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Item: 173819
Surname: Bolton
First Name: Elizabeth and Charles
Ship: -
Date: 1 April 1902
Place: Christ Church Burial Ground, Newcastle
Source: NMH
Details: On the brow of the hill towards the western boundary there is a plain flat stone, upon which the following has been deeply cut - Here lieth the remains of Elizabeth Bolton who departed this life March 10 1876 aged 76. The name recalls several interesting and historical events. The lady to whose memory the stone was placed in the churchyard was the wife of Major Bolton the first collector of Customs at Newcastle. Ass far back as 1812 port dues were collected at Newcastle by the military officer of the time, and later on a succession of landing waiters controlled the Customs work. In 1837 the government imported Mr. Charles Bolton to undertake the control of the Customs Department at Newcastle and upon his arrival the first sub collector at Newcastle set about organising the department. The first Custom house under the new regime was situated in the Market square, in the building now known as the London Hotel, and thither shipping people congregated for despatch of business until the Customs Department moved to the block of buildings now occupied by Messrs. J and A. Brown. Mr. Bolton was one of the first to take an interest in volunteer matters and held a commission first as Captain and then Major of the Newcastle Volunteer Rifles which corps was established in 1860. Major Bolton was one of the first aldermen elected at the incorporation of the town in 1859. He died a few years ago and was interred in Sandgate Cemetery, leaving a daughter, the wife of Archdeacon Bode


 
Item: 83234
Surname: Bolton
First Name: Frederick Charles
Ship: -
Date: 1851 19 April
Place: Hexham
Source: MM
Details: William Dougal Christie appointed Frederick Charles Bolton as his agent in place of Algernon Wilde


 
Item: 137786
Surname: Bolton
First Name: Lieutenant Charles
Ship: -
Date: 1861 12 March
Place: Newcastle
Source: MM
Details: 1st Lieutenant Charles Bolton of the Newcastle Volunteer Rifle corps appointed Captain of the same



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