Wallace, James embarked in November, 1845, as a Wesleyan missionary for the island of Ceylon, which he reached in safety. In June, 1846, he was driven out to sea while on his way from Jaffna to Batticaloa, and for six days suffered great privations and dangers in a small craft in the Bay of Bengal. From the effects of this exposure he never appears to have recovered. He died at Colombo, April 21, 1847, deeply regretted by those who had witnessed his zeal for the conversion of India. See Minutes of Wesleyan Conferences, 1847.