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Blog Chart 007: Katharine READ (1745 – 1819) & Jeremiah POLLARD (1741 – 1818)

Katharine Read (1745 – 1819) & Jeremiah Pollard (1741 – 1818)

This is the line of descent from Cozens Read’s daughter Katharine. I haven’t done a great deal of research into the Pollard line, those Reads seem to take up a lot of my research time!! But I intend to do more on the Pollards as well as the other families that my Read people married into!!

Descendants of Katharine READ (1745 – 1819)

Generation No. 1

1. KATHARINE4 READ (COZENS3, WILLIAM2, JOHN1) was born 1745 in Nether Winchendon, Buckinghamshire, and died 1819 in Waddesdon, Buckinghamshire. She married JEREMIAH POLLARD 19 Oct 1775 in Nether Winchendon, Buckinghamshire. He was born 1741 in Forest Hill, Oxfordshire, and died 1818 in Waddesdon, Buckinghamshire.

i. MARY5 POLLARD, b. 1779, Waddesdon, Buckinghamshire; d. 1857.
2. ii. MICHAEL POLLARD, b. 1783; d. 1850, Waddesdon, Buckinghamshire.
3. iii. THOMAS POLLARD, b. 1787, Waddesdon, Buckinghamshire.
Generation No. 2

2. MICHAEL5 POLLARD (KATHARINE4 READ, COZENS3, WILLIAM2, JOHN1) was born 1783, and died 1850 in Waddesdon, Buckinghamshire. He married (1) ELIZABETH HOLLAND. He married (2) ELIZABETH BROCKLESS 03 Jun 1805 in Ashendon, Buckinghamshire, daughter of WILLIAM BROCKLESS and SARAH SIMMS. She was born 1782 in Wotton Underwood, and died 1822 in Waddesdon, Buckinghamshire.

i. HENRY6 POLLARD, b. Sep 1827.
ii. ANN6 POLLARD, b. 1806; d. 1813.
4. iii. THOMAS POLLARD, b. 1807.
iv. SARAH POLLARD, b. 1809; d. 1813.
v. JEREMIAH POLLARD, b. 1812; d. 1813.
5. vi. JEREMIAH POLLARD, b. 1814.
6. vii. ELI POLLARD, b. 1817.
viii. JOHN POLLARD, b. 1819.
ix. WILLIAM POLLARD, b. 1822; d. 1822.
3. THOMAS5 POLLARD (KATHARINE4 READ, COZENS3, WILLIAM2, JOHN1) was born 1787 in Waddesdon, Buckinghamshire. He married CATHARINE 1814.

i. MARY6 POLLARD, b. 1814.
ii. WILLIAM POLLARD, b. 1816.
iii. RACHAEL POLLARD, b. 1818.
iv. SARAH POLLARD, b. 1820; d. 1894.
Generation No. 3

4. THOMAS6 POLLARD (MICHAEL5, KATHARINE4 READ, COZENS3, WILLIAM2, JOHN1) was born 1807. He married MARY ANN KIRBY 1836 in Newton Purcell, Oxfordshire. She was born 1811 in Newton Purcell, Oxfordshire, and died 1878.

Children of THOMAS POLLARD and MARY KIRBY are:
i. JOHN7 POLLARD, b. 1837.
ii. ELI POLLARD, b. 1839; d. Dec 1839.
7. iii. ELI POLLARD, b. 1841.
iv. ANN POLLARD, b. 1844.
v. RACHEL POLLARD, b. 1845.
vi. JOSEPH POLLARD, b. 1848.
vii. GEORGE POLLARD, b. 1856.
5. JEREMIAH6 POLLARD (MICHAEL5, KATHARINE4 READ, COZENS3, WILLIAM2, JOHN1) was born 1814. He married MARY ANN WHITE 11 Oct 1836 in Waddesdon, Buckinghamshire.

