He lived at 11 Warren Road, Reigate Surrey until 1895, and then at number 28 until 1911 when he emmigrated to Canada arriving at Quebec from Liverpool on 3rd August 1911 with wife and daughters Nellie and Amy on the "Empress of Britain", second class status, with $200 cash.
Noted events in his life were:
• Baptism, 29 Sep 1850, Reigate, Surrey England.
• Occupation: A Gardener.
James married Fanny Williams, daughter of Stephen Williams and Sarah Gibb, on 2 Aug 1882 in Reigate, Surrey England. (Fanny Williams was born on 14 Jan 1855 in Lingfield, Surrey England and died on 25 May 1923 in Toronto, Ontario, York County Canada.)