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Pollard, MrRef 205-65
[18??-19??] Constable for Brighouse Parish. He had the nickname Butcher

Pollard, A.Ref 205-597
[1892-1919] Of Hangram Street, Brighouse. In 1916, he joined the army and was transferred to the Somersetshire Regiment after training. Around Christmas 1917, he went out to India. Private Pollard died from influenza at Lahore on 3rd January 1919

Pollard, AlbertRef 205-656
[1916-1941] Son of Clara & Wilfred Pollard of Todmorden..

He married Margaret.

They lived in Todmorden.

During World War II, he served as an Able Seaman with the Royal Navy aboard the cruiser HMS Neptune.

He died 19th December 1941 (aged 25)  when his ship struck 4 mines and sank in the Mediterranean, off Libya.

He is remembered on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial, England [Grave Ref 49 1], and in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Pollard, Alfred W.Ref 205-599
[18??-19??] MA.

Son of Dr Tempest Pollard.

He wrote a number of books including English Miracle Plays, Select from and Annotations of Chaucer [1868], and Chaucer's Canterbury Tales [1886]

Pollard, Arthur TempestRef 205-92
[1854-1934] Son of Dr Tempest Pollard.

He was educated at St Peter's School, York and at Wadham College Oxford. In 1878, he was appointed 6th form master at Dulwich College.

He was the first headmaster of the Oxford City School [1881-1887, 1888] / vice-master at Manchester Grammar School [1889] / headmaster at the City of London School [1890-1905] / President of the Modern Language Association.

He never married.

He died at Bournemouth

Pollard, BenjaminRef 205-15

He married Elizabeth [1793-1854].


  1. Rachel [1814-1867]
  2. Benjamin [1823-1874] who was buried at sea

Elizabeth died 2nd August 1854 (aged 61).

Benjamin died 2nd May 1867 (aged 70).

The couple were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 2003]

Pollard, Dr BiltonRef 205-83
[1855-1931] Son of Tempest Pollard.

He was educated at Epsom and London.

He was surgeon to the North-Western Hospital for Children [1885-1897]. He was Professor of Clinical Surgery at University College, London [1896]. He was interested in the surgery of gall stones and diseases of the pancreas. He edited 6 editions of Heath's textbook Minor Surgery.

He died in Bournemouth

Pollard, Clara Louisa ElizabethRef 205-933
[1837-1912] Daughter of George Thomas Pollard.

In July 1873, she married Rev William Bishop de Moleyns [1821-1908] from St Levans, France, in Burrington, Somerset.

They lived – and died – in Long Ashton, Somerset

Pollard, ElizabethRef 205-799
[1869-1947] Daughter of Richard Pollard.

After her father's death, her mother Emma married William Crabtree.

When William became Mayor of Halifax, Elizabeth was Mayoress.

She lived with her mother and stepfather at 48 Prescott Street, Halifax [1901, 1901] and continued to live there after their deaths [1947].

Elizabeth was found dead [3rd April 1947]. She was last seen alive the previous day. Probate records show that she left effects valued at £7,247 0/6d. Probate was granted to William Pollard (assistant editor), Richard Pollard (Café proprietor), and Alfred Herbert Richardson

Pollard, GeorgeRef 205-932
[17??-1???] An early member of the Pollard family of Stannary, Halifax.

In 17??, he married Sally Mitchell [1754-1783].


  1. George
  2. Sarah who married [1st January 1829] Rev J.  Atkinson from Owerby, Lincolnshire

Pollard, Colonel GeorgeRef 205-542
[1782-1866] JP.

Of Stannary Hall, Halifax [1844].

Son of George Pollard.

Born 17th July 1782.

He was a Magistrate of the West Riding [1830] / a Deputy-Lieutenant of the West Riding / Commander of the Second West Yorkshire Yeoman Cavalry [1843] / Lieutenant-Colonel Commandant [1844] / a Commissioner of Land & Assessed Taxes [1845].

He married (1) Sally [1754-1783].

Sally was buried at Illingworth Church [30th November 1783].

