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"BOLTON. Probably from Bolton in East Lothian. Adam de Boultone was reeve of Dunfres, 1287 (Bain, n, 324). William fiz Geffray de Boultone del counte de Edeneburk rendered homage, 1296 (ibid., p. 201). John of Boulton was employed as a mason at Castle of Linlithgow, 1302 (Bain, rv, p. 365), and Robert of Bolton, a Scot, was released from prison in Colchester, 1396 (Bain, rv,483). Bessie Bolton is recorded in Edinburgh, 1640 (Edinb. Marr.), and William Bolton in Burntiland, 1645 (PBK., p. 242). "(The surnames of Scotland. George Fraser Black, 1866-1948)


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