Children of Alfred Whiting and Mary Catherine Pollard

01. Arthur Whiting Pollard

1860-08-05 b. Derby St Alkmund, South Derbyshire GRO index; censuses; William Pollard: 'Some Descendants of James and Mary Pollard', Ms book at West Sussex RO; Derbyshire Registrar's birth index
1861 living with his parents and a house servant at 6 Tenant Street, All Saints, Derby TNA: RG 9/2498 f10 p15
1871/1874 of Derby; at Ackworth School List of the Boys and Girls admitted into Ackworth School 1779–1879 (1879) Ackworth School Centenary Committee, Ackworth
1871 scholar, of District Friends School, Ackworth, Yorkshire; there at the same time were his second cousins Bedford and Albert Pollard TNA: RG 10/4642 f148 p11
1881 traveller, of 99 Stock St, Cheetham, Manchester, one of three visitors with Mary Siddle, widow, and her mother and sister RG 11/4023 f23 p39
1882/1884 rubber stamp maker, printer and stationer, of 30 & 32 Ludgate Hill, London E.C. The Friend
1883-11-02

Y NOT ADD TO YOUR INCOME by accepting the Agency for my PERFECT RUBBER STAMPS. Terms and Specimens free. Agent's set of samples containing Three Brass Mounted Stamps, complete, 2s 9d CARRIAGE PAID.—Apply at once to ARTHUR W. POLLARD, the Improved Rubber Stamp Works, 30 and 32, Ludgate Hill, London, E.C.

Shepton Mallet Journal
1888 Q1 m. Annie Maria Albury (1861–1933, b. Upper Basildon, Berkshire, d. of Emanuel and Mary Ann Albury), in Bradfield RD GRO index; censuses
Children: Arthur Albury (1889–1967), Dorothy Katherine (1890–1975), Norah Mary (1894–1988), Otto Alfred Andrew (1897–1983), and Geoffrey Bastin (1899–1966), all b. Eastbourne, Sussex
1889-10-24 nominated George Bambridge for election to Central Ward, Rye, Sussex Sussex Agricultural Express, 1889-10-26
1891 tobacconist, cigarette & rubber stamp manufacturer, employer, living at 86 Terminus Rd, Eastbourne, with his family and a general servant RG 12/772 f105 p45
1895-08-30 commission merchant, of 61 Terminus-road, Eastbourne; as a creditor, gave notice of his service of a petition of bankruptcy against Andrew Jack and Co., wine and spirit merchants of Cardiff The London Gazette, 1895-09-03
1899-06-17 son born at 'Essendine', Enys-road, Eastbourne Sussex Agricultural Express, 1899-06-23
1901 market gardener (under glass), tobacconist, living at 99 Bryst Rd, Eastbourne, with his family, a general servant, and a nursemaid RG 13/882 f84 p15
1903-02-27 tobacconist, of 61 Terminus-road, Eastbourne (trading as Arthur and Co.); one of two creditors, gave notice of their service of a petition of bankruptcy against Frederick Ernest Layton, solicitor of Windsor The London Gazette, 1903-03-03
1908 of Ferndene, Churchgate, Cheshunt, Hertfordshire Kelly's Directory
1911 not found in census  
1912-10-02 director, of Cheshunt; with his wife, arrived New York from Cherbourg aboard the SS Oceanic New York passenger and crew lists
1914 market gardener National Probate Calendar [but reference not found, 2016-07-23]
1915-02-20 of Longfield-lane, Cheshunt; d. Warrington Lodge, Warrington-crescent, Middlesex GRO index; National Probate Calendar; Find a Grave; Pollard: 'Some Descendants of James and Mary Pollard'
  bur. Cheshunt Cemetery, Cheshunt, Broxbourne, Hertfordshire Find a Grave
1915-07-27 will proved at London by Annie Maria Pollard, widow, Walter Henry Pollard, M.D., and Sydney Reginald Worley, chartered accountant; effects £40,791 11s. 10d. National Probate Calendar
of Longfield Lane, Cheshunt, Herts, nurseryman, of Pollard's Nurseries (Limited); net personalty £39,052 The Scotsman, 1915-07-31
 

Arthur Whiting Pollard: (scholar 1871–4), was the eldest son of Mary Catherine and the late Alfred Whiting Pollard, of Reading. After being three years at Ackworth he went to a private school at Weston-Super-Mare, conducted by Irwin, John and Isaac Sharp. Ackworth was a very different school forty years ago from what it is to-day, and neither A.W.P. nor his brother Frank retained very pleasant memories of their schooldays, but both expressed appreciation of the late Thomas Puplett, who was at that time in charge of the highest class. A.W.P. lived for many years at Eastbourne and Cheshunt, and as there were then no meetings of Friends within his reach, he severed his connection with the society, though always expressing a preference for Friends' mode of worship. He carried on with great success the business of a Horticulturist. He died at a Nursing Home in London, February 20th, 1915, aged 54 years.

