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Hugh Pollard, Sir Knight

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Birthplace: Kings Nympton, Devon, England, United Kingdom
Death: Devon, England, United Kingdom
Place of Burial: Kings Nympton, Devon, England, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Son of Sir Lewis Pollard I and Jane Perrot
Husband of Lady Dorothy Chichester and Elizabeth Pollard
Father of Sir Lewis Pollard, 1st Baronet of Kings Nympton; Susanna Northcote; William Pollard; Gartred Davie; Francis Pollard and 2 others
Brother of Thomasine Pollard; Susan Pollard; Sir Lewis Pollard and Frances Pollard
Half brother of Lettitia Chichester and Lady Anne Phillips

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About Sir Hugh Pollard

  • Sir Hugh Pollard1
  • M, #330081
  • Last Edited=10 Jan 2009
  • Sir Hugh Pollard lived at King's Nympton, Devon, England.1
  • Child of Sir Hugh Pollard
    • 1.Susan Pollard+1
  • Citations
  • 1.[S37] BP2003 volume 2, page 2021. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]
  • From: http://www.thepeerage.com/p33009.htm#i330081

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Manor of King's Nympton

  • The Manor of King's Nympton was a medieval manor estate in King's Nympton, Devon, England.

Descent of the manor

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  • Sir Lewis II Pollard (d.pre-1569), eldest son and heir, was a serjeant-at-law and served as Recorder of Exeter. He married Joan Prust, daughter and heiress of Hugh Prust, Esquire, (d.1559) of Thorry, near Hartland (alias Thorvey, etc.), who married secondly Sir John Perrot (1528-1592), Lord Deputy of Ireland.[16] The Prust family were settled at "Gorven" from at the latest 1199, a deed of which date is recorded in the Heraldic Visitations of Devon as mentioning John Prust of Gorven.[17] Hugh Prust (d.1559) was the second son of John Prust of Thorry by his wife Agnes. Thorry had been held by an unnamed tenant in 1299 from the Abbot of Hartland for the rent of 1 lb of pepper, due annually at Michaelmas.[18] It was still held in 1566 (from overlord unknown) at the same rent, by the "heirs of Hugh Prust", i.e. the Pollards.[19] In 1530 Hugh Prust gave to St Nectan's Church, Hartland, the set of surviving bench-ends showing his initials "H P" each in its own shield.[20] Hugh Prust was one of the largest tenants of the lands of Hartland Abbey as revealed by the Valor Ecclesiasticus made in 1535 preparatory to its dissolution. Amongst his lands were the lease of the manor of Bykyngton (i.e. Abbots Bickington) which he had leased from the Abbey for 40 years paying £12 per annum rent.[21] This manor became the seat of his descendant Sir Amyas Pollard, 3rd Baronet (d.1701). Hugh Prust was described in a contemporary document as "a man of great wealth and of fair land and living"[22] and had a private chapel at Thorry served by the cleric John Horwell (d.1553), the prior of Hartland Abbey before its dissolution in 1539, who also served as mass-priest in St Mary's Guild, at the sole expense of Hugh Prust.[23] Hugh Prust's other lands held from Hartland Abbey in 1566 were:[24] the whole of: Friar's Hill, Holepark, Thorry and Wembsworthy; part of Elmscott, Hardisworthy, Pitt and Higher Velly. In addition the widow Katherine Prust (possibly the widow of Hugh Prust or of his brother Richard Prust (d.1550) of Wollesworthy[25]) held possibly as her dower: part of Fursdon and Natcott. Lewis II Pollard died before 1569 and his infant sons became wards of Sir John Chichester (d.1569) of Raleigh. He left the following progeny:
    • Sir Hugh II Pollard, eldest son and heir (see below).
    • Lewis Pollard, 2nd son, married Cecilia Chichester, 6th daughter of Sir John Chichester and widow of Thomas Hatch.
    • Thomasine Pollard (d.1539), married Admiral Sir George Carew (c.1504-1545), who drowned in the Mary Rose.
    • Frances Pollard, who married Sir John Uggan of Pembroke.
    • Susan Pollard, who married firstly John Copleston and secondly Sir Anthony Rouse.
  • Sir Hugh II Pollard, eldest son and heir, married twice:
  • Firstly, to Dorothy Chichester. Hugh became on the death of his father a ward of Sir John Chichester (d.1569) of Raleigh, who bequeathed his wardship and marriage to his daughter Dorothy Chichester, who duly married him. They had the following progeny:
    • Sir Lewis Pollard, 1st Baronet, eldest son and heir (see below)
    • Francis Pollard, 2nd son
    • William Pollard, 3rd son
    • Arthur Pollard, 4th son
    • Hugh Pollard, 5th son
    • Robert Pollard, baptised 1598 at Ashton
    • Susanna Pollard, who married in 1596 as his second wife John Northcote (1570-1632), of Hayne, Newton St Cyres, near Crediton, whose splendid monument with standing effigy exists in Newton St Cyres Church. She was the mother of Sir John Northcote, 1st Baronet (1599-1676). A panel on the monument to her husband is dedicated to her memory and contains in the centre a sculpted relief of her head circumscribed by the following two lines of verse: .... etc.
    • Anne Pollard, who married on 9 April 1604 at Ashton to James Welsh. A small partially destroyed monumental brass inscription to her survives on the wall of the south chancel St Peter's Church, Barnstaple, with the following text: Here lyeth the body of Anne late the wife of James Welshe Esqr and daughter of Sir Hugh Pollard, Knight. She departed...this world to the kingdome of Heaven...seaventeenth day of March A(nn)o MD...Blessed are the dead w(hi)ch dye in the.... On it within a strapwork surround is a heraldic escutcheon showing the arms of Welshe (six mullets 3,2,1, a crescent for difference impaling Pollard: quarterly 1st & 4th: Pollard of King's Nympton: A chevron between three mullets; 2nd & 3rd: A chevron between (indecipherable), possibly three escallops, a common Pollard quartering, apparentlyn the arms of an allied branch of the Pollard family. Over-all is a crescent for difference, denoting a second son.
    • Gertrude Pollard, who in 1616 married at Newton St Cyres Gilbert Davie (1583-1627) of Cannontene near Crediton[28]
    • Margaret Pollard, married firstly a certain Whiddon and secondly in 1609 at Ashton to Robert Dodson of Haye.
  • Secondly Sir Hugh II Pollard married Elizabeth Speke, daughter of Sir George Speke of Whitelackington, Somerset, and of Heywood, Wembworthy, Devon, and widow successively of John Chudleigh and Sir John Clifton. By Elizabeth he had three sons, Arthur, Hugh and Robert.[29]
  • Sir Lewis Pollard, 1st Baronet (c. 1578-c. 1645), eldest son and heir. He was created a baronet on 31 May 1627. He married Margaret Berkeley, daughter of Sir Henry Berkeley of Bruton.[30]
  • .... etc.
  • From: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manor_of_King%27s_Nympton#Sir_Lewis_I_Pollard

