Blackett, James an English Wesleyan minister, was born at Woodhouse, near Leeds, in 1778. He was converted when twenty years of age. His first circuit was Dudley, 1803; he travelled thirty-six others. In 1841 he settled as a supernumerary in Leeds, where he died, Sept. 29, 1848. He was "a good Methodist and minister." See Wesl. Meth. Mag. 1852, p. 105; Minutes of the British Conference, 1849.