Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Borlase, William, antiquary and naturalist, was born in 1695, in Cornwall. After studying at Oxford he became rector of Ludgvan, and subsequently vicar of St. Just, his native parish. In 1750 he was admitted to the Royal Society. His chief works are Observations on the Antiquities of Cornwall, 1754, and Natural History of Cornwall, 1758. He died in 1772, having given his collection to the Ashmolean Museum.