BOLTON, Hugh   [1879 -  ? ]

Hugh Bolton was born in Port Glasgow on 15th November 1879, one of 10 children of William and Hettee Bolton who lived at 4 Newark Street. He played for Port Glasgow Athletic.

Between 1902-05 he played in the Scottish First Division for Port Glasgow Athletic before moving south to Newcastle United. He only made one appearance for the north east team before being enticed to join Everton. In an article in the Liverpool Echo [31.12.1908] reporting Bolton’s departure from Everton it was recounted that Everton club secretary Will Cuff went up to Newcastle to use his persuasive charms on Bolton but found the Scotsman playing billiards and apparently reluctant to disturb his game for discussions about a transfer. Clearly any such problems were overcome and joined Everton in 1906 in good time to play against his old team in the 1906 FA Cup Final. He played 75 games for Everton, scoring 27 goals from an inside-forward position.

He left Everton for Bradford Park Avenue and subsequently played for Morton, Glentoran and Johnstone.

Some sources state that he died (date unknown) in the USA. In support of this possibility is the fact that in 1928 the Port Glasgow Express reported on his son’s marriage as a Port Glasgow-America wedding.


The Wikipedia entry gives some basic facts on Hugh Bolton's career.