of the Judges, v. 227–8; Visitation of Devon (Harl. Soc.); Prince's Worthies of Devon, pp. 492–495; Pole's Description of Devon, and Moore's Hist. of Devon, passim; Burke's Extinct Baronetage; Strype's Works, Index.]
POLLARD, ROBERT (1755–1838), designer and engraver, born at Newcastle-on-Tyne in 1755, was articled to a silversmith there, and subsequently became a pupil of Richard Wilson, R.A. For a time he practised as a landscape and marine painter, but about 1782 he established himself in Spa Fields, London, as an engraver and printseller, and during the next ten years produced a large number of plates, executed in a peculiar mixed style, composed of line, etching, and aquatint, some of them from his own designs, and others after popular artists of his time. To the former category belong ‘Lieutenant Moody rescuing a Prisoner,’ 1785, ‘Adventure of Lady Harriet Ackland,’ 1784, ‘Edwin and Angelina,’ 1785, ‘The Blind Beggar of Bethnal Green,’ and eight plates of shipping. The latter class includes ‘Wreck of the Grosvenor East Indiaman’ 1784, ‘Wreck of the Halsewell East Indiaman,’ 1786, ‘Margaret Nicholson's attempt to murder George III,’ 1786, and two plates illustrating the restoration of a young man to life by Doctors Lettsom and Hawes, 1787, all after R. Smirke, R.A.; ‘Trial of Warren Hastings,’ 1789, ‘Thanksgiving Day in St. Paul's,’ 1789, and views of Bloomsbury, Hanover, Grosvenor, and Queen squares, London, all after E. Dayes; ‘Wreck of the Centaur’ and ‘Preservation of Captain Inglefield after the Wreck’ (a pair), after R. Dodd, 1783; ‘Leonora,’ after J. R. Smith, 1786; and others after Cosway, Gilpin, Stothard, Wheatley, &c. Many of these plates were finished in aquatint by Francis Jukes [q. v.] In 1788 Pollard was elected a fellow, and in the following year a director, of the Incorporated Society of Artists, which became extinct in 1791; in October 1836, as the last surviving member, he placed the charter, books, and papers of that body in the custody of the Royal Academy. The latter part of Pollard's life was spent in poverty and obscurity, and he died on 23 May 1838.
[Redgrave's Dict. of Artists; Nagler's Künstler-Lexicon; information from F. A. Eaton, esq.]
POLLARD, WILLIAM (1828–1893), quaker, born on 10 June 1828, was ninth child of James and Susanna Pollard of Horsham, Sussex, where the family had been settled for several generations. After attending the Friends' school, Croydon, Pollard proceeded to the Flounders Training College at Ackworth, Yorkshire. From 1853 he was a teacher at Ackworth school. For the use of his pupils he wrote a ‘Reading Book,’ 1865, a ‘Poetical Reader,’ 1872, and ‘Choice Readings.’ From 1866 to 1872 he was in the employ of Francis Frith, the well-known photographer at Reigate.
From 1872 to 1891 he was secretary and lecturer to the Manchester Peace and Arbitration Society, and lived at Sale, Cheshire. During this period he wrote articles for the ‘Manchester Examiner.’ In the winter of 1891 he became co-editor with W. E. Turner of the ‘British Friend,’ a monthly periodical first published at Glasgow in 1843.
Pollard was a successful minister among the Friends from 1865, and was an able exponent of the fundamental principles of quakerism in its quietist phase. A ‘Reasonable Faith, by Three Friends’ (W. Pollard, Francis Frith, and W. E. Turner), London, 1884 and 1886, was well received, though it met with some opposition from the more evangelical section of the society. His other works were: ‘Old-fashioned Quakerism: its Origin, Results, and Future. Four Lectures,’ London, 1887; the first lecture, on ‘Primitive Christianity,’ was reissued in ‘Religious Systems of the World,’ London, 1890. His ‘Primitive Christianity revived’ and ‘Congregational Worship’ were contributed to the ‘Old Banner’ series of quaker tracts, London, 1864–1866.
Pollard died on 26 Sept. 1893, and was buried in the Friends' burial-ground at Ashton-on-Mersey, Manchester. His wife, Lucy Binns of Sunderland, whom he married in 1854, survived him with five sons and three daughters.
[Eccles and Patricroft Journal, September 1893; Annual Monitor, 1894, and private information.]
POLLARD-URQUHART, WILLIAM (1815–1871), miscellaneous writer, eldest child of William Dutton Pollard (1789–1839), of Kinturk, Castlepollard, co. Westmeath, by his second wife, Louisa Anne, eldest daughter of Admiral Sir Thomas Pakenham, was born at Kinturk on 19 June 1815. He was educated at Harrow and at Trinity College, Cambridge, graduating B.A. as eighteenth wrangler in 1838, and M.A. in 1843. He kept his terms at the Inner Temple, but was never called to the bar. In 1840 he was gazetted high sheriff of Westmeath, and in 1846, on his marriage, took by royal license the additional name of Urquhart. He sat in parliament for Westmeath as a liberal from 1852 to 1857, and from 1859 to his death.