Sir Frederick Pollock, 1st Baronet

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The Right Honourable
Sir Frederick Pollock, Bt
Attorney General
In office
17 December 1834 – 8 April 1835
Monarch William IV
Prime Minister Sir Robert Peel, Bt
In office
6 September 1841 – 15 April 1844
Monarch Victoria
Prime Minister Sir Robert Peel, Bt
Personal details
Born (1783-09-23)23 September 1783
Charing Cross, London
Died 28 August 1870(1870-08-28) (aged 86)
Nationality British
Political party Tory
Alma mater Trinity College, Cambridge

Sir Jonathan Frederick Pollock, 1st Baronet, PC (23 September 1783 – 28 August 1870) was a British lawyer and Tory politician.

Background and education

Pollock was the son of David Pollock, of Charing Cross, London, and the elder brother of Field Marshal Sir George Pollock, 1st Baronet. He was educated at St Paul's School and Trinity College, Cambridge.[1] He was Senior Wrangler at Cambridge University. He is also thought to be one of the founding members of the Cambridge Union Society, along with Henry Bickersteth and Sir Edward Hall Alderson, both of Gonville and Caius College.

Political, legal and mathematical careers

Pollock was Member of Parliament (MP) for Huntingdon from 1831 to 1844. He served as Attorney General between 1834 and 1835 and 1841 and 1844 in the Tory administrations of Sir Robert Peel. In 1841 he was admitted to the Privy Council and appointed Lord Chief Baron of the Exchequer, a post he held until 1868. Pollock was created a Baronet, of Hatton in the County of Middlesex, in 1866. Apart from his political and legal career Pollock was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1816. He contributed a number of papers in mathematics to the Royal Society, including one on what is now known as the Pollock's conjecture.


Pollock died in August 1870, aged 84, and was succeeded in the baronetcy by his eldest son, William. Two of his grandsons also became prominent lawyers. Sir Frederick Pollock, 3rd Baronet, was Professor of Jurisprudence at the University of Oxford and Ernest Pollock, 1st Viscount Hanworth, served as Master of the Rolls.


  1. "Pollock, Jonathan Frederick (PLK802JF)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
The Earl of Ancram
James Stuart
Member of Parliament for Huntingdon
With: Jonathan Peel
Succeeded by
Thomas Baring
Jonathan Peel
Legal offices
Preceded by
Sir John Campbell
Attorney General
Succeeded by
Sir John Campbell
Preceded by
Sir Thomas Wilde
Attorney General
Succeeded by
Sir William Webb Follett
Preceded by
The Lord Abinger
Lord Chief Baron of the Exchequer
Succeeded by
Sir Fitzroy Kelly
Baronetage of the United Kingdom
New creation Baronet
(of Hatton)
Succeeded by
William Frederick Pollock