Born: No­vem­ber 10, 1835, St. Pan­cras, Lon­don, Eng­land.

Died: June 8, 1909, Tot­ten­ham, Lon­don, Eng­land.

Buried: Tot­ten­ham Ce­me­te­ry, Tot­ten­ham, Haring­ey, Lon­don, Eng­land.


James was the son of Jo­seph Lan­gran and Pe­ne­lo­pe Fen­nel, and hus­band of Ca­ro­line Eli­za­beth Wilks.

A pu­pil of John Cal­kin, he was tu­tored as or­gan­ist at St. James’ Church, Ed­mon­ton (Lon­don). Ox­ford Uni­ver­si­ty con­ferred a Ba­che­lor of Mu­sic de­gree on him in 1884.

He played the or­gan at St. Mi­chael’s, Wood Green (June 1856); Ho­ly Tri­ni­ty, Tot­ten­ham (1859); Par­ish Church, All Hal­lows, Tot­ten­ham (1870); and St. Paul’s, Tot­ten­ham (1870–1909).

He served as mu­sic ed­it­or of the New Mitre-Hym­nal in 1875.

He was a lec­tur­er at St. Ca­the­rine’s Col­lege, Ox­ford, for al­most 30 years, and in­struct­or at the Train­ing Col­lege for School­mis­tress­es, Tot­ten­ham, from its foun­da­tion around 1880.



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If you know where to get a good pho­to of Lan­gran (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),