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’s 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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