- Born: 5 Sep 1823, Great Stanbridge, Essex, England
- Christened: 13 Oct 1823, Rochford Dissent., Rochford, , Essex, England
- Marriage: Lucy STRATHAM in 1844 in Acton, Surrey, England
- Died: 12 Apr 1904, Ahaura, West Coast, New Zealand at age 80
Belonged to the Protestant Desenting Church Essex (London Records) verifed by Ailsa Rood
Jacob James arrived in Invercargill on the ' Mayflower ' from Launceston on 20 May 1863. Presumably the family arrived a little later.
Noted events in his life were:
• Occupation: Brewer.
Jacob married Lucy STRATHAM, daughter of Eli STRATHAM and Elizabeth YATES, in 1844 in Acton, Surrey, England. (Lucy STRATHAM was born on 18 Dec 1820 in Leicestershire, England, christened in St Margarets, Leicester, England, died on 9 Dec 1911 in Ahaura, West Coast, New Zealand and was buried on 11 Dec 1911.)