AOSA Annual Report 34, 1915


02. Edith Mary Pollard

1862-03-16 b. Derby St Alkmund, South Derbyshire GRO index; William Pollard: 'Some Descendants of James and Mary Pollard', Ms book at West Sussex RO; Derbyshire Registrar's birth index
1869-07-31 of Derby; d. Reading RD GRO index; Annual Monitor; Pollard: 'Some Descendants of James and Mary Pollard'


03. Francis Edward Pollard

1863-11-24 b. Derby St Peter, South Derbyshire GRO index; censuses; William Pollard: 'Some Descendants of James and Mary Pollard', Ms book at West Sussex RO; Derbyshire Registrar's birth index
1871 scholar, of Gadstone Road, Caterham, Surrey, living with the family of his uncle and aunt Edward and Cordelia Pollard and their family TNA: RG 10/836 f85 p19
1873/1877 of Derby; at Ackworth School List of the Boys and Girls admitted into Ackworth School 1779–1879 (1879) Ackworth School Centenary Committee, Ackworth
1881 articled to photographer, living with his family and two domestic servants at 14 Kendrick Place, St Giles, Reading, Berkshire TNA: RG 11/1306 f59 p8
1888-02-03 photographer, of High Street[, Colchester]; gave evidence at Colchester County Court in a claim for damages arising from an accident involving a horse and trap Essex Standard, 1888-02-04
1889-03-02 of High Street, Colchester Essex Standard
1889-06-08

FRANCIS E. POLLARD,

PHOTOGRAPHER,

11, High St., Colchester; and 46, High St., Braintree,

Will be glad to receive Orders to

PHOTOGRAPH EXHIBITS

At the AGRICULTURAL SHOW, LEXDEN PARK.

Artistic Results and Prompt Execution may be relied on.

Having had considerable experience in Photographing ANIMALS, MACHINERY, &c., F.E. POLLARD hopes to be favoured with early orders.

Essex Standard
1890 photographer, of 11 High street, Colchester, Essex Kelly's Directory
1890-09-05 of Mill House, Cape Town, South Africa The Graphic, 1891-10-03
1891 photographer, employer, boarding at 11a High Street, St Peter, Colchester, with Louis Duprès, artist and photographer RG 12/1410 f29 p2
1897-08-11 of Elandsfontein, S.A.R. The Sketch
1900-09-14 in Cape Town, South Africa The Sketch, 1900-10-17
1901 not found in census  
1911 photographic artist, living in 11 rooms at 5 Redlands Rd, Reading, with his mother and his sisters Bertha Maria and Mary Ellen, with a cook and a housemaid RG14PN6595 RG78PN327 RD121 SD2 ED16 SN173
1933-05-20 of 24 Warwick-road, Reading; d. of cancer of the throat, in Reading RD GRO index; National Probate Calendar; diary of Mary S.W. Pollard

[ . . . ] Ella sent down to say Frank was very ill. He was taken suddenly worse on Thursday—I went to see her at 7.0 & he died at 11.0 p.m. quite peacefully. It is a mercy. He was at meeting last Sunday & played bridge on Monday, but went to the hospital in London on Thursday. Perhaps it is due to reaction from the treatment. Cancer is dreadful & his throat was terribly swollen, so one can only be thankful for the quick end.'

diary of Mary S.W. Pollard
1933-05-24 cremated at Reading crematorium, Berkshire
1933-06-20 will proved at London by Mary Ellen Pollard, spinster National Probate Calendar


04. Bertha Maria Pollard

1865-09-18 b. Derby St Peter, South Derbyshire GRO index; censuses; William Pollard: 'Some Descendants of James and Mary Pollard', Ms book at West Sussex RO; Derbyshire Registrar's birth index
1871 of 19 Market Place, All Saints, Derby, living with her family, a governess, and two domestic servants TNA: RG 10/3562 f91 p19
1881 not found in census  
1891 living with her sister Mary Ellen at 'Pendennis', [12] Castle Crescent, St Mary, Reading, Berkshire, with a cook and a housemaid RG 12/991 f59 p15
1893-08-28 admitted to Holloway Sanatorium Surrey; of Sidcup, Kent; Society of Friends; "Has not [been] seen No desire" admissions to Brookwood and Holloway mental hospitals
1893-09-28 continuation of reception order
1901 living at 12 Castle Cres., St Mary, Reading, with her parents, her sister Mary Ellen, and her nephew Arthur, with a cook, a housemaid, and a lady's maid RG 13/1144 f80 p11
1911 living in 11 rooms at 5 Redlands Rd, Reading, with her mother, her brother Francis Edward, and her sister Mary Ellen, with a cook and a housemaid RG14PN6595 RG78PN327 RD121 SD2 ED16 SN173
1934 Q1 d. Windsor RD GRO index


