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JOHN BOLT
It has been suggested that John may have been born around 1700 at Houlland, Shetland.
Francis b: 1733 Shetland, SHI d: Shetland, SHI
Research is ongoing


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FRANCIS BOLT
Born 1733 actual date and place of birth and death unknown
It has been suggested that Francis may be the son of John Bolt
He married Catherine Gifford in 1753. I currently have records for three children.
Barbara b: 1 January 1754 Bressay, SHI d: Shetland, SHI
Francis b: 1 January 1757 Bressay, SHI d: 29 September 1827 Shetland, SHI
Margaret b: 28 January 1763 Bressay, SHI d: Shetland, SHI

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FRANCIS BOLT
b: 1 Jan 1757, Bressay - d: 29 September 1827
Son of Francis Bolt and Catherine Bolt (nee Gifford)
He 1st married Jean Laurenson 1776 Bressay, SHI current research two children
James b: 1778 Shetland d: SHI
Francis b:1780 Daal, Bressay, SHI d: 2 Oct 1842 Lerwick, SHI
2nd marriage was to Charlotte Stewart 13 Oct 1807 Lerwick, SHI they had four children
Jane b: 30 Jan 1809 Lerwick, SHI d: 3 Jan 1881 Lerwick, SHI
Barbara b: 5 Oct 1813 Lerwick, SHI d: 8 Sep 1888 Unst, SHI
Laurence b: 30 Jan 1811 Lerwick, SHI d: 15 Jan 1886 SHI
Janet Esther b: 23 Aug 1816 Bressay, SHI d: 1894

Headstone at the Old Cemetery,
Lerwick, Shetland, Scotland

FRANCIS BOLT
b:1780, Daal, Bressay, Shetland - d:1842
son of Francis Bolt and Jean Bolt (nee Laurenson)
He married Catherin Anderson 18 Feb 1801they had four children
Barbara b: 2 Oct 1801 Lerwick, SHI d: SHI
Laurence Hughson b:19 Sep 1803 Lerwick, SHI d: 6 Jun 1890 Leith, MDL
Francis b: 8 Aug1805 Lerwick, SHI d: 6 Jan 1898 New Zealand
Mary Elizabeth Irvine b: 23 Sep 1807 Lerwick, SHI d: SHI

Headstone at Rosebank Cemetery,
Leith, Edinburgh, Scotland

LAURENCE HUGHSON BOLT
b: 19 Sep 1803 Lerwick, SHI - d: 6 Jun 1890 Leith, MDL
son of Francis Bolt and Catherine Bolt (nee Anderson)
He 1st married Grace Ganson 12 Nov 1829 Lerwick, SHI they had seven children
Francis b: 10 Oct 1830 Lerwick, SHI d: Dec 1895 Melbourne, AU
John b: 12 Aug 1832 Lerwick, SHI d: 1838 Lerwick, SHI
Laurence b: 12 Nov 1835 Lerwick, SHI d:
Ann Elizabeth b: 4 Jul 1838 Lerwick, SHI d: Australia
Archibald Barclay b: 26 Jan 1841 Lerwick, SHI d: 21 Jul 1921 Dorset, UK
Jane Margaret b: 14 Apr 1847 Lerwick, SHI d:
His 2nd marriage was to Ann Ganson 11 July 1853 they had two children
John b: 1852 Leith, MDL d: 31 Oct 1885 Leith, MDL
Grace b: 18 Oct 1856 Leith, MDL d: 7 Jan 1937 Leith, MDL

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FRANCIS BOLT
b:10 Oct 1830 Lerwick, Shetland - d: Dec 1895 Melbourne, Australia
son of
Laurence Hughson Bolt and Ann Bolt (nee Ganson)
He married 1st Ann Cleary 19 May, 1853 they had six children
Mary b: 1859 Shetland d: SHI
Laurence b: 12 November 1860 Shetland d: 4 September 1939 SHI
John b: 1863 Shetland d: 1865 SHI
Francis b: 14 July 1865 Shetland d: 13 August 1950
James Robert b: 23 December 1867 Shetland d: 26 December 1933
Archibald
b: 6 Sep 1870 Shetland d: 12 January 1915 AU
(2nd) Wilhelmina Whitmarsh 1875 they had one child
Ann b: 1877 Australia AU

