Plumptre, James an Anglican divine of note was born in 1770, and was educated at Clare Hall, Cambridge, of which he afterwards became a fellow. After taking holy orders, he became in 1793 vicar of Great Gransdon, Huntingdonshire. He died in 1832. He is best known as a miscellaneous writer. Among his publications (of which there is a list in Allibone) we notice, Three Discourses on the Animal Creation (1816, 8vo): Popular Commentary on the Bible: — Sermons, vol. 1 and 2 (1821,1827, 8vo), which are pronounced practical and useful by Bickersteth (in his Christian Student).