05. Dr Walter Henry Pollard, MRCS, LRCP, MB, JP

1867-10-26 b. Derby St Alkmund, South Derbyshire GRO index; censuses; William Pollard: 'Some Descendants of James and Mary Pollard', Ms book at West Sussex RO; Derbyshire Registrar's birth index
1871 of 19 Market Place, All Saints, Derby, living with his family, a governess, and two domestic servants TNA: RG 10/3562 f91 p19
1879/1883 at Sidcot School Hall, Kathleen and Chris Hall, eds (2001) Sidcot School. Register of Old Scholars 1808–1998. Sidcot Old Scholars' Association
1881 scholar, of Sidcot School, Winscombe, Somerset TNA: RG 11/2423 f73 p23
1888-06-16 had recently been one of the signatories to the 'Protest against Coercion by some members of the Society of Friends' Reading Mercury
1889/1894 trained at St Bartholomew's Hospital, London Hall and Hall, eds (2001)
1891 medical student, boarder with Grace Mason and her family at 112 Mildmay Rd, Islington, London RG 12/174 f70 p13
1891-04-10 of St Bartholomew's Hospital; passed the second examination of the Board in Anatomy and Physiology Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer, 1891-04-13
1894 MRCS, LRCP Hall and Hall, eds (2001)
1895 MB
1895-05 of St Bartholomew's Hospital; passed MB examination South Wales Daily News, 1895-05-31
1895-09-14 of Tollesbury, Essex; m. Ethel Maud Mary Gillett (1871–1947, of Littley Park, Chelmsford, b. Worcester, Worcestershire), at Felstead, Essex GRO index; censuses; Hall and Hall, eds (2001); 1939 England and Wales Register (TNA: RG 101); Reading Observer, 1895-09-21
Children: Olive Marjorie (1896–1976), b. Lollesbury, Essex; Wilfred Walter (1899–1918), b. Smethwick, Staffordshire; and another (b. & d. before 1911) GRO index; RG14PN17919 RG78PN1093 RD383 SD3 ED9 SN29
1901 medical practitioner, own account, living with his family and a general servant at 34 Bearwood Rd, Smethwick RG 13/2818 f105 p18
from 1905 town councillor Hall and Hall, eds (2001)
1906-11-01 had been elected unopposed as councillor for Bearwood ward, Smethwick Smethwick Telephone, 1906-11-03
1911 medical practitioner, own account, living with his wife and a general servant in 11 rooms at 343 Hagley Rd, Birmingham, Warwickshire RG14PN17919 RG78PN1093 RD383 SD3 ED9 SN29
1914-11-21 had donated £2 2s to the Bearwood Belgian Refugees Fund Smethwick Telephone
1915-07-27 M.D.; co-executor of the will of his brother Arthur Whiting Pollard National Probate Calendar
from 1915 Medical Officer, Auxiliary Military Hospital, Lightwoods Hall and Hall, eds (2001)
1916 JP for Smethwick
1917/1919 mayor
1917-11-10

The New Mayor and Mayoress

Councillor Walter Henry Pollard is the eleventh Mayor of Smethwick, and the second member of the medical profession to occupy the civic chair. He is a native of Derby, and received his early education at Sidcot School, "in the heart of the Mendips," the same educational establishment that the late Sir Richard Tangye and Mr. George Tangye attended. Subsequently he went to Owens College, Manchester (now the Victoria University). From there he obtained an Entrance Science Scholarship at St. Bartholomew's Hospital, London, the oldest hospital in the Metropolis. After qualifying, Dr. Pollard spent a year in post-graduate work, and then took M.B., 1st Class. His first practice was in a country town in Essex. It is 24 years since he came to Bearwood, where, in addition to the claims of his profession, he has devoted much time to the social and public welfare. He has actively associated himself with most of the local institutions and public movements of a religious and philanthropic character. Dr. Pollard was elected a member of the Town Council eleven years ago as a representative of the Bearwood Ward, with which he has been more intimately associated, and where his public work is greatly appreciated by all sections of the community. His appointment a short time ago to the Commission of the Peace for the borough, was not only a worthy recognition of valuable service, but also a mark of the esteem in which he is held.

Dr. Pollard married Miss Gillett, daughter of Mr. J.J. Gillett, of Brailes. She has taken a deep interest in her husband's public work, and has herself served on the committees of several local institutions. There are two children—a son and a daughter. Miss Pollard has just returned from France, where she has been working under the auspices of the War Victims' Relief Committee. The son is a cadet in the Royal Flying Corps.

Smethwick Telephone
1917 of 343 Hagley Road, Birmingham son's WWI service record
1918 of 343 Hagley Rd, Edgbaston, Birmingham CWGC
1918-11-09 re-elected as mayor of Smethwick Smethwick Telephone, 1918-11-16
1919-09-15

Smethwick Mayoralty.

Dr. W.H. Pollard, of Hagley-road, Edgbaston, has intimated that he will not be able to accede to the unanimous with of his colleagues and continue the mayoralty of the borough of Smethwick for a third year.

