James Legh Thursby


James embarked on a military career, obtaining a commission in the 9th Regiment of Foot, and later becoming a Major in the 22nd Regiment.
As a young officer he served in the Crimean War and for a time was A.D.C. to his uncle, General Scarlett.

According to Leslie Chapples, in From Ormerod to Thursby, James and Harriet had two sons and two daughters.
The eldest son died in infancy.

James was living at Graigle, Llandudno, Caernarvon, Wales, at the time of the 1881 Census.

James was a Justice of the Peace for Caernarvonshire.

On retirement he lived in Brighton.