Person:Margaret Caven (2)

Margaret Caven
Facts and Events
Name Margaret Caven
Alt Name Milligan
Gender Female
Birth[1] AUG 1784 Kirgunzeon, Kirkcudbright, Scotland
Marriage 1807 Scotlandto Robert Milligan, Sr.
Immigration[1][2] 1819 Bedeque, Prince Edward Island, Canada
Emigration[1] 1819 Canheath, Kirklavrich, Dumfires, Scotland
Death[1] 1829
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 J.Clinton Morrison Jr. Along the North Shore; A Social History of Township 11, PEI, 1765-1982, Edition: 2nd Printing 1987. (Williams and Crue (1982) Ltd.)
    p. 335.
  2. After landing in Bedeque, Robert took his family west to St. Eleanor's Lot 17. Resided at St. Eleanor's, Lot 16, Lot 14, & Lot 11, P.E.I.

    Name: Robert Milligan
    Year: 1819
    Place: Prince Edward Island
    Source Publication Code: 2330.20
    Primary Immigrant: Milligan, Robert
    Annotation: Date and port of arrival or date and place of death. Date and place of birth, country of origin, and other genealogical information may also be provided.
    Source Bibliography: GALLANT, PETER AND NELDA MURRAY. Scottish Immigrants to Prince Edward Island, from Death and Obituary Notices in Prince Edward Island Newspapers 1835-1910 and A Listing of Some Scots Immigrants Based on Tombstone Transcriptions from Various Cemeteries in Prince Edward Island. Charlottetown, PEI: The Prince Edward Island Genealogical Society, 1990. 107p.
    Page: 2

    Robert married Margaret Caven in 1807 in Scotland and they emigrated to
    Bedeque, Prince Edward Island from Canheath, Kirklavrich, Dumfries, Scotland in 1819. After Margaret's death, he married Elizabeth MacDougall at St. Eleanor's, Lot 17. Nov.25, 1830. After landing at Bedeque, Robert took his family west to St. Eleanor's, Lot 17. During his residence there he was actively engaged in agriculture and by 1830, while Secretary of the Prince County Agriculture Society, he awarded a plough as prize during the annual ploughing match held at St Eleanor's on the Pavilion Farm. On Jan. 1, 1834 he was appointed a lieutenant in the 3rd Prince County Regiment of Militia, with headquarters at St. Eleanor's, under Commanding Officer Major Alexander Cameron. On April 23, 1836, he was promoted to captain.

    He was a member of the Presbyterian Church, and followed its tenets closely.
    Prior to emigrating from Scotland to Canada, he presented his father a Bible which was printed in 1812 from the London edition by Bemsley in 1791. This Bible is a cherished possession of the Milligan family now, and consists of a list of Robert Sr's children, including their birth dates. In 1826, he purchased a fine
    silver communion set in Scotland, and presented it to the Richmond Bay Church.
    The engraved set is now on display in the United Church of Canada Chapel at Lot 16.

    Robert Milligan Sr. was a carpenter and shipbuilder as well as his agriculture pursuits. He was the contractor who built the first log church for the Presbyterian congregation in Lot 16 and surrounding areas. It has been said that he never missed a Sabbath service until his last illness in 1871.

    He is thought to have moved from St. Eleanor's to Sherbrooke in the 1830's for his son was born there in 1839. By 1861, he resided in Lot 11, and owned 140 acres of freehold land. His Freeland home was situated on the north side of Little Channel Road (Milligan's Wharf), and presently owned (1984) by his great grandson, Robert T. Hardy Jr.