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Capt. ROBERT BRUCE POLK POLLOCK "the Immigrant"

ABT 1625 - 5 Jun 1703

ID Number: I70376

  • TITLE: Capt.
  • RESIDENCE: Ireland and Somerset, MD
  • BIRTH: ABT 1625, Of Donegal, Ireland
  • DEATH: 5 Jun 1703, Dames Quarter, Somerset, Maryland [S3272]
  • BURIAL: Somerset Co. Maryland
  • RESOURCES: See: LDS (AFN:24V9-J1) [S3028] [S3272]
Father: ROBERT BRUCE Delaware POLLOCK 2nd Baron of Ireland
Mother: JEAN CRAWFORD


Family 1 : Magdalen TASKER
  1. +William Bruce POLK
  2. +Robert Bruce POLK

Notes


CONFLICT in Parents:
Father: Robert Bruce (2nd Of Ireland) POLLOCK (AFN: M5ND-PB) Mother: Annabel STEWART (AFN: M5ND-QH). or
Father: Sir Robert DE POLLOK (AFN: 1LDL-44H) b 1595 d 1640. Mother: ?


Father: Robert Pollock b: 1597 in Colerain, Derry County, Ireland Mother: Jean Crawford.CONFLICT in death date: Death: 1703 in Somerset Co., , Md
Death: 6 MAY 1699.


Children:
2 John Polk b: 1659 d: 1707 + Jane + Joanna KNOX b: 1659 d: 28 OCT 1700
2 Anne Polk b: 1669 d: 6 MAY 1699 + Francis Roberts + John {Jr.} Renshaw
2 William Bruce Polk b: 1664 d: 24 FEB 1739 + Nancy Locke (Owens) Knox b: 1662
2 Ephraim Polk b: 1671 d: 1718 + Elizabeth Williams + Mary Elizabeth WILLIAMS b: 1673
2 David Polk d: 1698 + ? Nutter
2 James Polk b: 1673 d: 1727 + Mary Williams b: 1673
2 Robert Polk b: 1675 d: 1727 + Grace Guillette b: 1677
2 Martha Polk b: 1679 d: 1709 + Thomas Pollett/POLITT b: 1679 + Richard Tull
2 Joseph Pollock b: 1681 d: 1752 + WRIGHT b: 1681 + Lydia


"The Pollag" Newsletter of Clan Pollock, 1 July 2000, "The Arrival of Robert and Magdalen Polke/Pollock in America," John F. Polk, Jr., Clan Pollock International Historian, pp. 3-4: When did Robert and Magdalen Polke/Pollock, the progenitors of the Polk family in America first come to these shores? There will probablly never be a definitive answer to this question, but a sidelight from the history of Maryland and Donegal, Ireland can tell us how it came about.


In 1680 Colonel William Stevens, one of the founders and original Commissioners of Somerset County, Maryland, sent a letter to the Presbytery of Donegal in Ulster, asking that a "godly minister" be sent to look after the needs of the people of Somerset. The actual text of the letter has not survived, but it is referred to in the minutes of the Presbytery. The motives of Stevens can be seen as both enlightened and self-serving. He had acquired very extensive land rights in the form of warrants and patented land, probably more than any one else in the county at that time. He clearly needed settlers to increase the value of these holdings and realize a profit. At the same time one has to admire the open minded liberality of Colonel Stevens, a member of the established church and leader of the local government, in turning to a non-conformist group with which he had no obvious ties, to provide spiritual leadership for the people of his domain. The followers of the Covenant were not known as strong supporters of establishment power, in fact their reputation was quite the opposite. The record of the Presbytery does not indicate that he actually asked for settlers as well as ministers, but simply that "Col. Stevens from Maryland beside Virginia his desire of a godly minister is represented to us. The meeting will consider it seriously and do what they can in it", dated 29 December 1680.