On 21st October 1805, he married (2) Charlotte Horton.


  1. George Thomas
  2. Elizabeth
  3. Henrietta Charlotte Mary
  4. Fanny [d 1832]

On 16th July 1863, at the annual dinner of the 2nd West York Yeomanry Cavalry in the Halifax Mechanics' Hall, he was presented with a silver salver – weighing 275 ozs – by Sir Henry Edwards on behalf of the regiment. The salver bore the following inscription

Presented to Lieutenant-Colonel Pollard on his retirement from the command of the Second West Yorkshire Yeomanry regiment, after twenty years' service, by the officers, non commissioned officers, and privates, as a testimonial of their high appreciation of his conduct as an officer and a gentleman, of his indefatigable exertions in promoting the discipline and high standing of the regiment, and of their affectionate remembrance of his uniform courtesy and kindness, and of his constant endeavours to promote the welfare and happiness of all its members. Cui honor honorem April 1863

On the reverse of the salver was inscribed the name of every member of the regiment, each of whom had subscribed to the testimonial.

He died 26th May 1866.

He was buried at St James's Church, Halifax.

See Railway companies and West Yorkshire Railway Company

Pollard, George ThomasRef 205-762
[1809-1876] JP.

Of Stannary Hall, Halifax, Hundhill, Pontefract, and Ashfield, Cheltenham.

Son of Colonel George Pollard.

He was a Commissioner of Land & Assessed Taxes [1845] / a Commissioner of Property & Income Tax [1845] / a Lieutenant in the Second West York Yeomanry Cavalry [1845]

On 31st August 1835, he married Clara Royds [1818-1896] from Congleton, in Witton, Cheshire.


  1. Clara Louisa Elizabeth
  2. Julia Frances
  3. Georgiana

Pollard, GeorgianaRef 205-935
[1843-1918] Daughter of George Thomas Pollard.

On 17th April 1866, she married Thomas Maitland Reid [1835-1894] from Manchester, at Christ Church, Cheltenham.


  1. George Maitland [b 1868]
  2. Clara Adelaide [1869-1912]
  3. Edmund Barkworth [1859-1931]
  4. Beatrice Maitland [1870-1959]

She died in Cheltenham

Pollard, HarryRef 205-529
[19??-19??] On 19th December 1925 to Florence Hall at St Paul's Church, King Cross

Florence was the daughter of
Lockwood Hall

Pollard, HenryRef 205-379
[15??-16??] Of Jump's Farm, Stansfield.

He established Pollard's Donation

Pollard, Herbert EdwardRef 205-7
[1884-1917] His brother was veterinary surgeon to Halifax Corporation, and served in the Army in World War I.

During World War I, and he served as a Lieutenant with the 134th Army Troops Company Royal Engineers.

He was killed in action [26th June 1917] (aged 33).

He was buried at Ferme-Olivier Cemetery, Belgium. [Grave Ref 2 A 10]

Pollard, J.Ref 205-3

During the South African Wars, he served as a Private with the 1st Volunteer Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

On 23rd December 1901, he was reported to be dangerously ill with enteric fever at Warms Baths, South Africa.

He died presumably of the fever.

He is remembered on the Halifax Parish Church South African War Memorial, and on West View Park War Memorial

Pollard, JamesRef 205-1143
[1761-1837] Of Halifax.

On 18th February 1790, he married Mary Hoyle.

Mary was the daughter of
Elkanah Hoyle


  1. James [b 1792]
  2. (William) Watson [1793-1859]

Pollard, JamesRef 205-14
[1818-1854] Born in Burnley.

In [Q4] 1843, he married Elizabeth Magson [1822-1898] in Halifax.

Elizabeth was born in Southowram


  1. Bathsheba [b 1845] who was a carpet setter [1861]
  2. Sarah Jane [b 1847] who was a worsted spinner [1861]
  3. Hannah Maria [1850-1880] who was a worsted spinner [1861]  & was buried with her parents

James died 30th May 1854 (aged 36), and was buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 3619].

In [Q1] 1857, Elizabeth married Edward Baxter in Halifax.

