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.
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