Balfour, James (fl. 1744-67)

Virginia planter and merchant.

Business associate, with fellow Virginia merchant John Hunter, of the English mercantile firm Thomlinson & Hanbury. Met Franklin on a voyage from Philadelphia to Williamsburg (1756). Justice of the peace. Commissioner on elections, Elizabeth City County, Virginia (1762). Testified before the House of Commons about Virginia conditions (February 1766).

Resided at “Little England,” Virginia.