Elizabeth died 27th February 1898 (aged 76).

She was buried at Lister Lane with James & Hannah Maria

Pollard, JamesRef 205-4
[1871-1916] Son of Thomas Pollard of Halifax.

Born in Midgley.

He married Sarah Amy E..

They lived at 7 Liverpool Road, Fratton, Portsmouth.

During World War I, he served as a Chief Stoker with the Royal Navy aboard HMS Hampshire.

He died [5th June 1916] when his ship, on its way to Russia, struck a German mine, and sank with heavy loss of life. Those on board included the Secretary of State for War, Field Marshal Lord Kitchener and his staff who were on the way to a military meeting in Russia.

Of the 655 men and 7 passengers, only 12 men survived. 100 officers and men were recovered and buried in a common grave at at Lyness Royal Naval Cemetery, Hoy, Orkney. 550 bodies were not recovered.

He died 5th June 1916 (aged 45).

He is remembered on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial, England [Grave Ref 15]

Pollard, JaneRef 205-3370
[1772-1847] 5th daughter of William Pollard.

She became a close friend of Dorothy Wordsworth.

In 1795, she married John Marshall [17??-1845] – (possibly) MP for York.

She died at Hallsteads in Cumberland [25th January 1847]

Pollard, Miss JaneRef 205-6720
[1780-1856] Youngest daughter of William Pollard of Halifax.

Question: Can anyone identify her father?


She died at Aked's Road, Halifax [26th November 1856]

Pollard, JohnRef 205-2
[1???-18??] Landlord of the Punch Bowl, Bailiff Bridge [1840].

He married Ann.


  1. Henry [b 8th April 1843]
  2. Sarah [bapt 3rd August 1845]
  3. Mary Louisa [bapt 8th August 1847]

Pollard, JohnRef 205-958
[1749-1820] Son of Naylor Pollard.

He is remembered on the Pollard Lea family tomb at St Peter's Church, Sowerby

Pollard, JohnRef 205-578
[18??-18??] Around 1865, he acquired the chemists, druggists and oil merchants business of Mr Baldwin

Pollard, JohnRef 205-17
[1812-1874] Born in Halifax.

He was a piece crabber (stuff) [1851] / a stuff piece singer [1861] / a singer [1871].

He married Susannah / Susan [1812-1879].

Susan was born in Warley


  1. Samuel [b 1834] who was an ironmoulder's apprentice  [1851], an iron moulder [1861]
  2. Sutcliffe [b 1846] who was a watch maker [1861]
  3. William [b 1848] who was a colour mixer [1861]
  4. Mary [b 1850]

The family lived at

  • 16 Lower Crib Lane, Halifax [1851]
  • Lower Crib Lane, Halifax [1861, 1871]

Living with them [in 1851] were visitors: James Rothery [b  1830] (stone mason's labourer)  & Thomas Rabey [b 1826] (stuff finisher).

Living with them [in 1871] was boarder George Webster [b Leeds 1828] (mechanic).

John died 14th March 1874 (aged 62).

Susannah died 1st February 1879 (aged 67).

The couple were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 107] with Josh B Pollard [1874-1875], John William Pollard [1876-1877], Alice Brearley Pollard [1845-1908], and William Pollard [1851-1913] (yet to be identified) 

Pollard, JonasRef 205-566
[1???-16??] Recorded at Lambard House in 1633

Pollard, JonathanRef 205-9
[1839-1907] Born in Hipperholme.

He was a chemist [1863].

In 1863, he married Jessie Bowen [1843-1893] in Manchester.

Jessie was born in St Helen's

They had no children.

They lived at

Jessie died in Halifax [26th August 1893].

Jonathan died at Milton Place, Halifax [10th July 1907].

They were buried at Coley Church

Pollard, JosephRef 205-13
[1732-1778] Of Halifax.

(Possibly) son of Samuel Pollard.

(Possibly) baptised at Halifax [18th September 1733].

He married Unknown.


  1. James [1762-8th December 1772] who was buried with his father

Joseph died 31st May 1778 (aged 46).

