COMMISSIONER OF THE CHESAPEAKE
Andy Easter discusses Pollock history with a cousin visiting the tent at the Richmond Highland games 2004.
Most visitors who stop by our tent are either Pollocks, Maxwells or their associated families, or are related to them in some way. We try to provide a broad base of information in our display to help people who want to search further into their family history or roots. Visitors can also find information about what the history of the Pollocks is, where they came from, where they emmigrated to, and what they were like in Scotland and Ireland (Scots Irish). Even if your family isn't related, there is usually plenty of interest to see in the display that will entertain, if not inform.
The Clan Maxwell of the USA
This link will take you to the official web site of the Clan Maxwell. The Pollocks and Maxwells have been very closely related through blood and alliance since the Middle Ages. This is why the Pollock tartan is a variation of the Maxwell and any Pollock member may correctly wear the latter.