Born in Dickstoun near Auchinleck. According to Alexander Boswell "a very worthy man who is by marriages in opulent circumstances".1 Minister of the English church in Amsterdam from 1740 until his death in 1776. Before that, he had been preaching in a church in Exeter.2
Alexander Boswell had recommended that James visited Longueville in Amsterdam at the beginning of his stay in Holland. However, it wasn't until the end of his stay, on May 25, that he waited on Longueville in Amsterdam, describing him afterwards as "a heavy, sulky dog, but born near Auchinleck".