Benjamin James (Nova Scotia politician)
He was born in Pennsylvania and served in a loyalist corps during the American Revolution. He came to Nova Scotia in 1783, settling in Annapolis County, where he was named a commissioner of the peace. James served as chairman of the Public Accounts committee in the provincial assembly. In 1799, he sold his farm to the Church of England to be used for the construction of a church and settled in Halifax. He was employed as an accountant at a dockyard there but died a few years later.
- Calnek, W. A. History of the County of Annapolis, Nova Scotia : Including Old Port Royal & Acadia (1999)
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