Nb. 2nd Baronet of King's Nympton (Which he sold to Sir Arthur Northcote)
(Dictionary of National Biography). Hugh Pollard was implicated in May and June
1641 in the first army royalist plot, was imprisoned and expelled from the House of Commons
in which he sat for Beeralston, Devonshire. For this offence his father decided to
disinherit him. Hugh Pollard petitioned Parliment and obtained their permission to visit
his dying father and was forgiven. He became the 2nd Baronet on 19 Nov 1641 on the death
of his father.
Returning from Holland, in search of levies for the King's Service, he
was pursed by the Parliamentary ships but escaped. He defended Dartmouth against Fairfax
but was wounded and taken prisoner. At the Restoration he was sworn a Privy Councillor
and made Controller of the Household of King Charles II. He was appointed a member of
a committee to consider
all business relating to foreign plantations. (Acts of the Privy Council (Colonial)
1662, pp 554 and 572).