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Title: Solomon Bolton /Restauranteaur/Scotland Street Kinning Park Glasgow
Post by: Glesca lassie on Monday 21 October 13 15:56 BST (UK)
Hi I does anybody from Kinning Park or Tradeston remember this chip shop in Scotland Street, I would like to find some photographs or some memories of the couple who owned it Solomon and his wife Margaret m/s McMillan, any help appreciated

Regards
Mary
Title: Re: Solomon Bolton /Restauranteaur/Scotland Street Kinning Park Glasgow
Post by: Chesapek on Monday 21 October 13 21:28 BST (UK)
Hi can I ask do you live in Kinning Park and if so when the reason I am asking is My great grandmother lived there and I would likely find out more about her her family and the place

Rose Marie
Title: Re: Solomon Bolton /Restauranteaur/Scotland Street Kinning Park Glasgow
Post by: Glesca lassie on Tuesday 22 October 13 08:22 BST (UK)
Hi Rose Marie, there isn't a lot left of this area,  give me some information about your G/parents and I will see if I recognize any of these names,

Regards
Mary
Title: Re: Solomon Bolton /Restauranteaur/Scotland Street Kinning Park Glasgow
Post by: AndyM on Tuesday 10 May 16 18:59 BST (UK)
Attached Picture is Margaret ( Maggie) Bolton (1900 -1999) the Daughter of Solomon and Maggie in 1962.

Solomon died in 1932. His wife Maggie died in 1944.

Regards

AndyM
Title: Re: Solomon Bolton /Restauranteaur/Scotland Street Kinning Park Glasgow
Post by: Glesca lassie on Saturday 28 January 17 22:12 GMT (UK)
Attached Picture is Margaret ( Maggie) Bolton (1900 -1999) the Daughter of Solomon and Maggie in 1962.

Solomon died in 1932. His wife Maggie died in 1944.

Regards

AndyM
Title: Re: Solomon Bolton /Restauranteaur/Scotland Street Kinning Park Glasgow
Post by: Glesca lassie on Saturday 28 January 17 22:14 GMT (UK)
Hi Andy, It's been a while since I have been on Roots, I am a descendant of Margaret(Maggie) Mcmillan married to Solomon Bolton , I posted a request some time ago , I would like to know how you
have this photograph, are you a [email protected]

Best Wishes
Mary
Title: Re: Solomon Bolton /Restauranteaur/Scotland Street Kinning Park Glasgow
Post by: AndyM on Sunday 29 January 17 14:30 GMT (UK)
Good Afternoon Mary,

I am not related to the Boltons.  I was born in Scotland Street close to their chip shop known locally as Solly Bolton's. My family were regular customers. My sister took this photo in 1962 on a visit from her home in USA.  After your query I looked up some information on Solly Bolton. He has an interesting history.  I can't remember if I passed this on to you. I also found a photo of Daughter Maggie aged 99. I might have sent that to you already.

Regards

AndyM
Title: Re: Solomon Bolton /Restauranteaur/Scotland Street Kinning Park Glasgow
Post by: Glesca lassie on Sunday 29 January 17 22:25 GMT (UK)
Hi Andy, I only saw the photograph of the chip shop,  I would like to find out some more about Solly, Margaret's father David McMillan was the brother of my Grandfather Thomas McMillan, they all lived around Scotland Street, Lambhill Street and Cornwall Street, I would love to see the photograph if you are still able to send it, I am always searching for photographs, as they are few and far between in the McMillan line, and it always amazes me that photographs keep turning up when you least expect them, thank you

Best Wishes
Mary
Title: Re: Solomon Bolton /Restauranteaur/Scotland Street Kinning Park Glasgow
Post by: AlanGuthrie on Monday 22 February 21 10:46 GMT (UK)
Hi Mary and Andy,

I have just come across this page and hope that after a few years since you both last posted, you still look at Rootschat website.
My name is Alan Guthrie (age 59) and I have been tracing my family tree for the last month. I believe that my Great-Grandfather, Frank (Francis) Bolton (1886-1951) is most likely the son of Solomon (Solly) Bolton and Margaret McMillan. My Grandmother, Sarah Bolton (maiden name Lodge, 1908 - 2004) was very close to Maggie (Meg) Bolton, the woman in the photograph which I have shown to my Mum, who recognises her and says she was know as Aunt Meg. I too have a very faint recollection of Aunt Meg I have been doing quite a bit of work and currently have two separate family trees on Ancestry.com. One shows my family tree and the other is the Solly Bolton tree. I do think I am getting closer to establishing a link to both.

