George Livesey Bolton (1700-)

At Michaelmas, 1666, George Liversay, of Prescot, watchmaker, petitioned to be allowed to live and follow his trade in Wigan because “ he had heard there was none of his trade there.”

This George Liversay is no doubt the progenitor of the Bolton clockmakers of this surname mentioned by Britten for the years 1700-1730. The petition was not acceded to, so he was unable to reside in Wigan, so probably moved to Bolton.

Reports of a Lantern clock made by Livesey Bolton dating to 1700, and recorded by F.J. Britten in “Old Clocks and Watches and Their Makers” will most probably relate to George Liversey.

Alternatively it could have been another family member John Livesey.