James was born abt1810 at Motcombe, Dorset, to parents John and Frances. he was baptised on 8 July 1810 at Motcombe.
Census returns identify the following occupations for James.
- 1841 independent means
- 1851 retired farmer
- 1861 landed proprietor
James married Amelia Susanna Godfrey (d1839) in the summer of 1838 in the Yarmouth Registration District, Norfolk. They had one child.
- Emily Susannah (1839-1923) – married Henry Tarbet, a commission merchant (1861), in 1858.
He married Frances Mayhew (1814-1886) in the spring of 1846 in the Hoxne Registration District, Suffolk.
James died on 5 July 1870 at Bungay, Suffolk.
- 1831 N Walsham
- 1832 Yarmouth
- 1835 Rockland
- 1837 Lynn
- 1838 Cambridge
- 1839 Norwich
- 1840 disappears
W Leary, Directory of Primitive Methodist Ministers and their Circuits, 1990
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