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James Bell Domville MD (1778-1846)
First Marriage

James Bell Domville MD [Medicinae Doctor] (1778-1846) was a grandson of Edmund Dumville (c1701-1762) and his first wife Sarah (d 1736).

James Bell
Domville MD
1778-1846
father: Henry Domville (1725-1789)
mother: Margaret Bell
born: 1 September 1778 in Edinburgh
died: 20 June 1846 in Paignton
notes:
Surgeon RN. Served on HMS Juno in 1798, on HMS Royal George in 1801. Inspector-General of Hospitals Greenwich.
wife: Sarah Rebecca Smith (1786-1825), married: (1) 3 April 1806 at St Margaret's Westminster
father: William Smith (Auctioneer, d 1799)
mother: Elizabeth Pickering (daughter of Edmund and Rebecca Pickering)
died/buried: 23 December 1825 in Greenwich, buried in St Alphege Church, Greenwich
children:
Elizabeth Margaret Domville (1810-1882)
Katherine Domville (died young)
Dudley Smith Domville (1815-1835)
James William Domville (1817-1883)
Henry Jones Domville (1818-1888)
David Edward Domville (1820-1866)
William Thomas Domville (1822-1879)
John Smith Domville (b 1823)
Edmund Charles Domville (1825-1901)
Sarah Charlotte Domville (died young), of Greenwich
wife: Mary Efford Kellock (1794-1859), married: (2) 13 May 1828
father: William Kellock (b 1796)
mother: Mary Kellock née Berry (b 1768)
great-grandfather: Alexander Kellock (d 1776)
born: 1794 in Modbury, Devon
siblings:
John Alexander Kellock (b 1792 in Modbury, Devon)
William Kellock (b 1796 in Modbury, Devon)
Catherine Kellock (b 1798 in Modbury, Devon)
Susan Kellock (b 1802 in Modbury, Devon)
children:
Edward Acheson Domville (1829-1880)
Charles Kellock Domville (1831-1904)
notes:
Mary and her sister Catherine opened a school at 3 Bexley Place, Greenwich just before 1827, when the school is listed in Pigott's Directory. Among the pupils were the sons of her husband James (1778-1849) and his first wife Sarah (1786-1825). James was the Deputy Inspector of Hospitals in the Navy, at Greenwich Hospital.
At some time between the Census of 1841 and the making of his will in 1845, James and Mary retired to Paignton in Devon.
Children of James Bell Domville MD (1778-1849) and Sarah Rebecca Domville née Smith (1786-1825)
Elizabeth
Margaret
Domville
1810-1882
father: James Bell Domville MD (1778-1846)
mother: Sarah Rebecca Domville née Smith (1786-1825)
born: January 1810
died: 15 May 1882 in Sherborne
children:
William Bradford
Elizabeth Bradford
Richard Bradford (born 5 May 1847, married Laura Carter)
Alfred Bradford
Sarah Mary Bradford (married E.H. Coleridge)
husband: William Bradford (1804-1867)
born: 1804
died: 1867
note:
See pages 4, 5, 6 and 7 of Alwyne H.B. Coleridge's Family Trees for Bradfords, Coopers and Coleridges.
Katherine
Domville
father: James Bell Domville MD (1778-1846)
mother: Sarah Rebecca Domville née Smith (1786-1825)
note: died very young
Dudley Smith
Domville
1815-1835
father: James Bell Domville MD (1778-1846)
mother: Sarah Rebecca Domville née Smith (1786-1825)
born: 7 December 1815 in Greenwich, London
died: April 1835 of Yellow Fever in Port Royal, Jamaica
occupation: Midshipman, Royal Navy
note: did not marry
James William
Domville
1817-1883
Lieutenant General James William Domville, also of Canada
father: James Bell Domville MD (1778-1846)
mother: Sarah Rebecca Domville née Smith (1786-1825)
born: 22 August 1817 in Greenwich, London
died: 19 November 1883 in Canada, buried probably in St. Johns, New Brunswick
notes:
There was a small British settlement in Belize, which the British considered their colony since 1798, and where they established a military garrison. Belize grew into a more official colony during the early 1800s, becoming a crown colony in 1862, administered from Jamaica. The commander of the military garrison during the years 1840-1885 (approximately), was Lt. General James W. Domville of the Royal Artillery, son of Dr James Bell Domville.
