|Barony of Bolton|
|Creation date||20 October 1797|
|Created by||King George III|
|Peerage||Peerage of Great Britain|
|First holder||Thomas Orde-Powlett, 1st Baron Bolton|
|Present holder||Harry Algar Nigel Orde-Powlett, 8th Baron Bolton|
|Heir apparent||Capt. Thomas Peter Algar Orde-Powlett|
Baron Bolton, of Bolton Castle in the County of York, is a title in the Peerage of Great Britain. It was created in 1797 for the Tory politician Thomas Orde-Powlett, who had previously served as Chief Secretary for Ireland. Born Thomas Orde, he was the husband of Jean Mary Browne-Powlett, illegitimate daughter of Charles Powlett, 5th Duke of Bolton, who had entailed the greater part of his extensive estates to her in default of male issue of his younger brother Harry Powlett, 6th Duke of Bolton.
John Orde, younger brother of the first Baron Bolton, was an Admiral in the Royal Navy and was created a baronet, of Morpeth in the County of Northumberland, in 1790.
The sixth Duke died without male heirs in 1794 when the dukedom became extinct and the Bolton estates passed to Thomas Orde in right of his wife. In 1795 he assumed the additional surname of Powlett. He was succeeded by his eldest son, the second Baron. He briefly represented Yarmouth in the House of Commons. On his death the title passed to his nephew, the third Baron. His grandson, the fifth Baron, sat as a Conservative Member of Parliament for Richmond and served as Lord Lieutenant of the North Riding of Yorkshire.
In 2018, the title is held by the latter's great-grandson, Harry Algar Nigel [Orde-Powlett], 8th Baron Bolton, who succeeded his father. His residence in 2016 was Wensley Hall, Wensley, Leyburn.The family seat is Bolton Hall near Leyburn in North Yorkshire. His son Thomas Peter Algar Orde-Powlett MC is the current heir.
The heir apparent is the present holder's eldest son, Capt. Thomas Peter Algar Orde-Powlett MC (b. 1979), who won the Military Cross in Iraq in 2003.He now runs Bolton Castle with his wife Katie.
His heir apparent is his son, Hector Percy Algar Orde-Powlett (b. 2009).
Barons Scrope of Bolton (1371)
According to John Bateman's The Great Landowners of Great Britain and Ireland, 1883, the 3rd Lord Bolton (1818–1895) of the day, 15,413 acres (62 km2) returning £14,515.20 per year and in Hampshire 13,808 acres (56 km2), returning £14,414.40 (converted from guineas).of Hackwood Park, Basingstoke, &tc, and the London clubs Carlton and Boodle's, had in the North Riding of Yorkshire
The sixth Baron, still as today of Bolton Hall, died in 1963 with free-to-distribute assets probated at £71,979(equivalent to about £1,600,000 in 2021) and about 1⁄20 of that amount the next year in a settled land valuation, co-administered by Sir Henry Lawson-Tancred.
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