Upper Canada (Ontario) Land Registry Records Research


LAND REGISTRY records document the ownership of a property after it was granted or sold by the Crown to an individual. LAND REGISTRY records include an index/dates of transactions such as mortgages, sales, bankruptcies, liens, land transfers, quit claims and wills. Individual 'instruments' may be available/ordered from the index for an individual property.

Keep in mind that there is a very good chance with many of these properties that they have been in the same family since the original clearing of the land by a previous generation or generations in most cases. Lands in eastern and southwest Ontario were among the earliest granted and settled in the province, with many of the best farms remaining in the family through the 19th century, true century farms.

See the bottom of this page for links to examples of these types of documents.

Those researchers interested in using my very fast and convenient research services to obtain complete land registry records, may e-mail research enquiries to

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The townships are listed in alphabetical order.

Adjala Township, Simcoe County Pioneer Settlers circa 1866

Albemarle Township, Bruce County Pioneer Settlers circa 1867

Albion Township, Peel County Pioneer Settlers circa 1851

Aldborough Township, Elgin County Pioneer Settlers circa 1872

Alnwick Township, Northumberland County Pioneer Settlers circa 1870

Amabel Township, Bruce County Pioneer Settlers circa 1867

Amaranth Township, Wellington County Pioneer Settlers circa 1867

Anderdon Township, Essex County Pioneer Settlers circa 1866

Arran Township, Bruce County Pioneer Settlers circa 1867

Artemesia Township, Grey County Pioneer Settlers circa 1865

Arthur Township, Wellington County Pioneer Settlers circa 1867

Ashfield Township, Huron County Pioneer Settlers circa 1869

Augusta Township, Grenville County Pioneer Settlers circa 1885

Barrie Township, Frontenac County Pioneer Settlers circa 1865

Bayham Township, Elgin County Pioneer Settlers circa 1872

Bedford Township, Frontenac County Pioneer Settlers circa 1865

Bentinck Township, Grey County Pioneer Settlers circa 1865

Bertie Township, Welland County Pioneer Settlers circa 1865

Bexley Township, Victoria County Pioneer Settlers circa 1892

Blanshard Township, Perth County Pioneer Settlers circa 1867

Brampton, Peel County Pioneer Settlers circa 1851

Brant Township, Bruce County Pioneer Settlers circa 1867

Brantford Township, Brant County Pioneer Settlers circa 1865

Brighton Township, Northumberland County Pioneer Settlers circa 1870

Bruce Township, Bruce County Pioneer Settlers circa 1867

Brock Township, Ontario County Pioneer Settlers circa 1851

Burford Township, Brant County Pioneer Settlers circa 1865

Caistor Township, Lincoln County Pioneer Settlers circa 1865

Caledon Township, Peel County Pioneer Settlers circa 1851

Campbellford, Northumberland County Pioneer Settlers circa 1870

Camden and Gore Township, Kent County Pioneer Settlers circa 1864

Canboro Township, Haldimand County Pioneer Settlers circa 1867

Carden Township, Victoria County Pioneer Settlers circa 1892

Carlow Township, Hastings County Pioneer Settlers circa 1868

Carrick Township, Bruce County Pioneer Settlers circa 1867

Cartwright Township, Durham County Pioneer Settlers circa 1869

Cavan Township, Durham County Pioneer Settlers circa 1869

Cayuga Township (North), Haldimand County Pioneer Settlers circa 1867

Cayuga Township (South), Haldimand County Pioneer Settlers circa 1867

Charlottenburgh Township, Glengarry County Pioneer Settlers circa 1885

Chatham Township, Kent County Pioneer Settlers circa 1864

Chinguacousy Township, Peel County Pioneer Settlers circa 1851

Clarendon Township, Frontenac County Pioneer Settlers circa 1865

Clarke Township, Durham County Pioneer Settlers circa 1869

Clinton Township, Lincoln County Pioneer Settlers circa 1865

Colborne Township, Huron County Pioneer Settlers circa 1869

Colchester Township, Essex County Pioneer Settlers circa 1866

Collingwood Township, Grey County Pioneer Settlers circa 1865

