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Sir William Henry Poland (1797-1884)

Postby AnnMS » Thu Oct 09, 2014 2:11 pm

I am a descendant of Sir William Henry Poland who was High Sheriff of the City of London. His father, Peter Raymond Poland (1762-1827) and uncle, John George Poland (1764-1816) were born in Hof, Bavaria. They were both furriers and came to England in the 1780,s I believe. They were members of the German Lutheran Church in Savoy, Strand, London.

I wonder if anyone can help me trace more information about Peter and John before they came to England, please. Many thanks.
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Re: Sir William Henry Poland (1797-1884)

Postby Sylcec » Thu Oct 09, 2014 10:00 pm

There are several references in The National Archives to Peter Raymond Poland - most relating to Fire Insurance for his business; also a will 1827. Have you also seen the Act of Parliament for his naturalisation?
Title: Private Act, 38 George III, c. 31
Reference: HL/PO/PB/1/1798/38G3n82
Description: An Act for naturalizing Jacob Reichard and Peter Raymond Poland.
This is held in the Parliamentary Archives.

Beyond that, you will need to extend your research to Germany. Suggest you begin with the Familysearch Wiki [url][url]. Related to this they have a Facebook forum page where you can post queries.
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Re: Sir William Henry Poland (1797-1884)

Postby MoVidger » Fri Oct 10, 2014 10:12 am

Following on from Sylvia's post, perform a Google search using these 3 words: veit pohland archiver

This should bring up a result from 5 Dec 2000 on Ancestry's rootsweb website. Within this particular result, there is a brief register/list of names detailing the male members of the Po(h)land family in Hof, Bavaria, going back to 1598.

Hope this info helps,
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Re: Sir William Henry Poland (1797-1884)

Postby AnnMS » Sun Oct 12, 2014 3:32 pm

Thank you so much for the information - I shall be following up these leads in the next few days.

Many thanks Ann S
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Re: Sir William Henry Poland (1797-1884)

Postby » Sat Jan 25, 2020 2:36 pm

Hi Ann
I've just seen your post. I too am a direct descendant of Sir William. Happy to message you direct than via this forum.
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