. One branch of the family later held estates at Barkisland in the West Riding of
. "Barkisland Hall, the ancient seat of the Gledhill family, is a stately mansion in the old English style of domestic architecture, and has long been the property of the Bolds of Bold Hall, Lancashire."
Bould is a hamlet in Idbury civil parish, Oxfordshire.
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The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations
are common among early Anglo-Saxon
names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Boulde has been recorded under many different variations, including Bold, Bolde, Bould, Bolt and others.
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England
made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Boulde or a variant listed above: Margaret Bold who settled in Virginia in 1635; Andrew Bold arrived in Philadelphia in 1865; F.W. Bold settled in Texas in 1847.