James was born abt1846 at Aldercar, Heanor, Derbyshire. I have not been able to identify his parents.
He married Selina Turner (1840-1924) in the summer of 1874 at Grantham, Lincolnshire. Census returns identify two daughters.
- Mary Ann E (b1875)
- Fanny Selina Louisa (1877-1963) – a shop assistant (1911)
In addition James adopted a son James William born abt1890.
After leaving the ministry the family settled in Bolsover, Derbyshire. In 1901 James is recorded as an assurance agent and in 1911 as a colliery clerk.
James died in late 1926 at Bolsover, Derbyshire.
- 1870 Horncastle
- 1871 Sleaford
- 1873 Wirksworth
- 1874 Oakham
- 1876 Bottesford
- 1878 Bolsover
- 1879 Staveley
- 1881 Donington
- 1884 Winster
- 1887 Old Hill
- 1889 Epworth
- 1891 Harwich
- 1893 disappears
W Leary, Directory of Primitive Methodist Ministers and their Circuits, 1990
Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers