Leach, James, a Presbyterian minister, was born in Stafford County, Va., July 15, 1791. He was educated in Hampden Sidney College, Va., studied divinity in the Union Theological Seminary, Va., and was licensed by the Winchester Presbytery Oct. 10, 1818. He was a predestinarian of the order of Augustine and Calvin. His ordination and installation took place soon after his call, Sept. 27,1819, and in 1824 he was transferred from Berkeley to Hanover by the Presbytery. At the disruption of the Church he took sides with those opposed to the Old-School party, believing the action of the Assembly of 1837 unconstitutional as well as injudicious. He died Sept. 4, 1866. — Wilson, Presbyterian Hisorical Almanac, 1869, p. 442.