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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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7. Thomas John Pollock (1884-1964)

Tom Pollock, was born at Kyabram, Victoria in 1884. He later lived at Balldale for some years with his parents and brothers, before setting up a farm at Daroolgalbie a few miles north of near Forbes. Later in the 1920s he bought "Spring Valley" on the Bimbi Road between Bimbi and Quandialla

He married twice. His first wife was Florence I. Bedford. Her parents were Alfred Bedford and Alice E. Lawrence (married at Corowa in 1893; cert.3055). Tom was living at Balldale when he and Florence married in Albury in 1915 (Cert.6390). She died just six years later, in 1921, at Forbes.

They had two children:

  • John Thomas (Jack) Pollock (1916-1986)
    Jack went to school at Bimbi and worked on "Spring Valley" until WW2 when he moved to Melbourne to service RAAF aircraft. He returned to the farm until 1949 when he moved north to settle in Dulacca in the western Darling Downs. There "he became a well respected farmer". He married late in life and passed away in 1986.
  • Muriel Florence Pollock (1918-1984)
    Muriel married Clifford Raymond Butt (born 1912 at Young), in 1937 (cert.7280). The farmed at Tubbul, near Young. They had five children: Vernon (1937), Neville (1939), Raymond (1941), Gwenda (1943-1993), and Graeme (1946). Muriel died 8 December 1984 aged 66 years; and Cliff in 2005. For more information see the Butt Family History website

Tom's second wife was Esther Swan (1887-1971). Her name is sometimes spelt Ester and she was called Ettie. She was born in Victoria in 1887 (cert.30756). She married Tom Pollock at Cootamundra in 1922. Ettie was Tom's cousin (his mother's sister's daughter). For more information see the Kilpatrick page. She also conceived a child, seemingly to Tom Pollock, prior to his first marriage.

The children are:

  • Maisie or Maysie (1908-1957)
    Born in Victoria in 1908 (cert.11246) she moved into NSW and then back to Victoria when aged 19. At 20 she married Lionel James Barry. His parents were James Edward Barry and Elizabeth Howard. In 1931 they lived at 81 Glenferrie Rd, Malvern. She had six children: Lionel Edward, Jean Margaret, Hazel Christine, Patricia Ann, Brian John and Paul Howard. She died 13 May 1957 at her house at 20 Farm Street, Newport. Lionel Barry died in 1961
  • Joyce Margaret Pollock (1923-2003)
    She married Lyle Hoad of Trungley Hall at Young Methodist Church 28 May 1949. Her children were: Geoffrey Hoad (1952), Jannelle Hoad (1956) and Ken Hoad (1961). Lyle Hoad stood as a Labour candidate in NSW state elections for Temora in 1960, 1962 and 1971. Joyce and Lyle later lived in Temora. Joyce died, aged 80 on 22 August 2003 and Lyle, also aged 80 on 14 January 2005.
  • Don Pollock (1932- )
    Don farmed at "Spring Valley", later living in Young and retiring to the Batemans Bay area. His wife is Leonie Harris - the eldest daughter of Wakler & Mignon Harris of "Oorie" Quandialla. Their children are Jenny Sue (Scalmer) (1956-) of Carlingford, Sydney; Kerrie Lee (Avis) (1957-) who lives in Fadden, Canberra; Lex Donald Pollock (1959-), who continued to farm at "Spring Valley" but later moved on; and Mark (1961-) who lives at Mulgoa

Tom died in 1964 at Young and Don took over "Spring Valley". Ettie then moved to Temora to be closer to her daughter. She died 6 April 1971 at Temora. I believe that both Tom & Ettie are both buried at Bimbi Cemetery

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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