My thanks to the following for their help (whether encouragement, information, or both):
Gillian Ashworth - Elizabeth Browning -
Mary Davidson - Hugo Epsom - Mary Epsom - Peter Johnson - Iqbal Karmali - Joshua
Landis - James Larminie - Hubert Montagu-Pollock - Matthew Montagu-Pollock -
Mark Mawtus - Lucy McDowell - Anthony Clifford Owen - John Polk - Dick Polk -
David Pollock - Stephen Pollock-Hill - John Reid - Maxie Reid - Jeremy Rogers -
Mary Louise Simmons - James Stevens - Douglas Stewart - Mariel Murton Strauss -
Last up-dated: 31/08/2005
The following sources have been used to compile these pages or have helped in creating them:
John Reid, Daniel Morgan
Britain's Royal Families - The Complete Genealogy: written by Alison Weir and published by Pimlico, London, 2002. Alison Weir, a leading British historian, has collated a mass of sources to provide what may well be considered a definitive study of all the monarchs of Scotland, England and Britain
Family of David Pollock 1739 to 1939:
Compiled and published by Alexander Pollock, May 1939
A series of family trees of the descendents of David Pollock, giving dates of birth, marriage and death for all members of the family. No birth dates are given for those marrying into the family - they weren't members of the family until they got married! Honours and appointments are also included.
Letters, Queries and Notes:
A series of booklets, compiled and published by J. F. Engert (Family History
Society, "Lundy", 31 Tennyson Road, Eastleigh, Hampshire, SO50 9FS) in
1996, containing letters, notes, documents and pedigrees, collected by Alexander
Pollock, compiled by E. A. L. Cock, enlarged on by Kennet Pollock and now owned by
Andrew Kennet Pollock. Unfortunately, many of the documents are undated (not J.
F. Engert's fault) and it is difficult to know which of the theories and data
given are the latest and therefore the most accurate. So here's a plea to those
who are collecting data, DATE it!
The books themselves are:
Memoir to Illustrate the Origin and
Foundation of the Pollock Medal: Published by Boddy and Co.,
Military Publishers, Woolwich, 1875. Probably written by Field Marshall Sir
A brief biography of Sir George Pollock, concentrating on the 1842 campaign to avenge the defeat of the British in Afghanistan. A transcription is now available on this site,
Portrait of My Victorian Youth:
Written by Alice Pollock and published by Johnson, London, 1971.
Alice Pollock was born on July 2nd, 1868 and died when she was 102. She was the fourth child of Cornwallis Wykeham-Martin and Ann Katherine Rolls, and was a first cousin of C. S. Rolls, co-founder of Rolls-Royce. The book is a delightful series of anecdotes and reminiscences of her childhood and early married life until the middle of the First World War. There is also a section on her supernatural experiences.
Decennial Indexes to the Services of Heirs in Scotland 1700 - 1859, Volumes I - IV, published in CD format by The Scottish Genealogy Society, Edinburgh,1999. Records of inheritances of the greater part of property in Scotland. Information can be obtained from The Scottish Genealogy Society,15 Victoria Terrace, Edinburgh, EH1 2LJ Scotland or at www.scotsgenealogy.com.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, published by Encyclopaedia Britannica (UK) Ltd, Unity Wharf, 13 Mill Street, London SE1 2BH. Need I say more? I bought my first copy at www.britannica.co.uk and since then I get my annual up-date at a more than reasonable price.
General Description of the Shire of Renfrew, written by George Crawfurd in 1710 and continued by George Robertson in 1818, originally published by J. Neilson, Paisely,1818 and published in CD format by The Archive CD Books Project (Cinderford, Gloucestershire, England). Further information can be obtained at www.archivecdbooks.org
Retours of Services of Heirs 1544 - 1699, Volumes I - III, published in CD format by The Scottish Genealogy Society, Edinburgh,1999. Records of inheritances of the greater part of property in Scotland. Information can be obtained from The Scottish Genealogy Society,15 Victoria Terrace, Edinburgh, EH1 2LJ Scotland or at www.scotsgenealogy.com.
Scots Peerage, The, edited by Sir James Balfour Paul, originally published by David Douglas, Edinburgh, 1914, and published in CD format by The Scottish Genealogy Society, Edinburgh,1999. Records of inheritances of the greater part of property in Scotland. Information can be obtained from The Scottish Genealogy Society,15 Victoria Terrace, Edinburgh, EH1 2LJ Scotland or at www.scotsgenealogy.com.
One of the leading sources for information about peerages, landed gentry, baronets and knights, American presidential families, Scottish feudal barons, etc. Although there is a lot of information available for free, you have to pay for the really meaty stuff but it is well worth it. The one problem is that much of the information comes from the families concerned and so may contain errors.
A meeting place for all the Pollocks, including Polks, Pogues, Pooks, Polloks, etc., from all over the world. As this is a US page, naturally there is more emphasis on US data, just as my page concentrates on the British members of the family. However there is a careful study of the early history of the main branch of the Pollocks from Fulbert (in the 11th century) to the last Pollock of that Ilk. I was able to contrast much of the information that have with theirs and found that most coincided. If you are a Pollock (or a Pollok, Pook, Polk, Polke, Paulk, Poalk, Poalke, Poulk, Poolke, Pogue or something similar) or descended from one, then this is your page.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission:
A very useful site for locating anybody who was killed during the First and Second World Wars. It includes those fighting in the Canadian, New Zealand, Australian and South African forces. Well worth visiting and supporting. I found some 50 names at this site. I have to admit, though, that it is a very sad site. While I was checking up on members of the Pollock family, I found myself hoping not to find them here, as this would mean that they had managed to make it through the wars.
A really professional site, with lots of information on how to research your genealogy, how to construct your pages, standards and guidelines. If you know as much as I do (i.e. nothing), then this is the place for you - and if you know more, then you'll still find something!
Daniel Morgan has created an extremely extensive site full of information about his family. My interest is specifically related to George David Pollock (my great grandfather) who married Marianne Charity Saunders, who was, if I've got it right, Daniel's great great aunt. So thanks to cousin Daniel, I know who my ancestors were on my great-grandmother's side. To get an idea of how professional his site is, just look through the sources.
This site includes information about famous and/or important people still alive. The site does not include information about peerages and baronetages. To get this information, you will need to buy the book.
Not obviously the first source that springs to mind when researching family history, this site may help you with background information and may even have information on somebody in your family. I got the information on Sir Frederick Pollock, 3rd Baronet, from this site.
Every time I visit this site, I feel I am reinventing the wheel! Why on earth, I ask myself, am I compiling all this information and posting it on the Internet if it's all here? The answer is of course that I enjoy doing my own research, which I can then contrast with what Stirnet has. I can't make up my mind which is better: finding that my results are the same or finding differences
The British Empire:
A study of the British Empire with pages containing biographies, descriptions of campaigns, maps, articles on art, culture, science and technology. I got the information on Lieutenant Walter Hamilton VC from this site.
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