Bolton, William (2)

Bolton, William (2), an English Baptist minister, was born in Norfolk in 1776, and became a Christian in early life. While serving his apprenticeship he entered upon the work of preparation to preach the Gospel. In 1800 he was appointed as a home missionary in a village not far from Colchester. Despite the popular prejudice and bigotry, Mr. Bollton persevered with his work in a Christian spirit, and at length had his reward. A piece of land was purchased, a neat place of worship was erected, and a Church established. Of this Church he was chosen the pastor, and remained in office till 1840, when, feeling the infirmities of age, he resigned, although he continued to reside near his beloved people for several years, and took the most friendly interest in their prosperity. Later in life he removed to London, where he died, Jan. 27, 1854. See (Lond.) Baptist Hand-book, 1854, p. 46. (J. C. S.)

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