William Borlase (died 1629)

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Sir William Borlase (ca. 1564 – 4 September 1629) was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons between 1604 and 1614.

Borlase was the son of John Borlase of Buckinghamshire. He matriculated at Magdalen College, Oxford, on 17 November 1581, aged 17. He was a student of Gray's Inn in 1584, described as being of Little Marlow (in Buckinghamshire). In 1601 he was High Sheriff of Buckinghamshire and was knighted at Beddington, Surrey on 28 June 1603.

In 1604 he was elected Member of Parliament for Aylesbury and for Buckinghamshire in 1614.[1] In 1624 he founded Sir William Borlase's Grammar School on its present site[2] in memory of his son Henry Borlase, MP for Marlow, who died in that year.[3]

Borlase died at the age about 65 and was buried at Marlow on 10 September 1629. He was the father of Henry Borlase and William Borlase.[1]


  1. ^ a b 'Alumni Oxonienses, 1500-1714: Bludworth-Brakell', Alumni Oxonienses 1500-1714: Abannan-Kyte (1891), pp. 142-170. Date accessed: 25 October 2011
  2. ^ "Marlow Town Highlights". Marlow Society. Archived from the original on 12 January 2006. Retrieved 19 April 2006.
  3. ^ Wheals, Brian Brenchley (1984). Theirs Were But Human Hearts. Self published. ISBN 9780950905303.
Parliament of England
Preceded by
John Lyly
Richard More
Member of Parliament for Aylesbury
With: Sir William Smith
Succeeded by
Sir John Dormer
Samuel Backhouse
Preceded by
William Fleetwood
Anthony Tyringham
Member of Parliament for Buckinghamshire
With: Sir Francis Goodwin
Succeeded by
Sir Francis Goodwin
Sir William Fleetwood
Political offices
Preceded by
Thomas Denton
High Sheriff of Buckinghamshire
Succeeded by
Anthony Chester