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From: Scott family <>
Subject: Re: Dove families - Newfoundland
Date: Mon, 16 Jan 2006 13:14:36 -0400
Rev. James Dove is described by Rev. Charles Lench in his 1919 book, The
Story of Methodism in Bonavista.
"1866-1869 Rev. James Dove (afterwards D.D)
Mr. Dove was one of the strong preachers of the Methodist ministry. He
was well known to the writer. Times were hard during his ministry in
Bonavista. He was married to Miss White, daughter of Capt. White, the
noted seal killer, who always observed the Sabbath at the ice, before we
had the present sealing laws."
Rev. James Dove 1885-1888
The Cyclopaedia of Methodism published in 1880 show the following dates
for James Dove on pg 384
1855 St. John's, Newfoundland
1857 Burin, Newfoundland
1859 Port de Grave, Newfoundland
1860 Island Cove, Newfoundland
1863 Harbour Grace, Newfoundland
1866 Bonavista, Newfoundland
1869 St. John's, Newfoundland
1872 Twillingate, Newfoundland
1873 Carbonear, Newfoundland
1874 Newfoundland Conference
Financial Secretary 1863-1873
The following biography is located at the following website
Rev. Dr. James Dove: by Frank E. Clarke
James Dove was born at Darlington, England in 1826. He entered the
Methodist ministry in Newfoundland in 1855 and was ordained in 1859, and
during more than thirty years in the active ministry served many of the
larger circuits in the Island. These included Burin, Bonavista, St.
John's, 1855 - 1857 when he assisted Rev. John Snowball. He again served
from 1869-72 at the Gower Street. Carbonear1873, 1874, 1875, 1876,
Harbour Grace, Blackhead, Cupids, and Brigus.
He was well liked by the people in Carbonear and served 1873, 1874,
1875, and was President of the District between 1867 - 1877, he also
served there from 1879 - 18890 and 1883 to 1884.
He held many District and Conference offices, including the Presidency
three times: in 1876 - 77, 1879 - 80, and 1883 - 84. He was a delegate
to the General Conference of the Methodist Church in 1878 and 1883, and
to the Ecumenical Congress in London in 1881. He retired in 1888,
becoming a Supernumerary minister at George Street Church in St. John's.
In 1893, in recognition of his many years of service to the Church, "the
Nestor of Newfoundland Methodism" (as The Methodist Monthly Greeting,
July 1893 described him), was awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of
Divinity by Mount Allison University.
He retired in 1888 and died in St. John's on January 2, 1908.
I have pictures of Rev. James Dove and am interested in making contact
with any descendants. Any information or assistance is appreciated
Barbara McLean wrote:
> Hello All!
> This must be what our family calls the "other" Dove family! But glad
> the two of you, Ian & Shirley, matched up some ancestors. Ian, you
> don't say where in Newfoundland your James Dove was from but I will
> give a quick rundown of ours just in case.
> Sometime before 1841, 4 brothers came from Dorset, England - Israel,
> David, Michael and Robert Dove - they were fishermen. Robert married
> Susannah Penney at Trinity Bay in 1841 and that line of Doves is my
> husband's family. Robert & Susannah had 7 children, Robert, Israel,
> Harriet, Elizabeth, James, Samuel and David. James is my husband's
> great-grandfather who married Patience Young in 1876 at Twillingate.
> James and Patience had 8 children and eventually moved to Toronto
> where they are both buried.
> I have info on most of the siblings and James' family in Dorset if
> anyone is interested. Because our James was born in Salmon Cove and
> lived in TWillingate area for many years I assumed that the mention of
> marriages performed there were him but perhaps I am wrong. He joined
> the Salvation Army in Newfoundland and was active until his passing in
> 1928. But perhaps it is YOUR James Dove, Ian, that I have seen.
> Perhaps you know which church he was affiliated with and what area he
> served? If so I have some info I could provide.
> The sad thing is that it appears we are two separate families unless
> you have a Dorset connection? Please let me know!
> Barbara McLean
> Murrieta, CA
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Scott family [mailto:]
> Sent: Sunday, January 15, 2006 6:44 PM
> To: ;
> Subject: Dove families - Newfoundland
> Barbara McLean & Shirley Foley
> I am not sure if any of this connects as the names are different,
> but as both of you have a research interest in the Dove family,
> thought I should make contact in case there is some connection.
> This is the information that I have regarding my GG Aunt Mary
> White who married the Rev. James Dove in Newfoundland.
> I have some information on their descendants but very little. Here
> it is
> 1 Rev. James Dove b. 1827 d. 2 Jan 1908
> m. Mary White b. 30 Oct 1836 d. 14 Sep 1908
> [daughter of Capt. Edward "Ned" White and Anne Weir]
> 2 Wilfred Richard Henry Dove b. 2 Feb 1873
> m. Teresa "Triss" Bartlett m. 26 Jan 1904 St John's NFLD?
> 3 James Dove
> 3 Dr. Robert Dove b. 1907
> m. Margaret McCrae
> 3 Hilda Dove b. 1909
> 2 Edward Ridley Dove b. 27 Aug 1860 d. 20 May 1861
> 2 Mary Bertha Dove b. 14 Aug 1862
> m. Rev. William H. Adams
> 3 Edna Mary Ridley Adams b. 1893
> m. Mr. Wescott
> 4 Enid Wescott
> m. Orville Irwin "Orv" Ewart b. 1919 d. 24 May 2004 Sutton
> West, ON
> [son of Ezra Ewart and Annie Irwin]
> 5 Judy Ewart
> 5 Peggy Ewart
> m. Jim Dobson
> 5 Dawn Ewart
> m. Jim Cook
> 2 Annie Eleanor Dovette Dove b. 8 Jul 1864 d. 18 Dec 1864
> 2 Frederick William Dove b. 21 May 1866 d. 23 July 1867
> 2 Arthur James White Dove b. 2 Jul 1868
> 3 Margaret Emily Dove b. 26 Jun 1894
> 3 Elizabeth Mary Dove b. 3 Sep 1895 d. 1 Feb 1902
> 3 Isobel Ethel Dove b. 20 Nov 1897
> 3 Gertrude Agusta Dove b. 16 Apr 1900
> 3 Amy Morton Dove b. 4 Jun 1902
> 3 Dorothy Laura Dove b. 20 Sep 1902
> 3 William James Dove b. 20 Apr 1905
> 3 Helen Marion Dove b. 23 Nov 1906
> 2 Edward Alfred William Dove b. 12 Sep 1870 d. 5 Nov 1906
> 2 Annie Gertrude Dove b. 12 Sep 1878
> 2 Lillian Emily Dove b. 27 Oct 1880
> Ian Scott
>Ian & Daphne Scott
>51 Ambrose St.
>Prince Edward Island,
>Canada, C1A 3P5