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Pollock, Carlile

American, 1791 - 1845

Biography
Carlile Pollock was the son of George Pollock (1762-1820) and his wife Catherine Yates Pollock [1760-1805), of New York. Carlile's father and uncles, Carlile (1749-1806) and Hugh, were the sons of John Pollock, of Newry, County Down, Northern Ireland. The three Pollock brothers emigrated to America and became merchants in New York. George and Carlile married into the Yates family, prominent citizens in early America. George married Catherine and Carlile married Sophia. The two Pollock families had adjoining country houses, along with the Yates, on the banks of the Hudson. The Yates/Pollock families were subjects of portraits by Gilbert Stuart, now in NGA: Mrs. Richard Yates (1940.1.4), Richard Yates (1942.8.29), Catherine Yates Pollock (1942.8.19) and George Pollock (1942.8.18). Anne Elizabeth (Betsy) Pollock (b. 1758), sister to George, Hugh, and Carlile, became the second wife of Dr. William Hartigan, surgeon and professor of anatomy at Trinity College, Dublin. A portrait believed to be of Dr. Hartigan was painted by Gilbert Stuart (1942.8.16). A portrait of Mrs. Hartigan now attributed to Carl von Breda, an artist who worked for a time in Joshua Reynold's studio, is also in the NGA (1942.8.15).[Compiled from sources and references recorded on CMS]
Bibliography
1883
Hayden, Horace Edwin. Pollock Genealogy. Harrisburgh, PA, 1883: 48
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