Sir Kildare Borrowes, 5th Baronet
He was the oldest son of Sir Walter Borrowes, 4th Baronet and his wife Mary Pottinger, daughter of Captain Edward Pottinger. In 1741, Borrowes succeeded his father as baronet. Between 1745 and 1776, he represented Kildare County in the Irish House of Commons. Borrowes was also elected for Randalstown in 1760, but chose not to sit. In 1751, he was appointed High Sheriff of Kildare.
In February 1759, Borrowes married Elizabeth Short, only daughter of John Short. After her death in 1766, he married secondly Jane Higginson, daughter of Joseph Higginson on 10 May 1769. He had three sons and a daughter by his first wife, as well as four sons and two daughters by his second wife. Borrowes was buried at Gilltown and was succeeded in the baronetcy by his oldest son Erasmus.
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With: Maurice Keating 1745–1761
Arthur Pomeroy 1761–1776
Lord Charles FitzGerald
|Member of Parliament for Randalstown
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