William Frank TAILLEFER de Borlas
John Frank TAILLEFER de Borlas
(-Bef 1397)
(Abt 1320-Bef 1395)


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  • Born: Abt 1320, St. Wenn, Cornwall
  • Died: Bef 1395

  General Notes:

Compiler's 19 x great grandfather

  Research Notes:

"...Noel Borlas, or de Borlas, a younger son of John Frank Taillefer, was born about 1320, and married Agnes . . . . . daughter of Desiderata de Trevysek, the daughter and heiress of Robert de Trevysek and Agnes his wife, to whom, in the reign of Henry III, Nicholas Noundeden had granted lands, as we gather from a claim, made by Agnes the wife of Noel, to land in 'Trevysek juxta Pencarowe,' in 1395. This Noel de Borlas is mentioned in 1347-8 as one of three defendants (the others being Adam son of John de Tewyn and Aunger de Treliner) to a charge of unjust eviction from land in Rosenonnen (Rosemannon in St. Wenn) brought against them by one Ranulph, son of Laurence le Coiner (no doubt, a coiner of tin), and Iracula his wife. Adam fails to prove his charge though he contends that he holds his lands, with Esolda his wife, by grant from John Tewyn, and brings the deed dated 1318-9, the 12th of Edward II. The same Roll which contains this trial contains another in which one Michael Cosyn is represented (posuit loco suo) by Noel Borlas, another instance out of many of the connexion between these two families, who we have reason to suspect were closely related, and may have arrived from France together. Noel died before the year 1395, and had for his son and heir Andrew Borlas of Borlas Frank Taillyfer, born in or about the year 1358, as we learn from an Inquisition taken at Bodmin on the Monday before the Feast of St. Michael in the 4th year of Henry V. (1403), where the aforesaid Andrew being then of the age fo 45 and upwards, states that he remembers John Lanhergy being baptised at Bodmin, because he was present on that occasion, namely, on the 8th of February 1391." 1

  Marriage Information:

Noel married Agnes, daughter of Unknown and Desiderata DE TREVYSEK. (Agnes died on an unknown date.)


1 History of the Family of Borlase, in The Genealogist, Walford D. Selby (ed.), Vol. II, p. 130.

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