James Fraunces

???? - 1759


Apothecary of London, inherited the estate of his brother Edward Fraunces in 1740 or 1741.

  1. James Fraunces, apothecary of London, subscribed to Bibliotheca Technologica; or, a philological library of literary arts and sciences in 1737 and to An Historical, Critical and Practical Treatise of the Gout, shewing Not only the Uncertainty, but Danger and Presumption of all Philosophical Systems and Hypotheses in Physick... in 1740.


  1. Ancestry.com, U.K. and U.S. Directories, 1680-1830 [database online].

Further Information


PROB 11/848/469 - precis.

James Fraunces, apothecary of St Bride, City of London.

All my messuages, houses, warehouses, buildings, plantations, negroes, lands, tenements and hereditaments in Jamacia, and all the cattle, mules and other stock in Jamaica to Ricahrd Ambler in York Town, Virginia Esquire, Mary Smith (late Mary Jaqueline), wife of John Smith of Gloucester or Middlesex County in Virginia Esquire and Martha Jaquelin of York Town spinster, and to the heirs forever to be equally divided amongst them as tenants in common.

To Richard Ambler, Mary Smith and Martha Jaquelin, all arrears of rent due to me or on account of my real estate and plantations in Jamaica, also all debts due or owing to me in Jamaica, share and share alike.

In consideration of the compliante of the said Jacqueline family having conveyed to me all there right and title to a small part of my real estate in Jamaica, I give to Richard Ambler £350.

To Mary Smith, £350.

To Martha Jaquelin, £350.

To John Ambler, late of the Middle Temple, London, gentleman, second son of Ricahrd Ambler, £2,000.

To Mr Wingfield Wildman, merchant, so of my late friend and partner William Wildman deceased, £105 on the condition that he give my executor a full and absolute discharge as to any demands he may have on my on account of any partnership dealings with the said William Wildman.

To John Ambler my gold watch and chain and emerald ring.

The residue of my plate, rings, jewells and things be sold by my executor.

To Wingfield Wildman, £20 guineas which I desire he will accept for a ring.

[Various smaller bequests including to Frances Perrin, widow of William Perrin, late of Vere, Jamaica, and their son and daughter.]

To the Governors of the Royal Infirmary in Miles End Road, £500 to be employed by them in such acts of charity for which the said Infirmary was founded.

To 30 poor people living and receiving alms in the almshouses in Spring Street adjoining to the churchyeard of St Pauls Shadwell, Middlesex, 20 shillings each.

To Edward Athawes of London, merchant, £200 for his trouble in the execution of this my will.

All rest and residue to Edward Athawes. He to be executor.

Signed 29/05/1759.

Codicil dated 10/03/1694/5[sic] asking to be buried in the family sepulchre on the north side of the churchyard near the church wall in St Paul's Shadwell, and for it to be substantially covered in and never more used.

Proved at London 29/08/1759 by Edward Athawes.

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