Links in a Chain - the Mayors of Bolton
Links in a Chain - The Mayors of Bolton
HomeBoltonFarnworthKearsleyLittle LeverHorwichWesthoughtonTurtonBlackrodMayoral InsigniaFreedom of BoltonCivic HeraldryBolton Town HallIndexLinksThanksContact Us

Matthew Fielding

Mayor of Bolton: 1890-91 (Conservative)

Born: Bolton 1848

Died: Bolton 30 July 1915

Solicitor - Firm established in 1871 at 7 Fold Street, Bolton.

Represented Derby Ward 1874-80 and West Ward 1881-83.

Alderman for West Ward from 1883.

In 1887 he was joined in business by George Fernihough and the firm became know as Fielding & Fernihough.

The company continues to trade in Bolton as Fieldings Porter.

His wife, Esther, was Mayoress.

His son Harry Fielding died suddenly of pneumonia in Le Havre, France while serving with with the Army Service Corps, 46th Division Ammunition Column, on 23 February 1916.


Click for larger image Formal portrait of Matthew Fielding as Mayor of Bolton.

Click for larger image
Matthew FieldingFielding Family Tree • pdfClick for larger image

Matthew Fielding's link on the Mayor of Bolton's Chain of Office.

Click for larger image

Crest = On a wreath argent and vert an eagle displayed sable charged with a chaplet vert on its breast.

Motto = HONOR VIRTUTIS PRAEMIUM (Honour is the reward of virtue)

The crest and motto (without the chaplet) belonged to the old Middleton Grammar School.


Heritage Lottery Fund Logo
Arms of Bolton Metropolitan Borough
Bolton Council
colour band