Sir Kildare Borrowes, 5th Baronet

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Sir Kildare Dixon Borrowes, 5th Baronet (20 January 1722 – 22 June 1790)[1] was an Irish politician.

He was the oldest son of Sir Walter Borrowes, 4th Baronet and his wife Mary Pottinger, daughter of Captain Edward Pottinger.[2] In 1741, Borrowes succeeded his father as baronet.[1] Between 1745 and 1776, he represented Kildare County in the Irish House of Commons.[3] Borrowes was also elected for Randalstown in 1760, but chose not to sit.[3] In 1751, he was appointed High Sheriff of Kildare.[4]

In February 1759, Borrowes married Elizabeth Short, only daughter of John Short.[5] After her death in 1766, he married secondly Jane Higginson, daughter of Joseph Higginson on 10 May 1769.[5] He had three sons and a daughter by his first wife, as well as four sons and two daughters by his second wife.[5] Borrowes was buried at Gilltown[2] and was succeeded in the baronetcy by his oldest son Erasmus.[1]

The main Borrowes family seat was at Barretstown Castle near Ballymore Eustace.


  1. ^ a b c "Leigh Rayment - Baronetage". Retrieved 11 April 2009. 
  2. ^ a b "ThePeerage - Sir Kildare Dixon Borrowes, 5th Bt". Retrieved 11 April 2009. 
  3. ^ a b "Leigh Rayment - Irish House of Commons 1692-1800". Retrieved 11 April 2009. 
  4. ^ Lodge, John (1789). Mervyn Archdall, ed. The Peerage of Ireland or A Genealogical History of the Present Nobility of that Kingdom. vol. I. Dublin: James Moore. p. 130. 
  5. ^ a b c Burke, John (1832). A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage of the British Empire. vol. I (4th ed.). London: Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley. p. 130. 
Parliament of Ireland
Preceded by
Richard Allen
Maurice Keating
Member of Parliament for Kildare County
With: Maurice Keating 1745–1761
Arthur Pomeroy 1761–1776
Succeeded by
Lord Charles FitzGerald
Arthur Pomeroy
Preceded by
Charles O'Neill
William Sharman
Member of Parliament for Randalstown
With: Charles O'Neill
Succeeded by
Charles O'Neill
John O'Neill
Baronetage of Ireland
Preceded by
Walter Borrowes
(of Grangemellon)
Succeeded by
Erasmus Borrowes