Nb. Kt., of Kings Nympton, Devon
Nb. Of Girlston. One of the Judges of Common Pleas and one of Prince's Worthies of Devon.
He was called to the bar by the society of the Middle Temple, where he was reader in Lent,
1502. He received the degree of the coif in November of the
following year; and from that time, but not before, his name appears in the Reports.
His eminence as a lawyer, on which Prince as usual greatly enlarges, may be estimated by
his being made one of the king's serjeants on 9 Jul 1507, and by his
having a renewal of his patent on the accession of Henry VIII. In the sixth year of that
reign, on 29 May 1514, he was raised to the bench of the Common Pleas. His decisions
during the first five years of his judicial career are in Keilwey's
Reports; and those subsequently may be seen in the Year Books. If he died, as Prince
states, in 1450, he must have retired from the bench many years previously; for the last
fine acknowledged before him was in Michaelmas, 1525, and he is not
mentioned in the Reports even so late as that date. His appreant successor,
Thomas Englefield, was appointed about the end of 1526. He had no less that 11 sons and
11 daughters, all of whom with his wife and himself are represented in a window
of the church of King's Nympton, in which he purchased an estate and erected a stately
Nb. Pedigree for Hexte calls her Anne and married to Nicholas Pollard.
Nb. and seven other Sons and Seven other Daughters!
Nb. Kt. Bach. (1536) of King's Nympton, Devon
Nb. Eldest son and great-grandfather of Lewis Pollard who was created baronet in 1627.
Nb. Kt. Bach. (1553). Knighted for his part in the defence of Boulogne.
Nb. Erroneously called Philipa in the Pollard pedigree in the same source.