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John Pollard (bef. 1827 - 1890)

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John Pollard
Born before in Madron, Cornwall,UKmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married [date unknown] in St Just in Penwith, Cornwall, United Kingdommap
Descendants descendants
Died in Drouin, Victoria, Australiamap
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John Pollard migrated from Cornwall to Australia.
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John was baptized in Madron Cornwall Oct 22 1827 his father is a miner and lived at Trewidden. His mother is named Hester in this entry instead of Esther.[1]

On 30th October 1848 he married Elizabeth Williams in St Just at that time they lived in Truthwall and he was a miner. In the 1851 census they have three children (3, 2 and 1 month old) they are living in Botallack St Just Cornwall and John is a tin miner.[2]

Name Role Sex Age Occupation Where Born
POLLARD John Head M 23 Tin Miner Cornwall - Madron
POLLARD Elizabeth Wife F 23 Cornwall - St Just
POLLARD John Son U M 3 Cornwall - St Just
POLLARD Richard Son U M 1m Cornwall - St Just
WILLIAMS Isack Visitr U M 7 Cornwall - St Just

In the 1861 census

Name Role StatusSex Age Occupation Where Born
POLLARD John Head M M 33 Tin Miner Cornwall - Madron
POLLARD Elizabeth Wife M F 33 Cornwall - Saint Just
POLLARD John Son - M 13 Tin Miner Cornwall - Saint Just
POLLARD Richard Eddy Son - M 10 Tin Miner Cornwall - Saint Just
POLLARD William Charles Son - M 8 Tin Dresser Cornwall - Saint Just
POLLARD Esther Dau - F 7 Scholar Cornwall - Saint Just
POLLARD Philip Son - M 5 Scholar Cornwall - Saint Just
POLLARD James Son - M 3 Cornwall - Saint Just
POLLARD Thomas Son - M 1 Cornwall - Saint Just
WILLIAMS Isaac Nephew U M18 Tin Miner Cornwall - St Just

John Pollard and Elizabeth Williams and their children arrived in Melbourne, 12 September 1868, on the SS Great Britain. John and Elizabeth had one more child, Emily, born at Creswick in 1871. His father John and brother William had already arrived in Australia and we're living in Creswick. John snr arrived in 1855 and William 1858. They all continued an involvement in mining.

In 1889 John was declared bankrupt


John Pollard, of Drouin, contractor. Liabilities, £84 4s. 4d.; assets, £5 ; deficiency, £79 4s. 6d. Mr. James Connor assignee. Schedule filed at Warragul." [3]

He died in Drouin Victoria in 1890


  1. "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975," database, FamilySearch ( : 6 December 2014), John Pollard, 21 Oct 1827; citing MADRON,CORNWALL,ENGLAND, reference ; FHL microfilm 0254188, 0254190-91.

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