Upper Canada Land Petitions (1763-1865)

Before the arrival of the Loyalists and British military settlers, the present-day Province of Ontario was an extension of the Province of Quebec. Following the Constitutional Act of 1791, the colony of Quebec was divided to create Upper Canada (today Ontario) and Lower Canada (today Quebec). Many early settlers, both military and civilian, submitted petitions to the Governor to obtain Crown land. Sons and daughters of Loyalists were also entitled to free lands.

The Upper Canada Land Petitions contain petitions for grants or leases of land and other administrative records. This research tool provides access to more than 82,000 references to individuals who lived in present-day Ontario between 1783 and 1865.

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person_id_nbrSurnameGiven NameYearPlaceTitle
wdt_IDperson_id_nbrSurnameGiven NameYearPlaceTitleReferenceVolumeBundlePetitionMicrofilmPage
11AbbottJohn jr.1792Upper Canada Land PetitionsRG 1 L3448AS 1171C-2806
22AbbotJohn1792Upper Canada Land PetitionsRG 1 L3448AS 1171C-2806
33AbbotAlexander1792Upper Canada Land PetitionsRG 1 L3448AS 1171C-2806
44AbellDavid1792Upper Canada Land PetitionsRG 1 L3448AS 1187C-2806
55AbellDavid jr.1792Upper Canada Land PetitionsRG 1 L3448AS 1187C-2806
66AbellElizabeth1792Upper Canada Land PetitionsRG 1 L3448AS 1187C-2806
77AbellEve1792Upper Canada Land PetitionsRG 1 L3448AS 1187C-2806
88AbellJacob1792Upper Canada Land PetitionsRG 1 L3448AS 1187C-2806
99AbellPeter1792Upper Canada Land PetitionsRG 1 L3448AS 1187C-2806
1010AbellRichard1792Upper Canada Land PetitionsRG 1 L3448AS 1187C-2806