'Pollok04'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Pollock of Arthurlie, Pollok of Blackhouse, Pollok of Craigton, Pollok of Faside, Pollok of Lismany, Pollock of Maxweltown [Families still being researched.]

(a) The following shows the Polloks of Faside as a cadet of the family of Arthurlie. This suggestion was found in the 'Letters, Queries and Notes' booklet referred to below but would appear to contradict the notice in (b) following which seems to imply that the Polloks of Faside was a long-standing branch in its own right. However, it is possible that there was a long-standing line of Polloks of Faside that died out and Faside passed to the cadet branch below. Alternatively, of course, the connection shown below (between Arthurlie and Faside) may be wrong. One item of concern is that the 'Letters, Queries and Notes' booklet identifies two brothers as Robert Allan of Arthurlie and John Allan of Cunnymore but those 'brothers' were hitherto both known only as Allan: Allan of Arthurlie and Allan of Craigton.
(b) "A Chronicle of the Family of Gairdner" by William Henry Bailey, privately printed in 1947, reports as follows on the Polloks of Faside: "This branch of the family claims to be the eldest male line of the house of Pollok. For several hundred years the property of Faside had passed on from generation to generation without the "affront" of an entail, the eldest son, no doubt, as a rule succeeding, while the younger sons go off to other occupations." The first Pollok reported in that book was the Thomas shown below as alive in 1800. "History of Our Firm", a fascinating book by John Rankin about the history of 'Pollok, Gilmour & Company' and its associated companies (privately printed in Liverpool in 1908), reports that Faside was brought into the family reported below in about 1707. It is not known if that acquistion was a purchase or a 'paid for' inheritance from a cousin.
Allan Pollock of Arthurlie (a 1603)
1. John Pollock in/of Arthurlie (a 1611)
  m. Agnes (d 1611)
A. (Robert) Allan Pollock of Arthurlie
  m. Susanna Murdoch (dau of Murdoch of Craigton)
  i.+ 3 sons (d unm) - John, David, Robert
  iv. James Pollock of Arthurlie (b c1696, d 1780)
  m. Jean Pollok (dau of Sir Robert Pollok of that ilk)
  a. Annabella Pollock (b 1736, d 31.08.1826)
  m. Gavin Ralston of that ilk
  b. Jean (?) Pollock
  v. Thomas Pollock of Mid (South) Arthurlie
  m. Elizabeth Caldwell (dau of John Caldwell of Lochside)
a. Allan Pollock of Mid (South) Arthurlie
  b.+ other issue - Robert, 2 daughters
  vi. Jean Pollock
  m. William Caldwell (in Paisley)
  a. Jean Caldwell probably of this generation
  m. George Storie (b 22.03.1685, d 1760)
  vii. Margaret Pollock
  m. Robert Finlayson (dsp, in Paisley)
  B. Jean Pollock
  C. (John) Allan Pollok of Cunnymore (later Conmore) (or 'of Craigton' ?) (d 1696)
  m. (1666) Margaret Warnock
  i. Allan Pollok of Craigton and Faside
  m. Elizabeth (Elspeth) Paton (dau of Thomas Paton of Craigton)
a. Allan Pollok of Craigton and Faside (d c1800?)
  m. (01.02.1762) Margaret Anderson or Calderwood
  (1) Thomas Pollok of Faside (a 1800)
  m. Janet Wilson (d 15.07.1791)
  (A) Allan Pollok of Faside (b 1775, d 1851)
  m. (03.1803) Jean Coats (d 1854, dau of John Coats of Philipshill)
  (i) Allan Pollok of Broom Park and Lismany (b 16.06.1815, d 06.03.1881, 4th son)
  m. (08.1839) Margaret Pollok (d 1861, dau of Arthur Pollok of Lochliboside) @@ just below
(a) Arthur Pollok (b 1847, d 1864)
  (b) John Pollok of Lismany (b 12.1850, d 08.1891) had issue
  m. (13.04.1873) Florence Madeline Bingham (d 20.12.1941, dau of John Charles Robert Bingham, 4th Lord Clanmorris)
  (c) Barbara Thompson Pollok (b 05.08.1840, d 13.04.1900)
  m. (04.07.1859) John Gairdner of Lisbeg House (b 22.06.1825, d 21.09.1908)
  (d) Mary Thompson Pollok
  m. (1873) Rev. John N. Ward
(ii) Agnes Pollok (b 15.01.1806, d 14.04.1887)
  m. (04.11.1835) James Crum of Busby (b 1807, d 1860)
  (iii) Janet Pollok (b 06.01.1813, d 11.30.1842) --
  m. (04.10.1831) Patrick Graham 'of Robshill' (b 12.01.1799, d 15.11.1867) --
  (iv)+ other issue (dvpsp) - Thomas (b 29.12.1803, d 16.08.1821), John (b 11.02.1808, d 17.12.1820), James (b 30.09.1810, d 06.02.1821)
  (B) John Pollok (b 1778, d 1858)
  (C) Arthur Pollok of Lochliboside (b 1781, d 1870)
  (i) Margaret Pollok (d 1861)
  m. (08.1839) Allan Pollok of Broom Park and Lismany (b 16.06.1815, d 06.03.1881) @@ just above
  (2) James Pollok of Craigton
  (A) Allan Pollok of Blackhouse
  (i) James Pollok of Blackhouse
  (B) William Pollok of Titwood
(3) Elizabeth Pollok
  m. Adam Gilmour of South Walton (d 03.1793)
  The following information was kindly provided by a contributor (AD, 07.10.03) with reference to 'Fasti Ecclesiae Scoticanae'.
  b. Thomas Pollok of Ednam (b c1695, d 16.05.1764)
  m. (02.09.1724) Alison Mason (d 29.07.1788)
  (1) Thomas Pollok (b 25.01.1736, d 29.09.1801, rector of Grittleton)
  m. (20.09.1761) Susanna Mary Palmer (dau of Charlton Palmer by Mary Dawson)
  (A) Catherine Pollok (b 1778, d 14.04.1845, authoress)
  m1. (div 1813) Russell Manners (b c1771, d 16.01.1840, MP)
  m2. (08.06.1813) Sir Thomas Stepney, Bart of Prendergast (dsp 12.09.1825)
  (B)+ other issue - Mary Charlton (b 1764), Susanna (b 1767), Louisa (b 1769), Betty (b 1771), Thomas (b 1772, had issue), Sarah (b 1776), John (b 1783), Elizabeth (b 1786)
  (2)+ other issue - Allan, James, Isobel, John, Jean, George (b 14.01.1732), Alison (b 17.07.1740), Elizabeth (b 06.07.1743), Mary (b 14.06.1750)