Cornwall Township, Stormont County Pioneer Settlers circa 1885

Cramahe Township, Northumberland County Pioneer Settlers circa 1870

Crowland Township, Welland County Pioneer Settlers circa 1865

Culross Township, Bruce County Pioneer Settlers circa 1867

Dalton Township, Victoria County Pioneer Settlers circa 1892

Darlington Township, Durham County Pioneer Settlers circa 1869

Derby Township, Grey County Pioneer Settlers circa 1865

Digby Township, Victoria County Pioneer Settlers circa 1892

Dorchester South Township, Elgin County Pioneer Settlers circa 1872

Dover Township, Kent County Pioneer Settlers circa 1864

Downie-Gore Township, Perth County Pioneer Settlers circa 1867

Downie Township (Gore), Perth County Pioneer Settlers circa 1867

Dunn Township, Haldimand County Pioneer Settlers circa 1867

Dungannon Township, Hastings County Pioneer Settlers circa 1868

Dunwich Township, Elgin County Pioneer Settlers circa 1872

East Wawanosh Township, Huron County Pioneer Settlers circa 1869

Edwardsburgh Township, Grenville County Pioneer Settlers circa 1885

Egremont Township, Grey County Pioneer Settlers circa 1865

Elderslie Township, Bruce County Pioneer Settlers circa 1867

Eldon Township, Victoria County Pioneer Settlers circa 1892

Ellice Township, Perth County Pioneer Settlers circa 1867

Elma Township, Perth County Pioneer Settlers circa 1867

Elzevir Township, Hastings County Pioneer Settlers circa 1868

Emily Township, Victoria County Pioneer Settlers circa 1892

Eramosa Township, Wellington County Pioneer Settlers circa 1867

Erin Township, Wellington County Pioneer Settlers circa 1867

Esquesing Township, Halton County Pioneer Settlers circa 1869

Essa Township, Simcoe County Pioneer Settlers circa 1866

Etobicoke Township, York County Pioneer Settlers circa 1851

Euphrasia Township, Grey County Pioneer Settlers circa 1865

Farraday Township, Hastings County Pioneer Settlers circa 1868

Fenelon Township, Victoria County Pioneer Settlers circa 1892

Finch Township, Stormont County Pioneer Settlers circa 1885

Fitzroy Township, Carleton County Pioneer Settlers circa 1866

Flos Township, Simcoe County Pioneer Settlers circa 1866

Fullarton Township, Perth County Pioneer Settlers circa 1867

Gainsborough Township, Lincoln County Pioneer Settlers circa 1865

Garafraxa Township, Wellington County Pioneer Settlers circa 1867

Georgina Township, York County Pioneer Settlers circa 1851

Glenelg Township, Grey County Pioneer Settlers circa 1865

Gloucester Township, Carleton County Pioneer Settlers circa 1866

Goderich Township, Huron County Pioneer Settlers circa 1869

Goulbourne Township, Carleton County Pioneer Settlers circa 1866

Grantham Township, Lincoln County Pioneer Settlers circa 1865

Greenock Township, Bruce County Pioneer Settlers circa 1867

Grey Township, Huron County Pioneer Settlers circa 1869

Grimsby Township, Lincoln County Pioneer Settlers circa 1865

Guelph Township, Wellington County Pioneer Settlers circa 1867

Gwillimbury East Township, York County Pioneer Settlers circa 1851

Gwillimbury North Township, York County Pioneer Settlers circa 1851

Gosfield Township, Essex County Pioneer Settlers circa 1866

Haldimand Township, Northumberland County Pioneer Settlers circa 1870

Hamilton Township, Northumberland County Pioneer Settlers circa 1870

Harwich Township, Kent County Pioneer Settlers circa 1864

Hay Township, Huron County Pioneer Settlers circa 1869

Hibbert Township, Perth County Pioneer Settlers circa 1867

Hinchinbrooke Township, Frontenac County Pioneer Settlers circa 1865

Holland Township, Grey County Pioneer Settlers circa 1865

Hope Township, Durham County Pioneer Settlers circa 1869

Howard Township, Kent County Pioneer Settlers circa 1864

Howick Township, Huron County Pioneer Settlers circa 1869

Hullett Township, Huron County Pioneer Settlers circa 1869

Humberstone Township, Welland County Pioneer Settlers circa 1865

Hungerford Township, Hastings County Pioneer Settlers circa 1868 Part 1

Hungerford Township, Hastings County Pioneer Settlers circa 1868 Part 2

Hungerford Township, Hastings County Pioneer Settlers circa 1879, Part 1

