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Bolton, MrRef 234-1156
[18??-19??] A carrier with business at Bolton Brow, Sowerby Bridge. He hired out horses which might be needed to help pull heavy loads up the hills in the area

Bolton, Albert CrossleyRef 234-2219
[1855-1947] Son of Thomas Mitchell Bolton, farmer.

Born in Halifax.

He was a cloth finisher of Wood Lane, Sowerby [1881] / a mechanic's machine man [1891] / a laundry proprietor (employer) [1901] / proprietor of Willow Hall Laundry, Halifax [1905] / a laundry worker (own account) [1911].

In [Q2] 1881, he married Sarah Ann Whiteley [1856-1???] at Halifax Parish Church.


Sarah Ann, of Beech, Sowerby Bridge, was born in Halifax, the daughter of James Whiteley, warper
 

Children:

  1. Ruth A. [b 1883] who was a laundress [1901], a laundry worker [1911]
  2. Florence [b 1885]
  3. Emma B. [b 1888] who was a laundress [1901]
  4. John A. [b 1890] who was a building society clerk [1911]
  5. Harry
  6. George
  7. Elsie [b 1897]

The family lived at

Sons Harry & George served in World War I

Bolton, AnnRef 234-599
[1866-19??] Born in Halifax.

She was head teacher at (possibly) Ovenden Board School.

She lived at 4 Woodville Street, Ovenden [1901].

Living with her [in 1901] was her sister Lizzie [aged 27] (assistant board school teacher) 

Bolton, BettyRef 234-3047
[1???-18??] She ran a school in Halifax

Bolton, ClementRef 234-1472
[1897-1917] Son of Lewis Bolton.

Born in Sowerby Bridge [1st October 1897]

He was a frame doffer [1911] / a warehouseman.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 1st/5th Battalion York & Lancaster Regiment.

He was killed in action [9th October 1917].

He is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium [Grave Ref 125-128]

Bolton, EdmundRef 234-405
[1893-1917] Son of Philip Bolton.

Born in Halifax [11th November 1893].

He was a bobbin setter [1911] / employed by Hollingrake & Clegg Limited.

During World War I, he enlisted [9th October 1916] with the Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment), then with the 7th Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment, before he served as a Private with the Labour Corps.

He was severely wounded in the body & legs as he was helping to unload ammunition near a battery when an enemy shell burst near him. He died a few days later [26th October 1917].

His photograph appears with a report of his death in the Halifax Courier [10th November 1917].

He was buried at Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium [Grave Ref XXII C 13A].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Bolton, EdwinRef 234-3
[1821-1???] Born in Warley.

He was beer house keeper at an unidentified beerhouse in Pellon Lane [1851].


Question: Does anyone know which beerhouse this may have been?

 

In [Q4] 1842, he married Hannah Fielding [1809-18??] in Halifax

Bolton, EdwinRef 234-9420
[1853-19??] Born in Ovenden.

He was landlord of the Malt Shovel, Elland [1901, 1905, 1911].

In [Q2] 1878, he married Ellen Walton [1848-19??].


Ellen came from Brighouse
 

Children:

  1. Sarah Ann [b 1879]
  2. Eleanor [b 1886]

Bolton, ElizabethRef 234-3493
[17??-18??] Straw hat manufacturers at Woolshops, Halifax [1822]

Bolton, Miss Ellen A.Ref 234-2779
[1868-19??] Born in Preston.

She was headmistress of Halifax High School for Girls [1898, 1905]. Her sister, Ethel A. Bolton, was assistant mistress at the school [1901]

Bolton, Rev FrancisRef 234-1631
[1839-1898] BA.

Born in Luton. He was educated in Berlin and Leipzig and trained at Springhill College before becoming Minister at Providence Congregational Church, Elland [1865]. In August 1872, he moved to Lancashire. He subsequently worked in Birmingham and Brixton. In 1897, he retired to Lancaster

Bolton, FrancisRef 234-357
[1875-1942] Born in Triangle.

He was a worsted spinning overlooker [1900].

On 7th July 1900, he married Mary Sophia Barrett in Halifax


Mary Sophia was the daughter of
William Barrett
 

Children:

  1. Reginald [1904-1978]

The couple died in Bradford

Bolton, FrederickRef 234-2521
[18??-1???] Theatre manager. He worked in London, America and Canada. On returning to England, he worked at theatres in Halifax, Dewsbury and Wakefield.

In May 1870, he was declared bankrupt

Bolton, GeorgeRef 234-1462
[1896-1918] Son of Albert Crossley Bolton.

During World War I, he enlisted [September 1914], and served with the 1st/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment), then he served as a Private with the 49th Company Machine Gun Corps (Infantry).

He was wounded several times.

He died 12th April 1918 (aged 22), and was last seen at Armentières, still firing with the enemy only 5 yards away.

He was awarded the Croix De Guerre (Belgium) [February 1918].

He is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium [Grave Ref 154-159 & 163A], in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Saint John the Evangelist, Warley

Bolton, HarryRef 234-4
[1895-19??] MM.

