristic Markings

None of Acheson's books have been identified.