My James has on his death certificate he was born in Burnleigh, Lancashire, England. He died in 1912 at 59 years old.
On his marriage certificate ( to Annie gray)in 1874 in Fall River Massachusetts, he was 22 years old.It shows on his marriage certificate his father as James Ingham and mother Elizabeth.
James worked in Rhode Island, USA as a weaver in the cotton mills there and retired in 1909 and came to Vancouver Island with is wife Annie to be near his two sons Oswald Grey Ingham and Herbert Ingham(my grandfather) Oswald was a medical Doctor in Nanaiamo BC Canada and he signed the death certicate and gave the info on it.
If we do not match ancestors you might try looking in the census of Massachusetts and Rhode Island as many English people came there to work in the cotton mill between 1870-1880
What are the particulars on your James Ingham?
I feel it would be good to stay in touch, if you agree my email address r.Buckley @shaw.ca.