Post by Will Johnson
In addition, if you're relying on the lawsuit (Brougham v. Courtenay) that is a key source for the Wikipedia article on Sir Lewis Pollard as well as the Wikitree article on the same man (which draws different conclusions from the lawsuit), I think it's possible that the short description of the lawsuit is open to mis-interpretation. I think it's possible that Jane (Marwood) Pollard was the stepmother, rather than the mother, of Sir Sir Lewis Pollard - thus leaving open the possibility that his mother was actually a Lewknor.
You cannot be the "son and heir" of your stepmother
Here (again) is the complete wording which is in the archives as well
Short title: Broughton v Courteney. Plaintiffs: John Broughton and Alice, his wife,...
Reference: C 1/58/142
Short title: Broughton v Courteney.
Plaintiffs: John Broughton and Alice, his wife, daughter of Elizabeth Squyer; and Lewis Pollard, son and heir of Jane Pollard, sister to the said Alice.
Defendants: Sir Philip Courteney, knight, and Elizabeth, his wife, executrix and previously the wife of William Merwode, whose first wife was the said Elizabeth Squyer.
Subject: Detention of deeds relating to messuages and land in Exeter, Barstaple, Wroughton, Neuport, Crydyho, Brampton, Beer ..., North Luscombe, Wydden, Molton, Uppecote, Maydenforth, Middelmerwode, Godcombe, and Godlegh. Devon, Somerset
Date: 1475-1480, or 1483-1485
Held by: The National Archives, Kew