Source: Chaplains in the HEICS 1836-58 (Rev Frank Perry, The Church In Madras 1904)
Biography: MARK WILKS WILLIAM JAMES was born in 1818, being the son of Colonel John James, of Pantsaison, Pembrokeshire, and afterwards of Ilfracombe, in the county of Devon. He graduated B.A. in 1840, from Oriel College, Oxford, and took the M.A. degree in 1843. He entered the Company's service in 1847; served at Arcot, Poonamallee, and Quilon. Suffering from sunstroke, he returned home in 1855, and retired. He died in 1875.