Bumstead, James an English Wesleyan minister, brother of Rev. John Bumstead, was born in 1786. He commenced his itinerancy in 1807, travelled twenty-three circuits, became a supernumerary at Louth in 1843, and died there after two days' illness, June 26, 1851. His life was one of devotion and piety. See Minutes of the British Conference, 1851.