Who is Roger James?
James was descended from a family of Dutch brewers named van Haestricht who took the surname James after they settled in London in about 1540. He was knighted at Royston on 21 March 1613. He acquired the rectory manor of Reigate in 1614. In 1625, he was elected Member of Parliament for Reigate.
James died at the age of about 47.
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on July 23, 2013
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