Members of the family were buried at Square Independent Chapel, Halifax with Hannah Birkby [1738-27th October 1820]

Pollard, Rev JosephRef 205-522
[1766-1825] Born in Bradford.

He was a soldier in the 23rd Foot. He bought his release from the army and became a local Independent preacher.

He was ordained at Booth and became Minister at Booth Congregational Church for 23 years [1802].

He married Martha Stephenson [1769-1840].


  1. William [b 1802]
  2. Elizabeth [b 1803]
  3. Joseph [1803-1823]
  4. Samuel [1806-1825]
  5. Abednego [b 1808] who died in infancy
  6. Ellen [b 1810]
  7. John [b 1811]
  8. Mary [1812-1832]
  9. Thomas [b 1813]
  10. Benjamin [b 1814]

Joseph died at Booth [27th October 1825] (aged 58).

Martha died 1st April 1840 (aged 71).

Members of the family were buried at Booth Independent Church

Pollard, Julia FrancesRef 205-934
[1840-1923] Daughter of George Thomas Pollard.

On 30th January 1866, she married Joseph Armitage Armitage [1841-1898] JP from Huddersfield, in Cheltenham.

She died in Long Ashton, Somerset

Pollard, LeonardRef 205-803
[1887-1916] Son of Mr & Mrs Joseph Pollard of 21 Fountain Street, Hill Top, Low Moor.

He was a cotton spinner [1901] / an employee of Firth's Carpets in Bailiff Bridge.

In [Q4] 1907, he (possibly) married Beatrice Hanson in Halifax.

The family lived at 45 Warburton Place, Wibsey.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 4th Battalion Seaforth Highlanders.

He died 4th December 1916 (aged 29).

He was buried at Contay British Cemetery, Contay, France [Grave Ref VIII C 22].

He is remembered on Firth's War Memorial, and on Bailiff Bridge War Memorial

Pollard, LewisRef 205-3300
[1864-1931] He was a grocer's storekeeper [1887].

In 1886, he married Ada Shackleton [1861-1932] in Halifax.

Child: Shackleton

They lived at

  • Woodhead Street, Pellon [1887]
  • Salisbury Place, Akroydon [1890s]
  • Ripon Terrace, Akroydon [1890s]

Lewis died 10th October 1931 (aged 67).

Ada died 5th November 1932 (aged 71).

They were buried at All Souls' Church, Halifax

Pollard, Rev Matthew R.Ref 205-1130
[19??-] Vicar of St Matthew's Church, Rastrick [2007]

Pollard, NaylorRef 205-957
[1726-1806] He married Mary [d 1756] from Raw End.


  1. William
  2. John

He was buried at St Peter's Church, Sowerby [10th February 1806]

The chest tomb for members of the Pollard family is a scheduled monument and stands in the churchyard at St Peter's Church, Sowerby

Pollard, PercyRef 205-761
[1889-1918] Son of Mary Ann (née Massey) [1844-1917] & William Hird Pollard [1842-1917].

Born in Heckmondwike.

He was a wool comber [1916].

In 1916, he married Ruth Annie Dale in Halifax.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 7th Battalion North Staffordshire Regiment.

He married Ruth Annie.

He died 12th November 1918 (aged 29).

He is remembered on the Tehran Memorial, Iran [Grave Ref 4 2], and on Southowram War Memorial.

In [Q4] 1919, Ruth Annie married Robert T. Sykes in Huddersfield.

They lived at 12 Marsh Lane, Southowram

Pollard, Percy TaylorRef 205-246
[1878-1945] On 23rd December 1905, he married Gertrude Holt at St Matthew's Church, Lightcliffe

Gertrude was the daughter of
Charles Edward Holt

Pollard, RichardRef 205-798
[1843-1874] In 1866, he married Emma Bidder Dickenson.

Emma was the daughter of Elizabeth Dickenson


  1. William Herbert [1867-1928]
  2. Elizabeth

Richard died in 1874.

In [Q3] 1885, Emma married William Crabtree.

When William became Mayor of Halifax, Elizabeth was Mayoress

Pollard, SamuelRef 205-272
[16??-1720] He lived at Upper Shibden Hall.

