Pollard was born in Baynes Spa Fields (later renamed Exmouth Street) in Islington, the son of the painter and publisher, Robert Pollard (1755–1838). - From, "Sportsmen in a Landscape," by Aubrey Noakes
James Pollard, son of Robert & Ann Pollard, was baptized 20 Dec 1791 at St James, Clerkenwell, Middlesex, Borough of Islington.
James Pollard, of the Parish of St Mary, Islington, in the County of Middlesex, married Elizabeth Ridley, of the Parish of St Pancras, County of Middlesex, on 13 Dec 1825, by W Marshall, AB? Curate, In the presence of John Ridley, Jane Ridley, and Iley Pollard.
On the night of 30 March 1851, James Pollard, aged 58, widower, born at St James, Clerkenwell, was visiting at 9 Prospect Place, Islington, Middlesex. His profession was, "Artist." At that address were, Sarah Simkins, aged 60, head of household, her daughter, Sarah, aged 20, and Jane Bryon, aged 51, visitor.
On the night of 7 April 1861 James Pollard, aged 69, was living at 36 Trinity Place, St Mary, Islington. His profession was "Animal Portrait Painter." He was a lodger at the residence of Henry White, aged 43, draper, Mary White, wife, and another lodger, Rosa Williams, aged 23, needlewoman.
James Pollard, aged 75, (abode unreadable) was buried 22 Oct 1867 at St Mary, Hornsey, Borough of Haringey, England.
In published biographies he is described as the youngest son of Robert Pollard, engaver, but he had a younger brother, Robert Pollard, 1793-1804.
London Metropolitan Archives, St James, Clerkenwell, Register of baptisms, Jan 1785-Dec 1812, P76/JS1/011
London Metropolitan Archives, Saint Mary, Islington, Register of marriages, P83/MRY1, Item 1201
Census Returns of England and Wales, 1851. Kew, Surrey, England: The National Archives of the UK (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO), 1851.
Census Returns of England and Wales, 1861. Kew, Surrey, England: The National Archives of the UK (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO), 1861. Data imaged from The National Archives, London, England. Class: RG 9; Piece: 126; Folio: 115; Page: 37; GSU roll: 542578
Source Citation: Call Number: dro/020/a/01/013 | Original data: Board of Guardian Records, 1834-1906 and Church of England Parish Registers, 1813-1906. London Metropolitan Archives, London.
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