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Francis A. Bolton

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Francis Alfred Bolton

c.1866 Born in Oakamoor son of Alfred S. Bolton

1901 Alfred S. Bolton 74, J.P., lived in Oakamoor with Rebecca D Bolton 68, Rebecca Freda Bolton 44, Beatrice Bolton 40, Francis A Bolton 35, copper smelter, working on own account, and visitors George Clark 33, electrical engineer, and Annie Heywood 40[1]

1904 BOLTON, Francis A., J.P., Moor Court, Oakamoor, North Staffordshire. Car: 14 h.p. Daimler; has owned two Daimler cars previously. Total distance travelled since becoming a motorist: 20,000 miles. Hobbies Shooting, golf, photography. Is a good friend of motorists, and has entertained many at his pleasant country seat. Acted as road steward (with car) in the 1903 Gordon Bennett Race. Has toured all over Scotland, Ireland, and the greater part of England and Wales with his Daimlers. Clubs: Midland Automobile, Derby and District Automobile, A.C.G.B. & I. [2]

1911 J. P., County Alderman, also Director Of Copper Manufacturing Company[3]

1951 died in Stafford[4]

See detailed article at Motor Sport Magazine

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Sources of Information

  1. 1901 census
  2. Motoring Annual and Motorist’s Year Book 1904
  3. 1911 census
  4. National probate calendar