Graham, James (b abt1885)

Christian Messenger 1910

Early years

James was born abt1885 at Swinton, Lancashire, to parents Arthur and Sarah. Arthur was a baker.

The 1901 census records James working as an accountant’s clerk.


The Minutes of the 1918 Conference identify James as stationed at Glasgow, without pastoral charge. The Minutes of 1919 lists him as one of ten ministers removed from the ministerial list.

The Primitive Methodist Leader, dated 20 February 1919, reported: ‘The Rev James Graham, of Motherwell, who has for some time been left ‘without pastoral charge’ in consequence of being engaged on National Service, has decided to relinquish the ministry. His resignation was before the General Committee on Friday last, and as there was no alternative it was accepted.”


  • 1909 Huddersfield
  • 1913 Market Rasen
  • 1914 Motherwell
  • 1918 Glasgow
  • 1919 ceased


PM Minutes 1918; 1919

W Leary, Directory of Primitive Methodist Ministers and their Circuits, 1990

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers – Primitive Methodist Leader 20 February 1919

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