Birmingham Daily Gazette
1920-03-27 after a performance at the Municipal Technical School, "Dr. W.H. Pollard successfully appealed for a collection on behalf of the European Famine Fund." Smethwick Telephone, 1920-04-03
1920-09-19 long and detailed report of a meeting held at the Council House in Smethwick, in recognition of the services of himself and has wife as mayor and mayoress; presented with an oil portrait of himself, which he immediately presented to the borough; it was to be installed in the Council House Smethwick Telephone, 1920-09-18 (includes a photo of the portrait, but it's too poor quality to be worth reproducing here)
1921/1922 President Sidcot Old Scholars' Association Hall and Hall, eds (2001)
1922-08-09 of 343 Hagley Rd, Edgbaston; inherited 500 shares in Great Western Railway 4% debentures, and 500 Consd ordinary shares, jointly with his sister Mary Ellen and Sylvanus Arthur Reynolds Great Western Railway shareholders
1922/1931 living with his wife at 343 Hagley Road, Edgbaston electoral registers
1936-05-30 of Birmingham Frank and Mary Pollard visitors' books
1939-09-29 retired medical practitioner now doing medical boards Ministry [ . . . ], living with his wife and a servant at 60 Fountain Rd, Birmingham, Warwickshire 1939 England and Wales Register
1941-08-23 of Edgbaston; staying at the Lansdown Grove Hotel, Bath Bath Chronicle and Weekly Gazette
1947-11-09 wife of 60 Fountain-road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, at the date of her death National Probate Calendar
1948-01-30 retired medical practitioner; executor of his wife's will
1952-01-29 of 60 Fountain-road, Edgbaston, Birmingham; d. Birmingham GRO index; National Probate Calendar; Hall and Hall, eds (2001)
  bur. plot BD.28, Lodge Hill Cemetery and Crematorium, Birmingham Find a Grave
1952-04-24 will proved at Birmingham by Charles Beale, solicitor, and Janet Margaret Goldsmith (wife of Frederick George Goldsmith); effects £34,364 17s. 10d. National Probate Calendar
 

Dr. W.H. Pollard, 60, Fountain Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, former Mayor of Smethwick, £34,364 (£34,214 net: duty paid £7,207); left £100 to Mr. W.H.M. Sparks, manager of Barclays Bank, Bearwood; his stamp collection to Christopher Childs; £500 each to Dr. Ernest Bulmer, Dr. W.H.F. Cant, and Dr. J.P. Good, all of Birmingham; £250 to his gardener (Leslie Hollings).

Birmingham Daily Gazette, 1952-06-24


06. (Emma) Catherine Pollard, BSc, MBE

1869-02-09 b. Derby St Alkmund, South Derbyshire GRO index; censuses; William Pollard: 'Some Descendants of James and Mary Pollard', Ms book at West Sussex RO; Derbyshire Registrar's birth index
1871 of 19 Market Place, All Saints, Derby, living with her family, a governess, and two domestic servants TNA: RG 10/3562 f91 p19
1881 scholar, of 14 Kendrick Place, St Giles, Reading, Berkshire, living with her family and two domestic servants TNA: RG 11/1306 f59 p8
  educated at Somerville Coll. Hons Sch. Nat. Sci., Oxon; BSc (Hons) Zoo., Lond. H. Winifred Sturge, ed. (n.d. [1932]) A Register of Old Scholars of The Mount School, York 1931–1932. Leominster: The Orphans' Printing Press
gained an Oxford first in natural science Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
1884-04/1886-12 of Reading; at The Mount School, York; had earlier attended a private school in Reading Sturge, ed. (n.d. [1932]); student register, Royal Holloway College
1888-07-07 left Royal Holloway College with an open scholarship to Somerville Hall, Oxford student register, Royal Holloway College
1887-10-04 of Kendrick Road, Reading, later of 12 Castle Crescent, and of 330 Woodstock Rd, Oxford; admitted to Royal Holloway College, where she studied music
1891 with her parents, boarding at 6 Ocean View, Ventnor, Isle of Wight, Hampshire RG 12/895 f81 p34
1895 of Pendennis, Castle Crescent, Reading information from Richard Keefe, citing Reading University Calendars
1897-07-08 lecturer in biology at the university extension college in Reading; m. William Macbride Childs, BA (1869–1939, b. vicarage, Carrington, Lincolnshire, son of Revd William Linington Childs, BA, and his wife Henrietta Fowles Child, née Bell), at St Mary's church, Reading GRO index; censuses; Oxford DNB
1897 living with her husband at 21 Eastern Avenue, Reading information from Richard Keefe, citing Reading University Calendars
Children: Christopher (1899–1992), Roderick (1903–1993, b. Silchester), Hubert (1905–1997), and Patrick (1907–1994); all except Roderick b. Reading GRO index; RG 13/1110 f88 p10; RG14PN5760 RG78PN262 RD93 SD5 ED11 SN39
  "gave up an academic career of great promise to care for him and their four sons" Oxford DNB
1901 living at Oak Tree Cottage, Silchester, Hampshire, with her family, a cook, and a nurse domestic RG 13/1110 f88 p10
1911 with her husband and eldest child, boarding with Jacob and Nellie Harris in 14 rooms at Ingleston, Chale, Isle of Wight, along with two other boarders RG14PN5760 RG78PN262 RD93 SD5 ED11 SN39
1917-01-06 chairman of the joint committee of the Reading Health Society and the Reading Women's Suffrage Society; co-signatory of an appeal letter Reading Mercury
1926 her husband became the first vice-chancellor of Reading University Oxford DNB
1932 work on cttees of Reading University; Commandant VAD (Berks. 50) and of Sutherlands Aux. Hosp.; lecturer in biology (7 years), University College, Reading; of Grimsbury Bank, Hermitage, Berkshire Sturge, ed. (n.d. [1932]); Oxford DNB
1939-08-17 of Grimsbury Bank; co-executor of her husband's will National Probate Calendar; Reading Mercury, 1939-09-16
1939-09-29 unpaid domestic duties, private means, living at Grimsbury Bank, Wantage, Berkshire, with an Audrey May Childs 1939 England and Wales Register (TNA: RG 101)
1939-12-23 had been teaching Pitman's shorthand Reading Mercury
1960-07-09 of Thames Bank Nursing Home, Goring-on-Thames, Oxfordshire; d. Henley RD GRO index; National Probate Calendar; Berkshire burial index
1960-07-13 bur. [presumably cremated] at Henley Rd Crematorium, Caversham, Berkshire Berkshire burial index
1960-07-18 "Catherine Childs died several days ago. She was a wonderful woman." diary of Mary S.W. Pollard
1960-12-07 will proved at Oxford by Christopher Childs, company's general manager, and Roderick Childs, headmaster; effects £11,741 9s. 11d. National Probate Calendar


