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Robert Bolton family papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Bolton family.
Creator: Bolton, Robert, 1723-1789.
Creator: Bolton, Robert, 1757-1802.
Title: Robert Bolton family papers
Dates: 1761-1817
Extent: 0.5 cubic feet (1 box)
Identification: MS 0073

Biographical/Historical Note

Robert Bolton, Sr. (1723-1789) was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He moved to Savannah, Georgia around 1748, where he became a prosperous merchant and was involved in civic affairs. In 1764 he was appointed as Savannah's first postmaster. His son, Robert, Jr. (1757-1802) was also a merchant. He was co-partner with his cousin, John Bolton (1774-1838) under the firm name of Robert and John Bolton. Curtis Bolton was a brother of John Bolton.


Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of indentures, grants, deeds, and leases to property in Savannah and Chatham County and Camden County, Georgia and Charleston and Orangeburg District, South Carolina. The area that was Orangeburg District has been divided and is now composed of the counties of Lexington, Orangeburg, Barnwell, Bamberg, and Part of Aiken. Some deeds relate to John and Curtis Bolton. Also included are bills of sale for slaves; bonds; a manifest of the cargo of the ship "Elizabeth," owned by Robert Bolton and David Webb, 1798; and a bill of sale for sago. A document titled "Abstracts of Documents Relating to the State of Georgia Between A. D. 1755 and 1824, and Now in the Possession of Reginald Bolton, 1893," is located at the end of this collection. Many of the documents referenced in this abstract are located in this collection.


Index Terms

Bills of sale.
Bolton, Curtis, 1783-1851.
Bolton, John, 1774-1838.
Bolton, Robert, 1723-1789.
Bolton, Robert, 1757-1802.
Bonds (negotiable instruments)
Bulloch County (Ga.)
Camden County (Ga.)
Chatham County (Ga.)
Deeds.
Effingham County (Ga.)
Elizabeth (Ship)
Indentures.
Leases.
Liberty County (Ga.)
Orangeburg County (S.C.)
Ships' manifests.
Slave trade--Georgia.
Tybee Island (Ga.)
Vernonburg (Ga.)

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Material was acquired from descendant of creators.

Preferred Citation

[item identification], Robert Bolton family papers, MS 73, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Reginald Pelham Bolton, 1893, 1916.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Georgia Historical Society. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Division of Library and Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Georgia Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.


Sponsorship

Encoding funded by a 2012 Documenting Democracy grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Container List

 

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1Certificate, Hon. Sir James Wright to Robert Bolton. Lot #4, Tything Anson Ward, 1761 September 9
 

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1Grant, George III to Robert Bolton. Lot #4, 3rd Tything, Anson Ward, 1761 November 3
Seal pendant
 

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1Certificate, Sir Patrick Houstoun to Samuel Lyons. 50 acres in Christ Church Parish, 1763 April 1
 

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1Conveyance

John Burton to Ann Steuart (Stewart). Lot #3, lst Tything, Anson Ward, 1766 October 21

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2Matthew Roche (Marshall) to James Harriott. Wharf lot #9, Savannah, 1769 February 14

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2Roche to Harriott. No. 9 Wharf. Fragment, 1769 February 14
 

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2Lease, William Bradley to Hon. Alexander Wylly. 5 acres, lst Tything, Reynold's Ward, 1769 July 4
 

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2Conveyance

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3James Read to Thomas Flymming. Lot in Trustees Garden, 1770 June 1

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3John and Ann Milledge (formerly Ann Rasberry) to Joseph Clay. Lot #6 ­ Yamacraw, 1772 July 15

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3George and Catherine Ancrum to Joseph Clay. Lot #7 in Yamacraw, 1772 September 18

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3Esther Raspberry to Joseph Clay. Lot #38 in Yamacraw, 1774 November 8

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3Ann Stuart (Stewart) to William Platt. Lot #3, lst Tything, Anson Ward, 1777 August 11
 

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4Bond. Thomas Newell and Thomas Bourke. 20,000 pounds, 1779 October 14
 

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4Deed of Gift Certificate and survey. Rebecca, Titer to Daniel Ounsell. 300 acres, Parish of St. Philip. Certificate and plat enclosed, 1781 September 8 ( 3.0 items. )
 

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4Conveyance

John Dollar, Sheriff to Capt. John Darthiague. 500 acres, Parish of St. John., Liberty County, 1784 June 26

Martha and Isaac Young to James Smith. Town lot #3, Tything 1, Reynolds Ward, 1785 March 2

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5Commissioners of Confiscated Estates to James Jackson and Samuel Stirk. 300 acres, Tybee Island, Chatham County, 1785 August 23
 

