- Born: 9 Jan 1856, Peesweep, Dalry, Ayrshire, Scotland
- Married (1): 1879, Whitehaven District, Cumberland, England 1
- Married (2): 1906, Leek, Staffordshire, England 2
- Died: 1925, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England 3
In 1861, James was with his parents.
In 1871, James (15) and David (14) were at 23 Avenue Street Stewarton, with aunts Margaret Gibson and Elizabeth Highet.
In 1881, James (25) and Bridget (24) were at Main Street Parton Whitehaven Cumberland, with Lillias (1).
In 1891, they were not found.
In 1901, James (w) (44) was at 55 High Street Norton in the Moor, with John (10) and sister-in-law Mary Morrison (42) housekeeper Cumberland.
In 1911, James (52) and Elizabeth E (38) were at 32 Main Street Norton in the Moor, with Arthur Mountford (4) and Elijah McCall (2) in the household of her father Elijah (46). James's birthplace was given as Kilwinning. 4
James married Bridget HOLLOWAY, daughter of James HOLLOWAY and Alice COVERLY, in 1879 in Whitehaven District, Cumberland, England 1. (Bridget HOLLOWAY was born in 1855 in Liverpool District, Lancashire, England 5.)
James also married Elizabeth Emma MOUNTFORD, daughter of Elijah MOUNTFORD and Mary FORESTER, in 1906 in Leek, Staffordshire, England 2. (Elizabeth Emma MOUNTFORD was born in 1873 in Norton in the Moor, Leek, Staffordshire, England 6 and died in 1951 in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England 7.)