John POLLOCK was born 7/8/1842, at Jugiong, Murrumbidgee, the second son of
Robert POLLOCK and Agnes BARBOUR. Robert
and Agnes POLLOCK emigrated from Lochwinnoch, (a village SW of Glasgow) Scotland
arriving in Sydney, on the “Portland” on 18/12/1838.
Their first son, Robert was born at sea on 7/12/1838. There is no record of the birth of their second child, Janet,
but they were settled at Jugiong by the time John was born.
The next three children, Mary Ann, Elizabeth & Alexander were born at
Jugiong but when James was baptised in December 1849 the family had moved to
Araluen. William was born at
Araluen in 1851. The last three
children, David, Margaret and Agnes were born at Brundee where Robert leased a
farm on the BERRY estate. Robert died on 13/3/1864 and is buried at Numbaa Cemetery.
In 1868, Agnes married James ARMSTRONG, who committed suicide by shooting
himself on 22/11/1881, at Araluen. Agnes
died on 27/3/1887 and is buried, with Robert and their daughter, Agnes, in
Not much is known of John’s early life.
He appears on the electoral roll for 1869/70 as a resident of Terara.
John married Louisa CHYNOWETH, born 1/11/1853, St. Agnes, Cornwall, who
arrived, in Sydney, with her mother, & siblings on “Morning Star” on
6/9/1864. They joined Louisa’s
father, Richard CHYNOWETH, who was already a resident at Crown Flat, Araluen.
John & Louisa married at Araluen on 16/7/1873.
On the 18/1/1883 “The Telegraph” at Nowra announced that POLLOCK BROS
were in business as cordial manufacturers.
I do not know how many brothers were involved but William and Alexander
certainly; John, James & David are possibilities.
Elder brother, Robert, was on the Nambucca at this time although he moved
to the Bellinger about the same time that John arrived.
I think whole family was involved in original cordial factory at Nowra.
By 1885 John had established cordial factory at Fernmount on James MARTIN’s
farm – David was running a branch of Fernmount factory at Woodburn by 1886 -
William had a cordial factory at Moruya in 1886 – James and Alexander had
original factory at Nowra. In
1888 Alexander set up his own factory and left POLLOCK BROS.
By 1886 John POLLOCK was a
member of Show Committee, Sports Committee and Starter for Bellinger River
Jockey Club. Raleigh races were
held on Mr. James MARTIN’s property. On
11/10/1889 at Presbyterian Sunday School Picnic at North Beach the children
presented Mr. Pollock with a bible. In
1890 POLLOCK BROS cordial factory was moved to “Pollock’s Hill”. (Junction
of Raleigh and Short Cut Roads.)
On 6/12/1898 a meeting was held at Bellingen to set up Co-op Freezing Works
with Mr. POLLOCK in the chair. Provisional
Board of Directors elected and in the meeting of the subsequent Bellinger
Central Butter Company, held at Fernmount, Mr. POLLOCK was elected one of the
On 3/8/1899 meeting was called by John POLLOCK of persons desirous of joining
Grand United Order of Oddfellows.
On 19/6/1900 Mr. John POLLOCK, J.P. was welcomed on taking his seat on the
Bench of Magistrates for the first time. POLLOCK’s
Mineral Waters took leading honours at Metropolitan and Chicago Exhibitions in
In 1901 John POLLOCK was part of the committee formed to frame By-laws for
proposed Cottage Hospital and at a meeting of Hospital subscribers was elected
one of the five trustees.
In 1905 the cordial factory moved to new premises in Bellingen and in 1907 a
cordial factory was established in Bowraville which was run by Harold HUMPHRIS
and his wife Mary Emily POLLOCK, John’s daughter.
In 1907 a presentation was made to John by “Endeavour” Lodge of
I. O. O. F. for 20 years service as Treasurer and in 1914 he had been a
member of the local branch of Manchester Unity Independent Order of Oddfellows
for 31 years.
John POLLOCK died on 19/9/1914, and is buried in the Presbyterian Section of
the Bellingen Cemetery.
