Curtis, James an English Methodist preacher, was born at Westwoodside, Lincolnshire, in 1797. Removing to Sheffield, he was converted at the age of seventeen, and devoted himself to Church work. In 1822 he entered the New Connection ministry, and for thirty-three years travelled in twenty-two circuits, most of them important ones. He became a superannuate in 1855, and died in the city of York, March 8, 1874. See Minutes of the Conference.