James was educated at Eton and went on to Cirencester
agricultural college. He joined the land agency department at
Strutt & Parker in Lewes in the early 70s working on some of
the finest estates in the South East, some of which he continued to
work with in an advisory role throughout his career.
In 1982 James came to London and became one of the best known
agents in the country house and estate market and was involved in
some of the largest estate sales of the last two decades.
James will be remembered for his drive and his passion; he
always had a view and in particular a comment for the press. A
keen shot and a lover of the countryside, he was involved in many
rural organisations including the game conservancy.
Our thoughts are with his wife Jane, his children,
grandchildren, family and friends - we will all miss him.