'Bold1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Bold of Bold, Bold of Upton

Commoners reported that "The Bolds were seated, it is affirmed, before the Conquest at Bold, in the county of Lancaster". VCH starts with the following Tuger. Note that, as shown here, at least one other source shows a different ancestry.
Tuger 'the elder' de Bold (probably a temp Stephen who r. 1135-1154)
1. ?? de Bold
  A. Richard de Bold (d by 1211)
  m. Waltania (m2. Waldern de Reynham) widow of Adam, possibly mother of ...
  i. Adam de Bold of Bold (d by 1222)
VCH reports that Adam was succeeded by his brother Matthew and that, after Matthew, the "next in possession was William de Bold. His parentage is not stated." VCH shows that William (d by 1278) as father of Robert, Henry & Roger. Dugdale shows such a William as descended from Adam (apparently this Adam). We assume that Adam's brother Matthew succeeded as trustee for Adam's young son, shown by Dugdale as ...
  a. Thomas de Bolde
  (1) Matthew de Bolde
  (A) William de Bold of Bold (d by 1278)
  (i) Robert de Bold of Bold (d 1330-1)
  m. Agnes
  (a) Richard de Bold of Bold (d 1346-7)
  m. Margery de Mobberley (a 11.1364, dau of William de Mobberley of Mobberley)
  ((1)) William de Bold (dvp)
  m. (c1329) Sibyl de Hoghton (dau of Sir Richard de Hoghton)
  ((A)) Sir Richard de Bold of Bold (d c1390) - continued below
  m. Ellen Molyneux (dau of Richard de Molyneux of Sefton)
  As indicated below, there seems to be some confusion concerning the younger sons of around this generation. VCH appears to suggest that Sir Richard had the following brothers.
  ((B)) Henry de Bold
  m. Margaret
  ((i)) Randle Bold (a 1429)
  ((a)) Richard Bold (a 1429)
  ((C)) Robert de Bold
  (b)+ other issue - Robert of Turneleigh, Peter, Matthew, Nicholas (had issue)
  (ii)+ other issue - Henry, Roger
  (B) Matthew de Bold
  m. ?? (dau of Emma le Menilwaring)
  (i) Matthew de Bold
  (2) Richard de Bolde (a 1276) had issue
  m. Lucia
  ii. Matthew de Bold of Bold (a 1242)



