CFHS code : PL355

Parish : St Paul

Inscription : headstone In Loving Memory of CHARLOTTE beloved wife of THOMAS BOLTON of Cambridge d Sep 26 1878 in the 60th year of her age also the above THOMAS BOLTON d March 13 1889 aged 68 also THOMAS ROBERT BOLTON son of the above d Oct 18th 1891 aged 41 kerbs JANE BOLTON June 22nd 1853 June 22nd 1932

Monument : Headstone/Kerb stones

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

East kerb of monument February 2018

Monument

This headstone with kerb stones, in the parish area of St Paul, is located to the west of the central path.

Inscription

headstone

In Loving Memory of CHARLOTTE beloved wife of THOMAS BOLTON of Cambridge
d Sep 26 1878 in the 60th year of her age

Also the above THOMAS BOLTON d March 13 1889 aged 68

Also THOMAS ROBERT BOLTON son of the above d Oct 18th 1891 aged 41

kerbs

JANE BOLTON June 22nd 1853 June 22nd 1932

“Rest in Peace”

Charlotte Bolton (c 1819 – 1878)

Charlotte was born in  Hertfordshire.  Thomas and Charlotte lived in Coronation Street (off Hills Road Cambridge) and had at least ten children; Fanny (b 1846), Eliza (b 1847), Edward (b 1849) Thomas R (b 1850), Charlotte (b 1853), Jane (b 1853), George (b 1854), Emma (b 1857), Mary Ann (b 1859) and Walter William (b 1860)    Birth dates are from census or baptism records.

Thomas Bolton (c 1820 – d 1889)

Thomas was born in Buntingford, Hertfordshire. In 1841 he was working as a railway porter but by 1861 he had set up his own business as a “van dealer”. He had seen an opportunity to start a furniture carting business, using his experience working for the railway, and founded a dynasty of furniture removals and storage. All four of his sons joined the family firm but the eldest, Edward, set up on his own and eventually had an impressive three-storied business on Hills Road trading as “Edward Bolton”. Edward’s younger brothers set up a similar business which went under the name of “Bolton Brothers”. This firm continued into the 1930s when the warehouse in Glisson Road was sold to “W. Eaden Lilley”.

Advert in Spaldings Directory 1891. The year Thomas Robert died.

Thomas Robert Bolton (d 1891)

Jane Bolton (1853-1932)

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Sources:
CFHS transcripts of census and parish records

Edited by Mary Naylor from Allen Brigham’s paper “The Warehouse, George Boltons a Family Business” which can be viewed at the Cambridgeshire Collection, Cambridge central library.

Charlotte Bolton; Jane Bolton; Thomas Bolton; Thomas Robert Bolton