Nb. The first seven children were baptised in Barbados, but, about 1797, John Pollard emigrated
to Demerara as may be seen from Powers of Attorney which he gave to his representatives in
"Joh Pollard of St. Michaels Barbados, but intending shortly to go to the Colony of Demerara, appoints brother Armell Henry Pollard of St. Michael Barbados with Powers of Attorney". Dated 7 March 1796.
John Pollard, native of the Island of Barbados but now residing in Demerara, appoints Lynch Thomas of Barbados with Powers of Attorney. 24 Aug 1807.
He is said to have owned an estate known as "Spring Hall" on the East Coast of Demerara.
His will has not been found either in Barbados or Georgetown, Demerara. All dates of births
and deaths are from family records made by W.B.Pollard for the period 1788-1877.
Nb. Twin of Nathaniel Weekes Pollard
Nb. Owned two sugar estates, De Weavers and Susana's Rust in Demerara.
The Will of Nathaniel Weekes Pollard dated 26 Mar 1834, proved 2 Oct 1834. Abstract:-
I leave to my heirs Nathaniel Weekes, Sarah Maria, Mary Jane, John Henry, Edward Alleyne, and to my son William Branch Pollard Jun. as also any further issue of my present wife Jane William Pollard, share and share alike.
It is my earnest wish that my timber concern should be continued and carried on by my executors herein named as long as it appears that the return made thereon is commensurate with the capital employed. My wife Jane Williams Pollard and my brother William Branch Pollard to be Executrix and Executor and with Mrs. Jane Culpeper, Guardians over my minor children.
The Weekes name may come from Ralph Weekes, President
of Council of the Island of Barbados through Nathaniel's mother Jane Weekes Branch.
See Burkes Colonial Gentry pg. 437 under Forte.
Nb. At the meeting of the Court of Policy after the Auditor General's death, the Attorney General said:-
"There were many of his duties that did not come directly before the notice of the public, but for the execution of which he was entitled to the highest credit.
I will merely allude to one of them, the laying out of the Sinking Fund. No one as far as I know ever asked how it was laid out, but we find that everything connected with the money was done to the best advantage. I may also mention the excellent manner in which he carried out the details of the Immigration Loan. No one ever interfered with Mr. Pollard in this respect, and it was his proudest boast to say that while he had the charge of the laying out of the funds, not a single cent had ever been lost to the Colony.
Your Excellency, I have lost my oldest colleague, and I can scarcely say how greatly I regret his loss. I have known hime through a great number of years, and I now remain the oldest member of this Court.
In accordance with Your Excellency's instructions, I will now introduce the following resolution:
Court deeply regrets the loss which the Colony has sustained by the death of the Honourable
William Branch Pollard, and desires to record their high appreciation of the long and valuable
services rendered by him to British Guiana both as Auditor General and as a member of this
The Colonist, 27th December 1879.