Son of Albert Crossley Bolton.

He was a letter press printer [1911].

During World War I, he enlisted [February 1916], and served as a Private with the Signal Section of the York & Lancaster Regiment.

He had served for 2 years in France, during which time he was wounded twice. He was awarded the Military Medal [1918]


for gallantry & coolness during most urgent and important operations on 7th October 1918
 

His photograph appears with reports of his death in the Halifax Courier [2nd November & 9th November 1918]

Bolton, JamesRef 234-B277
[1735-1799] Son of William Bolton and younger brother of Thomas Bolton.

Mycologist, naturalist and botanical artist who produced several volumes of water-colours of plants and fungi from the Halifax district

He was one of the most influential figures in 18th-century botany and mycology

Bolton, JohnRef 234-892
[17??-17??] Coiner of Erringden. In 1779, he and his son Jonathan were convicted at York Assizes on charges of counterfeiting copper coins

Bolton, JohnRef 234-1454
[1884-1918] Son of Thomas Mitchell Bolton.

Born in Sowerby Bridge [16th August 1884].

He was a farmer [1911, 1913], and delivered milk at King Cross for 20 years.

On 25th January 1913, he married Annie Bloomer [1883-1952] at St Mary's Church, Luddenden.


Annie was the daughter of Greenwood Bloomer
 

Children:

  1. John [b 1914]
  2. Annie [b 1917]

The children were born in Luddendenfoot.

The family lived at

  • 5 The Buttress, Luddenden [1917]
  • Lane House, Luddenden [1918]

Annie died in 1917.

During World War I, he served as a Lance Bombardier with the 298th Siege Battery Royal Garrison Artillery.

He was killed in action – along with his officer – at an observation post [1st May 1918] (aged 33).


The Halifax Courier gives his death as 30th April 1918; the CWGC website gives his death as 1st May 1918;
 

His photograph appears with a report of his death in the Halifax Courier [11th May 1918].

He was buried at Godewaersvelde British Cemetery, France [Grave Ref I R 14].

He is remembered on the family grave at St Peter's Church, Sowerby, on Luddenden & Midgley War Memorial, and on the Memorial at Saint Mary the Virgin, Luddenden

Bolton, JonasRef 234-893
[17??-1???] Coiner of Erringden

Bolton, JonathanRef 234-894
[17??-17??] Coiner of Sowerby. In 1779, he and his father, John, were convicted at York Assizes on charges of counterfeiting copper coins

Bolton, LaurenceRef 234-3336
[1???-1???] Shears maker of Sowerby Bridge.

He was the first occupant of Cawsey House.

Bolton Brow is named for him

Bolton, LewisRef 234-1473
[1862-19??] Born in Sowerby Bridge.

He was a farmer / a carrier.

On 17th July 1884, he married Lydia Haigh [1862-1901] in Halifax.


Lydia was born in Sowerby Bridge
 

Children:

  1. Elizabeth Ann [1885-1957] who married [1906] Richard Henry Wray [1887-1947]; Elizabeth is buried in Sowerby
  2. Susannah [b 1895]
  3. Clement

The children were born in Sowerby Bridge.

Lydia died in 1901.

She was buried at St Peter's Church, Sowerby.

There is no trace of Lewis after 1908.

In 1911, Clement and his sister Susannah were living with Elizabeth and her husband Richard at 1 John Street, Beech, Sowerby Bridge

Bolton, Mary AnnRef 234-1540
[1???-18??] Of Bradford.

On 2nd January 1841, the Halifax Guardian reported that


On Monday last, Mary Ann Bolton, a well-known nymph of the pave, was brought up at our court under the following circumstances. For some time she had been an inmate of the Dispensary, whence she absented herself without leave, taking with her as an addition to her own wardrobe, two shawls and a bonnet, not her own property. The bonnet she exchanged for drink, and one of the shawls for 2/6d. Mary Ann was escorted to Wakefield where she has been accommodated with standing room on the tread wheel
 

Bolton, MichaelRef 234-1208
[16??-16??] He lived at Coley Hall

Bolton, PhilipRef 234-554
[1865-1931] Born in Halifax.

He was a labourer.

On 4th April 1885, he married Mary Fitton [1866-1909] in Halifax


Mary was born in Oldham
 

Children:

  1. Lauretta [1885-1900]
  2. Horace [1890-1923]
  3. Edmund
  4. Norman [1895-1960]
  5. Leonard [1896-1946]
  6. Phyllis [1901-1995]
  7. Winnie [1904-1989]

The children were born in Halifax.

The family lived at 14 Stoodley Terrace, Warley Road [1911]

Bolton, RobertRef 234-2460
[15??-1632] He was Usher at Heath Grammar School [1632]

Bolton, SamuelRef 234-955
[1886-1917] Son of William Bolton.

Born in Halifax.

He was a member of Trinity Road Baptist Church, Halifax & Sunday School / a member of Halifax Constitutional Club / a greengrocer's shop assistant [1901] / a farmer's man [1911] / employed by Hartley Murgatroyd.

