James Usborne 
Born 1735;.Baptized on 19 Jun 1737 in East Grinstead.
Married October 21st.1765 
at Hertford to Anne Wood.
James died February 25th.1811
and was buried on March 3rd.1811
at All Saints, Hertford. 
                                                                              
James was a corn/ tallow chandler and grocer in Ware, Herts, for 45 years.
James inherited a house, shops and lofts in Star Lane,  Ware, in the will of his brother John in 1777.
In 1779 he look a one year lease on the Curriers Arms in Bishops Stortford. 
In 1780 he leased a "piece of ground called Old Hall near The Folley (in Hertford) fenced off for building shops or warehouses and making a coal wharf thereon)".

Jame's will abbreviated below was proved in 1815:
I, James Usborne, tallow chandler and grocer in the parish of All Saints, Hertford in the county of Hertford, do make this my last will and testament in form following:  I give and bequeath to my dear wife Ann Usborne, for the rest of her natural life, the house ******    ******  dwell and that adjoining moiety the ******* of a camp freehold estates, also all the profits arising from my buildings on the Folley, now Sutton Lease to ******   *****  ***** in the county aforesaid after yearly  *****   ***** of all  *****  ***** all bonds, bills and book debts, stock in trade and household furniture.  My will is that the above estates, stock in trade, household furniture be sold by public auction within six months after my wife’s aforesaid decease. I also will that all my utensils in trade be offered to my son Fitch Lea at a fair  ***** if he shall choose to carry on my aforesaid business; but if he should refuse then they shall be offered to my son Thomas Usborne and if he likewise refuse then they shall be offered to my son Alexander Usborne and if he should also refuse then they likewise be sold to the best advantage.  All money arising from the sale of my estates, stock in trade and household furniture and utensils in trade and money arising from bonds, bills **** stocks  **** ***** ***** be equally divided amongst my sons and daughters that shall survive my aforesaid loving wife, except my aforesaid son Fitch Lea Usborne to whom I gave his share of my property at the time he married and settled at 2 ****chester  ****. My will is that he should have the sum of ten pounds of lawful money of Great Britain for ****** my best set of china ware. Lastly I do make and constitute my friend William Shipton ***** cabinet maker in the aforesaid parish in the county aforesaid and my loving wife Ann Usborne to be my executor and executrix of this my last will and testament sealed this 28th day of November one thousand and eight hundred