Henry Lewis James

Henry Lewis James (18 March 1864 – 17 January 1949) was Dean of Bangor from 1934 to 1940 and an author of theological works in Welsh.


James was born on 18 March 1864 and educated at Ystrad Meurig School, Christ College, Brecon and Jesus College, Oxford where he obtained a second-class degree in Literae Humaniores. He was ordained in 1887 and served as a curate in Llandudno, later becoming warden of Bangor Church Hostel and, in 1901, rector of Llangefni. He was rector of Tredington, Worcestershire (1907–1910) before becoming rector of Aberffraw and, between 1926 and 1930, rector of Dolgellau. Having been made an honorary canon of Bangor Cathedral in 1928, he was appointed prebendary of Penmynydd in 1930, Chancellor of the Cathedral in 1933 and Dean in 1934. He published a number of theological works in Welsh. One of his sons was Robert James, who became headmaster of Harrow School. He died on 17 January 1949 at his home in Bangor at the age of 84. [cite news|title=The Very Rev H. L. James|work=The Times|date=19 January 1949|page=7]


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