Hackmann-Clausen:Information about John Pollard
John Pollard (b. 1642)
Notes for John Pollard:
Keith C. Woollen says that John Pollard "was transported" about 1673.What his age was at that time is not known.However, he settled on Taylor's Island about the same time as Edward Woollen.Dorchester County Land Records show that in January or February 1679 John Pollard was actively in the process of obtaining numerous tracts on the Island (see Properties below).
His will is dated in January, 1700 (by which time his daughter, Jane had married William Robson, Jr. after her widowhood from Edward Woollen).The will is recorded in the Perogative Court (Wills) II, pp 294-297.A portion of the will is quoted in the "Woollen/Woolen Family Genealogy" which is owned by Francess Hackmann Allen.He made his "loveing" wife and "Jane, my Daughter, the wife of William Robson" joint executrixes, and named among his heirs, his grandson, John Woollen and Mary Robson, John's sister.(Although the name Ann is used at times, the girl is also referred to as Mary.It will be noted that she is the daughter of Edward Woollen but born after her father's death and after her mother had married William Robson, Jr.)
The exact date and place of his marriage to Sarah Billingsley is not known.Sarah was still under age in 1673 at the time of her father's death but probably nearing marriageable age.Possibly married in 1678.
Herring Point, 100 acres, acquired January 13, 1679
Hallowing Point, 100 acres, acquired February 2, 1679
Obscurity , acquired January 16, 1679
Hammersmith, 100 acres
Good Luck Point
Cedar Pointe, 100 acres
Blood Point, 400 acres
Pigg Point, 50 acres
The first threeproperties were devised directly to John Woollen and Ann (Mary) Woollen, his "sister" and remained in the hands of the family for 115 years until 1817.
Further information received in November, 1988 from Jean Pollard's husband's family records (Jean belongs to Frances Hackmann Allen's Colonial Dames XVIITH Century Chapter) includes:
"John Pollard ca. 1642-1702 immigrated to America in 1662.Lived in Little Choptanke, MD and was Commissioner of Dorchester County 1669 and 1683.Donated to building King William's School in Annapolis in 1696.Died inDorchester County, MD.Married Sarah (possibly daughter of Thomas Billingsley and his wife Elizabeth).Issue: William, Tobias (died 1749), and Jane (married (1) Woodland, (2) Robson)."
Jean has information about succeeding Pollards but is missing a generation.....whether her husband is decended from William or Tobias is not certainly known.
Ideas for Further Research
None is needed to provide proof of descent.
Exactly when and where he was born in England may be of interest.
More About John Pollard and Sarah Billingsley:
Marriage: Abt. 16782134, 2135, 2136
Children of John Pollard and Sarah Billingsley are: