He was the son of Thomas Orr and Grizzal Watson.
James appeared on the 1841 Scottish Census of 6 Jun 1841 in the household of Thomas Orr at Heathland, Carnwath, Lanarkshire, Scotland ;
Next door to George Watson
ORR Thomas, 48, Ag lab, Yes
ORR Grissel, 36, Yes
ORR John, 18, Lab, Yes
ORR James, 16, Lab, Yes
ORR Thomas, 10, Yes
ORR Elizabeth, 13, Yes
ORR George, 4, Yes.2
|Father*||Thomas Orr (c 1793 - c 1865)|
|Mother*||Grizzal Watson (10 May 1797 - 8 Feb 1874)|
- [S33] Birth Marriage and Burial Entries, International Genealogical Index & Family Search Web Site (IGI) : Family Search Web site, From 2000).
- [S82] 1841 Scottish Census (www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk: New Register House Edinburgh, 6 June 1841), 1841 Carnwath lanark 632/00 006/100 009. Hereinafter cited as 1841 Scottish Census.