Ernest Pollock, 1st Viscount Hanworth

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The Right Honourable
The Viscount Hanworth
KBE KC PC
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Master of the Rolls
In office
1923–1935
Monarch George V
Preceded by The Lord Sterndale
Succeeded by The Lord Wright
Member of Parliament for Warwick and Leamington
In office
1910 – 6 December 1923
Preceded by Thomas Berridge
Succeeded by Anthony Eden

Ernest Murray Pollock, 1st Viscount Hanworth KBE PC KC (25 November 1861 – 22 October 1936) was a British Conservative politician, lawyer and judge. He served as Master of the Rolls from 1923 to 1935.

Background[edit]

Pollock was the fifth son of George Frederick Pollock, fourth son of Sir Frederick Pollock, 1st Baronet, Lord Chief Baron of the Court of Exchequer.

Political and legal career[edit]

Pollock sat as member of Parliament for Warwick and Leamington from 1910 to 1923.[1] In 1919, under David Lloyd George, he was appointed Solicitor General which he remained until 1922, when he became Attorney General, but left this post the same year. He was appointed to the Privy Council in the 1922 New Year Honours[2] and was created a baronet later the same year. He left the House of Commons at the 1923 general election, and was replaced in his seat by Anthony Eden. The same year he was made Master of the Rolls. On 28 January 1926 he elevated to the peerage as Baron Hanworth, of Hanworth in the County of Middlesex.[3] He resigned as Master of the Rolls in 1935. The following year he was further honoured when he was made Viscount Hanworth, of Hanworth in the County of Middlesex, on 17 January 1936.[4]

Family[edit]

Lord Hanworth died later in October 1936, aged 74. He was succeeded in the viscountcy by his grandson David Bertram Pollock, 2nd Viscount Hanworth, his son Charles Thomas Anderdon Pollock (d. 1918) having been killed in the First World War.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Thomas Berridge
Member of Parliament for Warwick and Leamington
19101923
Succeeded by
Anthony Eden
Legal offices
Preceded by
Gordon Hewart
Solicitor General for England and Wales
1919–1922
Succeeded by
Leslie Scott
Preceded by
Gordon Hewart
Attorney General for England and Wales
1922
Succeeded by
Douglas Hogg
Preceded by
Lord Sterndale
Master of the Rolls
1923–1935
Succeeded by
Lord Wright
Baronetage of the United Kingdom
New creation Baronet
(of Hanworth)
1922–1936
Succeeded by
David Bertram Pollock
Peerage of the United Kingdom
New creation Viscount Hanworth
1936
Succeeded by
David Bertram Pollock
Baron Hanworth
1926–1936