The Dictionary of Australasian Biography/James, John Charles Horsey
James, John Charles Horsey, B. A., Commissioner of Land Titles, Western Australia, son of the Rev. John James, was born at Home in 1841, and educated at Rugby and at Exeter College, Oxford, where he graduated B.A. in 1864. He entered at the Inner Temple, was called to the bar in Nov. 1866, and practised on the Oxford Circuit. He was appointed Commissioner of Titles in Western Australia on July 9th, 1875, acting also as Master of the Supreme Court and Registrar in Bankruptcy from Feb. 1876 to August 1877, and from Nov. 1879 to March 1880. He married, in 1885, Rebecca Catherine, elder daughter of Charles Hippuff Clifton, J.P. of Perth, W.A., and Maria Glyn, his wife.