Whatever its motivation, Colonel Stevens' letter arrived at a moment of great travail and no doubt had a profound impact on the Presbyterians of Dongegal as a whole. Following the restoration of Charles II in 1660 a number of repressive measures were taken against Presbyterians in Ulster which made their situation at least as difficult as that of the Catholics, a fact sometimes lost in view of the present day Protestant ascendancy in Northern Ireland. They had struggled thru [sic] the Ulster Plantation, the Catholic uprising of 1641, the Cromwellian devastation and plantation of Ireland, the restoration of Charles II, and faced the prospect of a Catholic restoration under James II. In 1670 there had been an aborted plot called Blood's Rebellion in which a number of Presbyterians were implicated. Most noteworthy for our story was Reverend William Trail, minister from Ballendrait near Lifford, the home of the Tasker family - possibly the man who united Robert and Magdalen Polke/Pollock in marriage and certainly the minister for their growing family. Rev. Trail was accused on purely circumstantial evidence of complicity in the plot and sent to Dublin for lengthy interrogations on his religious beliefs. He was released unconvicted but with strengthened faith and returned to Lifford, only to be held in prison during 1682. The affair was highly resented by the Presbyterians and gave them every reason to see their future prospects in Ulster as very bleak. The embattled, fortress psyche which these people had developed since first settling in Ulster was tightened another notch.


Thus it is easy to see the letter found a very attentive audience in Donegal. The response was predictably vigorous and its repercussions have echoed through the course of American history. The Presbytery sent not just one but four able and dedicated ministers with a clear vision to establish the Presbyterian faith in the New World. First and foremost among these was the young Rev. Francis Makemie, now recognized by the Presbyterian Church as their founder and patriarch in America. He was newly ordained in 1682 and specifically selected for the task of going to America and planting the seeds of his faith, which he did to great effect. Makemie arrived in Somerset around the spring of 1683 and stayed for a time at the home of Colonel Stevens, Rehobeth on the Pocomoke, where the earliest Presbyterian Church edifice in America was erected. Either coming with him or following very shortly afterwards was William Traile and within the next two years the Reverends Thomas Wilson of Killybegs and Samuel Davis. While the other three minstered to the people in Somerset, Makemie began to travel around the Chesapeake region establishing numerous frontier churches and ultimately organizing the first Presbytery of the American Church at Philadelphia in 1706. When the great wave of Scotch-Irish migration from Ulster commenced a decade or so later the Presbyterian structue was in place to lead and enliven them. The subsequent Presbyterian impact on the American frontier as it pushed down the great wagon road through Pennsylvania into [the] valley of Virginia and the Carolinas, and afterwards west beyond the Appalachians can truly trace its roots back to this precursor arrival in Somerset.


Along with these ministers it is certain that some of the Presbyterian families of Donegal also elected to cast their lot with the New World, hopefully leaving behind the turmoil of the old. Among these would appear to be the families of Knox, McKnitt, Wallace, Alexander, White, Galbraith, Caldwell, Gray - and Polk. Certainly Robert and Magdalen came within a few years of Makemie and Traile. And there were more. An interesting passage appears in a letter of Edward Randolph, a Virginia official, writing in 27 June 1692: "I hear he has continued Major King to bee ye Navall Officer in Somerset County on ye eastern shore, a place pestred with Scotch & Irish. About 200 families have within ye 2 years arrived from Ireland & settled in your County besides some hundred of family's there before."


Robert Polke's first appearance in Maryland colonial records was with the patenting of the tracts Polks Lott and Polks Folly in March 1687/8. It is likely that the family arrived some time before then, but exactly when will probably never be known. The Somerset Judicial records for 1683-87 are unfortunately lost, and the land records are complete but offer no additional citations, so there appears to be little chance of additional evidence being found that period. Probably the best estimate for the date of arrival of Robert and Magdalen Polke/Pollock and their family in America would be about a year before they patented land - my guess would be 1686.