Margaret Lyall (from notes received from
Norman Braithwaite, Bellinger Valley Historical Society)
Descendants John POLLOCK
John POLLOCK b. 7 Aug 1842, Murrumbidgee NSW, occupation Cordial Maker & Farmer, m. 16 Jul 1873, in Araluen NSW, Louisa CHYNOWETH , b. 1 Nov 1853, St Agnes CON ENG, (daughter of Richard CHYNOWETH and Mary OXNAM ) d. 20 Jul 1919, Bellingen NSW, buried: 21 Jul 1919, Pres Bellingen NSW. John died 10 Sep 1914, Bellingen NSW, buried: 11 Sep 1914, Pres. Bellingen NSW.
I. Robert James POLLOCK b. 5 Jun 1874, Currumbenel NSW, occupation Farmer, m. 19 Sep 1899, in Annandale NSW, Emma Maria ALLAN , b. 19 Mar 1879, Majors Creek NSW, (daughter of John Stephen ALLAN and Sarah Ann PIGGOTT ) d. 29 May 1943, Sydney NSW, buried: Pres Rookwood NSW. Robert died 8 Jul 1945, Sydney NSW, buried: Pres Rookwood NSW.
A. Robert John Allan POLLOCK b. 7 Sep 1900, Bellingen NSW, occupation Garage Manager, m. (1) 21 Apr 1928, in Nowra NSW, Muriel GOODSELL , b. 1900, d. 21 Sep 1963, Nowra NSW, buried: C of E Nowra NSW, m. (2) 1968, Merle MacDONALD . Robert died 28 Oct 1986, Nowra NSW, buried: Cremated, Lakeside Crematorium, Nowra NSW.
B. Irene Elizabeth POLLOCK b. 19 Nov 1901, Kempsey NSW, m. 19 Mar 1926, in Ashfield NSW, Norman Austin TABER .
C. Stanley James POLLOCK b. 25 Feb 1903, Kempsey NSW, m. 16 Jul 1930, in Lismore NSW, Elsie Sarah SUFFOLK , b. 4 Sep 1908, d. 13 Jan 1987, buried: Meth Ulladulla NSW.
D. John Norman POLLOCK b. 6 Nov 1904, Kempsey NSW, m. 12 Feb 1924, in Canterbury NSW, Merle MacDONALD . John died 21 Apr 1966, buried: Rookwood, NSW.
E. Leslie Edwin POLLOCK b. 24 May 1907, Grafton NSW, m. 1 Feb 1930, in Burwood NSW, Edith May HUNTER , b. c1909, d. 11 Jul 1976, buried: C of E Ulladulla NSW. Leslie died 15 Jun 1993.
F. Reginald Harcot POLLOCK b. 15 Aug 1908, Bellingen NSW, m. 13 Jul 1929, in Burwood NSW, Bertha Grace ALCOTT .
G. Leonod Steven POLLOCK b. 23 Apr 1910, Parkes NSW, m. 11 Jul 1931, in Burwood NSW, Florence Belgravier LAMBKIN . Leonod died 5 Aug 1951, buried: Pres Rookwood NSW.
H. Leopold Keith POLLOCK b. 5 Sep 1912, Nowra NSW, m. 15 Sep 1934, in Auburn NSW, Valda May SENIOR .
I. Margaret Louise POLLOCK b. 19 Sep 1914, Nowra NSW, m. 12 Oct 1935, in Gerringong NSW, William George WHEATLEY , b. 25 Jul 1914, Milton NSW, (son of George Lowther WHEATLEY and Mary A AUSTIN ) d. 7 Feb 1994. Margaret died __ Feb 1998, Yattayattah NSW, buried: 4 Feb 1998, Sandridge Cemetery, Mollymook. NSW.
J. Harold Graham POLLOCK b. 8 Aug 1919, Numba NSW, m. 30 Jan 1950, Dorothy Ivy WILLIAMS .
II. John Alexander POLLOCK b. 28 Apr 1876, Coreyan NSW, occupation Saddler, m. 1905, in Bellingen NSW, Barbara SHEPHERD , b. 1885, Newtown NSW, (daughter of James SHEPHERD and Barbara BRADLEY ). John died 2 Aug 1937, Wellington St Baradine NSW, buried: 5 Aug 1937, Presbyterian Cemetery Baradine NSW.