On retirement, General Domville moved to Canada and is listed in the Census of 1881 with his wife Fanny, both age 60, in the town of Rothesay, Kings County, New Brunswick.
wife: Frances (Fanny) Baird Gow née Ussher, married: 1844
father: Hon. William Ussher (Archbishop)
born: c1818 in England
died: in Rothesay, New Brunswick, buried probably in St. Johns, New Brunswick area
widow of Gow
child:
James William Domville (1842-1921)
notes:
Frances (Fanny) B. Gow née Ussher was a widow with a son James. James William Domville (1817-1883) adopted James, who used the name James William Domville thereafter.
Henry Jones
Domville
1818-1888
Inspector-General Henry Jones Dumville CB [Companion of the Order of the Bath] MD JP [Justice of the Peace], Honorary Physician to the Queen
born: 16 December 1818 in Greenwich
died: 8 July 1888 in Paignton
father: James Bell Domville MD (1778-1846)
mother: Sarah Rebecca Domville née Smith (1786-1825)
notes:
Served in the Syrian Campaign of 1840 and in the Revenge at St Jean d'Acre in the same year.
Served on the voyage to Australia and New Zealand in 1841-43 of HMS Tortoise, a sailing ship built in Bombay in 1784 of 986 tons and 150 feet in length, in the charge of Commander James Wood. Source: Don Armitage, author of The Voyage of HMS Tortoise to Australia and NZ 1841-3 and other works.
Served on HMS Tiger at the bombardment of Odessa of 1854.
(See biography.)
wife: Felicia Anna Pickard (1819-1888), married: 1847
father: Captain J. Pickard RN
David Edward
Domville
1820-1866
Rev. David Edward Domville, also of Penzance, St. Ives and Dartmouth
father: James Bell Domville MD (1778-1846)
mother: Sarah Rebecca Domville née Smith (1786-1825)
born: 29 July 1820 in Greenwich
died: 13 April 1866 in Dartmouth
occupation: Vicar of St. Ives, Chaplain RN and Naval Instructor
wife: Mary Jane Stubb, married: 18 July 1847 in St. Marks Kennington
born: 7 December 1824 in Newfoundland
died: 2 February 1878 in Dartmouth
children:
Edward James Domville (1848-1925)
Mary Jane Domville (b 1850)
Ewen Francis Domville (1851-1912)
William Henry Domville (1854-1854)
Agnes Elizabeth Domville (1855-1863)
William Thomas
Domville
1822-1879
William Thomas Domville CB MD
father: James Bell Domville MD (1778-1846)
mother: Sarah Rebecca Domville née Smith (1786-1825)
born: 14 March 1822 in Greenwich, London
died: 1879 in Haslar, Portsmouth
notes:
Surgeon RN.
Served on HMS Resolute in the Arctic in 1853 during the search for Rear-Admiral Sir John Franklin. Domville Point in Wellington Channel in the Arctic is named after him. Sources: 'Personal narrative of the discovery of the NW passage' by Alexander Armstrong, 1857, and 'Narrative of a boat expedition up the Wellington Channel' by R McCormick, 1854.
Served on HMS Eurydice, Inspector–General of Hospitals and Fleets, Commanding Officer at Royal Hospital Haslar (appointed 13 November 1877). Sources: Don Armitage and Haslar Heritage Group, where there is a photograph of him (second row, second column).
(See biography.)
wife: Annie Pickard (d 1853)
John Smith
Domville
b 1823
father: James Bell Domville MD (1778-1846)
mother: Sarah Rebecca Domville née Smith (1786-1825)
born: 25 December 1823 in Greenwich, London
died: in Germany
note: did not marry
Edmund Charles
Domville
1825-1901
Lieutenant Colonel Edmund Charles Domville
father: James Bell Domville MD (1778-1846)
mother: Sarah Rebecca Domville née Smith (1786-1825)
born: 11 October 1825 in Greenwich, London
died: 25 May 1901 in Paignton
occupation: Lieutenant Colonel Royal Marines. Light Infantry. Staff Officer of Pensioners.
wife: Ellen Churchweed
children:
Annie Domville (b c1850)
Ellen (Nellie) Domville (c1850-1921)
Alice Domville (b c1850)
Sarah Charlotte
Domville
father: James Bell Domville MD (1778-1846)
mother: Sarah Rebecca Domville née Smith (1786-1825)
note: died very young