07. (Mary) Ellen Pollard (Ella)

1870-06-16 b. Derby, Derbyshire GRO index; censuses; William Pollard: 'Some Descendants of James and Mary Pollard', Ms book at West Sussex RO; 1939 England and Wales Register (TNA: RG 101), giving 1870-06-17
1871 of 19 Market Place, All Saints, Derby, living with her family, a governess, and two domestic servants TNA: RG 10/3562 f91 p19
1881 scholar, of 14 Kendrick Place, St Giles, Reading, Berkshire, living with her family and two domestic servants TNA: RG 11/1306 f59 p8
1885-08/1887/12 of Reading; at The Mount School, York H. Winifred Sturge, ed. (n.d. [1932]) A Register of Old Scholars of The Mount School, York 1931–1932. Leominster: The Orphans' Printing Press
1891 living with her sister Bertha Maria at 'Pendennis', [12] Castle Crescent, St Mary, Reading, Berkshire, with a cook and a housemaid RG 12/991 f59 p15
1901 of 12 Castle Cres., St Mary, Reading, living with her parents, her sister Bertha, her nephew Arthur, a cook, a housemaid, and a lady's maid RG 13/1144 f80 p11
1903-01-27 witnessed her brother's wedding, at All Souls pc, St Marylebone parish register
1911 living in 11 rooms at 5 Redlands Rd, Reading, with her mother, her brother Francis Edward, and her sister Bertha Maria, with a cook and a housemaid RG14PN6595 RG78PN327 RD121 SD2 ED16 SN173
annual governor of University College, Reading, living with her mother at Sedgehill, Redlands Road, Reading information from Richard Keefe, citing Reading University Calendars
1916-11-02/1919-02-14 of Sedgehill, Redlands Road; worked about 270 hours for Berkshire V.A.D. 50, Sutherlands Auxiliary Red Cross, Sutherlands Hospital, Reading; member of Care and Comforts Committee—gave instruction each week in embroidery British Army, British Red Cross Society Volunteers 1914–1918
1922-08-09 Sedgehill, Redlands Road, Reading; inherited 500 shares in Great Western Railway 4% debentures, and 500 Consd ordinary shares, jointly with her brother Walter Henry and Sylvanus Arthur Reynolds Great Western Railway shareholders
1931-11-02 had Mary S.W. Pollard to tea diary of Mary S.W. Pollard
1932 of 4 Glebe Road, Reading Sturge, ed. (n.d. [1932])
1933-06-20 executor of the will of her brother Francis Edward National Probate Calendar
1933-07-01 looked after Grimsbury Bank, Hermitage, while the Childs's were away diary of Mary S.W. Pollard
1933-08-19 present at the wedding of Margaret and Reg Dale Frank and Mary Pollard visitors' books
1936-02-16 of Warwick Rd[, Reading]
1936-08-30 to tea with Mary S.W. Pollard diary of Mary S.W. Pollard
1937-12-28 entertained Mary and Caro Pollard to tea diary of Mary S.W. Pollard
1938-12-22 entertained Frank and Mary Pollard to supper diary of Mary S.W. Pollard
1939-02-26 entertained Mary Pollard to dinner diary of Mary S.W. Pollard
1939-05-24 twelfth yearly meeting of the Friends of the University of Reading, held in the university's senior common room; had accepted an invitation to the event Reading Mercury, 1939-05-27
1939-09-29 private means, living with a servant at 24 Warwick Rd, Reading 1939 England and Wales Register (TNA: RG 101)
1940-09-30 with her cousin Mrs Newth, to tea with the Pollards diary of Mary S.W. Pollard
1940-11-21 entertained Mary and Caro Pollard to tea; "She showed us interesting old things."
1942 life member, Reading University, of 24 Warwick Road, Reading information from Richard Keefe, citing Reading University Calendars
1950-06-17 "Tea at Ella's with Catherine to celebrate Ella's 80th birthday." diary of Mary S.W. Pollard
1959-04-06 of 24 Warwick Road, Reading; d. Reading RD GRO index; National Probate Calendar; Berkshire burial index
1959-04-09 bur. [presumably cremated] at Henley Rd Crematorium, Caversham, Berkshire Berkshire burial index
1959-06-05 probate at Oxford to Barclays Bank Limited; effects £7312 14s. 1d. National Probate Calendar


