James was born abt1813 at Snelland Lincolnshire, to parents George and Mary.
Census returns identify the following occupations for James after he left the ministry.
- 1861 labourer at iron works.
- 1881 tailor and draper
- 1891 retired minister
He married Hannah Coy (b abt1815) on 29 August 1838 at Amcotts, Lincoln. Census returns identify three children.
- Sarah Ann (1839-1908) – married Richard Brunt in 1862; died in South Haven, Michigan, USA
- Hannah Mary (abt1846-1881) – married William White in 1867
- Catherine Elizabeth (1850-1871)
He married Ann Shirley, nee Savage (1812-1897) in the summer of 1885 at Lincoln, Lincolnshire.
James died in the summer of 1898 in the Lincoln Registration District, Lincolnshire.
- 1835 Birmingham
- 1836 Lincoln
- 1838 Scotter
- 1838 Grimsby
- 1840 Whitby
- 1841 Knowlwood
- 1842 Horncastle
- 1844 Donington
- 1846 Loughborough
- 1847 Winster
- 1849 Earl Shilton
- 1851 Kniveton
- 1853 Derby
- 1854 disappears
W Leary, Directory of Primitive Methodist Ministers and their Circuits, 1990
Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers