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  • ID: I16518
  • Name: Francis James
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 1601
  • Note: age 14 in 1615
  • Death: BEF MAY 1645
  • Residence: Hetton Le Hole, Durham
  • Occupation: Alderman of Sunderland.
  • Education: Christ Church, Oxford 1
  • Note:

    Youngest son and devisee of Bishop James.
    In 1623, Francis James, Esq. settled the manor of Washington on his first marriage with Sarah, daughter of Richard Pyott of Edmonton, Merchant . William James, Esq. son of Francis, died in 1662; and his only surviving son William died in the following year, leaving four sisters his coheirs, 1. Sarah, wife do Wilfrid Lawson, Esq. 2. Dorothy, to Sir Richard Musgrave, Baronet. 3. Elizabeth, who married Robert Millott of Whithill, Esq. and 4. Anne, wife to John Hedworth of Harraton, Esq.
    Have got his death date from:
    ?Thomas Delavall, third son of Sir Ralph Delavall, of Seaton Delavall, had married on 6 May 1645 Elizabeth, relict of Francis James, of Hetton. There were five children of the marriage, whose birth ...?
    (Records of Houghton-le-Spring, 1531?1771
    RAMSEY English Historical Review.1905; XX: 673-692 )
    In 1633 as Francis James, of Hetton, Esq, he was made one of the first Aldermen of the Borough of Sunderland.
    Mr. Francis James seems to have resided at Edmonton before he became a country gentleman at Helton in the Hole, for he never lived at Washington.
    (The History and Antiquities of the County Palatine of Durham?. 1908. Page 137)
    Mayor of Sunderland in 1636.
    In 1635 Mr Francis James and Partners contributed revenue from mines at Hummock Moor.
    (The Rise of the British Coal Industry. By J U Nef)
    In 1607, Edward and Thomas Lewen of Hetton, Gents,, conveyed to Francis James, D. C. L., Edward James of London, merchant, and Hugh Selbie,-'all that capital messuage in Hetton Je-Hole which did formerly come by descent to Robert Lewen, father of Edward; and another messuage in the tenure of Anne, widow of Christopher Lewen, charged with an annual pension of 6, 13s. 4d, to the Free School of Rivington in Lancashire.'
    In 1611, Ann Lewen, widow, suffered a recovery of all her interest to John Richardson and others, trustees for William James, bishop of Durham, who, in 1615, devised all his lands in Hetton to his youngest son, Francis James. In 1664, Bryan James, Esq., conveyed a moiety of the manor of Hetton-le-Hole, late belonging to his father Francis James and his brother William James, Esq., to George French of London, haberdasher, for 1,402, 10s.
    Evidently a legal man, if a DCL.
  • _UID: 5B4CC098B0834EE9BBD2AD6C285D0FFDA00C
  • Change Date: 17 JUN 2010

    Father: William James b: 1542 in Sandbach, Cheshire
    Mother: Isabel b: ABT 1544

    Marriage 1 Sarah Pyott b: 1601
    • Married: 23 OCT 1620 in Low Leyton, Essex
    1. Has Children William James b: ABT 1615

    Marriage 2 Elizabeth Bellasis b: 2 SEP 1614
    • Married: 27 APR 1632

    1. Type: Book
      Periodical: Johnsonian Gleanings
      Author: Aleyn Lyell Reade
      Publication: 1939
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