BORLASE, Henry (1591-1621), of the Middle Temple, London and Little Marlow, Bucks.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1604-1629, ed. Andrew Thrush and John P. Ferris, 2010
Available from Cambridge University Press



c. May 1624

Family and Education

bap. 29 May 1591,1 3rd s. of Sir William Borlase* (d. 4 Sept. 1629)2 of Little Marlow, and Mary, da. of Nicholas Backhouse, alderman and Grocer of London; bro. of William*.3 educ. Magdalen, Oxf. 1604, M. Temple 1607, called 1619.4 unm. bur. 4 Dec. 1624.5

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Borlase was educated at his father’s alma mater, Magdalen College, Oxford, before attending the Middle Temple. He pursued a legal career and was called to the bar in 1619. Family influence ensured his election to the 1621 Parliament for Aylesbury. In 1624 he obtained a seat at the newly enfranchised borough of Great Marlow, only a few miles from his family home. He left no mark on the records of either Parliament. Having made his will on 22 Sept. 1624, he died a few months later and was buried in Little Marlow church.6 His father founded a school at Great Marlow in his honour.7

Ref Volumes: 1604-1629

Author: Chris Kyle


  • 1. Cent. Bucks. Stud. Little Marlow par. reg. transcript, 10.
  • 2. The Gen. n.s. ii. 232.
  • 3. Lipscomb, Bucks. i. 309; A.B. Beaven, Aldermen of London, ii. 40.
  • 4. Al. Ox.; M. Temple Admiss.; MTR, 486, 636.
  • 5. Cent. Bucks. Stud. Little Marlow par. reg. transcript, 18.
  • 6. The Gen. n.s. ii. 233.
  • 7. VCH Bucks. ii. 214-15; iii. 66.