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JOHN BOLT
b: 1852, Leith Scotland - d: 31 Oct 1885 Leith Scotland
son of
Laurence Hughson Bolt and Ann Bolt (nee Ganson)
He married: Jane Grafton 21 June 1872 they had seven children
Laurence b: 18 July 1873 Leith, Scotland d: Leith, Scotland
Mary Ann b: 1875 Leith, Scotland d: Leith, Scotland
Jane b: 1877 Leith, Scotland d: Leith, Scotland
Grace b: 1878 Leith, Scotland d: Leith, Scotland
John b: 1880 Leith, Scotland d: Leith, Scotland
Elsphethe b: 1882 Leith, Scotland d: 1921 Leith, Scotland
Ann b: 1883 Leith, Scotland d: Leith, Scotland

ARCHIBALD BARCLAY BOLT
b:26 Jan 1841 Lerwick, Shetland - d: 21 Jul 1921 Belchalwell,Okeford Fitzpaine, Dorset
son of Laurence Hughson Bolt and Grace Bolt (nee Ganson)
He married Jane Ann Thornton in 1863 they had ten children
William Thornton b:1864
Robert Thornton b:16 August 1864 North Shields d:10 April 1865 North Shields
Percy b:1865
John Lawrence b:9 August 1867 North Shields d:3 May 1903 North Shields
Robert Thornton b:21 December 1868 Tynemouth d:7 April 1949 Newcastle upon Tyne
Archibald Barclay b:1871 North Shields d:10 April 1914 Australia
Henry T. Thornton b: 10 July 1873 North Shields d: after 1950 Troy, Ohio, USA
Jennifer b:August 1876 North Shields d:17 December 1878 North Shields
Grace Margaret b:9 March 1880 North Shields d:31 March 1902
Katherine Elizabeth b:9 March 1880 North Shields d:10 June 1964
Madge Anderson born 1890 (adopted)

Headstone at Preston Cemetery,
North Shields, England

JOHN LAWRENCE BOLT
b: 9 Aug1867 North Shields - d: 31 May 1903 North Shields
son of Archibald Barclay Bolt and Jane Ann Bolt (nee Thornton)
He married Isabella Marshall on the 31 January 1889 hey had eight children
Jane Ann b: 30 April 1889 North Shields d: North Shields
William Jackson b: 27 September North Shields d: 1962 North Shields
Henry Marshall b: 18 May 1895 North Shields d: 1895 North Shields
May b: 18 May 1895 North Shields d: 6 Jan 1942 North Shields
Pillip Thornton b: 26 Jul 1896 North Shields d: North Shields
Florence b: 6 May 1898 North Shields d: 1976 North Shields
John Lawrance b: 18 Sep 1899 North Shields d: 20 Nov 1931 North Shields
Robert Marshall b: 2 Oct 1901 North Shields d: 9 Jun 1978 North Shields
To read more about John Bolt and his family click here

ROBERT THORNTON BOLT
b: 21Dec 1868 Tynemouth - d: 7 Apr 1949 Newcastle upon Tyne
son of Archibald Barclay Bolt and Jane Ann Bolt (nee Thornton)
He married: Margaret Jane Anderson on the 25 April 1888 they had six children
Percy Thornton b: 12 Jun 1889 Guisbrough d: 30 Mar 1972 Boldon, Durham
Archibald Barclay b:19 Oct 1890 Guisbrough d: 26 Dec 1932 Newcastle upon Tyne
Evelyn Hilda b: 26 Feb 1896 Newcastle upon Tyne d: 6 Apr 1976 Newcastle upon Tyne
Dorothy Buemann b: 6 Nov 1899 Newcastle upon Tyne 13 Mar 1973 Newcastle upon Tyne
Ida Dorothy b: 1901 Newcastle upon Tyne d: 1 Jul 1982 Newcastle upon Tyne
Grace Margaret b: 23 Jul 1904 Newcastle upon Tyne d: 8 May 1989 Newcastle upon Tyne
for a brief biography of R T Bolt click here

HENRY THOMAS THORNTON BOLT
b: 10 July 1873 - d: 2 February 1963
son of Archibald Barclay Bolt and Jane Ann Bolt (nee Thornton)
He first married Frances Josephine Snowdon on 30 Aug 1899 I have records of four children
Blanche Barclay b: 6 January 1901 Newcastle upon Tyne d: 1968
Ruby b: 2 November 1902 Newcastle upon Tyne d: 1 December 1984 California, USA
Karl Geoffrey b: August 1904 Newcastle upon Tyne d: 9 January 1968 Vancouver, BC.
Sybil b: September 1906 Newcastle upon Tyne d: 1991 Alberta, Canada
His second marriage was to Ohio born Eva May Byokett aka Effie in 1916
To read more about Henry Click here
Sometime between 1911 & 1913 Henry changed his name to Henry Ben Bolt

PERCY THORNTON BOLT
b: 12 Jun 1889 Guisbrough, York - d: 30 Mar 1972 Boldon, Durham
son of Robert T. Bolt Snr and Margaret J Bolt (nee Anderson)
He married Alice Morley Dee 8 Feb 1908 they had five children
Robert Thornton b: 30 April 1908 Newcastle upon Tyne d: 13 July 1963 South Shields
Percy Barclay Dee b: 1910 Newcastle upon Tyne d: 1 July 1979 South Shields
Denis b: 1920 Newcastle upon Tyne d: 8 January 2001 Newcastle upon Tyne
Sheila b: 29 July 1925 Newcastle upon Tyne d: 27 January 2009 South Shields
Eric Jackson b: 15 July 1927 South Shields Living person Great Britain

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ARCHIBALD BARCLAY BOLT
b:19 Oct 1890 Guisbrough - d: 26 Dec 1932 Newcastle upon Tyne
son of Robert T. Bolt Snr and Margaret J Bolt (nee Anderson)
He married Marie Radcliff they had no children

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ROBERT THORNTON BOLT
b: 30 Apr 1908 Newcastle upon Tyne - d: 13 Jul 1963 South Shields
son of Percy Thornton Bolt and Alic M Bolt (nee Dee)
He married Mary William Sowerby they had a son
Robert Thornton b: 17 July 1931 South Shields d: 17 Oct 1994 Gateshead

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ROBERT THORNTON BOLT
son of Robert Thornton Bolt and Mary William Bolt (nee Sowerby)
b: 17 July 1931 South Shields, England
d: 17 October 1994 Gateshead, England
He married Marjorie June Walker on the 22 September 1956, they have two sons
David Thornton b: 29 July 1957 Gateshead Living person Great Britain
Brian Robert b: 7 December 1960 Gateshead Living person Great Britain

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DAVID THORNTON BOLT LMPA, LBIPP
son of Robert T Bolt and Marjorie June Bolt (nee Walker)
b: 29 Jul 1957 Gateshead, England
He married Susan Henderson 24 May 1980, they have one daughter.
Jacqueline b: 12 January 1988 Sunderland, Living person Great Britain
The male line with the name highlighted in Blue is my line back

THOMAS BOLT
b: 2 Oct 1737 Cruister, Bressay, SHI - d: 2 April 1820 Lerwick, SHI
son of James Bolt and Janet Nicolson
He married Barbara Innes on 13 February 1764, they have four children
Janet b: 11 December 1763 Bressay, SHI d: 19 October 1789 Bressay, SHI
Elizabeth b: 1765 Bressay, SHI d: 1775 Bressay, SHI
Grizel b: 1771 Bressay, SHI Bressay, SHI
Louisa b: 24 July 1774 Bressay, SHI d: 11 August 1774 Bressay, SHI
To read about Thomas Bolt click here

FRANCIS BOLT
b: 8 Aug 1805 Shetland, Scotland d: 6 Jan 1898 New Zealand
son
of Francis Bolt and Catherine Bolt (nee Anderson)
He married: (1st) Alice Tait 12 Mar 1829, Lerwick
No children recorded
(2nd) Elizabeth Gilbertson 27 Nov 1834, Lerwick.
Children of Francis Bolt and Elizabeth Gilbertson are
Helen Tait b: 8 Jan 1836 Lerwick, SHI d: 1866 Dunedin, NZ
William Mouat b: 19 Dec 1837 Lerwick, SHI d: 29 Apr 1907
Archibald b:1841 Lerwick, SHI
(3rd) Agnes Tulloch 29 May 1876, Dunedin, New Zealand
No children recorded

