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Nelson Historical Society Journal, Volume 2, Issue 1, 1966

Bolton Roads (and Bolton Square):

Bolton Roads (and Bolton Square):

Named after the ship Bolton which arrived with immigrants on March 15th, 1842, after having anchored outside Boulder Bank in the spot known from that time as Bolton Roads. This was a deep hole and is somettimes called Bolton Deep.

There is also mention in early papers of Bolton Square which page 18must have been near the Suter Gallery and Normandy Bridge. It occurs in lists of jurors, e.g., William Field, sawyer, Bolton Square; or Henry Coombes, sawyer, Bolton Square.

There was also an Edward Bolton on the Fifeshire.