Thomas and Ann Borrow

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Thomas Borrow
Joseph Wright of Derby Thomas Borrow.jpg
Artist Joseph Wright of Derby
Year 1762 (1762)-3
Dimensions 127 cm × 101.6 cm (50 in × 40.0 in)
Location Derby Museum and Art Gallery, Derby
Anne Borrow
Joseph Wright of Derby Anne Borrow.jpg
Artist Joseph Wright of Derby
Year 1762 (1762)-3
Dimensions 127 cm × 101.6 cm (50 in × 40.0 in)
Location Derby Museum and Art Gallery

Thomas Borrow and Ann Borrow are two paintings by Joseph Wright of Derby.

Description[edit]

Thomas Borrow was the eldest son to Isaac and Honor Borrow and was born on 3 June 1709. His father who resided at Castlefield, a very large country house, was twice Mayor of Derby[1] in 1730 and 1742.[2] There is a painting of Isaac Borrow extant and the Borrow house is included in a 1725 painting called A Prospect of Derby.

Borrow entered Grays Inn in 1727.[3] In the year after Bonnie Prince Charlie came to Derby, Borrow was made the Town Clerk in 1746.[4]

In 1757 he married Anne Ault of Loughborough and came into the use of £4,000 and lands and property in Litchurch and the parish of St Peters.[5] St Peters parish is now in the centre of Derby. Joseph Wright of Derby painted Borrow and his wife, Anne (or Ann). Both of these paintings are in the collection of Derby Museum and Art Gallery as is an anonymous painting of their house called Castlefields. The paintings both date from 1762-3 and are 40 by 50 inches in size.

Borrow died on 6 August 1786. They had one son name Thomas who spelt his surname Borough[1] and a daughter Anne Honor who died aged twelve. The parents and daughter are buried in St Lawrence Church in Gotham where there is a memorial on the south wall.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Thomas Borrow, PictureThePast, accessed July 2011
  2. ^ ">The history and gazetteer of the county of Derby By Stephen Glover, 1831, accessed July 2011
  3. ^ Admissions to Grays Inn, accessed July 2011
  4. ^ Portrait of Thomas Borrow, Derby.gov.uk, accessed July 2011
  5. ^ "Borough Estate and Family Papers - Access to Archives". The National Archives. Retrieved 16 July 2011. 
  6. ^ Gotham monuments, Southwell Churches, retrieved 28 July 2014