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Birth: 1552 Kings Nympton Devon, England Death: unknown Devon, England

Son of Lewis Pollard and Jane Prust.

Married 1 - Dorothy CHICHESTER, dau. Sir of John CHICHESTER and Gertrude COURTENAY She was born 15 Oct 1556, Raleigh, Devonshire, England.(Christened: 15 Oct 1556, Sherwell, Devonshire, England) Hugh became on the death of his father a ward of Sir John Chichester (d.1569) of Raleigh, who bequeathed his wardship and marriage to his daughter Dorothy Chichester, who duly married him.

M2- Elizabeth Speke / Speak 9 Apr 1576, Raleigh, Devonshire. daughter of Sir George Speke of Whitelackington, Somerset, and of Heywood, Wembworthy, Devon, and widow successively of John Chudleigh and Sir John Clifton. By Elizabeth he had three sons, Arthur, Hugh and Robert and included listed below.

CHILDREN: 1. Sir Lewis Pollard, 1st Baronet of King's Nympton, eldest son and heir (b. AFT 1575) m. Margaret Berkeley dau. of Sir Henry Berkeley of Bruton.

2. Francis Pollard, 2nd son

3. William Pollard, 3rd son. Born in 1583 he is known to have arrived in Burmuda in 1616 thought to have been sent as representative of the Earl of Pembroke. He was probably in the Army as he was assigned a Captain of the forts there.

4. Arthur Pollard, 4th son

5. Hugh Pollard, 5th son

6. Robert Pollard, baptised 1598 at Ashton

7. Susan or Susana POLLARD (b. ABT 1579 - d. 5 Jun 1634) married in 1596 as his second wife John Northcote (1570-1632), of Hayne, Newton St Cyres, near Crediton, an effigy exists in Newton, St. Cyres Church. She was the mother of Sir John Northcote, 1st Baronet (1599-1676).

8. Anne Pollard married on 9 April 1604 at Ashton to James Welsh. A small partially destroyed monumental brass inscription to her survives on the wall of the south chancel St Peter's Church, Barnstaple.

9. Gertrude Pollard married 1616 at Newton St Cyres Gilbert Davie (1583-1627) of Cannontene near Crediton

10. Margaret Pollard, M1. a "Whiddon"; M2. 1609 at Ashton to Robert Dodson of Haye.

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Kings Nympton, Devon, ENG. Living there in 1568, Sheriff of Devon in 1587. At the time of the Armada he was Colonel commanding 800 men of the North Division Co., (Historical MSS Commission Report 15, Appendix Part VII. Page 5). He was appointed to farm the Tobacco Tax in England 7 Oct 1611. The Lord Deputy & Council to Sir John Davies:- "Whereas for the increase of his Majesty's revenue in this Kingdom we have thought it fit to lay an imposition of 18d. lawful money of and in England upon every pound of tobacco that is now within this Kingdom or that hereafter shall be imported or brought into the same, and also for every gross of tobacco pipes 2s, like money and so ratably for every dozen that now is in this Kingdom which imposition we have thought meet to set to farm to our well beloved Sir Hugh Pollard Kt. and his assigns for the term of 7 years beginning at Michaelmas last he or they paying unto his Majesty his heirs and successors the rent of 20 pounds English yearly during the same said time". (Historical MSS. Commission Report, 78, Vol. IV. Page 41). "Warrant upon surrender to be made by Sir Hugh Pollard, Kt. Farmer of Taxes of Tobacco and tobacco pipes of a fiant of grant to be made unto Thomas Dowrish of Heath Barton Co. Devon Esq. to be farmer of the said taxes." 6 Dec 1614 (Calendar of State Papers relating to Ireland 1611 - 1614, page 530 ). Thomas Dowrish was the father inlaw of Francis Pollard, 2nd son of Sir Hugh. 

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Parents:
 Lewis Pollard (1530 - 1569)
 Joan Prust Pollard (1533 - ____)

Spouses:
 Dorothy Chichester Pollard (1556 - ____)
 Elizabeth Speke Pollard (____ - 1628)*

Children:
 Lewis Pollard (1578 - 1641)*
 William Pollard (1583 - ____)*

Sibling:
 Hugh Pollard (1552 - ____)
 Lewis Pollard (1553 - ____)*
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Burial: King's Nympton Church Kings Nympton North Devon District Devon, England Plot: Pollard Chapel


Created by: W. Pollard Record added: Oct 30, 2013 Find A Grave Memorial# 11957323

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