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William Pollard (abt. 1611 - 1686)

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William Pollard
Born about in Englandmap [uncertain]
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married about in Boston, Massachusetts Bay Colonymap
Descendants descendants
Died in Boston, Suffolk, Dominion of New Englandmap
Profile last modified | Created 13 Mar 2011 | Last significant change: 8 Oct 2018
06:52: Chris Douglas proposed a merge of Pollard-2144 and Pollard-92 with a comment. [Thank Chris for this]
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William Pollard was born about 1611, probably at England, based on stating his age at 62 years when he testified at the Court Session on July 21, 1673. His birth and parentage remain unknown.

He married Anne (maiden name has never been substantiated) probably at Boston, MA about 1643 based on the birth of their first child. They resided where they raised a large family. Their children: John, Samuel, Hannah, William, Ann, Elizabeth, Joseph, Sarah, Benjamin, Ann, Jonathan, and David.

William ran an ordinary in Boston which his wife Anne continued after his death.

He died in 1686 and is buried at Granary Burying Ground.


  • Torrey’s New England Marriages Prior to 1700, (Online database. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2008.) Originally published as: New England Marriages Prior to 1700. Boston, Mass.: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2015.

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On 8 Oct 2018 at 06:52 GMT Chris Douglas wrote:

Pollard-2144 and Pollard-92 appear to represent the same person because: Same person

On 5 Jun 2014 at 20:10 GMT M (McQueen) M wrote:

Pollard-185 and Pollard-92 appear to represent the same person because: Same person

On 5 Jun 2014 at 13:06 GMT Maggie N. wrote:

Pollard-185 and Pollard-92 are not ready to be merged because: This family extends to Massachusetts descandants. Please review if these are the same William Pollard . Thanks .

William is 17 degrees from Elinor Glyn, 21 degrees from Frances Weidman and 17 degrees from Victoria of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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