Bolton, Robert, a Puritan divine, was born in 1572, and died in 1631. He was especially famous as a reliever of afflicted consciences. He professed on his death-bed that he never in his sermons taught any thing but what he had first sought to work on his own heart. He is the author of A Discourse on Happiness (Lond. 1611, 4to; 6 editions during the author's lifetime); Instructions relative to afflicted Consciences (6.)1, 4to); Helps to Humiliation (Oxford, 1631, 8vo); On the four last Things (London, 1633, 4to); D vout Prayers (1638, 8vo). -Middleton, Evangelical Biography, 3:18.