Thomas Bolitho was born in Jersey of Cornish parents. His father was a miner, who was attracted to the Channel Islands by the quarrying industry. They then moved to Alderney in the 1840s, most likely to work on Alderney's breakwater - a major construction project which brought many English labourers to the island between 1847 and 1864. Thomas became a butcher in Alderney, and as the population declined after the end of the breakwater project, moved to Guernsey in the 1870s.
Thomas BOLITHO ( 1813 - ? ) married Margaret LANGSFORD ( 1811 - ? )
- Thomas BOLITHO( 1837 - 1903 ) married Sarah Selina BURT ( 1837 - 1890 )
- Annie BOLITHO ( 1860 - ? )
- Thomas BOLITHO ( 1861 - ? )
- Mary BOLITHO ( 1863 - ? )
- Selina BOLITHO ( 1866 - ? )
- Margaret BOLITHO ( 1869 - 1923 ) m. Angus William McLEOD
- William BOLITHO ( 1870 - ? )
- Harriet BOLITHO ( 1840 - ? )
- William Henry BOLITHO ( 1842 - ? )
- James Langsford BOLITHO ( 1845 - ? )
- Mary Eleanor BOLITHO ( 1845 - ? )
(those in bold were butchers)
Earliest Mention in Guernsey
- 1876, applied to the Royal Court for a butcher's license.
- Thomas Bolitho held stall 8 in Town Meat Market in 1876.
- The family of Thomas Bolitho were living in Fountain Street, St Peter Port in 1881.