Robert Pollock ca.1665-1735
Sir Robert POLLOCK or POLLOK of Pollock, 1st Baronet, ca.1665-1735
The son of Robert Pollock of Pollock (d.1673), he studied at Glasgow University. He made his first career in the military, firstly as a lieutenant in an independent troop of horse and then captain in the 7th Dragoons in 1690 and a major of foot in Lord Murray’s regiment from 1694 until 1698. He was then a major of Dragoons in the Earl of Hyndford’s regiment until 1710 and a lieutenant-colonel to 1715. In 1700 he was elected to the Scottish Parliament and to the British Parliament in 1707/1708 and from 1710 to 1722. He received his baronetcy in 1703. He supported the accession of William and Mary and the later Hanoverian succession.
He used an engraved bookplate (Franks *568) dated 1707: Sr. Robert Pollok of that ilk Baronet. 1707.
The extent and disposition of his library is not known.