Jean-Baptiste & Virgine (m 29 Oct 1860, Trois Rivieres, Quebec) were my husband's great-grandparents. My husband's grandfather Maxime-Mederic (aka Amedee)was born in St-Elie-de-Caxton, Quebec---the 7th of 10 children. Amedee and Jeanne CAYER (m 7 Jan 1902 Trois Rivieres, Quebec)had 15 chilren---the first 13 were born in St-Elie; the last two in Barraute, Quebec. All used the surname deCARUFEL; some wrote S. deCARUFEL; few knew that the "S" stood for SICARD I believe--but have not purchased records to prove--that Virginie was the dau of Jean MICHELIN / Angele ROBERT. We know Jean-Baptiste was the son of Louise LIMOUSIN and Jean-Baptiste SICARD de Carufel who were wed 11 Sep 1837 Saint-Leon-le-Grand, Maskinonge, Quebec). In addition to Louise, Jean-Baptiste senior was married to Julie LAVOIE and Marie SAUCIER. In the 1881 Canadian Census, the family was in Ste-Elie, Ste-Maurice, Quebec, FilmC-13214, District 84-E, page 23, household 102. The household included: Jean CAMFEL, age 42, a French-Catholic farmer born in Quebec; his wife Virginie MICHELIN, age 36 and their children ---all with the surname spelled CAMFEL; all born in Quebec---Evelina, age 18, Joseph age 16, Louise 13, Jean 10, Exina 8, George 5, Mederic 2.Also in the household was a 45-year-old journeyman, French-Catholic Edouard ARVISAIT. That same year, living next door---household 101---was Jean-Baptiste's 75-year-old father Jean-Baptiste CAMFEL and his third wife, 36-year-old Marie SAUCIER along with brother Octave 35 and three MASSON girls aged 8-12. Does anyone have any information regarding the ancestors and/or descendants of Jean-Baptiste and Virgine MICHELIN? By the way, I noticed belatedly that someone was going to France and going to look for the fief. Hopefully you found it as it is off the beaten track. The former family estate [seigneurie] is located in the region of Albigeois, Haut [upper] Languedoc about 35km north of the town of Castres and 500 metres south of the village of Fauch in the county of Realmont.(Following the division of the old provinces of France into 80 departments in 1790, the areabecame part of Department 81 Tarn [Albi] In the year 2000 the crossroad of Route Departemental closest to the land were D13 and D41). It's actually a bit closer to Albi to the north than Castres to the south. When we visited there was still a sign bearing the name "CARUFEL" Travelling from the little village of Fauch, we also found "les actes" in the 1700s for SICARD families about 10 km due North of Fauch in Bellegarde; 5 km SSW in Ronel; 17km NNW in Cambron (west of Bellegarde) and 12 km south of Fauch 3km west of Realmont in Saint-Lieux Lafenasse. My database on the family is extensive and still growing... any and all help is appreciated.