The Descendants of John Frank Tallyfer Borlas [Borlase], circa 1330.


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25. Rev Walter BORLASE [86832] was born circa 1694 in St Just Cornwall England, was baptised on 05 Nov 1694 in St Just Cornwall England, and died on 26 Apr 1776 in Madron Cornwall England at age 82.

Walter married Margaret PENDARVES [86833] [MRIN: 28884]. Margaret was born circa 1700 and died on 08 Apr 1743 at age 43.

The child from this marriage was:

   36 M    i. Samuel BORLASE [86834] was born in 1735 in Pendeen Cornwall England, was baptised on 04 Jun 1735 in Madron Cornwall England, and died on 30 Dec 1801 at age 66.

26. Rev William BORLASE [86835] was born on 02 Feb 1696 in St Just Cornwall England, was baptised on 02 Mar 1696 in St Just Cornwall England, and died on 31 Aug 1772 in Ludgvan Cornwall England at age 76.

General Notes: Caspar Graham's Ancestor Book of the Borlase Family contains the following:

Rev W illiam DD the Antiquarian

W illiam Borlase (1696-1772)
W illiam Borlase, the antiquary and naturalist, was born in 1695 in Pendean House in the parish of St. Just, Cornwall. The parish r egister r eco r ds his baptism on 2 Ma r ch 1695. The Borlase family had long been established in the parish and we r e p r obably descended f r om a Norman famil y . He attended a school in Penzance until 1709, and for a short while a school in Plymouth. He then graduated with an M.A. f r om Exeter College, Oxfo r d in 1719 and was o r dained a priest in 1720.
His father pu r chased for him the right of p r esentation to the r ectory at Ludgvan, later it was p r esented as his living, and the r e he r emained until the end of his life.
He married Anne Smith and had six sons, two dying in infancy and only two surviving him, the Revd John Borlase and the Revd Geo r ge Borlase. His wife p r edeceased him and W illiam Borlase died in 1772, aged 77, and was buried in the chancel of Ludgvan chu r ch.
In common with many of his contemporaries, Borlase had an inte r est in classical antiquity that might have claimed his primary attention, but lack of financial means p r evented him visiting the Mediterranean and led instead to his concentrating on the antiquities of his native Cornwall; the D r uids and the natu r e of the r eligions of the Ancient Britons p r oved particularly attractive to him. He also took an inte r est in the natural r esou r ces of the count y , especially its minerals, fossils and plants; he was a keen ga r dene r .
In 1748 he became acquainted with Charles L yttelton and Je r emiah Milles, fellows of the Society of Antiquaries of London and they encouraged him in his work on Cornish natural history and antiquities. About the same time he became acquainted with Emanuel Mendes da Costa, a naturalist and mineralogist, who visited him in 1749 to study geolog y . In 1750 Costa successfully p r oposed him for fellowship of the Royal Societ y . He published several books, among them Antiquities, Historical and Monumental, of the County of Cornwall in 1758. Just after this he gave his fossils, minerals and antiquities to the Ashmolean Museum.
In r ecognition of this gift and his achievements the University honou r ed him with the deg r ee of Doctor of Laws.

William married Anne SMITH [86836] [MRIN: 28885] in 1724. Anne died in 1769.

Children from this marriage were:

   37 M    i. Rev John BORLASE [86837] .

   38 M    ii. Rev George BORLASE [86838] .

Occupation: Casuistical Professor and Registrar of the University of Cambridge, Cambridge Cambridgeshire England.

28. George BORLASE [86808] was born circa 1697 in St Just Cornwall England and was baptised on 16 Mar 1697 in St Just Cornwall England.

George married Mary TONKIN [86809] [MRIN: 28879], daughter of William TONKIN [86810] and Unknown, on 27 Oct 1724. Mary was born circa 1700 in Mullion Cornwall England and was baptised on 12 Feb 1700 in Mullion Cornwall England.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 39 M    i. George BORLASE [86790] was born on 20 Sep 1725 in Penzance Cornwall England, was baptised on 21 Oct 1725 in Penzance Cornwall England, and died on 31 Dec 1791 in Madron Cornwall England at age 66.

+ 40 M    ii. Dr. Walter BORLASE [86811] was born on 12 Jun 1727 in Penzance Cornwall England and died circa 1776 at age 49.

   41 M    iii. William BORLASE [86822] was born on 26 Jun 1728 in Penzance Cornwall England and died on 24 Jun 1750 at age 21.

   42 F    iv. Elizabeth BORLASE [86823] was born on 31 Jul 1729 in Penzance Cornwall England and died on 01 Aug 1729 in Penzance Cornwall England.

   43 F    v. Mary BORLASE [86824] was born on 23 Sep 1731 in Penzance Cornwall England and was baptised on 22 Oct 1731 in Penzance Cornwall England.

   44 F    vi. Lydia BORLASE [86825] was born on 25 Feb 1725 in Penzance Cornwall England and was baptised on 26 Feb 1736 in Penzance Cornwall England.


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