Walter Borrowes

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Sir Walter Dixon Borrowes, 4th Baronet (1691 – 9 June 1741)[1] was an Irish politician.

He was the eldest son of Sir Kildare Borrowes, 3rd Baronet and his wife Elizabeth Dixon, daughter of Sir Richard Dixon.[2] In 1709, he succeeded his father as baronet.[3] Borrowes represented Harristown in the Irish House of Commons between 1721 and 1727.[1] Subsequently, he sat for Athy until his death in 1741.[1]

On 18 March 1720, Borrowes married Mary Pottinger, daughter of Captain Edward Pottinger.[2] They had three sons.[2] Borrowes died at Calverstown[4] and was succeeded in the baronetcy by his only surviving son Kildare Borrowes, 5th Bt..[5]

The family's surname is sometimes spelled Burrowes.


  1. ^ a b c "Leigh Rayment - Irish House of Commons 1692-1800". Retrieved 6 April 2009. 
  2. ^ 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. 
  3. ^ "Leigh Rayment - Baronetage". Retrieved 6 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. ^ "ThePeerage - Sir Walter Borrowes, 4th Bt". Retrieved 6 April 2009. 
Parliament of Ireland
Preceded by
Robert Johnson
Alexander Graydon
Member of Parliament for Harristown
With: Alexander Graydon
Succeeded by
Edward Stratford
John Graydon
Preceded by
Maurice Keating
Richard Allen
Member of Parliament for Athy
With: Marcus Anthony Morgan
Succeeded by
James FitzGerald, Baron Offaly
Marcus Anthony Morgan
Baronetage of Ireland
Preceded by
Kildare Borrowes
(of Grangemellon)
Succeeded by
Kildare Borrowes