Alexander Polleick, portioner of Overtoun (a 1635, d by 1711) was probably father of ...
1. John Polleik
2. Alexander Polleik of Inhytehillmuir & Maxweltown (b before 1657)
  A. Alexander Polleik of Inhytehillmuir & Maxweltown
  i. Alexander Pollock of Maxweltown (b 1718)
  m1. _ Tarbet
  a. John Pollock of Maxweltown (b 26.11.1744, d 20.07.1813)
  m.(01.08.1774) Annabella Davidson (b 24.12.1754, d 05.08.1795, dau of John Davidson of Paisley)
  (1) Marion Pollock (b 24.04.1776, d 10.07.1844) --
  m. (17.03.1798) John Graham of Robshill (b 1772, d 09.05.1828) --
  (2) Annabella Pollock (b 03.12.1782)
  m. (25.01.1806) James Gibson (d 22.07.1824)
  (3) Isabella Pollock (b 05.03.1784)
  m. (1815) James Ferrier
  (4) Anna Pollock (b 07.10.1785, d 05.04.1823)
  m1. (10.07.1811) W. Barbour (d 14.04.1815)
  m2. (11.10.1819) Archibald Hamilton
  (5) John Pollock (b 24.02.1794)
  m. (09.0.1818) Mary Reid (d 05.03.1795)
  (A)+ issue - Annabella (b 14.03.1819), Mary (b 21.02.1820), Isabella (b 02.01.1822), child (b 05.05.1823, d 25.05.1825), Anne (b 27.11.1824), William James (b 10.03.1830), James Ferrier (b 23.02.1832), boy (b/d 09.1823), Rachel (b 04.12.1834, d 12.12.1834)
  (6)+ other issue - Isabella (b 21.07.1777, d 24.06.1782), Annabella (b 28.07.1779, d 14.03.1781), Agnes (b 07.12.1780, d 14.08.1782), Elizabeth (b 26.08.1790, d 15.03.1797), John (b 28.03.1792, d 17.03.1793)
  m2. Jean Donaldson
  ii. Marion Pollock (b 1722)
  B. Janet Pollock
  m. (1708) John King

Main source(s):
(1) For Pollocks of Arthurlie: "Pollock - Letters, Queries and Notes" (published 1996, transcribed, collated and laid out by J.F. Engert) with input from Joan Dyer
(2) For Polloks of Faside: (a) Stirnet's BG family records + (b) "A Chronicle of the Family of Gairdner" by William Henry Bailey, privately printed in 1947 + (c) BLG1886 (Pollok of Lismany), BLG1952 (Pollok formerly of Broom Park)
(3) For Pollocks of Maxweltown: 'Cairn of Lochwinyoch Matters' by Andrew Crawfurd, prepared in 1845 (a notebook found in the Library in Paisley)
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