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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

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 Dunedin, NZ
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

Picture of George Bruce Bolt OBE
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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RB Bolt KBE
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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