Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Crossley, James, F.S.A., was born at Halifax, Yorkshire, in 1800 ; and educated for the law, which he practised until 1860. He contributed articles on antiquarian and literary subjects to Blackwood, The Retrospective Review, and The Quarterly, and was a friend of Charles Lamb. Various societies, such as the Philobiblon, the Chetham, and the Spenser, owed much to his exertions. He collected a large and curious library. His death occurred in 1883.