James was born abt1868 at Sittingbourne, Kent, to parents Edward, a railway platelayer (1871), and Eleanor.
Before entering the ministry, James worked as a brickmaker (1891).
He married Margaret Tayler in the summer of 1923 in the Milton Registration District, Kent.
James died on 1 August 1926 at St Bartholomew’s Hospital, Rochester, Kent. His home at that time was in Rainham, Kent.
- 1892 Aberdare
- 1894 Mountain Ash
- 1896 Lydbrook
- 1904 Birmingham IV
- 1913 ceased
W Leary, Directory of Primitive Methodist Ministers and their Circuits, 1990
Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers
Note: Some records spell the surname; Jacob