Andy - it would be great if you could provide the photograph of Maggie Bolton aged 99 and any information you found on the “interesting history” of Solomon Bolton. I know that before becoming a restauranteur, he was a Sheet Cutter at age 38 and worked as a miner in England at age 18 as did his father, David Bolton at age 40 when Solomon was 9 years old.

Mary any additional information you have that would help confirm my current understanding would be great. e.g. Do you know who David McMillan was married to? Do you know who Thomas McMillan was married to? The names of your Mother and Father may also help.

Thank you in anticipation.
Alan Alexander Guthrie
Title: Re: Solomon Bolton /Restauranteaur/Scotland Street Kinning Park Glasgow
Post by: Forfarian on Monday 22 February 21 12:11 GMT (UK)
Welcome to RootsChat, Alan.

David Lodge married Sarah Bolton in Glasgow in 1936. You can view their marriage certificate at modest cost at www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk (SP). It will tell you the full names of the couple's parents, icluding their mothers' maiden surnames.

Sarah Bolton or Lodge, mother's maiden surname Daly, died in Glasgow in 2004 aged 96. You won't be able to view this death certificate online because it's less than 50 years ago, but once things reopen after the coronavirus pandemic you can order a copy from SP, or you can find someone willing to go and transcribe it for you.

Solomon Bolton and Margaret MacMillan were married in Glasgow in 1892. You can also get their marriage certificate at SP, which will provide similar information to that of David Lodge and Sarah Bolton.

The 1901 census, which lists Solomon Bolton, wife Margaret, children Mary, Henry and Maggie, and cousin William McMillan, living in Govan. In 1911 they are in Plantation (Glasgow), with three more children: Solomon, Thomas and James.

A Francis Bolton was born in Hamilton in 1886. You can also view that birth certificate at SP.

In 1891 there is a family in Govan consisting of Mary Bolton, widow, 67; her son Solomon, 28; and her grandson Francis, 5. In 1901 there is a household in Plantation consisting of Henry Tranter, his wife Mary Ann, their daughters Elizabeth and Mary, his mother-in-law Mary Ann Bolton and his nephew Francis, aged 15.

You can also view the originals of all these census records at Scotland's People.
Title: Re: Solomon Bolton /Restauranteaur/Scotland Street Kinning Park Glasgow
Post by: AlanGuthrie on Tuesday 23 February 21 09:10 GMT (UK)
Dear Forfarian,

Thank you for your prompt response. I had already downloaded many of the documents to which you refer. However, your pointer to Francis Bolton has resulted in many hours of research lasting into the “wee small hours of this morning” which has unearthed a very interesting family history. What I can now say on this post is that Solomon (Solly) Bolton, the chip shop restauranteur was my Great Grandad’s (Francis Bolton) Uncle and that Maggie Bolton in the previously posted previously was a cousin of Francis Bolton. I now know so much more of my family history than I would presently like to reveal on this page.

I’m not too sure of exactly how RootsChat works. It would be good if you could let me know your connection/involvement and how you were able to respond so quickly with the information so kindly provided. Is it possible to put a name against the Forfarian tag?

Thank you once again.

Alan Alexander Guthrie
Title: Re: Solomon Bolton /Restauranteaur/Scotland Street Kinning Park Glasgow
Post by: Forfarian on Tuesday 23 February 21 13:13 GMT (UK)
I have no connection with the Bolton family as far as I know, and my interest is just to help people to find the answers to their questions.

As for how I was able to respond, it's just that I know my way around the relevant records. 

Do your Guthries have any connection to Brechin?