James Bloxham (died c.1793) came from England in April 1786 to serve as GW’s farm manager and was generally referred to by GW as “my Farmer.” Before coming to the United States Bloxham worked for William Peacey of North Leach, Gloucestershire, one of England’s leading gentleman farmers. Bloxham brought references both from Peacey and from GW’s friend George William Fairfax who was then living in Bath. Bloxham was hired to suggest improvement for GW’s farms and livestock, purchase farm supplies, keep accounts, and in general carry out his employer’s directions for the management of the farms. In return GW agreed to pay him 50 guineas a year and supply him with a house and provisions. In early 1789 Bloxham was in charge of French’s plantation and Ferry plantation. He apparently left GW’s service before the end of 1790 or early 1791.
James Bloxham was married to Mary Bloxham.