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From: "David Lamb" <>
Subject: Re: Re:resending interests
Date: Mon, 21 Jun 2004 08:23:30 +0100
How sure are you of his birth year? I ask because I came across the
following entry in "Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical
Literature" by Rev. John McClintock and James Strong (published 1895):
an English Baptist minister, was born in Norfolk in 1776, and became a
Christian in early life. While serving his apprenticeship he entered upon
the work of preparation to preach the Gospel. In 1800 he was appointed as a
home missionary in a village not far from Colchester. Despite the popular
prejudice and bigotry, Mr. Bolton persevered with his work in a Christian
spirit, and at length had his reward. A piece of land was purchased, a neat
place of worship was erected, and a Church established. Of this Church he
was chosen the pastor, and remained in office till 1840, when, feeling the
infirmities of age, he resigned, although he continued to reside near his
beloved people for several years, and took the most friendly interest in
their prosperity. Later in life he removed to London, where he died, Jan.
27, 1854. See (Lond.) Baptist Hand-book, 1854, p. 46. (J. C. S.)"
At a distance of about 12 miles, I think that Thorpe le Soken would qualify,
especially in an American publication such as the "Cyclopedia", would
qualify as "a village not far from Colchester."
David Lamb (Paignton, Devon, UK)
Interests (Essex): BAXTER, BERRY, EREY, GOLDSTONE, LAMB, MOTT, PARTRIDGE,
SARGENT, TICHBORNE, WEBB, WHEELER, WILLSHER
(Suffolk): BRYNGLOVE, CRISPE, FINCH, PARTRIDGE, PORTER, PRATT
----- Original Message -----
From: "jean stangroom" <>
Sent: Friday, June 18, 2004 3:46 PM
Subject: Re:resending interests
> I am looking for any information on the Reverand William BOLTON 1803-1854
> minister of the baptist church at Thorpe le Soken also his wife Susan
> I would like to find their marriage around 1800.
> I do know quite a bit about him thanks to the Baptist church.
> Would love to contact any other person reseaching this family.
> NFHS mn 3195.
> Researches in Norfolk free.