Williams, James Rice

(born c. 1749 - died 1831)

Local Connection
One of the people who signed the Lee Petition of 1814, he was a resident of Lee for 21 years and a member of the Abolition of the Slave Trade Society.

James was a solicitor by profession. In 1794, we was JP (Justice of the Peace - today known as a magistrate) Chairman of the bench sitting at the Green Man Hotel, Downham.

He married Sarah Dunn on 2 Mar 1787 of St George Hanover Square, London.

James died at Lee April 1831 aged 82.

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