|On the 16th of August, in the
year of our Lord, 1710, our ancestor, Robert Bolt, first saw the light
It is believed that he was born somewhere in Britain, possibly in England or Northern Ireland.
While his origins are unknown, once he appeared in America, he left quite a paper trail! His first recorded appearance is on 24 June 1752. In 1755, Robert Bolt served as a chain carrier in a survey party in Prince William and Fairfax Counties (Northern Neck, Virginia). He next appeared in court minutes as a juror in a Fauquier County, Virginia survey dispute on 29 August 1760.
Fauquier County was Robert's home for
many years. His youngest son, Abraham, was born in Fauquier
County, as stated in his Revolutionary War pension application, and
Robert is listed as a tenant of the manor of Leeds in Fauquier County in
After the war, Robert Sr., Robert Jr., and Abraham moved to Ninety-Six District (Laurens County), South Carolina where they established their plantations on the new frontier.
There are 7,461 Americans who have the Bolt surname. Robert Bolt Sr. can claim several thousand known descendants, and it's the goal of this website, to continue to help others connect.