08. Herbert Bastin Pollard, FRHS

1873-03-08 b. Derby St Alkmund, South Derbyshire GRO index; censuses; William Pollard: 'Some Descendants of James and Mary Pollard', Ms book at West Sussex RO; Derbyshire Registrar's birth index
1881 scholar, of 14 Kendrick Place, St Giles, Reading, Berkshire, living with his family and two domestic servants TNA: RG 11/1306 f59 p8
1884/1889 at Sidcot School Hall, Kathleen and Chris Hall, eds (2001) Sidcot School. Register of Old Scholars 1808–1998. Sidcot Old Scholars' Association
1891 not found in census  
1892-12-28 in a production of Pinero's The Magistrate, given by the Evesham Amateur Dramatic Society at the town hall:

[ . . . ] Mr. Herbert B. Pollard at short notice played with much verve the part of Captain Vale [ . . . ]

Worcestershire Chronicle, 1892-12-31
1895-08-03

EGG PLUMS.—30lb. 3s. 6d., 60lb. 6s., carefully packed in lidded hampers. Jam equal in flavour to apricot. List of plums on application.—Orders, enclosing P.O.O. or cheque and full address, to H.B. Pollard, Evesham. Kindly mention this Paper.

Reading Mercury
1895-09-23 police raid at Marcliff, near Bidford, had led to the arrest of two men and some stolen property, including two guns: "It is thought that one gun may be one which was stolen from the hovel of Mr. H.B. Pollard, at Greenhill, Evesham, some time ago." Worcester Journal, 1895-09-28
1898-04-04

FROM the ORCHARD to the HOME.—24lbs. Pershore Egg Plums (the best for cooking and preserving) sent carefully packed in boxes and carriage paid per pass. train to nearest station in England and Wales on receipt of 4s.; 2 boxes, containing 48lb., 7s. 6d. To Scotland, Ireland, &c., 6d. extra per box. List, particulars, and testimonials free. Kindly mention paper.—H.B. POLLARD, fruit grower, Evesham.

London Evening Standard
1899-05-08 market gardener, of High Street, Evesham; at Evesham County Sessions, fined 6d. and 7s. 6d. costs for riding a bicycle without lights Evesham Standard & West Midland Observer, 1899-05-13
1900-07-23

FROM the ORCHARD to the HOME.—Good, well-packed plums, tomatoes, &c. are supplied in 12 and 24 lb. boxes direct to the consumer, carriage paid per passenger train when in best condition. For dessert, bottling, and preserving. Before ordering your fruit elsewhere you are invited to send for illustrated list containing prices, particulars of packing testimonials, press notices, and useful receipes [sic] for preserving and bottling plums, &c., which will be sent post free to those mentioning this paper by H.B. Pollard. Fruit Grower, Evesham.

Belfast News-Letter
1901 fruit grower and market gardener, employer, boarding with Ann Pearce and her sisters, with one other boarder, in his own 2 rooms in High Street, Evesham, Worcestershire RG 13/2789 f80 p18
1901-04-09/-10 played Mr Bulger, in two performances of Pinero's Sweet Lavender, with the Evesham Amateur Dramatic Society, at the town hall Gloucester Citizen, 1901-04-11
1903-01-27 fruit grower, of 88 Great Portland Street, St Marylebone, London; m. Emily Drummond (1860–1942, of The Bank, Hertford, Hertfordshire, b. Hertford, d. of Charles Drummond, accountant), at All Souls pc, St Marylebone, after banns parish register; GRO index; Hall and Hall, eds (2001)
1904-08-02

FROM THE ORCHARD TO THE HOME

24 LBS. PERSHORE EGG PLUMS SENT during August, when in best condition for Cooking, Bottling, and Preserving, carefully packed and carriage paid per passenger train to any station in England and Wales, for 4/-; in Scotland, Ireland, &c., 4/6. A customer writes:—"Care in packing is very important to your distant customers, and my experience shows you excel in this." Full particulars of these and other Plums and Tomatoes sent post free to all mentioning the "Belfast News-Letter."—H.B. POLLARD, Fruit Grower, EVESHAM.