He married Susanna [d 1722]

Pollard, SamuelRef 205-448
[17??-18??] Around 1808, he operated a corn mill at Little John Mill, Clifton Common

Pollard, ShackletonRef 205-183
[1887-1984] MBE.

Son Lewis Pollard.

He was organist at All Souls' Church, Halifax [1904] / organist at the Victoria Hall, Halifax [1904] / a fellow of the Royal College of Organists / accompanist for the Halifax Choral Society / conductor for the Halifax Choral Society [1940] / organist at Halifax Parish Church [1941-April 1963] / organist at St Andrew's Methodist Church, Huddersfield Road [1963] / professor of organ and harmony at the Royal Manchester College of  Music.

In December 1920 he married Elsie Mitchell [18??-1953] at All Soul's Church.


  1. Kathleen

The family lived at

  • St Bevan's Road, Halifax
  • Skircoat Green Road
  • Bristol [to live with his daughter, 1969]

Elsie died 9th April 1953.

She was buried at All Souls' Church, Halifax alongside her husband's parents.

Shackleton died in Bristol in 1984

Pollard, Dr Sidney PochinRef 205-10
[1872-1952] BA (Camb), MRCS, LRCP.

Born in Leicester [Q4/1872].

He qualified at Cambridge and St Bartholomew's, London [1898], and became St Bart's Hospital [1900] / Senior House Physician at the Metropolitan Hospital [1905] / House Surgeon & External Midwifery Assistant at St Bart's Hospital  [1905] / Assistant Resident Medical Officer at the Royal National Hospital for  Consumption, Ventnor [1905] / a medical practitioner [1911] / retired (travelling) [1930].

He lived at Knighton Park Rd, Stoneygate, Leicester [1905], West Royd, Birchcliffe Road, Hebden Bridge [1907-1926], and Pound Hill, Framfield, Sussex [1935-1952].

Living with him [in 1911] was his unmarried sister Gertrude Elizabeth Ann Pollard [b 1869].

Sidney died 3rd September 1952

Pollard, StephenRef 205-1010
[1844-1899] Of Lydgate Post Office, Todmorden [1897]. He was assisted by his wife, Sarah [1846-1897].

On Sunday 21st February 1897, Sarah [1846-1897] went to bed after attending Harley Wood Church. Early on the following morning

she became a corpse

and was found by her son.

Stephen died 2 years later

Pollard, Dr TempestRef 205-80
[18??-18??] MRCS.

Born in Pontefract.

He was a surgeon at Rastrick Common [1851] and Commercial Street, Brighouse [1861].

In [Q1] 1846, he married Sarah Bilton [1823-1893] in Selby.

Sarah was born in Selby


  1. William [b 1849]
  2. son [b 1851]
  3. Arthur
  4. Bilton
  5. Alfred

His wife died in Harley Street, London

Pollard, ThomasRef 205-29
[1846-1905] Born in Northowram.

He was a dyer [1871] / landlord of the Fleece, Halifax [1881] / landlord of the Golden Plough, Halifax [1885, 1887] / a pork butcher [1891].

On 1st March 1870, he married (1) Tamar Sladdin [1850-1883] at St Thomas's Church, Halifax.

On 4th March 1884, he married (2) Elizabeth, daughter of John Bradley at Coley Church.

The family lived at

  • 28 Russell Street, Halifax [1871]
  • Gibbet Street, Halifax [1891]

Pollard, WalterRef 205-5
[1884-1915] Born in Heckmondwike.

He was an asphalter lodging at 19 & 21 Winding Road, Halifax [1911].

During World War I, and he served as a Private with the 2nd Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was killed in action near Zillebeke [19th March 1915].

He is remembered on the Ploegsteert Memorial, Belgium [Grave Ref 6], and in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Pollard, WillRef 205-8
[1799-1???] Illegitimate son of Hannah Pollard of Shelf.

Baptised at St John the Baptist, Coley [13th October 1799]

Pollard, WilliamRef 205-6
[1???-18??] He was a butcher [1851] / landlord of the Malt Shovel, Southowram [1841, 1845].

