Children of Bedford and Emily Adelaide Pollard

Edith Madeline (Pollard) Rourke01. Edith Madeline Pollard

1887-03-24

daughter Edith Muriel born at 15 Brunswick Place, Hanley, Staffordshire

The Friend XXVII Apr:93; censuses; 1939 England and Wales Register (TNA: RG 101)
1891 "Edith M.", living with family and a general servant at 11 North Street, Scarborough, Yorkshire TNA: RG 12/3965 f22 p40
1896 pupil at Penketh School Joseph Spence Hodgson (1907) A History of Penketh School, 1834–1907
1899/1900 of Levenshulme; at Ackworth School Edgar Baron Collinson (1931) List of the Boys and Girls Admitted into Ackworth School from . . . 1879 to the end of 1930. Ackworth; Ackworth Old Scholars' Association, Annual Reports
1901 living with family at 23 Dundonald Road, Didsbury, Lancashire TNA: RG 13/3669 f39 p24; Proceedings of the Ackworth Old Scholars' Association, Part XX, Eighth Month, 1901
1904-03-03 of Scarbro', Gladstone Road Bd.; had passed the King's Scholarship exam, second class, division II Sheffield Daily Telegraph, 1904-03-03
1905 of 24 Cowesby St, Claremont Rd, Moss Side, Manchester Ackworth Old Scholars' Association, Annual Report
1911 school teacher (elementary), County Council, boarder at Desford, Market Bosworth, Leicestershire; 6 rooms RG14PN19037 RG78PN1138 RD403 SD1 ED10 SN113
1919 of 72 Marshall street, Sheffield, Yorkshire White's Directory of Sheffield
1921 assistant mistress schoolteacher, employed by Ashton under Lyne Cttee at West End Council School, Ashton under Lyne; living with her family in 8 rooms at 8 Derby Road, Heaton Norris, Stockport, Cheshire RG 15/16733 RD443 SD7 ED5 SN274
1925 of 192 Airedale Terrace, Horsforth, Yorkshire electoral register
1937-05-14 of 25 Leamington Terrace, Leeds 12, Yorkshire; registered reader, eligible for the Gift Scheme Leeds Mercury
1938-08-15 m. John Francis Rourke (1890–1955, b. Chorlton) Brian Davey: Thistlethwaite CD; not found in GRO; Rourke appears as single in the 1939 Register
1939-09-29 school teacher retired, of 51 Moorfield Ave, Denton, Lancashire 1939 England and Wales Register
1959-07-18 of 51 Moorfield Avenue, Two Trees Lane, Denton; last seen alive National Probate Register
1959-07-19 dead body found, Ashton RD The Friend; GRO index; Brian Davey: Thistlethwaite CD; National Probate Register
1959-10-23 administration granted at Manchester to Hubert Eugene Pollard retired analytical chemist; effects £1372 12s. 11d. National Probate Register


02. Mabel Constance Pollard

1889-02-17 b. Acocks Green, Worcestershire Brian Davey: Thistlethwaite CD; TNA: RG 12/3965
1891

living with her family and a general servant at 11 North Street, Scarborough, Yorkshire

TNA: RG 12/3965 f22 p40
1895-11-20 d. Scarborough RD GRO index; Thistlethwaite CD


Reginald Sidney Pollard03. Reginald Sidney Pollard, MSc (Reg)

1890-12-11 b. Scarborough, Yorkshire GRO index; TNA: RG 12/3965; TNA: RG14PN23776 RG78PN1378B RD464 SD2 ED75 SN314; FAU personnel card
1891

