James Clegg trained for the Wesleyan ministry at Handsworth. He served as a missionary in China from 1925 to 1942. After his return to Britain he was appointed to the Ilkley Circuit and then worked for three years as a teacher in a secondary school in Dorking. Clegg superannuated in 1948 and disappears from the list of ministers after 1961.
Source: Minutes of Conference 1961 and Hill's Arrangement 1957