Born: November 19, 1849, Edinburgh, Scotland.
Died: April 26, 1905.
Buried: Highgate Cemetery (East), London, England.
James was the husband of Jane Mitchell.
A Congregational minister in Nottingham, he served as principal of the Nottingham Congregational Institute (1897–1903), and subsequently as Secretary to the Congregational Union.
He wrote a number of hymns for use at anniversaries.
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