Sir James LANGHAM 2nd Bart of Cottesbroke. 
- Born: 1621
- Marriage (1): Mary ALSTON  on 8 Dec 1647 in Gt. or Lt. St. Bartholomew, London
- Marriage (2): Lady Elizabeth HASTINGS  in 1662
- Marriage (3): Lady Penelope HOLLES  in 1667
- Marriage (4): Dorothy POMEROY  in 1696
- Died: 22 Aug 1699, Lincoln's Inn Fields. aged 78
- Buried: St Helens Bishopsgate London.
James was M.P. for Northampton and Northamptonshire, and a Fellow of the Royal Society at a cost in those days of 10/- for admission and 1/- per week thereafter. He was a classicist and Bishop Burnet described him as "famed only for his readiness of speaking latin which he had attained to a degree beyound any man of his age: but he was become a pedant with it and his style to poetical and full of epithets and figures".
Sir James was the son of Alderman Sir John Langham, Sheriff of London, who was created a baronet at the Restoration as a recompense for his sufferings in the royal cause, having been twice committed to the Tower with the Lord Mayor and others for refusing to publish an Act for the Abolition of Royalty.
Sir James who died in 1699, was three times married, Mary Alston being his first wife, by her he had an only child and daughter, MARY LANGHAM who married Henry, Earl of Warrington
(see Burke's Extinct Peerage)
Marriage Licences Issued by Bishop pf London, Vol 3. Dec 8 1647, James Langham, gent. of St. Helen's, Bishopsgate, Bach. 26, and Mary Alston of St. Mary's Hill, London, spinster, 20, daughter of Edward Alston, same, Dr. of Physic, who consents at Great or Little Bartholomew or St. Peter the Poor.
1. Boyds Inhabitants of London.
James married Mary ALSTON  [MRIN: 1081], daughter of Sir Edward ALSTON Kt M.D.  and Susanna HUDSON , on 8 Dec 1647 in Gt. or Lt. St. Bartholomew, London. (Mary ALSTON  was born in 1627, christened on 29 Mar 1627 in St.Martin Orgar, London, died on 3 Sep 1660 and was buried on 12 Sep 1660 in St Helens Bishopsgate London..)
James next married Lady Elizabeth HASTINGS  [MRIN: 1667] in 1662.
James next married Lady Penelope HOLLES  [MRIN: 1668] in 1667.
James next married Dorothy POMEROY  [MRIN: 1669] in 1696.