Bolton is an Ancient Parish in the county of Cumberland.

Other places in the parish include: Bolton Low Quarter, Low Bolton, High Bolton, Bolton-wood, Quarry-hill, Bolton Low, Bolton High Hide Quarter, and Bolton High.

Alternative names:

Parish church: All Saints

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1619
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1581

Nonconformists include: Society of Friends/Quaker and Wesleyan Methodist.

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Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

BOLTON, a small town, two townships, and a parish in Wigton district, Cumberland. The town stands on the river Ellen, 6½ miles SSW of Wigton; consists of two parts, High and Low; and has a dingy appearance. A branch railway to it, from the Maryport and Carlisle line, was opened on 26th December, 1866. The townships are High Bolton and Low Bolton or Bolton-wood and Quarry-hill. Acres of H. B., 3,875. Pop., 330. Houses, 62. Acres of L. B., 4,570. Pop., 718. Houses, 149. The parish consists of the two townships; and its Post Town is Ireby under Wigton. Real property, £8,124; of which £740 are in mines. Pop., 1,048. Houses, 211. The property is much subdivided. Coal, limestone, and copper ore are worked. A copper battle-axe was found in a bog. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Carlisle. Value, £512. Patron, the Earl of Lonsdale. The church is ancient, in tolerable condition; and was alleged by old superstition to have been built by witchcraft.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848

BOLTON (All Saints), a parish, in the union of Wigton, Allerdale ward below Derwent, W. division of Cumberland, 1½ mile (N. by W.) from Ireby; containing 1211 inhabitants, of whom 312 are in High-Side, and 899 in Low-Side. This place was anciently called Bothilton. It has four districts or constablewicks, namely, Bolton-Wood, which was at one time mostly woodland; Bolton-Row; Newlands; and Bolton-Gate. The prevailing soil is a dry loam, well adapted for turnip husbandry, but there is also a large portion of this loam on a clayey bottom, which, when drained, yields abundant crops of wheat and oats: coal, limestone, and red sandstone are worked to a considerable extent. The timber of Bolton-Wood has been greatly cleared away, except near the residence of William Coulthart, Esq., at Bolton-Wood House. The living is a rectory, valued in the king’s books at £19. 18. 4.; net income, £512; patron, the Earl of Lonsdale. The church is a very ancient edifice roofed with stone. There is a place of worship for Wesleyans. A copper battle-axe was lately found in the moss at Bolton-Wood.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848

Parish Records

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England, Cumberland, Bolton – Cemeteries ( 2 )
Church records, 1772-1976
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Bolton (Cumberland)

Memorial inscriptions for Cliburn, Kirkby Thore, Milburn, Newbiggin, Temple Sowerby; Vol 6, Dufton, Long Marton, Morland, Bolton, Gt. Strickland, Thrimby
Author: Cumbria Family History Society

England, Cumberland, Bolton – Census ( 1 )
Census returns for Bolton, 1841-1891
Author: Great Britain. Census Office

England, Cumberland, Bolton – Church records ( 5 )
Bishop’s transcripts for Bolton, 1581-1872
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Bolton (Cumberland)

Church records, 1772-1976
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Bolton (Cumberland)

Marriages, births and burials, 1654-1820
Author: Society of Friends. Bolton Meeting (Cumberlandshire)

The Names of the brides and the bridegrooms of the marriages in Bolton, 1681-1812

Parish registers for Bolton, 1619-1955
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Bolton (Cumberland)

England, Cumberland, Bolton – Church records – Indexes ( 5 )
Allerdale burial index
Author: Cumbria Family History Society

Computer printout of Bolton Parish, Cumb., Eng

Parish register printouts of Bolton, Cumberland, England ; christenings, 1581-1812
Author: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Genealogical Department

Parish register printouts of Bolton, Cumberland, England ; marriages, 1813-1871
Author: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Genealogical Department

Parish register printouts of Bolton, Cumberland, England, christenings, 1813-1872
Author: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Genealogical Department

England, Cumberland, Bolton – Poorhouses, poor law, etc. ( 1 )
Church records, 1772-1976
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Bolton (Cumberland)

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Administration

  • County: Cumberland
  • Civil Registration District: Wigton
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Carlisle (Episcopal Consistory)
  • Diocese: Carlisle
  • Rural Deanery: Allerdale
  • Poor Law Union: Wigton
  • Hundred: Allerdale below Derwent Ward
  • Province: York

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