Family Group Sheet
Family Group Sheet
NameSir John Dyke ACLAND
Birth1939
Death2009
EducationClifton and Magdalen College Cambridge
MotherAnne Stella ALFORD (1914-1992)
Marriage1961
SpouseVirginia FORGE
Children
Notes for Sir John Dyke ACLAND
12th or 16th Bt.

Sir John Dyke Acland, 16th Baronet (May 13, 1939 – September 26, 2009) was the son of Sir Richard Acland, 15th Baronet and Anne Stella Alford.

John Acland attended the Dragon School in Oxford, Clifton College, Magdalene College, Cambridge, and the University of Wisconsin.

Acland married Virginia Forge, daughter of Roland Forge, on 9 September 1961. His children were Dominic Dyke Acland (born 1962), Dr Piers Dyke Acland (born 1965), and Holly Dyke Acland (born 1972). He succeeded his father as baronet on the latter's death on 24 November 1990.

Acland died on September 26, 2009 a day after being involved in a car accident near Bedford, England


Aristocrat dies in road traffic accident

Published on Wednesday 30 September 2009 18:28

Sir John Dyke Acland was travelling with his wife

Sir John Dyke Acland, 16th Baronet Acland, of Columb-John, Devon, died last week in a road traffic collision on the outskirts of Bedford.

The incident happened at around 3.30pm on Friday when Sir John was travelling with his wife Lady Susan in a red Toyota Yaris along the A421, close to the Charles Wells warehouse the Morewood Centre.

A Mercedes Sprinter van had pulled over to the side of the road after breaking down and spilling oil from its engine on to the road.

Lady Susan was driving the Toyota, which is believed to have skidded on the oil and collided with the back of the van.

Both Sir John and Lady Susan were taken to Bedford Hospital, and the baronet died the following day. Lady Susan's injuries are believed to have been less serious.

Sir John was the 16th holder of the Acland Baronetcy, a title which dates back to 1644.

The family have produced a number of distinguished scientists and soldiers, as well as Sir Antony Arthur Acland, British Ambassador to the USA from 1986 to 1991.

Sir John's father Sir Richard Thomas Dyke Acland was an MP for both the Liberals and the Labour Party, and was one of the founders of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND).

Sir John and his wife have three children and their eldest son Dominic Dyke Acland is expected to succeed to the baronetcy.
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