A. Roy A POLLOCK b. 1905, Bellingen NSW.
B. Dorothy M L POLLOCK b. 1908, Bellingen NSW.
C. Vera A POLLOCK b. 1910, Dungog NSW.
D. John W POLLOCK b. 1912, Narrabri NSW.
E. David A POLLOCK b. 1917, Murwillumbah NSW.
F. Roland L POLLOCK b. 1918, Murwillumbah NSW.
III. David Oxnam POLLOCK b. 9 Aug 1878, Coreyan NSW, occupation Cordial Maker, d. 1 Aug 1948, Bellingen NSW, buried: Pres Bellingen NSW.
IV. William Joseph POLLOCK b. 7 Jan 1881, Tomerong NSW, m. 1905, in Bellingen NSW, Edith SOUTHION , b. 1879, Grafton, N.S.W., (daughter of Charles SOUTHION and Alpha Hannah PAPPS ) d. 30 May 1959. William died 0 Jun 1968, Bellingen NSW.
A. Dorothy Noni POLLOCK b. 12 Aug 1901, m. 1924, in Grafton NSW, Carlyle G McCALLUM .
B. Oswald William POLLOCK b. 24 Jul 1905, Bellingen NSW, m. 1935, in Bellingen NSW, Marlene McCRISTAL . Oswald died 31 Oct 1994, Sydney NSW.
C. Percival John Charles POLLOCK b. 1 May 1907, Bellingen NSW, occupation Store Manager, m. 7 Jun 1926, in Grafton NSW, Aileen Ethel WINTERS , b. 1906, d. 9 Sep 1989, Bellingen NSW, buried: Bellingen NSW.
D. Reginald Joseph POLLOCK b. 28 Sep 1909, Bellingen NSW, m. 1931, in Bellingen NSW, Violet R GRIFFIN .
E. Dudley Edward POLLOCK b. 8 Sep 1910, Bellingen NSW, m. 1938, in Redfern NSW, Kathleen Violet PRESSICK .
F. David Albert POLLOCK b. 13 Aug 1913, Bellingen NSW, m. 1940, in Waverley NSW, Gwendoline Mary TOWNSEND . David died 8 Apr 1955.
G. Ina Margery POLLOCK b. 25 Mar 1916, Bellingen NSW, m. 1943, in Grafton NSW, John Vincent CONNORS .
H. Geoffrey Neville POLLOCK b. 29 Sep 1920.
V. Mary Emily POLLOCK b. 4 Jul 1883, The Falls NSW, m. 23 Apr 1907, in Fernmount NSW, Harrold HUMPHRIS , b. 10 Sep 1880, Pekina SA, (son of Willoughby HUMPHRIS and Caroline HARRIS ) occupation Truck Driver, d. 18 Feb 1950, Bellingen NSW, buried: Bellingen NSW. Mary died 26 Aug 1952, Bellingen NSW, buried: Bellingen NSW.
A. Alma HUMPHRIS b. 13 Apr 1908, Bowraville NSW, occupation H.D., m. 1931, in Bellingen, Hubert Laurence KENNEDY , b. 23 Apr 1902, Boree Station nr Orange NSW, (son of James Joseph KENNEDY and Mary Agnes MORRIS ) occupation Tailor, d. 7 Nov 1958, Bellingen NSW, buried: 9 Nov 1958, Bellingen NSW. Alma died 9 Oct 1998, Bellingen Hospital, buried: 13 Oct 1998, Cremated.
B. Willoughby Harold HUMPHRIS b. 6 Oct 1910, Bowraville NSW, occupation Mechanic, m. 25 Mar 1939, Edith Eva IRVINE , b. 23 May 1916, d. 16 Sep 1991, Gold Coast QLD. Willoughby died 26 Oct 1977, Gold Coast QLD.