Hungerford Township, Hastings County Pioneer Settlers circa 1879, Part 2

Huron Township, Bruce County Pioneer Settlers circa 1867

Huntingdon Township, Hastings County Pioneer Settlers circa 1868

Huntley Township, Carleton County Pioneer Settlers circa 1866

Innisfil Township, Simcoe County Pioneer Settlers circa 1866

Kennebec Township, Frontenac County Pioneer Settlers circa 1865

Kenyon Township, Glengarry County Pioneer Settlers circa 1885

Keppel Township, Grey County Pioneer Settlers circa 1865

Kincardine Township, Bruce County Pioneer Settlers circa 1867

Kingston Township, Frontenac County Pioneer Settlers circa 1865

King Township, York County Pioneer Settlers circa 1851

Kinloss Township, Bruce County Pioneer Settlers circa 1867

Lake Township, Hastings County Pioneer Settlers circa 1868

Lancaster Township, Glengarry County Pioneer Settlers circa 1885

Laxton Township, Victoria County Pioneer Settlers circa 1892

Limerick Township, Hastings County Pioneer Settlers circa 1868

Lochiel Township, Glengarry County Pioneer Settlers circa 1885

Logan Township, Perth County Pioneer Settlers circa 1867

Loughborough Township, Frontenac County Pioneer Settlers circa 1865

Louth Township, Lincoln County Pioneer Settlers circa 1865

Luther Township, Wellington County Pioneer Settlers circa 1867

Madoc Township, Hastings County Pioneer Settlers circa 1868

Maidstone Township, Essex County Pioneer Settlers circa 1866

Malahide Township, Elgin County Pioneer Settlers circa 1872

Malden Township, Essex County Pioneer Settlers circa 1866

Manvers Township, Durham County Pioneer Settlers circa 1869

March Township, Carleton County Pioneer Settlers circa 1866

Mara and Rama Townships, Ontario County Pioneer Settlers circa 1851

Mariposa Township, Victoria County Pioneer Settlers circa 1892

Markham Township, York County Pioneer Settlers circa 1851

Marlborough Township, Carleton County Pioneer Settlers circa 1866

Marmora Township, Hastings County Pioneer Settlers circa 1868

Maryborough Township, Wellington County Pioneer Settlers circa 1867

Matchedash-Orillia Township, Simcoe County Pioneer Settlers circa 1866

Matilda Township, Dundas County Pioneer Settlers circa 1885

McKillop Township, Huron County Pioneer Settlers circa 1869

Medonte Township, Simcoe County Pioneer Settlers circa 1866

Melancthon Township, Grey County Pioneer Settlers circa 1865

Mersea Township, Essex County Pioneer Settlers circa 1866

Minto Township, Wellington County Pioneer Settlers circa 1867

Mono Township, Dufferin County Pioneer Settlers circa 1866

Mornington Township, Perth County Pioneer Settlers circa 1867

Morris Township, Huron County Pioneer Settlers circa 1869

Morrison Township, Muskoka District Pioneer Settlers circa 1866

Moulton and Sherbrooke Township, Haldimand County Pioneer Settlers circa 1867

Mountain Township, Dundas County Pioneer Settlers circa 1885

Mulmur Township, Dufferin County Pioneer Settlers circa 1866

Murray Township, Northumberland County Pioneer Settlers circa 1870

Muskoka Township, Muskoka District Pioneer Settlers circa 1866

Nassagaweya Township, Halton County Pioneer Settlers circa 1869

Nelson Township, Halton County Pioneer Settlers circa 1869

Nepean Township, Carleton County Pioneer Settlers circa 1866

Niagara Township, Lincoln County Pioneer Settlers circa 1865

Nichol Township, Wellington County Pioneer Settlers circa 1867

Normanby Township, Grey County Pioneer Settlers circa 1865

North Easthope Township, Perth County Pioneer Settlers circa 1867

North Gower Township, Carleton County Pioneer Settlers circa 1866

Nottawasga Township, Simcoe County Pioneer Settlers circa 1866

Oakland Township, Brant County Pioneer Settlers circa 1865

Olden Township, Frontenac County Pioneer Settlers circa 1865

Oneida Township, Haldimand County Pioneer Settlers circa 1867

Onondaga Township, Brant County Pioneer Settlers circa 1867

Ops Township, Victoria County Pioneer Settlers circa 1893

Orford Township, Kent County Pioneer Settlers circa 1864

Orillia-Matchedash Township, Simcoe County Pioneer Settlers circa 1866

Oro Township, Simcoe County Pioneer Settlers circa 1866

Osgoode Township, