- Born: 12 Jun 1789, Shepton Montague, Somersetshire, England
- Christened: 21 Jun 1789, Shepton Montague, Somersetshire, England
- Marriage: Elizabeth
- Died: 1858, Coombs Cove, Fortune Bay, Newfoundland, Canada at age 69
Emigrated to Coomb's Cove Newfoundland,Canada bef 1821.
Bob Topley has copies of letters written by Richard and Mary Vallis in Shepton Montague Somerset dated Feb. 8th, 1818 and Feb. 27th, 1821 to their son James and is wife Elizabeth in Coomb's Cove Newfoundland.
In one of the family letters it states James was the oldest of 6 children and it appears he left home in 1807.
There are receipts from Newman and Company of purchases made in 1814 when he was a planter.
Further, there were letters sent in to James in Coomb's Cove Newfoundland in 1818, 1821, 1846 and 1850 and it was mentioned he didn't receive a letter sent in 1817. It appears he must have gone back and forth between England and Newfoundland. Indications are he brought the whole family to Coomb's Cove between 1831 and 1835 as it has been said 7 of their 8 children except William were born in England but there is no proof so far. However, all their children were christened in Oct. 1835 in Bay D'Leau Newfoundland. The minister spelled their surname Vallice and not Vallis. In a court case in Sept. 1845 at Harbour Breton, Crown versus James Vallis and Jonathon Green, James and Jonathon were charged with larceny in Lawn. James was found not guilty but Jonathon was sentenced to serve time in the Burin jail.
Notes thanks to Bob Topley
James married Elizabeth. (Elizabeth was born in 1800.)