Early Origins of the Borlase family
The surname Borlase was first found in Cornwall
where they held a family seat
as Lords of the Manor of Borlase. Cornwall
was a land set apart, a land of mystique and quaint customs, more strongly related to Brittany
than to England
. It was not until the 10th century that they submitted to the Saxon rule of England. Since then, their influence has moved east into Devon
. Some say that the first settlers was a man from Bordeaux who settled at Borlase.
Early History of the Borlase family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Borlase research.Another 383 words (27 lines of text) covering the years 1530, 1642, 1510, 1600, 1463, 1593, 1588, 1564, 1629, 1604, 1614, 1588, 1630, 1614, 1628, 1629, 1590, 1624, 1621, 1624, 1619, 1672, 1640, 1644, 1620, 1665, 1659, 1665, 1642, 1689, 1695, 1772, 1500, 1576, 1648, 1643, 1620, 1682, 1634, 1640 and 1643 are included under the topic Early Borlase History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Borlase Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Borlase, Borlace, Borlacy, Borlasy, Borlasey and others.
Early Notables of the Borlase family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the family at this time was John Borlase of Bockmere (died 1593), High Sheriff
in 1588; Sir William Borlase (ca. 1564-1629), an English politician who sat in the House of Commons between 1604 and 1614; William Borlase (ca. 1588-1630), an English politician who sat in the House... Another 90 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Borlase Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Borlase family to Ireland
Some of the Borlase family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Borlase family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Borlase Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- John Borlase, aged 24, who arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Lord Raglan" CITATION[CLOSE]
South Australian Register Wednesday 25th October 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Lord Raglan 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/lordraglan1854.shtml
- Henry Borlase, aged 24, a miner, who arrived in South Australia in 1858 aboard the ship "General Hewett"
Borlase Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- J.H. Borlase, (b. 1858), aged 20, Cornish farm labourer departing on 10th August 1878 aboard the ship "Hydaspes " arriving in Lyttelton, Canterbury, New Zealand on 9th November 1878 CITATION[CLOSE]
Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, April 30). Emigrants to Lyttelton 1858-84 [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/new_zealand_assisted.pdf
Contemporary Notables of the name Borlase (post 1700)
- George E. Borlase (b. 1859), American politician, U.S. Vice Consul in Sherbrooke, 1899-1917
- George Borlase (1743-1809), Cornish churchman, registrary and Knightbridge professor of moral philosophy at the University of Cambridge
- William Copeland Borlase FSA (1848-1899), English antiquarian and politician, born at Castle Horneck in Cornwall, he rose to become Parliamentary Secretary to the Local Government Board in 1886 but was quickly brought to bankruptcy and had to give up his seat
- Nancy Wilmot Borlase AM (1914-2006), New Zealand-born, Australian artist
- Peter Borlase (b. 1985), New Zealand rugby union former player and current coach
- Charles Bonython Borlase (1820-1875), India-born of Cornish extraction immigrant to New Zealand aboard the Victory in 1848 and rose to become Mayor of Wellington in 1874
- Admiral Sir John Borlase Warren GCB GCH PC (b. 1753), 1st Baronet, British Royal Navy officer, diplomat and politician from Stapleford, Nottinghamshire
- Albert Borlase Armitage (1864-1943), Scottish explorer of Antarctica and a captain in the Royal Navy