living with family and a general servant at 11 North Street, Scarborough

TNA: RG 12/3965 f22 p40
1901 living with family at 23 Dundonald Road, Didsbury, Lancashire RG 13/3669 f39 p24
1906 pupil at Penketh School Joseph Spence Hodgson (1907) A History of Penketh School, 1834–1907
1906/1907 of Manchester; at Ackworth School Edgar Baron Collinson (1931) List of the Boys and Girls Admitted into Ackworth School from . . . 1879 to the end of 1930
1909 Manchester University matriculation Britain School and University Memorial Rolls
1911 student, living with mother and siblings at 14 Portland Rd, Longsight, Manchester; 5 rooms RG14PN23776 RG78PN1378B RD464 SD2 ED75 SN314
1911 First Class Honours in chemistry, Dalton Hall, University of Manchester; MSc in chemistry The Friend, 1982-04-16; The British Friend; Teachers' Registration Council registers
  MSc, Manchester; University of Manchester 1st Class Teachers' Diploma Teachers' Registration Council registers
1912/1914 junior master, Friends' School, Ackworth
1915 living in rooms at Ackworth School, Ackworth, Yorkshire electoral register
  science master at Ackworth The Friend
1915-06-19 had attained first class in the University of Manchester teachers' diploma exam Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser
1915/1917 served with the Friends' Ambulance Unit The Friend
1915-02-02 first entered the theatre of war World War I medal rolls index cards
1915-06 1st & 2nd inoculations FAU personnel card
1915-07/ 1919-02 served with the FAU—deemed a CO as he joined before conscription, so didn't have to go before a tribunal information from Bill Hetherington, via Lucy Beck—citing List of Members of the FAU 1914–19, published 1919
1915-07-21 of 14 Portland Road, Manchester, S.E.; teacher at Ackworth, member of the Society of Friends; conscientious objector with absolute exemption, certificate no 190 War Office; contracted for service with FAU; brassard no 4627, cap badge no 3387, unit no 223 290; identity disc no 4627; passport no 32353; kit expenses to B.R.C.S. during train service, Ackworth Old Scholars; qualifications B.R.C.S. cert., French – a little, Good knowledge chemistry FAU personnel card
1915-07-21 stationed at Kursaal; red permit B.184
1915-07-22 orderly at Parc St Georges
1915-07-24 uniform supplied
1915-08-01 dispenser at HP Elizabeth
1915-10-04 orderly, A[mbulance] T[rain]. 16
1915-12-05/-17 leave
1916-04 re-inoculation
1916-08-10 orderly, AT. 5
1916-11-14/-23 leave
1917-09-08 dental treatment, H.Q.
1917-09-13 orderly, Q.A. HP
1917-09-26/-10-12 leave
1917-10-13 orderly, A.T. 5
1917-10-21 passport no 169586
1918-09-23/-10-15 leave
1918-09-26 dispenser, A.T. 5
1919-02-05 left the unit; left France; demobilised
 

Ambulance Trains

by RSP (believed to be Reginald Sidney Pollard)

 

There's a branch of Army Service of which no one ever hears,

For it's chiefly when you make mistakes you get to people's ears:

And though you've slaved like ******* for two long bloomin' years,

You've never raised a scandal in the press.
 

You're the trains. What remains

Of the best of British brains

Is collected on the good old A.T.S.

Though the Churches may deplore you,

And the Daily Mail ignore you,

You're the Army's one unqualified success.
 

Though you're spared the front line trenches where the whizz-bangs never stop,

And you never have to 'stand to' or go across the top,

What with Frenchmen on the engines, and the Gothas on the hop,

You have your share of dangers all the same.
 

You remain on the train

When the bombs come down like rain;

Or you crawl along the footboards like a fly

With two dixies full of cocoa,

And a mile-a-minute loco,

Oh! you've lots of opportunities to die.

 

Men may grumble at their hardships, but that's because they've never

Had to live in small compartments in a war that lasts forever,

Or to face revolting jobs each day, and cheerfully endeavour

To keep a smiling dial all the time.

 

It's a strain on a Train:

It's enough to turn your brain,

With its brasses, and its windows, and its floors;

When the temp'rature is zero

Every man's a blasted hero

Though he isn't shooting Huns or forming fours.

 

For you live on broken victuals, and you sleep on broken nights,

And you smell some horrid odours, and see some dreadful sights,

And you never get the holidays you ought to get by rights,

Though you spend a week in Blighty once a year.

 

You're the stuff, right enough,

Though your manners may be rough,

And your language p'raps a trifle too emphatic;

But you're in the crew of crews,

What's it matter if your views


(And your clothes) are—shall we call it—democratic?


And whenever you are needed, you're always on the spot,

From Re'my down to S'ezanne, or wherever things are hot;

You will find the old A.T.'s are just behind.


It's a race to the base

At a hell-for-leather pace,


And back again as quickly as you please;


Though you have your purple patches

You're not mentioned in dispatches,

And you'll get no croix de guerres or O.B.E.'s

You're forgotten by Lord Northcliffe, never mentioned in John Bull,

But you're in the boat for all that, and you've got an oar to pull:

And your pockets may be empty, but your hearts are very full,

 

For you're dreaming all the time of home, sweet home.