8. i. WILLIAM7 POLLARD, b. 03 Dec 1837; d. 07 Aug 1910.
iii. MICHAEL POLLARD, b. 1845.
iv. JOHN POLLARD, b. 1847.
6. ELI6 POLLARD (MICHAEL5, KATHARINE4 READ, COZENS3, WILLIAM2, JOHN1) was born 1817. He married CAROLINE WHITE 08 Nov 1841 in Waddesdon, Buckinghamshire.

i. GEORGE7 POLLARD, b. 1844.
ii. TOM POLLARD, b. 1846.
iii. MARY ANN POLLARD, b. 1849.
Generation No. 4

7. ELI7 POLLARD (THOMAS6, MICHAEL5, KATHARINE4 READ, COZENS3, WILLIAM2, JOHN1) was born 1841. He married SARAH NEAL 16 May 1864 in Waddesdon, Buckinghamshire. She was born 1840.

Children of ELI POLLARD and SARAH NEAL are:
i. ELLEN JANE8 POLLARD, b. 1865; d. 1947.
ii. CHARLES POLLARD, b. 1869; m. EMMA JANE SCOTT CROOK, 18 Feb 1891.
iii. HARRY POLLARD, b. 1870; d. 1956; m. CLARA ROLFE.
8. WILLIAM7 POLLARD (JEREMIAH6, MICHAEL5, KATHARINE4 READ, COZENS3, WILLIAM2, JOHN1) was born 03 Dec 1837, and died 07 Aug 1910. He married BARBARA FOX 02 Feb 1863.

i. WILLIAM THOMAS8 POLLARD, b. 12 May 1865; d. 02 Sep 1933; m. EMMA TAYLOR; b. 1871; d. 07 Apr 1902.
ii. ANNIE POLLARD, b. 14 Dec 1867.
iii. JAMES POLLARD, b. 28 Jun 1869.
iv. ALICE POLLARD, b. 14 Feb 1870.
v. KATHERINE POLLARD, b. 15 Jun 1875.
vi. ADA ELIZABETH POLLARD, b. 15 Oct 1884.


  1. Hello,
    I have just come upon your research of the Pollard Family.William Thomas Pollard and Barbara Fox are my Great Grandparents and I am looking at a photo of them both at this moment.
    We knew we had Cozens and Read connections but it is so nice to see the tree as done by someone else.

    Kind Regards

    Comment by Hazel Ellis — November 22, 2010 @ 10:30 am

    • Hallo Hazel, Many thanks for your comment and I am so very sorry it has taken me this long to get back to you. I’ve had awful internet connection problems (written a post about it today) and could not get here until now.

      I’m thrilled to find a Pollard cousin and I am soooooo into ancestor photographs and would love to see the photo of your Great Grandparents!! I am happy to share any info with you and hopefully I might have some details you don’t already have.

      Kind regards,

      Christine (rootsresearcher)

      Comment by rootsresearcher — January 24, 2011 @ 3:33 pm

  2. Most interested in coming across your study of the Pollard family.Cozins Read is my 6xg grandfather.I was born a Pollard and can trace my line back to Cozins Read and his parents William Read and Elizabeth Cozins. One thing always bothers me- Why do studys of the same tree bring up diferent results?

    Comment by Enid Pollard — February 10, 2011 @ 4:10 pm

    • Hallo cousin Enid, Thanks for your comment and for visiting my blog. We have been in touch with each other before, through Genes Reunited, but haven’t “chatted” much. I have very seriously studied my Reads for over 20 years and so am certain of the people who married my 6 x great grandfather Cozens Read’s children. Also, the marriage of Jeremiah Pollard and Katherine Read is backed up in a couple of Wills, which of course helps with proving who is who and helps make sure we have the right people.

      Actually three Pollard siblings married three of my Read siblings: First was Jeremiah Pollard (I so love his name, it has a wonderful ring to it I think 😉 ) who married Katharine Read in 1775 at Lower Winchendon, secondly was his sister (I believe) Ann Pollard who married Katherine Read’s brother Thomas Read in 1779. Ann was Thomas’ second of three wives and sadly died before 1786 when he married his third wife. Thirdly, Mary Pollard married William Read in 1782 at Upper Winchendon. William seems to have married a bit later in life (unless he married before Mary Pollard, if so I haven’t discovered that yet). He and Mary had two children. In one of my posts here, I think in a Tombstone Tuesday post, you will see the collapsed table top tomb of William and Mary and also with them are their daughter Mary and her husband John Moores, at Lower Winchendon.

      Do our trees differ? Could you let me know in what way please. I have seen other trees on Genes Reunited where people do have wrong information and sadly that gets spread around without being corrected. I have seen details taken from my information elsewhere and then changed to “fit in” but this is usually by non-serious genealogists who just want to make up a tree to look good. They don’t seem to want to spend the time doing their own research. I usually check information I receive from others. I would hope that they check what I send them, I have come across a couple of mistakes I made years ago, so I am not perfect by any means. 😉

      We should keep in touch more often. I have neglected several people I have come across researching our family, and am trying to improve on that, hopefully this blog will help.

      Kind regards,

      Christine Read (rootsresearcher)

      Comment by rootsresearcher — February 10, 2011 @ 11:52 pm

      • Thanks for answering. I took up looking for my family tree years ago and went realy slowly until computers came along and then I had a great spurt. Was always to busy to do much researching but having just retired I have more time but am ignorant of working computers. Found your blog by accident just as my granddaughter arrived for a visit so she saved it to my favorites so I could find it again. Heard about Blogs but didn’t know what they were or how to use them. Seriously thinking about getting computer lessons to find out more.
        It wasn’t your tree that particularly differed from mine. I can see you are a true genealogist and can back up all your research. I once had an e-mail from someone who boasted 15,000+ people in their tree. Can anyone have enough time to check that many. As you said perhaps they wanted their tree to look good but wasn’t too worried about it being right. Must be in our genes- it must be right.
        Found the picture of Cozin Reads Tombstone. What a shame it has collapsed.I am in touch with a first cousin[ our dads were brothers]who lives near there so will ask him to find out what if anything is being done about it.
        Great to be in touch with a relative who takes care with their facts. Regards Enid

        Comment by Enid Pollard — February 11, 2011 @ 11:02 am

      • Hallo cousin Enid, I think you will enjoy pottering about on your computer for your family history research when you learn more about computers. If you need any help, with computers and/or your family history research, I’m happy to help if you want.

        I’m wondering if you saw the right blog post I did about Cozens Read’s tombstone? For a while, from how it was described to me, it seemed it was his tabletop tombstone that had collapsed. But, when two cousins each sent me pics of the collapsed tomb, I knew immediately it was that of William Read and his wife Mary (Pollard) and their daughter Mary and Mary’s husband John Moores.

        For a long time now I have been trying to sort out getting a heritage grant to enable me/other Read descendants to try to restore it back to being a tabletop tombstone. I have asked someone who is one of the churchwardens there to please don’t let any of the broken bits or any bits with inscriptions on to be dumped, rather to please keep them agains the wall of the church or churchyard. Regarding grants, sometimes for this type of grant it takes six months or even a year for a committee to have a look at my request and then of course there are other requests in line before mine, so it is taking a long, long time to get a proper response. I am the Graveyard Rabbit for St. Nicholas, Lower Winchendon (have a look at the menu on the right side of my blog and click on the link to my Graveyard Rabbit blog, Ancestors At Rest. I have actually just written to the Vicar as he has become an honorary canon and I wanted to feature that at my Rabbit blog, but I have also asked him what will happen to William and Mary’s tabletop tomb in the meanwhile while I am trying to sort out a grant. We shall see what transpires.

        To see the pic of the collapsed tomb of William and Mary’s and their daughter/son-in-law, go to the menu on the right of the blog. Look for Daily Blogging Themes, then Tombstone Tuesday and then click on the link for William and Mary Read and John & Mary Moores and that will take you to the blog post I did about that.

        Kind regards,

        Cousin Christine

        Comment by rootsresearcher — February 11, 2011 @ 6:28 pm

  3. Hello Christine,

    Does anyone have any knowledge of what occupations the Pollard family were engaged in in early 1700’s. We always assumed they farmed but we don’t have info to back this assumption.
    I have a photo of a few Pollards which I would like to share but I can’t see how to upload them.

