Liverpool merchant and progenitor of the France/Hayhurst/France-Hayhurst fortune.
1789 - 14th Mar 1860
Possibly the first 'ethnic minority' MP to be elected (in 1832) to the House of Commons.
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The Buff Bay plantation was a sugar estate next to the Buff Bay River, south of Charlestown in Jamaica. By 1839, the estate was 840 acres.
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CITING THIS RECORD:'James France', Legacies of British Slavery database, http://wwwdepts-live.ucl.ac.uk/lbs/person/view/2146644235 [accessed 28th March 2023].