In February 1722, he was commissioned "lieutenant of fuzileers" in place of Henry Holland.
His will, filed a decade later, called him a gentleman of Albany and stated that he owned property and had family in New Jersey. It mentioned family in Ireland. He had a house and lot near the fort in Schenectady.
In September 1729, he witnessed the will of a Schenectady neighbor.
James Banks filed a will in March 1732. At that time, identified himself as a "gentleman" of Albany. It noted his acquaintances including the widow of fellow officer John Price. The will passed probate the following August.
Sources: The life of James Banks is CAP biography number 7199. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.
first posted: 5/10/08