Pole was born at Barford St Martin, Wiltshire, where his father, also called Edward, was rector of the parish. He was educated at Exeter College, Oxford, then became a Church of England priest and was rector of Templeton, Devon, 1833–1879 and subsequently of Rackenford, Devon. He died at Tredis House, Sheviock, Cornwall, a home of the Pole family.
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