Dr Marjory (Marjery) Adela Pollock

Personal Details

Dr Marjory Adela Pollock MB BCh FFARCS  

Also known as: Marjory Adela Kirkpatrick

09/08/1922 to 26/12/2007 

Place of birth: Monaghan, Ireland 

Nationality: British

CRN: 723956

Education and qualifications

General education

Alexandra College, Dublin

Primary medical qualification(s)

Trinity College, Dublin 1947  MB BCh

Initial Fellowship and type

FFARCS by Election

Year of Fellowship


Other qualification(s)

DA (RCP&S), 1951


Professional life and career

Postgraduate career

After graduation Margery Adela Pollock trained in the Adelaide Hospital, Dublin and in Manchester, where she was encouraged to move into Anaesthetics. Appointed as a consultant at the Manchester Children’s Hospital as well as the Salford Royal Infirmary in 1953. Dr Pollock later became a consultant at the City and Musgrave Park Hospitals, Belfast in 1955. She retired in 1982. Unconfirmed information indicates that she may have been the youngest and first female consultant to be appointed in Northern Ireland. When first appointed as a Consultant, she was a little peeved that she was not paid the full consultant salary as she was deemed to be too young! She was awarded an Honorary FFARCSI in 1971.

Professional interests and activities

Not available. 

Other biographical information

Dr Pollock was married to Robert Moore Kirkpatrick in 1957, a general practitioner from North Antrim; she balanced her professional and family life admirably. She is described as being sociable in domestic and professional settings and  retired in 1982 to further her  interests in travel and gardening. Sadly her last few years saw a steady decline in her fine intellect. She was predeceased by her husband in 1986, leaving three children, two of whom are doctors.

Author and sources

Author: Innes Simon Chadwick

Sources and comments for material which does not fit other categories

Obituary British Medical Journal 2009;338:b841

GMC Register 1951 accessed on line via Ancestry.com Nov 2021

Some of bibliographic information accessed via Ancestry.com Nov 2021