Bolton, Samuel an English Puritan divine, was born in 1606, and educated at Cambridge. He became master of Christ College, Cambridge, in 1645, and vice- chancellor of the university in 1651. He died in October, 1654. He was the author of, True Bounds of Christian Freedom (1643): — A Guard of the Tree of Life (1647): — The Arraignment of Error (1646): — and other works. See Le Neve, Fasti; Allibone, Dict. of Brit. and Amer. Authors, s.v.