Sir John BORLASE 1st Bart.
- Born: 21 Aug 1619
- Married: 14 Dec 1637
- Died: 8 Aug 1672
- Buried: 12 Aug 1672, Little Marlow, Buckingham, England
Another name for John was John BURLACY.
The Visitation of Buckinghamshire made in 1634, Burlacy of Marlow, p. 20
Travelled abroad 1632-1635; educated at Magdalen Hall, Oxford 1635, Inner Temple, 1637
Commr. for midland assoc., Bucks. 1642, j.p. July 1660-d., dep. lt. c. Aug. 1660-d., commr. for assessment Aug. 1660-d.; freeman, Chipping Wycombe 1661; commr. for corporations, Bucks. 1662-3, loyal and indigent officers 1662.
Borlase's great-grandfather, of Cornish origin, inherited a Buckinghamshire estate in 1545, and sat for the county in 1586. Borlase endeavoured to remain neutral in the Civil War, but was induced, probably by his father-in-law, to go to Oxford in January 1644, though he denied ever taking his seat in Parliament there. He submitted to Parliament in October 1645, presenting a particular showing an income of £1,590 p.a., and paid a fine of £6,800 in the following year. He was imprisoned at Oxford as a royalist suspect after Penruddock's rising, and he was under house arrest in April 1658, but he does not seem to have been an active conspirator.
Borlase was elected for Wycombe in 1661, and marked as a friend by Lord Wharton, to be managed by Edmund Petty. An inactive Member of the Cavalier Parliament, he was appointed to only nine committees, most of them in the first session and none of political importance. In 1663 he helped to consider a bill for the benefit of the children of his Buckinghamshire neighbour, Bulstrode Whitelocke†, but he served on no more committees after 1664, perhaps because of ill-health; for when he was absent from a call of the House in 1668, he escaped a £40 fine on the plea of sickness.
The History of Parliament: British Political, Social & Local History
Sir John Borlase of Bockmer, Medmenham
The history and antiquities of the hundred of Desborough, and deanery of Wycombe, in Buckinghamshire: including the borough towns of Wycombe and Marlow, and sixteen parishes, by Thomas Langley, p. 328
John married Alice BANKES, daughter of Sir John BANKES and Unknown, on 14 Dec 1637. (Alice BANKES died on 16 Nov 1683.)
This couple had 5 sons and 4 daughters