Ernest Pollock, 1st Viscount Hanworth
The Viscount Hanworth
|Solicitor General for England and Wales|
10 January 1919 – 6 March 1922
|Preceded by||Sir Gorden Hewart|
|Succeeded by||Sir Leslie Scott|
|Master of the Rolls|
11 October 1923 – 7 October 1935
|Preceded by||The Lord Sterndale|
|Succeeded by||The Lord Wright|
|Member of Parliament for Warwick and Leamington|
10 February 1910 – 6 December 1923
|Preceded by||Thomas Berridge|
|Succeeded by||Anthony Eden|
Ernest Murray Pollock
25 November 1861
|Died||22 October 1936 (aged 74)|
|Spouse(s)||Laura Helen Salt|
|Alma mater||Trinity College, Cambridge|
Pollock was born in Wimbledon, the fifth son of George Frederick Pollock, grandson of Sir Frederick Pollock, 1st Baronet, Lord Chief Baron of the Court of Exchequer. He was educated at Charterhouse School and Trinity College, Cambridge, graduating in 1883. He was called to the bar by the Inner Temple in 1885.
Political and legal career
Pollock sat as member of Parliament for Warwick and Leamington from 1910 to 1923. 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 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. 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.
Lord Hanworth married Laura Helen Salt, daughter of banker and politician Thomas Salt, in 1887. They had a son and daughter. He died at his home in Hythe, Kent 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.
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "W" (part 1)
- "No. 32563". The London Gazette (Supplement). 30 December 1921. p. 10709.
- "No. 32766". The London Gazette (Supplement). 10 November 1922. p. 8016.
- "No. 33129". The London Gazette. 2 February 1926. p. 785.
- "No. 34247". The London Gazette. 21 January 1936. p. 457.
- Dictionary of National Biography: Pollock, Ernest Murray
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by the Viscount Hanworth
|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
| Member of Parliament for Warwick and Leamington
| Solicitor General for England and Wales
| Attorney General for England and Wales
| Master of the Rolls
|Baronetage of the United Kingdom|
|New creation|| Baronet
David Bertram Pollock
|Peerage of the United Kingdom|
|New creation|| Viscount Hanworth
David Bertram Pollock
| Baron Hanworth|