Land Book C
has transcribed the list of land petitions in Land Book C,
which covers a large number of early loyalists and settlers in the late 1700s.
The transcriptions are included in several separate pages due to their large
size. The first sections aren't indexed, and cover some of the applications
made in 1796. The 1797 petitions are in the form of a book with an index to
the names included. On behalf of all researchers looking for early records of
the settlers of Ontario, I would like to thank Linda for her generosity in sharing
Note: The actual petitions will often contain a great deal of
information on the person applying. You should get a film of the petitions if you
find your ancestor listed here.
To learn more about these petitions, read the very informative articles by Brenda Dougall Merriman, CGRS, CGL,
that are at the Global site.
The National Archives of Canada hold the majority of petitions for crown land in
Upper Canada. The Upper Canada Land Petitions (NAC Series RG 1, L 3) can be
borrowed on microfilm from the National Archives of Canada.
Take this direct link to the page regarding these petitions.
1796, Early 1797 Land Petitions
Land Petitions, Upper Canada Land Book C
Copyright 2001, These records are not to be copied or reproduced in any
fashion, without the consent of Linda Herman.
Bill Martin, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada.
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