And by gee, you may see

The last of 5 A.T


Rather sooner than you've any call to think;

Though there'll be no crowds a-raving,

No brass bands or flags a-waving,

There'll be someone waiting there to stand a drink.

War & Peace
  awarded the Victory and British Medals, and the 15 Star World War I medal rolls index cards
1919 science master, Ruabon County School Teachers' Registration Council registers
1919/1920 form master, Manchester Central High School for Boys; chemical lecturer, Manchester Technical School
1920-09-01 registered by the Teachers' Registration Council, for a fee of £1 1s. 0d.; professional address Central High School for Boys, Manchester
1921 school master schoolteacher, employed by sub cttee Higher Education, Education Cttee, Manchester, at Central High School, Manchester; living with his family in 8 rooms at 8 Derby Road, Heaton Norris, Stockport, Cheshire RG 15/16733 RD443 SD7 ED5 SN274
1934-03 article on 'Bird Life on the Saltees' published in the Irish Naturalists' Journal Belfast Telegraph, 1934-04-14
1937 science master, Manchester Secondary School Bedford Pollard (1937) Quaker Reminiscences. London: Headley Brothers; The Friend
 

Over thirty years of teaching lay ahead in Manchester, and during that period the Holiday Fellowship had benefit of his participation as a leader and committee member, while Friends responsible for Dalton Hall were able to rely on his wise advice and judgment.

The Friend
 

Natural history in all its aspects was his lifelong hobby. In 1929, with Henry Garnett, he first led a small group of Friends to stay on the uninhabited Saltee Islands off Co Wexford. This he repeated eight times in the ensuing years with the reward, in 1938, of one of the most exciting ornithological records this century: while visiting a mainland tern colony en route to the Saltees his party found nesting avocets, at that time for that species the first breeding record in the British Isles for 98 years. H.F. Witherby published the event, with acknowledgment, in Volume 4 of The Handbook of British Birds then in preparation. So Reg has a niche in ornithological history as well as a warm place in the hearts of his many friends.

1939-09-29 assistant schoolmaster, of The Ascot Hotel, Burlington Road, Blackpool, Lancashire; many other teachers also recorded there 1939 England and Wales Register (TNA: RG 101)
1945 schoolmaster; co-executor of his father's will National Probate Calendar
1952 of Ackworth cott., Cloughton; tel. Cloughton 208 phone books
1954/59
1958-10-02 retired school-master; co-executor of the will of his second cousin Helen Andrews National Probate Calendar
1961/64 of Ackworth cott., Cloughton; tel. Cloughton 208 phone books
1968
1971/1973
1971-01-17 of Ackworth Cottage, Cloughton, near Scarborough letter from Elsie Pollard to Sidney Beck, in my possession
1971/1979 of Scarborough source misplaced
  "His personal example and support of Friends' testimonies throughout a lifetime of membership proved an inspiration to all who came in touch with him." The Friend
1982-02-18 of 9 Overgreen Close, Barniston, Scarborough; d. Scarborough RD The Friend; GRO index; Find a will
1982-06-03 will proved at Newcastle; £84,588 Find a will


