Edmond or Edward POLLARD
Ireland to Ramsay Township, Ontario, Canada in 1825

Painting by Ruth McMillan in 1976
Shows the Head of the Rideau Canal Locks in Ottawa, Canada in 1893

New April 3, 2012:

Looking at your list of Peter Robinson settlers I could not see Edward or Edmond Pollard. 
From a letter that he had written to the government I know that he arrived with the Peter 
Robinson settlers in 1825.  He also said in that letter that he had a  wife and five children.  
Where could I find the list of settlers from 1825?  I have looked everywhere and cannot find 
anything but the list from 1823.  Edmond and his family settled in Ramsay Township, 
Lanark County.  
Looking forward to hearing from you.
Sherril Nephew

Hi Sherril:
Thanks for your e-mail regarding the family of Edmond / Edward Pollard.
This is interesting. I can find no reference to the name Pollard in Carol Bennett's book, 
The Peter Robinson Settlers, 1823 1825. However, there is a link to a list of the 1825 
settlers on Roberta O'Brien's web site at http://webhome.idirect.com/~obrienr/index.html 
and there is a lot of interesting material there. 
Ramsay Township is within the geographical area covered by my web site, www.bytown.net. 
I'll have a look in the records I have here for the Pollard surname and will get back 
to you in a day or so.
Do you have the name of Edward Pollard's wife? Were they Catholic or Protestant? I'd 
like to set up a new web page on my site for this family, with your permission. With 
any luck, someone will have some information regarding the Pollards. Please let me 
know if a new web page would be OK with you.
Thanks again for this. 
... Al Lewis
Ottawa, Canada

Hi Al,
  Yes you can post my Pollard name. As I mentioned to you Edmond Pollard wrote to the 
  government in 1837. He is listed in the   Ramsay Township lots by Maryiln Snedden. 
  Also there is a John Pollard in Beckwith. My guess is that they are father and son, 
  John being the father OR they could be brothers. Edmund states that he arrived 1825. 
  I don't know about John as I have   not looked at that land description to know what 
  year he settled.  
   As I understand it there were about 16 names that were too faded to read in the 1825 
   list of Peter Robinson settlers. This could be why the Pollards are not there.
   A James Darius Pollard was married in Grenville and listed his parents as Edward and 
   Mary Jane (Miller) Pollard. My guess is that Edmond and Edward are the same person. 
   James was born 1834 and my ggg grandmother was born 1820 or so. In my ggg grandmother's 
   obituary it says that the Pollards were from Northern Ireland and were Church of Ireland 
   or Anglican. I found the baptism for one of their daughters in Beckwith in the Ottawa
    Anglican Archives.
   A Peter Pollard sold the land in Ramsay Township.  Later a Peter Pollard is found in Grenville 
   County, Wolford Township.
    Thanks Al for looking into this for me.
    Bye for now,
    Sherril Nephew
Groom's Name: James Darius Pollard  
Groom's Birth Date: 1834  
Groom's Birthplace: Canada  
Groom's Age: 29  
Bride's Name: Isabella Bedor  
Bride's Birth Date: 1844  
Bride's Birthplace: Canada  
Bride's Age: 19  
Marriage Date: 09 Sep 1863  
Marriage Place: Leeds And Grenville, Ontario  
Groom's Father's Name: Edward Pollard  
Groom's Mother's Name: Mary Jane Miller  
Bride's Father's Name: James Bedor  
Bride's Mother's Name: Mary Bouse  

... Sherril

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