During World War I, he enlisted [March 1916], and served as a Private / Batman with the 2nd/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was killed in action by shellfire at Cambrai [26th November 1917].

His photograph appears with a report of his death in the Halifax Courier [15th December 1917].

He is remembered on the Cambrai Memorial, Nord France [Grave Ref 6 & 7], in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Trinity Road Baptist Church, Halifax

Bolton, Dr StuartRef 234-2428
[18??-19??] MD, FRCS.

Physician and surgeon with a surgery at 12 Park Road, Halifax [1937]

Bolton, ThomasRef 234-1500
[17??-18??] He was Constable of Heptonstall.

In 1825, William Wadsworth and William Greenwood were charged with violently and maliciously assaulting Bolton. Wadsworth was sentenced to 14 days' imprisonment, Greenwood was discharged

Bolton, ThomasRef 234-276
[1722-1778] Son of William Bolton and older brother of James Bolton.

Naturalist. He lived at Pye Nest. He probably worked at Edwards cloth-finishing works there

Bolton, ThomasRef 234-2
[1789-1865] Of Heptonstall.

He married Betty [1787-1856].

Thomas died 26th November 1865 (aged 76).

Betty died 19th December 1856 (aged 69).

The couple were buried at Heptonstall Church

Bolton, Thomas MitchellRef 234-1474
[1853-1924] Son of Thomas Mitchell Bolton, farmer.

Born in Sowerby.

He was a farmer of Wood Lane, Sowerby [1884] / a farmer [1891, 1901, 1911].

On 13th February 1884, he married Jane Robinson [1859-1943] at Halifax Parish Church.


Jane, of Blackwood Hall, Sowerby, was born in Sowerby Bridge, the daughter of John Robinson, plasterer
 

Children:

  1. John
  2. Alfred [b 1886] who was a woollen piecer [1901], working on farm [1911]
  3. Janet Isabel [b 1889] who was a woollen twister [1901], a blanket whipper [1911]
  4. Alice [1892-9th December 1918] who was a cotton piecer [1911]
  5. Thomas [1894] who died aged 11 months
  6. Henrietta / Hattie [b 1896] who was an apprentice dressmaker [1911]
  7. Annie [1898-30th March 1978] a fustian sewing machinist [1911]
  8. Edwin [b 1901]

The children were born in Sowerby Bridge.

The family lived at Brearley.

The family lived at

  • 5 Milner Royd, Norland, Sowerby [1891]
  • Wheatley Royd, Mytholmroyd [1901, 1911]

Thomas died 3rd April 1924 (aged 71).

Jane died 8th September 1943 (aged 84) 

Members of the family were buried at St Peter's Church, Sowerby

Bolton, WilliamRef 234-2490
[1???-17??] Weaver in the Upper Calder Valley.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Thomas
  2. James

Bolton, WilliamRef 234-2920
[18??-18??] Master of Clifton Free School [1867]. He resigned in 1868. Rev James Webb took over with assistance from Ellis Wilkinson

Bolton, WilliamRef 234-3345
[18??-18??] Beerhouse keeper and scrap dealer of Halifax.


Question: Does anyone know which beerhouse this may have been?

 

On 9th January 1858, he was charged with feloniously receiving a quantity of lead, the property of George Walsh, a plumber and glazier in Halifax, after a bag of lead scraps had gone missing from Walsh's premises and was later found in Bolton's house. Bolton had been charged with several similar offences, and acquitted on each count. The Jury heard that he was well-known to the police as a receiver of stolen goods and was described by the Chief Constable as

one of the worst men in Halifax

He was sentenced to 7 years' penal servitude

Bolton, WilliamRef 234-957
[1853-1925] Born in Bradford.

He was a loom tuner [1878] / a power loom tuner [1881] / a power loom overlooker [1891] / a worsted power loom overlooker [1901] / a loom tuner in silk, wool & cotton mill [1911].

In [Q2] 1878, he married Aminda Halford [1853-1925] in Halifax.


Aminda was born in Dunnington, Warwickshire
 

Children:

  1. Clara [b 1880] who was a worsted weaver [1901], a worsted coating weaver [1911]
  2. Benjamin [b 1883] who was a gas & oil engine maker turner [1901]
  3. Samuel
  4. Emmeline [b 1891] who was a lady clerk in printing office [1911]
  5. Mabel [b 1896] who was a printing machinist [1911]

The family lived at

  • 8 Wilson Street, Halifax [1881]
  • 27 Mayfield Grove, Halifax [1891]
  • 29 Harrow Street, Halifax, Mile Thorn [1901, 1911]

 

Bolton surnameRef 234-1
Another form of the surname is Boulton.

Entries for people with this and similar surnames are shown in a separate Foldout

There are over 30 entries on the Calderdale Companion for people with the surname Bolton, as discussed in this SideTrack. This count does not include other forms of the surname.

Unattached BMDs for Bolton:


Marriages 1861, 1900, 1919, 1950; Deaths 1900, 1907
 



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