[Sir] John Borlase
1576-1648; soldier; master of ordnance of Ireland, 1633-49; lord justice
in Ireland 1640-44, with Sir William Parsons; closed the Royal Theatre,
Dublin, on fall of Wentworth. ODNB
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Richard Ryan, Biographia Hibernica, Irish Worthies (1821), vole
I, p.122; also, brief sketch in R. F. Foster, Modern Ireland 1600-1972 (1988).