Calvin, James an English Methodist minister, was born at Manchester in 1813. He was converted at the age of nineteen and joined the Primitive Methodists, and distinguished himself by Christian zeal as a class-leader and local preacher. At the age of thirty-four he entered the itinerant ministry, and labored earnestly and successfully in sixteen circuits in Ireland and England. In July, 1880, he was appointed to the Barton-on-Humber Circuit, where he continued his ministrations till January, 1881, when he became a supernumerary. He died June 21, 1881. He was a faithful minister of the Gospel and a devoted Christian.