James was baptised on 10 September 1809 at Liddiard-Tregooze, Wiltshire. His parents were John, a farmer, and Mary.
Census returns identify the following occupations for James.
- 1841 no occupation
- 1851 farmer
- 1861 retired farmer
- 1871 retired farmer & local preacher
- 1881 retired farmer
- 1891 retired farmer
He married Elizabeth Edwards (abt1820-1895) in the summer of 1870 in the Abingdon Registration District, Berkshire. Elizabeth died just 5days before James.
James died on 29 March 1895 and was buried on 1 April 1895 at Abingdon, Berkshire.
- 1833 Shefford
- 1834 Shefford (6 mths)
- 1834 Moreton (6 mths)
- 1835 Blaenavon
- 1836 Barnstable
- 1837 Motcombe
- 1838 disappears
W Leary, Directory of Primitive Methodist Ministers and their Circuits, 1990
Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers
Note: Leary lists James under James Ramming and James Rumming. Most records online spell the name as Rumming.