Cavil, Cavill or Cavell in Quebec?

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Hello

After taking a DNA test and finding quite a lot of North American matches, I found out that my great-great-great-great-great grandmother, Dinah Gibson, emigrated to Quebec early in the 19th century.

My g-g-g-g grandfather, Thomas Gibson, was Dinah's son, born around 1809 in Yorkshire. It turns out she then married George Cavil (variously spelled Cavil/Cavill/Cavel) in 1810 in Yorkshire before they emigrated. As far as we know, Thomas was left behind, perhaps with his grandparents.

Are any Wikitreers (?) related to George and Dinah (or Diana as she seems to have become known in Canada)? I don't have a very good grasp of doing research in Canada/USA and as some of the Ancestry tree material on the family seems a little bit unclear it would be great to work it out!

Thanks

Katie
WikiTree profile: Diana Cavill
in Genealogy Help by Katie Fuller G2G6 Mach 1 (19.8k points)

George Cavil

Death 26 Mar 1869 - age 79

"Québec, registres des églises protestantes, 1763-1967," images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:9Q97-YSV1-JZV?cc=1929561&wc=M6XH-C47%3A224590901%2C224515502%2C224624801 : 21 May 2014), Métis > Presbyterian Church in Canada > Baptisms, marriages, burials 1844-1884 > image 874 of 1086; Archives Nationales du Québec-Montréal, Sainte-Foy (Quebec National Library and Archives, Sainte-Foy).

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Have you tried familysearch.org ? It’s free just have to join.
by Marion Poole G2G Astronaut (1.1m points)
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All the Canadian censuses (censi?) are available online for free starting in the early 19th century depending on where she immigrated to. http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/census/Pages/census.aspx
by Kyla H G2G6 Mach 4 (46.2k points)

Census of 1831, Lower Canada (Quebec)

http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/1831/jpg/004569577_00416.jpg

Census Year: 1831
Item Number: 47357
Surname: Cavel
Given Name(s): George
District Name: Rimouski
Sub-District Name: Métis
 

Census of 1842, Canada East (Quebec)
 
 
https://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/census/1842-canada-east/Pages/item.aspx?itemid=3847
 
Given Name: George
Occupation: Farmer
Number of Residents: 7
District Name: Rimouski
Sub-District Name: Métis
Volume Number: 48
Page Number: 3518
Microfilm: C-733
Reference: MG 31 C1, Lower Canada/Canada East census returns
Item Number: 3847
 
 
Line 4
 
http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/1842/lc/jpg/004569580_00668.jpg
 
http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/1842/lc/jpg/004569580_00669.jpg
 
http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/1842/lc/jpg/004569580_00670.jpg
 
http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/1842/lc/jpg/004569580_00671.jpg
 
http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/1842/lc/jpg/004569580_00672.jpg

Thanks for all the pointers. Really helpful.
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Census of Canada 1851-1852

George Cavil 61 and Diana Gibson 62
http://www.automatedgenealogy.com/census52/View.jsp?id=45210&highlight=22&desc=1852+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+George+Cavil

Rose Cavil 22 and Emilien Jean and 2 children
http://www.automatedgenealogy.com/census52/View.jsp?id=45210&highlight=25&desc=1852+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Rose+Cavil

John Cavil 39 and Janet Craig and 7 children
http://www.automatedgenealogy.com/census52/View.jsp?id=45194&highlight=8&desc=1852+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+John+Cavil

and George Cavil 24
http://www.automatedgenealogy.com/census52/View.jsp?id=45194&highlight=17&desc=1852+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+George+Cavil

Angelie Cavil 30 and Alexander Craig and 6 children
http://www.automatedgenealogy.com/census52/View.jsp?id=45196&highlight=34&desc=1852+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Angelie+Cavil

Sarah Cavil 20 and Henry Page
http://www.automatedgenealogy.com/census52/View.jsp?id=45208&highlight=24&desc=1852+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Sarah+Cavil
 .

by E Martin G2G6 Mach 7 (73.5k points)

Descendants of Alexander Craig
and Angelie (Cavil) Craig

https://www.wikitree.com/genealogy/Craig-Descendants-6748

 ...

EDIT - Marriage 15 Sep 1841

"Québec, registres des églises protestantes, 1763-1967," images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:9Q97-YSV1-HD6?cc=1929561&wc=M6XH-ZNL%3A224612301%2C224515002%2C224522101 : 21 May 2014), Rivière-du-Loup > Church of England in Canada > Births, baptisms, marriages, burials with index 1841 > image 18 of 23; Archives Nationales du Québec-Montréal, Sainte-Foy (Quebec National Library and Archives, Sainte-Foy).
 .
 