Hubert Eugene Pollard04. Hubert Eugene Pollard

1893-09-23 b. Scarborough, Yorkshire Brian Davey: Thistlethwaite CD; TNA: RG14PN23776 RG78PN1378B RD464 SD2 ED75 SN314
  vaccinated at infancy FAU personnel card
1900 again vaccinated
1901 living with family at 23 Dundonald Road, Didsbury, Lancashire TNA: RG 13/3669 f39 p24
1905 pupil at Penketh School Joseph Spence Hodgson (1907) A History of Penketh School, 1834-1907
1907/1909 of Manchester; at Ackworth School Edgar Baron Collinson (1931) List of the Boys and Girls Admitted into Ackworth School from . . . 1879 to the end of 1930
1911 student, living with mother and siblings at 14 Portland Rd, Longsight, Manchester; 5 rooms RG14PN23776 RG78PN1378B RD464 SD2 ED75 SN314
1914-12 1st & 2nd inoculations FAU personnel card
1915/1917 served with Friends' Ambulance Unit The Friend
1915-01/ 1919-02 served with the FAU—deemed a CO as he joined before conscription, so didn't have to go before a tribunal information from Bill Hetherington, via Lucy Beck—citing List of Members of the FAU 1914–19, published 1919
1915-01-05 analytical chemist, member of the Society of Friends, of 14 Portland Road, Slade Lane, Manchester; conscientious objector with absolute exemption, certificate no 189 War Office; contracted to FAU; kit expenses to self, during train service – BRCS FAU personnel card
1915-01-05/-02-18 training at Vere St & Jordans; qualifications: St Johns 1st aid cert., a little driving, French, Water testing, Chemical work
1915-01-20 uniform supplied
1915-02-20 at Dunkirk
1915-02-22 orderly at HP Alexandra; red permit B. 321
1915-02-24 with A[mbulance] T[rain].11
1915-05-04/-28 leave
1915-05-30 orderly at HP St Pierre
1915-07-10 orderly at Kursaal
1915-07-15 orderly at HP Abbeville
1915-10-14/-23 leave
1915-12-04/-27
1915-12-29 orderly at HP Alexandra
1916-01-24 orderly at AT. 11
1916-03-11/-04-01 unwell
1916-04-02 orderly at Kursaal
1916-04-24 orderly at HP Alexandra
1916-05-04 orderly at Steenvoorde
1916-05-23 orderly at Reserves Camp
1916-05-31 orderly at AT. 11
1916-06 re-inoculated
1916-08-12 orderly at AF. 5
1917-05-17/-27 leave
1917-09-13 at Dunkirk
1917-10-15 for dental treatment at H.Q
1917-10-17 orderly at A.A. HP
1917-10-25 orderly (nursing) at Q.A. HP
1917-12-12 orderly at A.T. 5
1917-12-25/1918-01-15 leave
1918-04-11 vaccinated
1918-04-25 service orderly at A.T. 5
1918-11-12/-26 leave
1919-02-05 left the unit, left France, demobilised
  awarded the Victory and British medals, and the 15 Star, but they were apparently returned; member of FAU who did not sign renunciation form WWI Medal Rolls Index Cards
1921 chemist, employed by Manchester Corporation, working at Corporation Sewage Farm, Davyhulme; living with his family in 8 rooms at 8 Derby Road, Heaton Norris, Stockport, Cheshire RG 15/16733 RD443 SD7 ED5 SN274
1937 qualified chemist under Manchester Corporation Bedford Pollard (1937) Quaker Reminiscences. London: Headley Brothers
1939-09-29 analytical chemist, living with his family at 8 Derby Road, Stockport, Cheshire 1939 England and Wales Register (TNA: RG 101)
1945 chemist; co-executor of his father's will National Probate Calendar
1952-06-27 m. Helen Grace Cartledge (1905–1976, b. Prestwich RD), Barton RD GRO index; Brian Davey: Thistlethwaite CD
1959-10-23 retired analytical chemist; administrator of sister Edith Madeline's estate National Probate Register
before 1979 of Heaton Moor, Stockport The Friend
1979-03-01 of Birch Bank, Waste La., Cuddington, Northwich, Cheshire; d. in hospital, Congleton C. RD The Friend; GRO index; Find a will
1979-04-04 will proved as Sheffield; £22,661 Find a will


Elsie Lilian Pollard05. (Elsie) Lilian Pollard

1895-11-25 b. Scarborough, Yorkshire GRO index; TNA: RG 13/3669 f39 p24; RG14PN23776 RG78PN1378B RD464 SD2 ED75 SN314
1901 living with family at 23 Dundonald Road, Didsbury, Lancashire RG 13/3669 f39 p24
1908-07-07 following recent examinations held by the Manchester Education Committee, given free admission to Ducie Avenue Higher Elementary School; of St John's, Longsight Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser
1911 school, living with mother and siblings at 14 Portland Rd, Longsight, Manchester; 5 rooms RG14PN23776 RG78PN1378B RD464 SD2 ED75 SN314
1911/1912 of Manchester; at Ackworth School Edgar Baron Collinson (1931) List of the Boys and Girls Admitted into Ackworth School from . . . 1879 to the end of 1930
1921 not found in census  
1939-09-29 insurance clerk, of Derwent Bank, Cockermouth, Cumberland 1939 England and Wales Register (TNA: RG 101)
1979/1981 of "Marrylees", 8 New Parks Crescent, Scarborough, North Yorkshire The Friend
1979-04-22 of 8 New Parks Cres., Scarboro'; visited the Becks at 44 St James Road, Ilkley Beck visitors' book; letter to me from Ruth Beck, 1979-04-25

