|Intro||Officer in the United States Navy|
|A.K.A.||William Bolton Finch|
|Is|| Military officer|
|From||United States of America|
|Death||1 January 1849|
Commodore William Compton Bolton (died 1849), born William Bolton Finch, was an officer in the United States Navy during the mid-19th century.
As William Bolton Finch, he commanded Vincennes on her around-the-world voyage.
He changed his name to William Compton Bolton in 1833. Bolton commanded the Pensacola Navy Yard from 1836-7. In 1848, he was the commander of the Mediterranean Squadron and later the Africa Squadron in the sloop-of-war USS Jamestown.
He died in 1849.
His widow, Mary H. Lynch Bolton, married Charles Wilkes on October 3, 1854. Commodore Bolton sat on Wilkes’ court-marital board in 1842.