James Lyle (1765-1826)
James Lyle, Merchant, of 94 South 4th Street, Philadelphia
Born into a landed family at Coleraine, Northern Ireland. As the youngest son, he came to Philadelphia as a merchant and set himself up in business with John Beauclerc Newman. Their firm, Lyle & Newman, amassed a fortune and after the death of his wife James took up residence at her family home, The Woodlands.
Contributed by Mark Meredith on 17/01/2019 and last updated on 18/01/2019.