Child of James William Domville (1817-1883) and Frances (Fanny) B. Gow née Ussher (b c1818)
James William
Domville
1842-1921
Lieutenant Colonel and Senator James William Domville
father: James William Domville (1817-1883) (adoptive)
mother: Frances (Fanny) B. Gow née Ussher (b c1818)
born: 29 November 1842 in British Honduras
died: 30 July 1921 in St. Johns, New Brunswick
notes:
James Domville, the son of Frances (Gow) and adopted son of James Domville, was educated at Woolwich Military College, in Bonn, Germany, and in St Cyr, France. He rejoined his mother and adopted father in the Caribbean in 1858. In 1866 he arrived in St John, New Brunswick where he commenced business as a merchant, establishing direct trade between New Brunswick and the British West Indies, and other commercial ventures. In 1867 he married Isabella, daughter of William Henry Scovill of St John with whom he had seven children.
Beginning in 1869, Lt Col Domville was, for most of the rest of his life, associated with the volunteer militia. In 1869 he organized the Eighth Princess Louise New Brunswick Hussars and commanded that unit for twenty years. In his military capacity, he accompanied (Sir) Wilfred Laurier, Prime Minister of Canada, to England for the celebration of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee (1887), and was presented to Her Majesty.
On the political scene, he was elected to the House of Commons in 1872 as the representative for Kings, New Brunswick, and held that seat until defeated in the election of 1882. On 20 April 1903 he was called to the Senate.
See Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online.
wife: Isabella Scovill, married: 1867 in St. Johns, New Brunswick
father: William Henry Scovill
mother: Margaret L Scovill née Wetmore Lee
born: 23 July 1846 in St. Johns, New Brunswick
died: 1938 in St. Johns, New Brunswick
children:
Fannie Domville (b 22 January 1868 in St. Johns, New Brunswick)
James William Domville (b 1870 in Rothesay, New Brunswick, d 1954 in Montreal, Quebec)
Henry Domville (b c1871)
Mary Lucretia Domville (b 22 May 1873 in Rothesay, New Brunswick)
Belle Domville (also known as Isabel, b 20 September 1875 in Rothesay, New Brunswick)
Bessie Domville (also known as Elizabeth A, b 6 February 1881 in Rothesay, New Brunswick, m WC Earle)
Edward Domville (b 25 April 1889 in Rothesay, New Brunswick, d 4 August 1956 in St. Johns, New Brunswick, m John H Davidson)
Children of David Edward Domville (1820-1847) and Mary Jane Domville née Stubb (1824-1878)
Edward James
Domville
1848-1925
father: David Edward Domville (1820-1847)
mother: Mary Jane Domville née Stubb (1824-1878)
born: 14 September 1848
died: 30 October 1925
wife: Lucy Danby, married: 14 June 1877 in Francis Exeter
born: 16 April 1852
died: 21 August 1936
children:
David William Edward Domville (1880-1908)
Stella Rose Blanche Domville (1881-1967)
Mary Jane
Domville
b 1850
Sister Muriel
father: David Edward Domville (1820-1847)
mother: Mary Jane Domville née Stubb (1824-1878)
born: 19 May 1850
Ewen Francis
Domville
1851-1912
father: David Edward Domville (1820-1847)
mother: Mary Jane Domville née Stubb (1824-1878)
born: 24 July 1851 in St Ives
died: 15 November 1912 in Paignton, buried at Collaton St Mary
occupation: Commander RN
wife: Bertha Maude Beatrice Baker née Walker, married: 9 August 1900 in St Peter's Bedford
father: T Osborne Walker
note: widow of Geoffery Lowbridge Baker (Surgeon RN)
William Henry
Domville
1854-1854
father: David Edward Domville (1820-1847)
mother: Mary Jane Domville née Stubb (1824-1878)
born: 6 June 1854
died: 5 September 1854 in St Ives
Agnes Elizabeth
Domville
1855-1863
father: David Edward Domville (1820-1847)
mother: Mary Jane Domville née Stubb (1824-1878)
born: 12 September 1855 in St Ives
died: 5 November 1863
Children of Edmund Charles Domville (1825-1901) and Ellen Domville née Churchweed
Annie Domville
b c1850
