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.
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.
|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
|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||M||18||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." 
He died in Drouin Victoria in 1890
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