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The Tuscarora WarIndians, Settlers, and the Fight for the Carolina Colonies$
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David La Vere

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9781469610900

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014

DOI: 10.5149/9781469610917_LaVere

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Thomas Pollock

Thomas Pollock

The Destroyer

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(p.113) Chapter Five Thomas Pollock
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The Tuscarora War
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David La Vere

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University of North Carolina Press
DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469610900.003.0007

This chapter describes Thomas Pollock and William Brice as North Carolinians cut from the same bolt of cloth. Both were men on the make, always looking for opportunities to increase their wealth. Only Pollock seemed much better at it than Brice. Thomas Pollock, named after his father, was born May 6, 1654, in Glasgow, Scotland, though the family was more associated with the little hamlet of Balgrey, a few miles northwest of Glasgow. Solidly upper middle class, the family had gained fame back around 1500 when a Pollock ancestor saved the Scottish king James IV from an attack by a wild boar. We know nothing of Pollock's mother, but he had an older brother, James, and two sisters, Margaret and Helen.

Keywords:   Thomas Pollock, William Brice, North Carolinians, upper middle class, James IV

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