Thomas Benson Pollock

POLLOCK, Thomas Benson. b. Strathallan House, Isle of Man, 28 May 1836; d. Bordesley, Birmingham, 15 December 1896. He was educated at Trinity College, Dublin (BA 1859, MA 1863), and took Holy Orders (deacon 1861, priest 1862). He was curate of St Luke’s Church, Leek, Staffordshire (1861-63) and of St Thomas’, Stamford Hill, Middlesex (1863-65) before moving to Holy Trinity, Bordesley, Birmingham, where his brother, James Samuel Pollock (1834-1895, Trinity College, Dublin; deacon 1858, priest 1859) was vicar. The two brothers formed a remarkable partnership for thirty years: they worked tirelessly as mission priests in a poor part of Birmingham, opening a chapel of St Alban the Martyr in...

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