Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography/Domville, James

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DOMVILLE, James, Canadian capitalist, b. in England, 29 Nov., 1842. He was educated in his native country, and in 1858 went to Barbadoes, where his father, Gen. James Domville, R. A., was in command of the garrison, and there became a merchant. In 1866 he arrived in St. John, New Brunswick, engaged in business as a merchant, and also became proprietor of the iron works, rolling mills, and nail factories at Moosepath, Coldbrooke, and Rockland, in Kings county, and entered largely into other commercial schemes. He is president of the Maritime bank of the dominion of Canada, a member of the council of the Dominion artillery association, a fellow of the Royal colonial institute, London, England, has been president of the Kings county board of trade, and was chairman of the delegation from St. John, N. B., at the Dominion board of trade, Ottawa, in 1871. He was elected a representative to the Dominion parliament in 1872, and re-elected at the general elections in 1874 and 1878. He is a liberal conservative.