Hon. WILLIAM MOUAT BOLT JP
b: 19 Dec 1837 Lerwick, Shetland - d: 29 Apr 1907 Dunedin, New Zealand
son of Francis Bolt and Elizabeth Bolt (nee Gilbertson)
He married: Bruce Cragie Lawson they had nine children
Frederick W. L. b: 8 August 1862 Lerwick, SHI d: 28 August 1937 Christchurch, NZ
Ellen b: 2 July 1867 d:
Francis Bruce b: 20 August 1869 d: 1960
John Tait b: 23 February 1871 d: 13 August 1918
William Moat b: 29 March 1873 d: 1925
Herbert Spencer b: 8 June 1878 d:
Isabella Ann b: 11 October 1875 d: 7 August 1963
Bruce L. b: 31 December 1880 d: 20 September 1892
Roberta Stout b: 12 November 1883 d:

FREDRICK WILLIAM LAWSON BOLT
b: 8 August 1862 Lerwick, Shetland - d: 28 August 1937 Christchurch, New Zealand
son of William Moat Bolt and Cragie Bruce Bolt (nee Lawson)
He married Mary Inkster Tait they had two children
George Bruce b: 24 May 1893 Dunedine, NZ d: 27 July 1963 Auckland, NZ
Janet Euphemia b: 1895

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GEORGE BRUCE BOLT OBE
b: 24 May 1893 Dunedine, New Zealand - d: 27 Jul 1963 Auckland, New Zealand
son of Frederick W L Bolt and Mary Inkster Bolt (nee Tait)
He married: Mary Best they had two children
Richard Bruce b: 16 Jul 1923 Auckland, NZ Living Person NZ
Graeme Mary b: 1927 Auckland, NZ d: 1999 Auckland, NZ
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RICHARD BRUCE BOLT KBE, CBE, DFC
son of George Bruce Bolt and Mary Bolt (nee Best)
b:
16 July 1923 Auckland, New Zealand
He first married June Catherine South on the 1 June 1946 they had two children
Peter Bruce b: 20 May 1947 New Zealand Living person NZ
Jennifer Many b: 5 December 1949 New Zealand Living person NZ
His second marriage was to Janice Caroline Tucker they have no children

Air Marshal Sir Richard Bruce Bolt
KBE 1979, CB 1976, CBE 1973, AFC 1959, DFC 1945;
Chief of Defence Staff (Retired);
Joined RNZAF in 1942 as Pilot; served with RAF Bomber Command 1943-45
including tour with 35 Squdron RAF Pathfinder; Permanent Commn RNZAF post World War II;
Chief of Defence Staff, 1976-80 (rtd), Chief of Air Staff 1974-76;
Sir Richard Bruce Bolt seen here on the left, hands over the VC to
Mr Martin Williams, British High Commissioner for New Zealand.

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PETER BRUCE BOLT
son of Richard Bruce Bolt and June Catherine Bolt (nee South)
b: 20 May 1947 New Zealand
He married Christine Davidson on they have three children
Derek Richard Bolt b: 1970 New Zealand Living person NZ
Michael Bruce Bolt b: 1977 New Zealand Living person NZ
Timothy Raymond Bolt b: 1984 New Zealand Living person NZ

MICHAEL BRUCE BOLT
son of Peter Bruce Bolt and Christine Bolt (nee Davidson)
He married Carol Stokes they have three children
Liam Michael Bruce Bolt b: 2001 New Zealand Living person NZ
Alexis Renee Bolt b:2004 New Zealand Living person NZ
Kaes Lucas Bolt b:2005 New Zealand Living person NZ

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HARRY COLLETT BOLT
b: 4 February 1910, Timaru, New Zealand - d: June 1996 Beaconsfield, England
son of William Mouat Bolt and Clare Emmiline Bolt (nee Collett)
He married Eileen Nellie Ellicott in 1944 they had three children
Annabel Elizabeth b: 1947 Beaconsfield, England Living person Great Britain
Clare Jane b: 1949 Beaconsfield, England Living person Great Britain
John Anthony b: 1945 Beaconsfield, England Living person Great Britain
Harry sailed fom Brisbane, Australia to England in 1934 age 23

 
PHILIP THORNTON BOLT
son of John L Bolt and Isabella Bolt (nee Marshall)
b: 26 Jul 1896 - d: 6 Jan 1942
He married Dorothy Watson they had two children
Watson
b: North Shields, Northumberland d: North Shields, Northumberland
Unknown
b: 1925 North Shields, Northumberland d: North Shields, Northumberland

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