Bate, James an English divine, was born 1703, educated at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, and in 1731 became rector of Deptford. He died 1775, having published A Rationale of the Literal Doctrine of Original Sin (Lond. 1766, 8vo), with a number of occasional sermons. — Darling, Cycl. Bibl. 1:197.