Robert Thornton Bolt my great-great grandfather was born on 23 December 1868 at 12 Nile Street, North Shields. The son of Sea Captain Archibald Barclay Bolt.
Mr. A B Bolt a former Shetlander relocated to North Shields, Northumberland in 1863 aged 19. Robert was one of eleven children all born here in the North East.
On Wednesday, 25 April 1888 Robert married Margaret Jane Anderson a Spinster from South Stockton at Middlesbrough Registry Office.
At the time of his marriage to Margaret, Robert was employed as a Grocers assistant to Mr Francis Dodsworth a Grocer at 116 Westgate, Guisborough, Stockton on Tees. By the later part of 1890 Robert was now a Master Grocer and the father of two boys Archibald Barclay Bolt and Percy Thornton Bolt (my great grandfather) Evelyn Hilder, Ida Dorothy, Grace Margaret and Dorothy Buemann.