Sir Richard de Bold of Bold (d c1390) - continued above
Richard is one of the figures we have focused on for the purposes of pulling together this pedigree from the different sources used (not the easiest of exercises given the differences between the sources). The above section is based on VCH & Dugdale's Visitation. Commoners identifies Sir Richard as great-great-grandson of Matthew (a temp Henry II who r. 1216-1272) grandson of William. The Cheshire Visitation shows Richard as son of Sir Richard son of Richard son of Peter son of Robert son of Mathew son of Robert son of William. The next generation is also a bit confusing. Dugdale shows 6 sons: Sir John, Thomas, Richard, William, Henry & Robert. Commoners shows 3: John, Baldwin of Upton & John (2nd). VCH shows Sir John, William, Henry & Robert. The Cheshire Visitation shows 3 sons: Richard (father of Sir John), Baldwin & John. In essence we follow Dugdale but add Baldwin as another son, though it may be that he was grandson rather than son of Sir Richard and so may have been son of one of Sir Richard's younger sons.
m. Ellen Molyneux (dau of Richard de Molyneux of Sefton)
1. Sir John Bold of Bold, Sheriff of Lancashire (d 27.06.1436)
  m1. (mcrt 1378) Emma Ireland (dau of David Ireland of Hale)
A. Richard Bold (dvp by 1433)
  m. (1404) Ellen Halsall (dau of Sir Gilbert de Halsall)
  i. Sir Henry Bold of Bold (d 1464)
  m. Grace widow of Sir Henry, presumed mother of ...
  a. Sir Richard Bold of Bold (d before 1487)
  m. (1439) Katherine Bold (dau of Richard Bold of Chester)
  (1) Sir Henry Bold of Bold (d by 1497)
  m1. (1464) Dulcia or Dowse Savage (dau of Sir John Savage)
(A) Sir Richard Bold of Bold (d 16.11.1528)
  m. Margaret Butler (dau of Sir Thomas Butler of Bewsey)
  (B) Matilda Bold
  m. Thomas Gerard (son/heir of William of Ince)
  (C) Agnes Bold probably of this generation
  m. Henry Blundell (dvp Flodden 09.09.1513)
  (D)+ other issue - Roger, Tuger of Eccleston (Lancashire) & Harleton (Buckinghamshire)
  m2. Ellen
  b. Joanna Bold
  m. (1479-80) Robert Redclyffe (son/heir of Thomas of Grapynell)
  c. Elizabeth Bold
  m. _ Sefton
d. Sybilla Bold possibly of this generation
  m. (01.01.1461) Sir Alexander Standish of Standish (d 1507)
  e.+ other issue - Boniface (d young), Tuger, Gilbert
  m2. (before 06.1422) Elizabeth (a 1439, m2. Gilbert Scarisbrick)
2. Baldwin Bold of Upton, Cheshire
  m. Margaret Warwicke (dau/heir of John Warwick of Chester & Upton by Maud, dau/coheir of Sir John Arderne)
  The following comes from Visitation (Cheshire, 1580 & 1613, Bold of Upton).
  A. George Bold of Upton
  m. Elizabeth Brych (sb Byrch?) of Lancashire
  i. Richard Bold or Bould
  m1. _ Bouth of Hackensall or Hockesall
a. Lawrence Bold (dsp)
  m. Margery Glegg (dau of John Glegg of Gaition)
  b. Richard Bold
  m. _ Cliff (dau of John Cliff)
  (1) Lawrence Bold (dsp)
  c. Charles Bold of Upton
  m. Ellen Warburton (dau of Peter Warburton)
  (1) Peter Bold of Upton (a 1580, d 1605)
  m. Mary or Margery Glegge (d 1616, dau of Arthur Glegge of Geaton or Gayton)
  (A) Henry Bold of Upton (b c1564, d 1617)
  m1. Elizabeth (probably not Margaret) Bunbury (dau of Thomas Bunbury of Stanny)
  (i) Henry or Peter Bold
  m. (1609) Elizabeth Mainwaring of Shotwick (dau of her husband's stepmother)
  (a)+ 3 sons
(ii)+ other issue - Thomas (b 1582), Richard, Edward (b 1593), Francis, Elizabeth, Anne, Elieanor, Sara, Mary
  m2. Elizabeth (d 1617, widow of _ Mainwaring of Shotwick)
  (B) Charles Bold
  (i)+ issue - Edward, Mary
  (C) Thomas Bold (youngest son) possibly the Thomas of Upton who was father of ...
  (i) Margery Bold
  m. William Page of London & Sidbury (a 1634)
  (D) Elizabeth Bold
  m. John Hayes of Litley (Little Leigh)
  (E)+ other issue - Luke, William
m2. Anne Done (dau of ?? Done of Utkinton)
  d. John Bold
  m. Cicely Massey (dau of Sir John Massey of Portinton)
  (1)+ issue - George, John, Thomas, 2 daughters
  e. Humphrey Bold
3. Margery Bold
  m. John (son of Riald of Lancaster)
4. Sibyl Bold
  m. William Daniel of Derresbury
5.+ other issue - Thomas, Richard, William, Robert
  The Cheshire Visitation (supported by Commoners) shows another son, John, as father of the following Geffery but we suspect that Geffery may have been son or grandson of one of the above-mentioned.
  A. Geffery Bold
  i. Nicholas Bold 'of Coddington'
  a. Agnes Bold (heir)
  Commoners identifies Agnes's husband as Hugh, son of Hugh Massey of Tatton. The Cheshire Visitation identifies him as Hugh, 3rd brother of Geffery Massy of Tatton. The Massey genealogy around this time is not clear. It appears that Agnes was heiress of Coddington and married ...
  m. Hugh Massey, later of of Coddington

Main source(s): VCH (Lancashire, vol 3, Townships: Bold), Visitation (Dugdale, Lancashire, 1664, Bold of Bold), Commoners (vol iii, Wilson Patten of Bank Hall) with some support/contradiction from Visitation (Cheshire, 1580, Bould of Bould in Lancashire)
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