BORLASE, William (1620-65), of Great Marlow, Bucks.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1660-1690, ed. B.D. Henning, 1983
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1661 - Oct. 1665

Family and Education

b. 15 Oct. 1620, 2nd s. of Sir William Borlase of Bockmer, Medmenham, and bro. of Sir John Borlase, 1st Bt. educ. Magdalen Hall, Oxf. 1635; I. Temple 1637. m. Joan, da. of Sir John Bankes, c.j.c.p. 1641-4, of Corfe Castle, Dorset, 1s. 4da.1

Offices Held

J.p. Bucks. 1646-52, Mar. 1660-d., commr. for assessment 1649-50, Aug. 1660-d., militia Mar. 1660, loyal and indigent officers 1662.


Borlase played no known part in the Civil War, but his appointment to the commission of the peace in 1646 suggests parliamentarian sympathies. He was returned for Marlow on the family interest to Richard Cromwell’s Parliament and to the Convention, but he was named only to the committee of elections and privileges. Re-elected in 1661, he was again inactive in the Cavalier Parliament. He was added to the committee for a private bill on 11 May 1663 and to the committee of elections and privileges for the fourth session. But he died later in the same year and was buried at Little Marlow on 1 Nov. 1665. His son died unmarried in 1681, the last of this branch of the family.2

Ref Volumes: 1660-1690

Authors: M. W. Helms / Leonard Naylor / Geoffrey Jaggar


  • 1. Medmenham Reg. ed. Plaisted, 92; The Gen. n.s. ii. 285-6.
  • 2. VCH Bucks. iii. 73; J. Langley, Hundred of Desborough, 18, 328.