(Note - In his book "Polk Family and Kinsmen" William H. Polk mentions a cattle earmark registered to a John Pelke in 1680 which can be found in Somerset court records, Liber IKL. However this John Pelke is not one of Robert and Magdalen's children, but another individual, possibly a close relative, who was an earlier arrival. A discussion about him appeared in January 1999 issue of The Pollag under the title "What's in a Name - Variations in Spelling").
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[S3028]


                                                                                               _JOHN de POLLOCK ____+
                                                                                              | (1524 - 1593)       
                                                      _ROBERT de POLLOCK 1st Baron of Ireland_|
                                                     | (1559 - 1625)                          |
                                                     |                                        |_JANET MURE _________+
                                                     |                                          (1570 - ....)       
 _ROBERT BRUCE Delaware POLLOCK 2nd Baron of Ireland_|
| (.... - 1625)                                      |
|                                                    |                                         _____________________
|                                                    |                                        |                     
|                                                    |_JEAN MONAT MOWAT ______________________|
|                                                      (1560 - ....)                          |
|                                                                                             |_____________________
|                                                                                                                   
|
|--ROBERT BRUCE POLK POLLOCK "the Immigrant"
|  (1625 - 1703)
|                                                                                              _____________________
|                                                                                             |                     
|                                                     _CORNELIUS CRAWFORD of Jordan Hill______|
|                                                    |                                        |
|                                                    |                                        |_____________________
|                                                    |                                                              
|_JEAN CRAWFORD _____________________________________|
  (1610 - ....)                                      |
                                                     |                                         _____________________
                                                     |                                        |                     
                                                     |________________________________________|
                                                                                              |
                                                                                              |_____________________
                                                                                                                    

Sources

[S3272]

[S3028]

[S3272]

[S3028]


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ELIZABETH DEVEREUX

ABT 1452 - 1516

ID Number: I93151

  • RESIDENCE: England
  • BIRTH: ABT 1452, Of Chartley, Herefordshire, England
  • DEATH: 1516
  • BURIAL: Burford, Shropshire, England
  • RESOURCES: See: LDS (AFN: 99T5-52)
Father: WALTER DEVEREUX
Mother: ANNA AGNES FERRERS


Family 1 : THOMAS LEIGHTON
  1. +JOHN LEIGHTON
Family 2 : RICHARD CORBET
  1. +ROBERT CORBET Knt.

                                                 _WALTER DEVEREUX _____+
                                                | (1387 - 1435) m 1418 
                       _WALTER DEVEREUX Knt.____|
                      | (1411 - 1459) m 1432    |
                      |                         |_ELIZABETH BROMWITCH _
                      |                           (1391 - ....) m 1418 
 _WALTER DEVEREUX ____|
| (1432 - 1485) m 1446|
|                     |                          ______________________
|                     |                         |                      
|                     |_ELIZABETH MERBURY ______|
|                       (1412 - ....) m 1432    |
|                                               |______________________
|                                                                      
|
|--ELIZABETH DEVEREUX 
|  (1452 - 1516)
|                                                _EDMUND FERRERS ______+
|                                               | (1386 - 1435)        
|                      _WILLIAM de FERRERS Knt._|
|                     | (1412 - 1450) m 1437    |
|                     |                         |_ELLEN ROCHE _________
|                     |                           (1395 - 1439)        
|_ANNA AGNES FERRERS _|
  (1438 - 1468) m 1446|
                      |                          _HAMON BELKNAP _______
                      |                         | (1394 - ....)        
                      |_ELIZABETH BELKNAP ______|
                        (1411 - 1471) m 1437    |
                                                |_JOAN BOTILLER _______+
                                                  (1395 - ....)        

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Thomas GORDON

ABT 1770 - ____

ID Number: I45172

  • RESIDENCE: SC
  • BIRTH: ABT 1770
  • RESOURCES: See: [S3614]

Family 1 : Martha DUBOSE

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[S3614]


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Nannie E. GRANT

____ - ____

ID Number: I20027


Family 1 : John Gibson PENDLETON

Sources

[S179]

[S757]

[S2036]


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William Henry James LONDON

1775 - 1820

ID Number: I89235

  • RESIDENCE: Albemarle Co. VA
  • BIRTH: 1775
  • DEATH: 1820
  • RESOURCES: See: [S2811]
Father: James LONDON
Mother: Mary TURNER


