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Pollard, Sir John (b. before 1508, d. 1557), judge and speaker of the House of Commons, was the eldest son of Walter Pollard of Plymouth and Avice, daughter of Richard Pollard of Way, Devon. His father's family had been merchants in Plymouth, but through his mother he was related to two other distinguished lawyers of the same surname, ...

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Henry Rolle (1589/9090–1656) by unknown artist The Masters of the Bench of the Inner Temple. Photograph: Photographic Survey, Courtauld Institute of Art, London

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Rolle, Henry (1589/90–1656), politician and judge, was the second son of Robert Rolle (d. 1633) of Heanton, Devon, and his wife, Joan (d. 1634), daughter of Thomas Hele of Fleet, Devon. Rolle matriculated from Exeter College, Oxford, on 20 March 1607, aged seventeen, and entered the ...