The roots of the Anglo-Saxon
name Borelay come from when the family resided in the county of Hertfordshire
, where they took their name from the parish of Barley
. Barley is also a village in the borough of Pendle, in Lancashire
which dates back to 1266.
Early Origins of the Borelay family
The surname Borelay was first found in Hertfordshire
, and perhaps Essex
where Borley is a village and civil parish. Many of the family claim descent from the village and civil parish of Albury.
Early History of the Borelay family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Borelay research.Another 76 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1591, 1451, 1521, 1501, 1466, 1487, 1529, 1529, 1557, 1565 and 1614 are included under the topic Early Borelay History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Borelay Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations
are common among early Anglo-Saxon
names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Borelay has been recorded under many different variations, including Barley, Barly, Barely, Barle, Barlay and others.
Early Notables of the Borelay family (pre 1700)
Notables of the family at this time include William Barley (1451-1521) of Albury, Hertfordshire
. He was attainted of treason for his support of Perkin Warbeck and lost all his lands. Pardoned in 1501, he was once again in possession of his lands, including the manors of Wicken, Elsenham, Albury, Wickhamstead and... Another 63 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Borelay Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Borelay family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England
made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Borelay or a variant listed above: Anthony Barley who settled in Virginia in 1653; Elizabeth Barley settled in Barbados in 1654; Michael Barle arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1751.
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