Clement-Jones family 12/22 - Person Sheet
Clement-Jones family 12/22 - Person Sheet
NameJames CLOSE, 8424
FatherSamuel BROOKS , 6681 (1792-1864)
MotherMargaret HALL , 8420
ChildrenMargaret Mary , 8426
 John Books , 8427 (1850-1914)
 William Brooks , 8428 (1853-1953)
 Anne , 8429
 Grace , 8430
 James , 8431
 Frederick , 8432
 Thomas , 8433
Notes for James CLOSE
Adviser to Ferdinand II of Naples and lived at Antibes.

Went to Sicily in 1819 and subsequently to Naples where he established a merchant business in 1856 when Naples was still a kingdom. Many prominent London investment, banking and issuing houses called themselves merchants ­

James Close became adviser to King Ferdinand II of Naples, for which he received the distinguished title of "Cavaliere." He also wrote a treatise on education and his views on education influenced his supervision of his six sons and three daughters.

When King Ferdinand II of Naples died in 1859, James Close retired to spend more time sailing and died himself of a heart attack six years later while staying at the family home in Antibes.
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