Lilian came to lunch on Sun. after meeting (she & Dad both spoke, it was very nice); she is a delightful person, seems & looks younger than me but is 84! We went there to coffee last night & got involved in violent arguments because Joe & Caro refused to sign the petition [. . . . ] Lilian signed [. . . . ]

letter to me from Ruth Beck
1981-04-25 of Merrylees, 8 New Parks Cres., Scarborough; d. Scarborough RD The Friend; GRO index; Find a will
1981-05-26 will proved at Leeds; £19,914 Find a will


Florence Mabel (Pollard) Pilling06. Florence Mary Pollard

1897-12-03 b. Scarborough, Yorkshire William Pollard: 'Some Descendants of James and Mary Pollard', Ms book at West Sussex RO; TNA: RG14PN23776 RG78PN1378B RD464 SD2 ED75 SN314
1901 living with family at 23 Dundonald Road, Didsbury, Lancashire RG 13/3669 f39 p24
1911 school, living with mother and siblings at 14 Portland Rd, Longsight, Manchester; 5 rooms RG14PN23776 RG78PN1378B RD464 SD2 ED75 SN314
1912/1913 of Manchester; at Ackworth School Edgar Baron Collinson (1931) List of the Boys and Girls Admitted into Ackworth School from . . . 1879 to the end of 1930
1921 domestic helper, staff, employed by Yorkshire Guest House & Conference Centres Ltd, at Cober Hill, Cloughton, Scarborough, Yorkshire; manageress Helen Andrews (her 2nd cousin) RG 15/23910 RD527 SD2 ED32 SN101
1931-08-15 m. Robert Granville Pilling (1899–1992, b. Burnley RD), at Mount Street fmh, Manchester The Friend; Ackworth Old Scholars Association, Annual Reports; GRO index
1935 of 92 Middlemore Road, Kings Norton, Birmingham; as Florence Mary electoral register
Children: Christopher Robert (1936–2019), Michael Lawrence (1945 – after 1977) GRO index; personal communication from Chris Pilling, 2009; 192.com
1939-09-29 unpaid domestic duties, living with her husband (organising secretary editor teacher, Education Dept, Co-operative Society) at 8 Derby Road, Stockport, Cheshire 1939 England and Wales Register (TNA: RG 101)
1945 of 328 Heath Road South, Kings Norton, Birmingham electoral register; 192.com
1950 of 204 Selly Park Road, Birmingham electoral register
1955 electoral register
1956 of 204 Selly Park Road, Birmingham 29 The Friend
  housekeeper, working men's college, living near Selly Oak, Birmingham source misplaced
1966-04-30 of 204 Selly Park Road, Birmingham 29; d. Selly Oak Hospital, Birmingham The Friend; National Probate Calendar
1966-06-17 will proved at Birmingham by Robert Granville Pilling, retired rehabilitation officer; £4387 National Probate Calendar


Christabel Pollard07. Christabel Pollard (Chris)

1899-08-19 b. Levenshulme, Yorkshire William Pollard: 'Some Descendants of James and Mary Pollard', Ms book at West Sussex RO; TNA: RG 13/3669 f39 p24; TNA: RG14PN23128 RG78PN1352 RD459 SD3 ED5 SN89
1901 living with family at 23 Dundonald Road, Didsbury, Lancashire TNA: RG 13/3669 f39 p24
1911 school, of Friends' School, Penketh, near Warrington, Lancashire RG14PN23128 RG78PN1352 RD459 SD3 ED5 SN89
1913/1915 of Manchester; at Ackworth School Edgar Baron Collinson (1931) List of the Boys and Girls Admitted into Ackworth School from . . . 1879 to the end of 1930
1921 dispenser, employed by Dr J.S. Prowse at 357 Moor Lane East, Moss Side; living with her family in 8 rooms at 8 Derby Road, Heaton Norris, Stockport, Cheshire RG 15/16733 RD443 SD7 ED5 SN274
1930/1945 of 8 Derby Road, Stockport Ackworth Old Scholars' Association, Annual Reports
1939-09-29 unpaid domestic duties, living with her family at 8 Derby Road, Stockport, Cheshire 1939 England and Wales Register (TNA: RG 101)
1987 of Ravensworth Lodge, Belgrave Crescent, Scarborough, N. Yorkshire The Friend
1987-02-01 of Ravensworth Ldg., 3 Belgrave Cres., Scarborough; d. in hospital, Scarborough RD The Friend; GRO index; Find a will
1987-04-03 will proved at Newcastle; £181,728 Find a will
  left visitors' book to me personal knowledge: visitors' book still in my possession


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