C. Stanley John HUMPHRIS b. 24 May 1912, Bowraville NSW, occupation Storeman, m. 2 Jul 1949, in Bellingen NSW, Ivy May BRAITHWAITE , b. 15 Jul 1916, Bellingen NSW, (daughter of Edgar BRAITHWAITE and Mary Jane CORNELIUSEN ) d. 27 May 1999, Lyon St., Bellingen NSW, buried: 31 May 1999, C of E Cemetery, Bellingen NSW. Stanley died 7 May 1998, Bellorana Nursing Home, Bellingen NSW, buried: 13 May 1998, C of E Bellingen Cemetery.
D. Louisa HUMPHRIS b. 21 Oct 1916, Bellingen NSW, m. 1942, in Manly NSW, Edward John RAY , b. 17 May 1915, Tasmania.
VI. A S POLLOCK b. 10 Oct 1885, Bellinger River NSW, d. 10 Oct 1885, Bellinger River NSW.
VII. Thomas Barbour POLLOCK b. 3 Sep 1886, Boat Harbour NSW, occupation Banana grower, m. 1914, in Bellingen NSW, Annie KNIGHT , b. 17 Feb 1885, Meroo NSW, (daughter of John Isaac KNIGHT and Caroline STUDDEN ) buried: Coffs Harbour NSW. Thomas died 24 Apr 1939, Coffs Harbour NSW, buried: Coffs Harbour NSW.
A. John Thomas POLLOCK b. 14 Sep 1914, Bellingen NSW, m. 1940, in Bellingen NSW, Edith Irene BRAITHWAITE . John died 21 Sep 1993, Coffs Harbour NSW, buried: Cremated, Columbarium Bellingen NSW.
B. Caroline L POLLOCK b. 1916, Bellingen NSW, m. 1942, in Ashfield NSW, David Lewis GRAHAM .
C. Norman Donald POLLOCK b. 1918, Bellingen NSW, m. 1939, in Coffs Harbour NSW, Elsie MARSH .
D. Bruce L POLLOCK b. 1919, Bellingen NSW, d. 1919, Bellingen NSW.
E. Esme POLLOCK b. c1920.
VIII. Agnes Elizabeth POLLOCK b. 22 Apr 1889, Boat Harbour NSW, m. 1911, in Bellingen NSW, Oliver BEDDOES , b. 20 Dec 1886, Tenterfield NSW, (son of Herbert F BEDDOES and Louisa UNKNOWN ) d. 1953, Newcastle NSW. Agnes died 1958, Wallsend NSW.
A. Rae BEDDOES b. 13 Mar 1912, Nowra NSW, m. 1942, in Newcastle NSW, Harold Isaac JOHNS .
B. Edna BEDDOES b. 30 Oct 1920, m. 6 Dec 1941, in Newcastle NSW, Andrew Clyde SINGLETON , b. __ ___ 1916, (son of George SINGLETON and Mary A KENSELL ).
C. Doris BEDDOES m. Sydney Edward GREENACRE .
IX. Mabel Louisa POLLOCK b. 25 Dec 1893, Bellingen NSW, m. 1921, in Bellingen NSW, Francis Charles SMITH , also known as: Known as John b. 1892, Bellingen NSW, (son of Charles M SMITH and Agnes LAVENDER ) occupation Farmer, d. 30 Jun 1970, Bellingen NSW, buried: Bellingen NSW. Mabel died 5 Apr 1962, Bellingen NSW, buried: Bellingen NSW.
A. Francis Roy SMITH b. 30 Oct 1927, Bellingen NSW, d. 8 Oct 1943, Bellingen NSW, buried: Bellingen NSW.
B. Agnes Jean SMITH m. Cyril COOK , occupation Linesman. Agnes died 16 Jul 1969, Bellingen NSW, buried: Bellingen NSW.
C. John SMITH
D. Margery Nell SMITH b. 27 Nov 1930, occupation Tailoress, m. Keith SISSON , occupation Farmer.
E. Allan SMITH occupation Newspaper Editor.
X. Albert Victor POLLOCK b. 27 May 1896, Bellingen NSW, occupation Farmer, d. 4 Aug 1950, Coffs Harbour NSW, buried: Coffs Harbour NSW.
Contributed by: Margaret