Belfast News-Letter
1905-08-04

From the Orchard to the Home.—24lbs. Pershore Egg Plums sent during August, when in best condition for cooking, bottling, and preserving, carefully packed and carriage paid per passenger train to any station in England and Wales, for 5s; in Scotland, Ireland, &c., 5s 6d. A customer writes:—"Care in packing is very important to your distant customers, and my experience shows you excel in this;" an interesting booklet giving full particulars sent free to all mentioning this paper.—H.B. Polllard, F.R.H.S., Green Hill, Evesham.

Belfast News-Letter
1905-10-10

HARDY PERENNIALS.—Now is the time to plant these most satisfactory flowers. Send for my list, which contains a splendid collection at very low prices, or order Collection A, 12 hardy flowers in 12 varieties, 3s. Carriage paid. Money back if dissatisfied. Not low priced rubbish. Kindly mention paper.—H.B. Pollard, F.R.H.S., Market Grower, Evesham.

London Daily News
1906-03-16

A GARDEN EVER in BLOOM by planting my HARDY PERENNIALS; 12 varieties 5s., carriage paid; satisfaction guaranteed; list free.—H.B. POLLARD, F.R.H.S., Evesham. Kindly mention paper.

London Evening Standard
1906-11-02

A GARDEN EVER IN BLOOM

is easily and cheaply obtained by planting

HARDY PERENNIAL FLOWER ROOTS,

which I supply at Lowest Prices.

The following Collection are given as a sample:—

12 Hardy Plants in 12 choice varieties, 3/-; 12 Hardy Plants in 12 choice varieties, one for flowering each month of the year, 4/-; 100 Hardy Plants in 100 choice varieties, 21/-.

All packed and carriage paid for cash with order. Cash returned in full if you are dissatisfied and return plants.

Illustrated List free to all, mentioning this publication.

H.B. POLLARD, F.R.H.S.,

Market Grower,             

EVESHAM.

London Evening Standard
1907-11-19 member of a deputation to the Board of Agriculture, on behalf of the Evesham Fruit Pest Committee Evesham Standard & West Midland Observer, 1907-11-23
1908-11-19

"A Garden Ever in Bloom" is the happy title given by H.B. Pollard, F.R.H.S., of Evesham, to a dainty catalogue of plants. He evidently well knows the direction in which public taste is going when he says: "The interest in and love of gardening increases yearly, and this development is further marked by the more extensive use of cut flowers for house decorations. To secure best results at lowest cost, hardy perennials should be planted. These plants give a continual profusion of beautiful flowers from February to November, and require very little attention. Many garden-lovers have been discouraged from planting these hardy flowers, either owing to the high prices charged, or the failure of the poor-quality plants purchased at throw-out prices. Nothing is more disappointing than to find that a season is lost through planting poor, stunted plants, even if they survive."

Daily Telegraph & Courier
1909-04-10 member of the management committee of the Evesham and District Market Gardeners' and Fruit Growers' Association Cheltenham Chronicle
1911 fruit grower and nurseryman, employer, living with his wife and a servant in 6 rooms at The Cottage, 40 Green Hill, Evesham RG14PN17692 RG78PN1082 RD379 SD1 ED10 SN334
1922-06-09

member of the bench at Evesham Borough Police-court

Gloucester Citizen, 1922-06-10
1924-07-25 of Green Hill, Evesham; won a Royal Agricultural Society award in class 5 Gloucestershire Echo
1926-02-20 elected vice-chairman of the Evesham and District Market Gardeners' and Fruit Growers' Association Cheltenham Chronicle
1927-02-12 elected chairman of what now became the Evesham and District Market Gardeners' Association branch of the National Farmers' Union Cheltenham Chronicle
1927-06-23 with other members of the Worcestershire Farmers Union, paid a visit to the Long Ashford Research Station Western Daily Press
1929-06-04/-06 his Evesham fruit farm among Worcestershire farms visited on the annual NFU tour Northampton Mercury, 1929-05-10
1937-05-04 chairman of the bench, at Evesham Police Court Gloucestershire Echo
1937-11-30

CASE DISMISSED

Solicitor's Submission at Evesham

Margaret Campbell, of Gillsland-road, Edinburgh, was summoned at Evesham Police Court yesterday for failing to give precedence to a person on a pedestrian crossing while driving her motorcar.

She pleaded not guilty. The case was dismissed on payment of costs.

