BOLD, Peter (?1705-62), of Bold Hall, Prescot, Lancs.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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1727 - 1734
4 May 1736 - 1741
23 Jan. 1750 - 1761

Family and Education

b. ?1705, 1st s. of Richard Bold, M.P., by Elizabeth da. of Thomas Norton of Barkisland, Yorks. educ. B.N.C. Oxf. 2 Feb. 1722, aged 16. m. Anna Maria, da. and coh. of Godfrey Wentworth of Woolley Park, Yorks., wid. of Rev. Edward Sylvester of Barthwaite, 6da. suc. fa. 1704.

Offices Held


Bold came of an old Lancashire family. His father and grandfather both represented the county. In 1727 he was returned unopposed as a Tory for Wigan under an agreement made with Lord Barrymore.1 He did not stand in 1734; was returned unopposed for Lancashire in 1736 on the elevation of Sir Edward Stanley to the peerage; withdrew in 1741 when threatened with a contest by Lord Strange; stood unsuccessfully in 1747; and was returned unopposed in 1750 and 1754.

He died 12 Sept. 1762.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: Eveline Cruickshanks


  • 1. See under WIGAN.