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The Pollocks in Ireland always seemed to be farmers. Little changed in the move to Australia. Grain and livestock farming are still significant Polloccupations

 
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  1. Pollocks in Donegal Ireland
  2. Kilpatricks in Donegal Ireland
  3. Arrival & Settlement in Australia
  4. Matt Pollock (1874-1950)
  5. Robert Pollock (1876-1916)
  6. Alexander Pollock (1882-1945)
  7. Thomas John Pollock (1884-1964)
  8. George Pollock (1886-1949)
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4. Matt Pollock (1874-1950)

Matt Pollock, the oldest son, married Mary Ann Harris on 6th March 1901 at the Presbyterian manse, Echuca. At that time Matt was living at Taripta (as were his parents) and Mary Ann at Kyabram. Mary Ann's parents were Stephen Harris, a farmer and Emma Crossman, both originally from Huish Episcopi in Somerset, England.

For three years Matt and Mary Ann farmed at Taripta and their first three children were born at Kyabram. Between 1904 and 1906 they moved to Balldale where they farmed at "Cloverdale", a 666 acre property, for 21 years and where their other eight children were born. In 1927 they moved to "Dewdrop", a farm of 1142 acres which was located 11 miles from Yerong Creek on the Urangeline Road (now renamed Osborne Road). Mary Ann died at Yerong Creek at 63 on 7 February 1939. Matt died at Yerong Creek on 13 September 1950 aged 76. In recollections Mary was described as "inclined to be robust, with a round happy face. She was a jolly person, but Matt was rather grave".

Their children were:

  1. Thomas George Pollock (1901-1983)
    • born 23 Dec. 1901. He did not marry and farmed at the Yerong Creek "Dewdrop" farm. He died on the 15 July 1983 and is is buried at Yerong Creek.
  2. Emma Mary Taylor (nee Pollock) (1903-1991)
    • born 26 Aug 1903. She married Alfred Taylor (1905-1991). His father William Taylor had a 1192 acre farm, "Allambie", at Yerong Creek - but I think Alfed and Emma moved to their own farm at Yerong Creek - "Hopefield" about 1936. They had four children, Alan Alfred (1934), Raymond John (1935), Rita Elizabeth (1937), and Donald Matthew (1938-1964). Both Emma and Alfred died in 1991.
  3. Matthew William Pollock (1904-1987)
    • born 6 Oct 1904 [grave indicates a 1906 birth]
      He married Amy Laura Steenholdt (1898-1979), on 22 March 1932 in Wagga. Amy's parents Hans (H.T.) and Isabella Steenholdt) came from Victoria to be neighbours of the Pollocks at Yerong Creek. They had a 686 acre farm named "Fairdale". Matthew and Amy farmed at Milbrulong. They had a single child, Amy Wilma Pollock (23 July 1933) who died as an infant. Matthew died on 16 May 1987 and is buried in Lockhart cemetery. Amy died 10 September 1979 aged 80 years on headstone
  4. Amelia Elizabeth (Mille) Steenholdt (nee Pollock) (1907-1995)
    • born 28 Mar 1907. She married Harold Steenholdt (1897-1973), on 6th March 1929. Mille and Harold had a son Frederick (1932). They later lived at Batlow. Millie was awarded the British Empire Media(Civil)in 1976 for her community work and life membership of the United Hospital Auxiliaries in 1981. In 1990 her address was "Kilmarnock", Batlow. She died 31 December 1995 at Batlow.
  5. Euphemia (Effie) Taylor (nee Pollock) (1909-1979)
    • born 15 May 1909. She married Victor Otto Taylor on 14 September 1938. Victor Otto the brother of Emma's husband Alfred Taylor. They had five children. They lived at the "Allambie" farm and later at Cole Street, Yerong Creek. Effie died 15 November 1979 and is buried at Yerong Creek.
  6. Alexander Edwin Pollock (1910-1999)
    • born 4 Oct 1910. He married Veronica Mabel Anne Hosie (born 13 Feb 1912) on 18 March 1942. There were six children. Veronica died 21 September 1976 and is buried at Lockhart. Alex married a second time to, Edna on 29 September 1979. In the 1990s Alex and Edna Pollock lived at 162 Fernleigh Rd., Wagga. Alex died 23 December 1999 and is interned in Wagga Lawn Cemetery & has a headstone with his first wife at Lockhart.
  7. Christina May (called May) Howard (nee Pollock) (1912-1993)
    • born 15 Aug 1912. She married Ernest Charles Howard (born 25 June 1907-died 26 February 1981)on 2 October 1935. Ernest's father had a 2190 acre property, "Illawarra", at Yerong Creek. Ernest and May farmed at Milbrulong I believe. They had three children. Ernest died in 1981. May Howard lived later at Lockhart where she died 26 April 1993.
  8. Francis Harris (Frank) Pollock (1913- ?)
    • was born 24 Sep 1913. According to the electoral rolls he was a farmer at "Dewdrop", Yerong Creek from 1936 until at least the 1968. He married Mavis Pauline Jones in Sydney in 1945 (cert 6942) and they had 7 children. Mavis died in 1964, aged 45 and is buried at Lockhart. His remarried to Joy Bardsley on 13th November 1976. They lived at 13/2 Inala Ave Koonawarra near Wollongong.
  9. Eric Crossman Pollock (1916-1976)
    • born 16 Jun 1916. He married Edna Whytcross on 2 March 1946. Eric died in 1976 and is buried at Yerong Creek.
  10. James Stanley (Jim) Pollock (1918-1987)
    • born 29 Jun 1918. He married Gwyneth Irene Hart at St. Andrews Presbyterian church, Wagga. After the marriage they lived at Wagga. They had four children. In 1954 they farmed at Milbrulong. In 1958 they were at 47 Charles St Dalby in Queensland. In 1968 he was a farm manager at Goorambat near Benalla. In 1980 he was at Tooborac, Victoria. He died on 20 January 1987 and is buried at Benalla.
  11. Frederick Ross (Fred) Pollock (1919- ?)
    • born 11 Dec 1919. He married Elizabeth Freeman, born 15 Feb 1924. They lived at 25 Higgins Avenue, Wagga. They had eight children.

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  1. Pollocks in Donegal Ireland
  2. Kilpatricks in Donegal Ireland
  3. Arrival & Settlement in Australia
  4. Matt Pollock (1874-1950)
  5. Robert Pollock (1876-1916)
  6. Alexander Pollock (1882-1945)
  7. Thomas John Pollock (1884-1964)
  8. George Pollock (1886-1949)
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Thanks to W.J. (Jim) Pollock of Tivockmoy, Donegal; Debbie Pedrana, Kitty Rumble (nee Pollock), the late Alexander Smeaton (Bob) Pollock, the late Bert Pollock, Joyce Hoad (nee Pollock), Trevor Purkiss, Don Pollock, the late Mary Cofield, Fay Miller, Sheree Cooper & Margaret Bonar. This page last modified 4 January 2013