John James (1785-1832)
John James was born in Liverpool of Methodist parentage. He entered the Wesleyan itinerancy in 1806 and served as a circuit minister in England, Wales and Scotland. During the last five years of his life he filled the office of Missionary Secretary.
After a period of declining health, he collapsed shortly after preaching at City Road Chapel in London and died a few days later. He left a widow and six children.
Source: Minutes of Conference 1833 and Methodist Magazine 1832, 905.