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Terry Foreman  •  Link

Sir Hugh Pollard, 2nd Baronet (1603–1666) was an English Royalist and MP.

He was elected in November 1640 as the MP for Bere Alston but became involved in the Royalist army plots of 1641 and, although found guilty of misprision, was merely expelled from the House of Commons. He succeeded to the baronetcy that same year.

During the Civil war he mainly served with the king's army in Devonshire and Cornwall and in 1645 was made governor of Dartmouth. Fairfax's Parliamentary troops beseiged the town in January 1645/6 and Pollard was captured and held prisoner until 1646. In 1653 he was heavily fined by parliament for his actions. After the Restoration of the monarchy in 1660 he was appointed a JP, a deputy lieutenant, and Vice Admiral of Devon and elected to the Convention Parliament for the Cornish seat of Callington. In the parliament of 1661 he was a knight of the shire for Devon. In 1661 he was made Governor of Guernsey and in 1662 Comptroller of the Royal Household and Privy Councillor.

Second Reading

San Diego Sarah  •  Link

Sir Hugh Pollard fought in the Civil War, and as Governor of Dartmouth Castle made a brave and resolute although unsuccessful defense on January 2, 1646.

After the Restoration, Charles II appointed Sir Hugh Pollard as Comptroller of the Household.

It was said of Sir Hugh Pollard 'that he was very active and venturous for his Majesty in the worst of Times, and very hospitable and noble with him in the best.'

For more about the history of Devonshire, see http://www.gutenberg.org/cache/ep…

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