James was born on 21 April 1841 at Woburn, Bedfordshire, to parents Robert Studds and Mary Brown. he was baptised on 9 May 1841 at Woburn.
He married Susannah Christian Shaw (1847-1940) on 30 August 1870 at Newcastle, NSW. Family trees on ancestry.com identify eight children.
James died on 12 February 1926 at Sydney, New South Wales. He gravestone is inscribed “Rev. Canon of St Saviours Cathedral, Goulburn.”
- 1864 Ramsgate
- 1865 Sydney II – Australia
- 1869 Newcastle
- 1871 Newtown
- 1872 Hill End
- 1874 Mudgeee
- 1878 Goulburn
- 1882 resigned and entered Anglican ministry
W Leary, Directory of Primitive Methodist Ministers and their Circuits, 1990
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