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From: Sheila Johnston <>
Subject: HULTON - Excerpt from The Times (London)
Date: Mon, 5 Apr 2004 17:36:40 -0400 (EDT)

Thought this might be of interest to those researching the Hultons of Hulton Park, Bolton, LAN.

The Times, April 4, 1907, pg 7



of Hulton-park, Bolton-le-Moors, Lancashire, died on

Tuesday at San Remo, after being confined to bed for

about four weeks. Following his usual custom at this

period of the year, Sir William went abroad, and was

there seized with influenza, peritonitis supervening.

Sir William Hulton was born in 1844, the elder son of

the late Mr. William Ford Hulton, of Hulton-park, by

his marriage with Lady Amelia Grey, daughter of the

fifth Earl of Stamford and Warrington. He was educated

at Rugby and Trinity College, Cambridge, and was

called to the Bar by the Middle Temple in 1869, but

did not practice. He owned extensive collieries in the

district of West Houghton, near Bolton. In county

affairs Sir William took the closest interest. He was

constable of Lancaster Castle, a magistrate, and a

deputy lieutenant, an alderman of the Lancashire

County Council, and chairman of the main roads and

bridges committee; he was also deeply interested in

education. Largely owing to the services he had given

to the management of the business of the county, he

was created a baronet in 1905. In politics he was a

stanch Conservative, and in 1885 unsuccessfully

contested the Radcliffe-cum-Parnworth Division of

South-East Lancashire in that interest. The family has

always been devotedly attached to the Church of

England. The Hulton pedigree runs in an unbroken line

to the Norman conquest, and the family's possession of

the Hulton estates has been uninterrupted for 800

years. Sir William married, first, in 1867, Sarah

Matilda, only daughter of Mr. Ralph Rothwell, of

Ribbleton-hall, Lancashire, and secondly, in 1879,

Margaret Lucy, third daughter of Colonel William

Assheton Cross, of Red Scar, near Preston. By his

first wife he leaves a family of three sons and a

daughter. He is succeeded in the baronetcy by his

eldest son, William Rothwell, who was born in 1866,

and married in 1890 Ethel Marguerite, third daughter

of Mr. Edward Southeron Richmond-Gale-Braddyll, and

has issue a son, born in 1891, and a daughter.


The Times, June 19, 1907, pg 4a


baronet of Hulton-park, Bolton, Lancashire, who died

on April 3, aged 62 years, left estate of the gross

value of #8356;80,600, with not personalty #8356;78,027, in addition to

settled property consisting largely of colliery

property around Bolton.

Respectfully submitted,

Sheila Johnston
London, Ontario

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