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Marriage 25 Aug 1892 Brown, Wisconsin, United States
 John Cavell
Son of George Cavell and Diana Gibson

"Wisconsin, County Marriages, 1836-1911," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XRJ4-RCJ : 17 March 2018), John Cavell and Charlotte Mrs. Bidwell Barnes, 25 Aug 1892; citing , Brown, Wisconsin, United States, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison; FHL microfilm 1,275,776.

by E Martin G2G6 Mach 7 (73.5k points)
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John Cavil and Janet Craig
 
1852 Canada
http://www.automatedgenealogy.com/census52/View.jsp?id=45194&highlight=8&desc=1852+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+John+Cavil
 
1860 John Cavil
"United States Census, 1860", database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWML-PMN : 13 December 2017), John Cavil, 1860.
 
1870 John Caville
"United States Census, 1870," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MN9S-1YL : 12 April 2016), John Caville, Wisconsin, United States; citing p. 2, family 8, NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 553,202.
.

by E Martin G2G6 Mach 7 (73.5k points)

John Calvil and Janette Craig

Marriage 1839 Chalmer's Presbyterian Church (Québec, Bas-Canada)

https://www.prdh-igd.com/Gratuit/fr/PRDH/Liste/Couple?nh=cavil&nf=craig&r=True&pg=1  (membership)
...

EDIT - Marriage 15 Jul 1839

http://bibnum2.banq.qc.ca/bna/ecivil/pdf/03Q/CE301/03Q_CE301S67/1839/01/03Q_CE301S067_1839_31.pdf

John Cavel

Death 22 Jun 1899
Birth 25 Dec 1813

"Find A Grave Index," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVVP-GSHQ : 13 December 2015), John Cavel, 1899; Burial, De Pere, Brown, Wisconsin, United States of America, Cady Cemetery; citing record ID 22964128, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com.

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/22964128?search=true

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George Cavil and Helen (Ellen) Smith

Marriage 18 Jul 1853

"Québec, registres des églises protestantes, 1763-1967," images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:9Q97-YSV9-9PNX?cc=1929561&wc=M6XH-C47%3A224590901%2C224515502%2C224624801 : 21 May 2014), Métis > Presbyterian Church in Canada > Baptisms, marriages, burials 1844-1884 > image 63 of 1086; Archives Nationales du Québec-Montréal, Sainte-Foy (Quebec National Library and Archives, Sainte-Foy).

...

Census of Canada 1861 - Lines 30-35

George Cavell and Helene Smith and 4 children

http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/1861/jpg/4108818_00274.jpg

Census Year: 1861
Item Number: 617750
Surname: Cavell
Given Name(s): George
Age: 34
Province: Canada East (Quebec)
District Name: Rimouski
Sub-District Name: St. Octave-de-Métis

by E Martin G2G6 Mach 7 (73.5k points)

Sons George and John

"Québec, registres des églises protestantes, 1763-1967," images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:9Q97-YSV9-9P6T?cc=1929561&wc=M6XH-C47%3A224590901%2C224515502%2C224624801 : 21 May 2014), Métis > Presbyterian Church in Canada > Baptisms, marriages, burials 1844-1884 > image 107 of 1086; Archives Nationales du Québec-Montréal, Sainte-Foy (Quebec National Library and Archives, Sainte-Foy).

Son Robt

"Québec, registres des églises protestantes, 1763-1967," images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:9Q97-YSV9-9P6D?cc=1929561&wc=M6XH-C47%3A224590901%2C224515502%2C224624801 : 21 May 2014), Métis > Presbyterian Church in Canada > Baptisms, marriages, burials 1844-1884 > image 108 of 1086; Archives Nationales du Québec-Montréal, Sainte-Foy (Quebec National Library and Archives, Sainte-Foy).

Census of Canada 1881

George 54 and Hellen  Cavel 48 and 9 children

http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/e/e326/e008137573.jpg

Census of Canada 1891

Elena Cavell 59 widow and children

http://central.bac-lac.gc.ca/.item/?app=Census1891&op=img&id=30953_148220-00693
 

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Miscellaneous

Métis-sur-Mer

1818 Arrivée de colons écossais venus à l'invitation du seigneur John MacNider.

1818 Arrival of Scottish settlers at the invitation of Lord John MacNider.

http://www.memoireduquebec.com/wiki/index.php?title=M%C3%A9tis-sur-Mer_%28municipalit%C3%A9_de_village%29

...

Fonds Famille-Macnider (1794-1970)
Documents divers (1822-1827)

-Copie dactylographiée d’une concession d’une terre de John Macnider à George Cavil (17 juillet 1822).

Macnider Family - Various Documents (1822-1827)

- Typewritten copy of a land grant from John Macnider to George Cavil (July 17, 1822).

http://biblio.uqar.ca/files/ressources/fonds_famille-macnider_(uqar-10-03-100).pdf

by E Martin G2G6 Mach 7 (73.5k points)
edited by E Martin
Merci beaucoup :)

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