James Lock, Esq. Godfather
Elizabeth Josceline, Godmother
Like his father before him, James was a landowner at Little Horkesley, inheriting some land from his father and purchasing other from his brothers Thomas and William.
He also added significantly to the estate by purchasing Little Horkesley Priory (which had been founded by Henry I), which he acquired from Benjamin Whitcroft (Whichcote), tobacconist of London, between 1703 and 1712. The Priory stood on the north side of the Church where later the Josselyn house stood.
James was buried at Little Horkesley in 1713, his wife having been buried there some four years earlier when her youngest son would have been only about seven years old. (The graveyard at Little. Horkesley contains twenty-two Josselyn memorial tombs).