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Pollard, John Edward

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Type of person Individual
Date of birth 1816
Place of birth Hertfordshire, England
Date of arrival 1836
Principal occupation Labourer, Mounted Policeman and farmer.
Date of death 1865
Place of decease Mitcham, South Australia.

John Edward Pollard was born in Hertfordshire, England in 1816. Aged 20 years, he arrived with his wife in South Australia aboard the Africaine from London on 19 Nov 1836. Laborer, policeman and farmer. His father was Reverend John Pollard, rector of Bennington, Hertfordshire. Labourer, policeman and farmer. Religion – Church of England.

Pollard was a foundation member of the Police Force on 28 Sept 1838 as a Mounted Constable. He was a Mounted Policeman in the 1840s and he served at Willunga until January 1843. He then served at Encounter Bay where he resigned on 31 Dec 1845 to become a farmer. He owned Bennington Farm at Bald Hills in Inman Valley and became insolvent in 1858.

John Edward Pollard (father John Pollard) married (1st) Maria Smith before 1836. Maria Pollard died, aged 43 years, in 1861 at Bald Hills. Children: John James (1837- ) Thomas Nelson (1839- ) m. Catherine Jane Nicholls in 1859. William Bradshaw (1841- ) Son (1844-1845) b. and d. at Encounter Bay Anna Maria (1850- ) b at Inman Valey. m. David Deakin Davies. Mary Ann (1851- ) John Edward (1854- ) m. Mary Ann Westlake in 1880.

John Edward Pollard (father John Pollard), aged 46 years, married (2nd) Bridget Kearse (father John Kearse), aged 29 years in 1864. Margaret (1866- ) b. at Norwood.

John Edward Pollard, aged 50 years, died at Mitcham on 30 May 1865.

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