    Could you help please.
    Kind Regards

    Comment by Hazel Ellis — March 11, 2011 @ 1:19 pm

    • Hallo Hazel, If you look at the menu for Daily Blogging Themes, Amanuensis Monday, there you will find some of the Wills I have transcribed. One is for Rachael Read and she mentions that Jeremiah Pollard (married to Catherine Read, daughter of Cozens Read – my 6 x great grandfather) is a Baker. They lived in Waddesdon, Buckinghamshire. I haven’t researched the Pollards a great deal yet so have not found what other trades any of them did.

      This blog does not have the wherewithall to let others apart from me upload photos to it. I would love to see the Pollard photos. I have been wanting to do a page here of photos of ancestors that have been sent by other cousins, but just haven’t got round to doing that yet. I must get it set up!! 🙂 If you send the photos to me at my email address readc13_99(at)excite(dot)co(dot)uk then I can then upload them here as a post about them and/or as a Page of ancestor photos from cousins.

      Kind regards,


      Comment by rootsresearcher — March 11, 2011 @ 11:57 pm

  4. Hello Enid,
    I can see you too are a Pollard.

    I wonder at what point on the tree do you belong. My Great Grandmother was Barbara Fox.

    Kind Regards

    Comment by Hazel Ellis — March 11, 2011 @ 1:20 pm

    • Hallo Hazel, I am not Enid and unless she adds a comment here, she does not have anything to do with this blog. I have contacted her about you, so hopefully I will get you in touch with each other soon. 🙂 By all means add comments for Enid here if you want, but unless she visits the blog at times she won’t know you have written here. She is related to my Pollards, so will be a “new” cousin for you. I think I will send her another email so you can “talk” to each other.

      Kind regards,


      Comment by rootsresearcher — March 11, 2011 @ 11:49 pm

  5. Hello Christine,

    Many Thanks for the info.I have just found a complete? Cozens Read family tree compiled by my brother about 1994. It is about 6-7ft long and have just noticed your name.It includes the Pollard Tree and the Read Tree. I would love to display it but where do I find a frame lond enough!!!!!
    Now if a name comes up I can trace them on this hard copy.
    I have found an Enid Pollard but she was born in 1908 so Enid from this site must be younger descendant.

    Kind Regards

    Comment by Hazel Ellis — March 13, 2011 @ 3:13 pm

    • Hallo Hazel, Your brother’s tree sounds really good! It’s probably not complete as such, because there’s always some ancestor to find or another line to follow. 🙂 May I ask who your brother is? I don’t remember being in touch with someone connected to the Pollards around the time you said your brother compiled this tree. I’d love to see a copy of it. Any chance you can take a digital pic and send it by email?

      I would suggest you measure it and then ask a picture framer how much it would cost to frame something like that. It certainly would be good framed, but I think you would have to be careful where you hang it then, in case sunlight starts to fade it.

      I haven’t heard back from Enid yet, about getting you two together but as soon as I do I will let you know.

      Hope you’ve had a good weekend.

      Kind regards,


      Comment by rootsresearcher — March 14, 2011 @ 12:33 am

  6. Hello Christine,
    My brother is John.He never mentioned your site to me at all. All i know is he did his research before it was on line although he had been using the computer in the last few years.
    I will try to take a panoramic photo of the tree if I can find how to do it.
    Then I will E Mail it to you.

    Kind Regards

    Comment by Hazel Ellis — March 22, 2011 @ 5:13 pm

    • Hallo Hazel, I don’t think I have been in touch with your brother before. I’m really looking forward to seeing the photo of the tree. If you can’t take a panoramic photo, take several pics of different sections of the tree, then if you have a graphics programme, you could join them together to make one photo. I’m also looking forward to seeing any Pollard photos you have – I just so love to see ancestor photos. 🙂

      My apologies for this late reply, but I have been having internet connection problems again, which made it difficult for me to get into the blog and to make posts!!

      Kind regards,


      Comment by rootsresearcher — March 28, 2011 @ 11:59 pm

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