He married Sarah [1794-18??].

In 1851, Sarah was a lodger at the Malt Shovel with Samuel Cooper who took over from William

Pollard, WilliamRef 205-980
[17??-18??] Tanner at North Bridge, Halifax [1809]

Pollard, WilliamRef 205-270
[17??-1810] Of Sod House Green.

He was a relative of William Pollard.

He was a bookkeeper to John Royds. He was a partner in Hainsworth, Holden, Swaine & Pollard Bank. By 1802, he had withdrawn from the firm, which was then Swaine Brothers & Company.

He married Unknown.

Children: 2.

He joined the Connaught Rangers when they were recruiting in Halifax in 1796. He was killed at the Battle of Busaco, in the Peninsular War, on Sept 27th 1810.

His death is described by Lieutenant William Grattan, in his Adventures with the Connaught Rangers

A soldier of Bury's company, of the name of Pollard was shot through the shoulder; but seeing his captain, though wounded, continue at the head of his men, he threw off his knapsack, and fought beside his officer; but this brave fellow's glory was short; a bullet penetrated the plate of his cap, passed through his brain, and he fell dead at Bury's feet

Pollard, WilliamRef 205-332
[1726-1814] He was a relative of William Pollard.

He was a merchant / occupant of Room 17 on the Arcade gallery at the Piece Hall [1787] / (probably) a member of John Pollard & Company [1780s] / one of the founders of the Halifax Circulating Library / a trustee of Northgate End Chapel / a founder member of Square Independent Chapel. He had an interest in the Calder & Hebble Navigation. He married Ann Leach.


  1. daughter
  2. daughter
  3. daughter
  4. daughter
  5. Jane
  6. daughter
  7. daughter

The family lived at

He was buried at Square Independent Chapel, Halifax.

There is a memorial to him in Halifax Parish Church.

See Sod House Green

Pollard, WilliamRef 205-11
[1736-1796] Of Halifax.

He married Mary [1744-1783].


  1. daughter
  2. Mary [1768-25th August 1848]
  3. William [1770-8th May 1777]
  4. Anne [1772-19th November 1831]
  5. Jane [1778-26th November 1856]

Mary died 13th January 1783 (aged 39).

William died 26th January 1796 (aged 59).

Members of the family were buried at Square Independent Chapel, Halifax

Pollard, WilliamRef 205-12
[1765-1832] Of Northowram.

He married Mary [1768-1821].


  1. Joseph [1797-28th October 1818]

Mary died 30th June 1821 (aged 53).

William died 21st April 1832 (aged 67).

Members of the family were buried at Square Independent Chapel, Halifax

Pollard, WilliamRef 205-959
[1768-1809] Son of Naylor Pollard.

He is remembered on the Pollard family tomb at St Peter's Church, Sowerby

Pollard, WilliamRef 205-7600
[18??-19??] Around 1934, he built some houses in Rayner Road, Brighouse.

He married Annie Oates.

After Annie's death, he went to live at 59 Rayner Road, Brighouse

Pollard, William HenryRef 205-16
[17??-18??] Halifax coal merchant [1884].

He lived at Esps Farm, Pellon [1844]

Pollard, William HenryRef 205-473
[18??-1927] He lived at Asps Farm, Pellon


The Pollard family of StannaryRef 205-177
Of Stannary Hall, Halifax.

George Pollard was an early member of the family.

During the 19th century, they developed the Wheatley Dye Works at Dapper Mill, Ovenden.

In the 1800s, they specialised in the production of scarlet cloth for military uniforms. At the end of the 19th century, they merged with the Yorkshire Indigo, Scarlet and Colour Dyers Limited


Pollard surnameRef 205-1

The Surname is discussed in the book Halifax & District Surnames by George Redmonds.

There are 57 entries on the Calderdale Companion for people with the surname Pollard, as discussed in this SideTrack. This count does not include other forms of the surname.

Unattached BMDs for Pollard

Marriages 1883, 1930, 1950; Deaths 1800, 1907


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