Mr. Herbert Bastin Pollard, J.P., of Greenhill, Evesham, described how the defendant's car "came straight at him" while he was using the pedestrian crossing near the Town Hall corner. He had to jump back on the pavement.

P.C. Isaacs said defendant made no effort to give Mr. Pollard precedence on the crossing.

Mr. A. Howell Davies, who appeared for defendant, submitted that had Mr. Pollard continued to cross over the road instead of turning back there would have been no danger.

The case was dismissed on payment of 4s. costs.

Gloucestershire Echo, 1937-12-01
1939-09-29 fruit grower – own a/c, living with his wife at 40 Greenhill, Evesham 1939 England and Wales Register (TNA: RG 101)
1953-06-07 of The Cottage, Green Hill, Evesham; d. at The General Hospital, Evesham GRO index; National Probate Calendar

MR H.B. POLLARD

A well known market gardener and horticultural businessman, Mr. Herbert Bastin Pollard, of The Cottage, Greenhill, Evesham, died at Evesham General Hospital on Sunday after a short illness. He was 80.

He came to Evesham about 60 years ago and was a pupil of the late Mr. George Jones, a leading market gardener and fruit grower.

After finishing his apprenticeship, Mr. Pollard started in business on his own account and before the 1914-18 war had built up a large mail order business.

Mr. Pollard also began a horticultural business principally concerned with growing and delivering perennial flowers. He had land at Greenhill, Wickhamford and Evesham, but sold his land at Greenhill only a few weeks ago.

He was a regular worshipper at All Saints' Church and for a number of years was one of the trustees of the Church House.

For many years he served as a J.P. on the Evesham Bench until his retirement five years ago.

He is survived by two sisters. His wife died in 1942.

The funeral service takes place at All Saints' Church this (Friday) morning followed by cremation at Cheltenham.

Undertaker: W.E. Williams, Swan-lane, Evesham.

Evesham Standard & West Midland Observer, 1953-06-12

DEATH OF MR H.B. POLLARD

Former Evesham Magistrate

Mr. Herbert Bastin Pollard, of The Cottage, Greenhill, Evesham, died at Evesham General Hospital on Sunday, following a short illness.

Mr. Pollard, who was 80 years of age, came to Evesham about 60 years ago as a pupil to the late Mr. George Jones, who then had a large market gardening and fruit growing business in Evesham. On completing his apprenticeship Mr. Pollard started on his own account and before the 1914-18 war had built up a large mail order business in connection with the direct supply of fruit to the public, specialising in the sale of 12lb. chips of fruit delivered package free in exchange for a two-and-sixpenny postal order.

He also began and created a large horticultural business principally concerned with the growing and sale of perennial flower plants direct to the public.

In addition, he had a holding of about ten acres of fruit-growing land at Greenhill and the exceptionally good order in which this was kept was well known in the district.

After the first world war, Mr. Pollard reduced his activities in respect of the sales of fruit and plants and ultimately disposed of his land at Wickhamford and near Evesham station, but continued as a fruit grower until this year, the completion of the sale of his land at Greenhill being effected only a few weeks before his death.

He married Miss Emily Drummond, who predeceased him in 1942. There were no children and Mr. Pollard's surviving relatives are two sisters, Mrs. Childs and Miss Pollard, who live at Reading, and the children of Mrs. Childs and of a deceased brother.

Mr. Pollard maintained a lifelong association with and interest in the activities of All Saints' Church and was always keenly interested in all its affairs. He was a regular worshipper until a few months before his death.

For a number of years he was one of the trustees of Church House and other properties provided for the Church by a former Vicar, Dr. James Manders Walker.

Mr. Pollard was appointed a Justice of the Peace for the Borough in 1920, and served on the Evesham Bench until his retirement about five years ago.

He was always particularly interested in historic matters relating to the town.

The funeral takes place today (Friday) at 11.30 a.m., when a service at All Saints' Church will precede a private cremation at Cheltenham.

The Tewkesbury Register, and Agricultural Gazette, 1953-06-13
1953-06-12

The funeral service of Mr. H.B. Pollard, of The Cottage, Greenhill, Evesham, took place at All Saints' Church on Friday last and was conducted by the Rev. P.E. Blagdon-Gamlen. Cremation followed at Cheltenham Crematorium.

Family mourners were: Mrs. Childs (sister); Mr. P. Childs, Brig. Childs and Mr. A. Pollard (nephews).

Also in the church were: Miss Clements, Mr. and Mrs. C.F. Westwood (former employees), Mr. S. Idens, Mr. and Mrs. H.J. Saunders and Mr. W.H.N. Saunders.

Undertaker: W.E. Williams, Swan-lane, Evesham.

Evesham Standard & West Midland Observer, 1953-06-19
1953-06-25 will proved at Gloucester by Henry James Huzzey Saunders, solicitor; effects £777 19s. 3d. National Probate Calendar


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