Notes


2 William Henry James LONDON b: 1775 d: 1820 + Elizabeth HALL b: 1779

                                                  __________________________
                                                 |                          
                       __________________________|
                      |                          |
                      |                          |__________________________
                      |                                                     
 _James LONDON _______|
| (1740 - 1827)       |
|                     |                           __________________________
|                     |                          |                          
|                     |__________________________|
|                                                |
|                                                |__________________________
|                                                                           
|
|--William Henry James LONDON 
|  (1775 - 1820)
|                                                 _(RESEARCH QUERY) TURNER _
|                                                |                          
|                      _Terrisha "Terry" TURNER _|
|                     | (1710 - 1802) m 1740     |
|                     |                          |__________________________
|                     |                                                     
|_Mary TURNER ________|
  (1751 - 1840)       |
                      |                           __________________________
                      |                          |                          
                      |_Sarah WIMPY _____________|
                        (1720 - 1807) m 1740     |
                                                 |__________________________
                                                                            

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Robert NETTLES

ABT 1830 - ABT 1849

ID Number: I7866

Father: James Lindsay NETTLES
Mother: Sarah Ann "Sally" MCCANTS


Notes


died at age 19.

[S2349]


                                                    _(RESEARCH QUERY) NETTLES SC > AL> LA_
                                                   |                                      
                              _James NETTLES ______|
                             | (1774 - 1835)       |
                             |                     |______________________________________
                             |                                                            
 _James Lindsay NETTLES _____|
| (1809 - 1843) m 1829       |
|                            |                      ______________________________________
|                            |                     |                                      
|                            |_Elizabeth LINDSAY __|
|                              (1781 - 1859)       |
|                                                  |______________________________________
|                                                                                         
|
|--Robert NETTLES 
|  (1830 - 1849)
|                                                   _Thomas MCCANTS Sr.___________________+
|                                                  | (1741 - 1791) m 1775                 
|                             _John MCCANTS _______|
|                            | (1778 - 1846) m 1803|
|                            |                     |_ BURGESS ____________________________+
|                            |                       (1740 - 1778) m 1775                 
|_Sarah Ann "Sally" MCCANTS _|
  (1816 - 1879) m 1829       |
                             |                      _(RESEARCH QUERY) THOMPSON ___________
                             |                     |                                      
                             |_Mary Jane THOMPSON _|
                               (1785 - 1846) m 1803|
                                                   |______________________________________
                                                                                          

Sources

[S11]

[S2348]

[S2349]

[S2816]

[S2349]


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Rev. Charles PAGE

ABT 1802 - ____

ID Number: I41851

  • TITLE: Rev.
  • RESIDENCE: Clarke Co. VA
  • BIRTH: ABT 1802
  • RESOURCES: See: [S1424]
Father: William Byrd PAGE of Frederick
Mother: Anne (Anna) LEE



                                                         _John PAGE of North End______+
                                                        | (1720 - 1774) m 1740        
                                  _Mann PAGE ___________|
                                 | (1742 - 1787)        |
                                 |                      |_Jane BYRD of Westover_______+
                                 |                        (1727 - 1794) m 1740        
 _William Byrd PAGE of Frederick_|
| (1768 - 1812) m 1797           |
|                                |                       _Samuel SELDEN of Salvington_+
|                                |                      | (1725 - 1791) m 1751        
|                                |_Mary Mason SELDEN ___|
|                                  (1754 - 1787)        |
|                                                       |_Mary Thomson MASON _________+
|                                                         (1731 - 1758) m 1751        
|
|--Charles PAGE 
|  (1802 - ....)
|                                                        _Henry LEE I_________________+
|                                                       | (1691 - 1747) m 1723        
|                                 _Henry LEE II_________|
|                                | (1729 - 1787) m 1753 |
|                                |                      |_Mary BLAND _________________+
|                                |                        (1704 - 1764) m 1723        
|_Anne (Anna) LEE _______________|
  (1776 - 1857) m 1797           |
                                 |                       _John GRYMES Esq.of Brandon__+
                                 |                      | (1693 - ....) m 1715        
                                 |_Lucy Ludwell GRYMES _|
                                   (1720 - ....) m 1753 |
                                                        |_Lucy LUDWELL _______________+
                                                          (1698 - ....) m 1715        

Sources

[S1424]


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Dr. Mann PAGE

26 Oct 1791 - ____

ID Number: I85914

  • TITLE: Dr.
  • RESIDENCE: of "The Fork," Cumberland and Albemarle Cos. VA
  • BIRTH: 26 Oct 1791, The Fork, Cumberland, Virginia
  • RESOURCES: See: [S2066]
Father: Carter PAGE
Mother: Mary "Polly" CARY


Notes


VI. Dr. Mann Page, b. at "The Fork," Oct. 26, 1791; removed to Turkey Hill, Albemarle Co., Va. Married (Dec. 12, 1815) Jane F. Walker.