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5Land Grant, Hon. Samuel Elbert to Joseph Oswald. Land in Great Satilla. Seal pendant, 1785 December 20
 

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5Conveyance, Nathaniel Saxton to Francis Watlington. Lot #78, Sunbury, 1786 April 19
 

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5Land Grant, Hon. George Mathews to George Law. 287 1/2 acres in Camden County. Seal pendant. Survey included, 1787 September 20
 

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5Conveyance

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6Samuel Stiles to Thomas Newell and Robert Bolton. Wharf Lot #9, 1788 April 14

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6Robert Bolton, Jr. and Sarah, his wife, to George Throop. Lot on Broughton Street, 1789 April 24
 

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6Bill, Capt. T. Higgins. For sago, 1790 November 1
 

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6Conveyance

Samuel Stirk to Ichabod Higgins. 300 acres on Tybee Island, 1791 June 15

George Throop to Robert Bolton. 1/2 Lot #3, lst Tything, Anson Ward, 1791 August 1

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7Daniel Ounsell to Abraham Leggett. 300 acres in Effingham County. Survey enclosed, 1793 March 25, 2.0 items.

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7George Law to Abraham Legget. 287 ½ acres above, 1794 April 28

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7Edward Lloyd, Sheriff to Robert Bolton. Half of lot #78 in town of Sunbury, 1795 February 5
 

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7Survey, W. Gardner. 347 acres in Black Creek, 1795 February 21
 

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7Letter. W.H. Torrans to Robert Bolton. Appraisal of Lot #78, Sunbury, 1795 May 4
 

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7Copy agreement, Sarah and Thomas Mills and Sarah Jordan. Slaves, town lot and furniture, 1797 November 4
 

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8Assignment, Abraham Leggett to Robert Bolton. Books of account., etc., 1798 March 16
 

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8Manifest of cargo on the ship, Elizabeth belonging to Robert Bolton and David Webb. Not on R. P. Bolton's list, 1798 September 13
 

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8Survey, John McKinnon, Survey of Trust Lot, Holland Tything, Percival Ward (farm lot), 1800 March 12
 

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8Conveyance

William and Elizabeth Lewden to Robert Bolton. Trust lot as above, 1800 March 12

Ambrose Gordon, Sheriff to Robert Bolton. Lots 12, 14, 15, Oglethorpe Ward, and memorandum, 1800 April 26, 4.0 items.

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9John Gable to Jacob Theiss. Lot on Drayton Street, #5, Anson Ward, 1800 May 6

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9Thomas Mills., Robert and Sarah Jordan to Robert and John Bolton. Lot #4, Wilmington Tything, Derby Ward, 1800 November 6

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9Benjamin Wall, Sheriff to Robert Bolton. 1/2 Lot #9, 2nd Tything, Reynolds Ward, 1801 August 7
 

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9Receipt, Benjamin Wall, Sheriff. Suit of Hall at Watlington, 1801 September 27
 

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9Conveyance

Jacob Theiss to John Long. Lot on Drayton Street above, 1802 March 1

Jesse Scruggs to Robert and John Bolton. 400 acres in Bulloch County, 1804 July 3
 

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9Letter, Jesse Scruggs to John Bolton regarding slaves and land, 1804 July 10 and 1804 July 29
 

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10Conveyance

Jesse Scruggs to Robert and John Bolton. Land in Bulloch County, 1804 August 24

Jesse and Alethia Scruggs to Robert and John Bolton. Land in District of Orangeburg, South Carolina, 1804 August 24
 

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10Agreement between Robert and John Bolton and H (?) R. Newell to secure payment of debts. Not listed on R. P. Bolton's list, 1806 December 11
 

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10Sheriffs sale, John Eppinger, Sheriff to Curtis Bolton. 16 slaves, 1811 March 5
 

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10Conveyance

John Eppinger, Sheriff to Curtis Bolton. 1/2 Lot #8, Oglethorpe Square, 1811 March 6

John Eppinger, Sheriff to Curtis Bolton. 300 acres in Vernonburgh, 1811 March 6
 

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10Declaration, Curtis Bolton. 16 slaves. 1/2 house and lot #8, lst Tything, 1812 May 23 ( 2.0 items. )
 

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11Memoranda, Curtis Bolton and others. Tract on McTier Creek, 1813 January 19 and 1813 January 20 ( 5.0 items. )
 

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11Conveyance, Adam Cope, Sheriff and John Bolton. Land on Great Tybee Island, 1817 February 4 ( 2.0 items. )
 

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11Map

500 acres in Ogeechee, undated

William Spencer, undated
 

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11Memorandum, rental rates, undated
 

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12"Abstracts of Documents Relating to the State of Georgia, A. D. 1755-1824 Now in the Possession of Reginald Bolton With Index to the Surnames", 1893