father: Edmund Charles Domville (1825-1901)
mother: Ellen Domville née Churchweed
born: c1850
children:
Sidney
William
Helen
Alice
Agnes McKenna (married 15 August 1898 Sir Philip Armand Hamilton Gibbs (b 1 May 1877, Novelist), d 7 October 1939, son Anthony Gibbs)
husband: William Rowland, married: (1)
husband: Reverend WJ McKenna, married: (2)
Ellen (Nellie)
Domville
c1850-1921
father: Edmund Charles Domville (1825-1901)
mother: Ellen Domville née Churchweed
born: c1850
died: 1921
children:
Blanche Llewellyn (1876-1969, m Walter Carew, Vicar of Burleigh)
Helen Llewellyn (b 1877, m R Scott)
Evan Llewellyn (1879-1970, m Aileen Monaut, children Thora Llewellyn (b 1907) and Llewellyn Wynne Lloyd Llewellyn (b 1910))
George St John Llewellyn (1887-1966, m Marjory Norman)
husband: Walter Llewellyn
died: 1906
Alice
Domville
b c1850
father: Edmund Charles Domville (1825-1901)
mother: Ellen Domville née Churchweed
born: c1850
note: did not marry
One of the children of James William Domville (1842-1921) and Isabella Domville née Scovill (d 1938)
James William
Domville
1870-1954
father: James William Domville (1842-1921)
mother: Isabella Domville née Scovill (d 1938)
born: 1870 in Rothesay, New Brunswick
died: 1954 in Montreal, Quebec
notes:
James Domville was a very successful industrialist in Montreal. In 1915 he bought property in St Therese, where he built his house and where the Academie Ste-Therese stands today. This area was later incorporated into the resort town of Rosemere. He and his wife lived in this house until early 1940 when they moved to an apartment on Sherbrooke street, Montreal. Unfortunately the Rosemere house was destroyed by fire in 1957.
James Domville was a very militant Liberal and a friend of Prime Minister Mackenzie King, who visited him at Rosemere a number of times.
wife: Adele de Beaujeu, married: in Coteau, Quebec
born: in Rothesay, New Brunswick
note:
Adele de Beaujeu was a descendant of an old Canadian family.
children:
James de Beaujeu Domville (b 1900 in Montreal, Quebec, d 1917 serving in the Royal Flying Corps in World War I)
Henri de Gaspe Domville (b in Montreal, Quebec, d c1943 in the East Indes in World War II)
Anne de Beaujeu Domville (b in Montreal, Quebec)
Charles de Conquevil Domville (b in Montreal, Quebec)
Children of Edward James Domville (1848-1925) and Lucy Domville née Danby (1852-1936)
David William
Edward Domville
1880-1908
father: Edward James Domville (1848-1925)
mother: Lucy Domville née Danby (1852-1936)
born: 6 March 1880 in Exeter
died: 25 August 1908
notes:
Captain in the Devonshire Regiment. Served in South Africa where he picked up the germ that led to his fatal illness at Queens College, Oxford, while preparing for Ordination. (See photograph.)
wife: Helen Marguerite Meugens, married: 30 September 1905 in St Saviours, Paddington
father: Marc Meugens of London and Calcutta
Stella Rose
Blanche Domville
1881-1967
father: Edward James Domville (1848-1925)
mother: Lucy Domville née Danby (1852-1936)
born: 21 October 1881
died: 16 June 1967
note: did not marry

Information for this page was provided by Don Armitage, Halsey Bradford, the late Alwyne H.B. Coleridge, Ros Coleridge, Alan Domville, Rob Domville, Clifford Dumville, the late Martin Dunville, Alastair Kellock, Adam Marshall, the late Mrs. Mary Ross-Ross née Domville, and Hilary Soper (a descendant of William Kellock b 1796).

See also:

James Bell Domville MD (1778-1846): Second Marriage

Henry Jones Domville CB MD JP (1818-1888), son of James Bell Domville MD (1778-1846)

William Thomas Domville CB MD RN (1822-1879), son of James Bell Domville MD (1778-1846)

Photograph of Captain David William Edward Domville, Devonshire Regiment (1880-1908), great-grandson of James Bell Domville MD (1778-1846)

Alwyne H.B. Coleridge: Introduction to his Family Tree of the Domvilles

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