                                                      _Mann I PAGE of "Rosewell"____________________+
                                                     | (1691 - 1730) m 1718                         
                       _John PAGE of North End_______|
                      | (1720 - 1774) m 1740         |
                      |                              |_Judith CARTER _______________________________+
                      |                                (1693 - 1750) m 1718                         
 _Carter PAGE ________|
| (1744 - 1825) m 1783|
|                     |                               _William "The Black Swan" BYRD II of Westover_+
|                     |                              | (1674 - 1744) m 1724                         
|                     |_Jane BYRD of Westover________|
|                       (1727 - 1794) m 1740         |
|                                                    |_Maria TAYLOR ________________________________+
|                                                      (1698 - 1771) m 1724                         
|
|--Mann PAGE 
|  (1791 - ....)
|                                                     _Henry CARY of Ampthill_______________________+
|                                                    | (1700 - 1749)                                
|                      _Archibald CARY of "Ampthill"_|
|                     | (1720 - 1787) m 1744         |
|                     |                              |______________________________________________
|                     |                                                                             
|_Mary "Polly" CARY __|
  (1766 - 1797) m 1783|
                      |                               _Richard RANDOLPH I of Curles_________________+
                      |                              | (1686 - 1748) m 1714                         
                      |_Mary Isham RANDOLPH _________|
                        (1727 - 1781) m 1744         |
                                                     |_Jane BOLLING ________________________________+
                                                       (1703 - 1766) m 1714                         

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Tracy POSEY


!LIVING

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Catherine WELCH

ABT 1786 - ____

ID Number: I98518

  • RESIDENCE: Lincoln Co. NC
  • BIRTH: ABT 1786, Lincoln Co. North Carolina
  • RESOURCES: See: LDS

Family 1 : John NORMAN

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Mary WOODSON

ABT 1706 - ____

ID Number: I37935

Father: Joseph WOODSON
Mother: Mary Jane Tucker WOODSON


Family 1 : Stephen WOODSON
  1.  Stephen WOODSON

                                                                _John WOODSON I "the Immigrant"_+
                                                               | (1586 - 1644) m 1619           
                             _Robert "Potato Hole" WOODSON Sr._|
                            | (1634 - 1707) m 1657             |
                            |                                  |_Sarah WINSTON _________________+
                            |                                    (1600 - 1659) m 1619           
 _Joseph WOODSON ___________|
| (1664 - 1735) m 1701      |
|                           |                                   _Richard FERRIS Sr._____________
|                           |                                  | (1596 - 1647)                  
|                           |_Elizabeth FERRIS ________________|
|                             (1636 - 1689) m 1657             |
|                                                              |_Elizabeth______________________
|                                                                (1600 - ....)                  
|
|--Mary WOODSON 
|  (1706 - ....)
|                                                               _John "Tub" WOODSON ____________+
|                                                              | (1632 - 1684) m 1654           
|                            _John WOODSON III_________________|
|                           | (1655 - 1700) m 1677             |
|                           |                                  |_Sarah TUCKER __________________
|                           |                                    (1632 - 1692) m 1654           
|_Mary Jane Tucker WOODSON _|
  (1686 - ....) m 1701      |
                            |                                   _Samuel TUCKER _________________
                            |                                  | (1630 - ....) m 1658           
                            |_Mary TUCKER _____________________|
                              (1659 - 1710) m 1677             |
                                                               |_Jane LARCOMBE _________________
                                                                 (1638 - ....) m 1658           

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[S1376]

[S1830]

[S2364]


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