James was born in 1844 at Hollinwood, Lancashire.
Census returns identify the following occupations for James after he left the PM ministry.
- 1881 Vicar of Woodside, East Dean, Westbury on Severn, Gloucestershire.
- 1900 physician
- 1910 episcopal clergyman
The family emigrated to USA in 1883.
He married Annie Walton (b abt1849) in early 1870 at Alston, Cumberland. Census returns identify three children.
- Frederick William (1872-1950) – a physician (1910)
- Gerald Coulthard James (1883-1945) – a salesman (1918)
- Annie C (b1886) – born in Texas, USA
James died on 25 May 1914 at Alameda, California.
- 1865 Hartlepool
- 1866 Stokesley
- 1868 Alston
- 1870 Wigton
- 1871 Stanley
- 1875 S Shields
- 1877 disappears
W Leary, Directory of Primitive Methodist Ministers and their Circuits, 1990
Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers