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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

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)

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
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Sometime between 1911 & 1913 Henry changed his name to Henry Ben Bolt

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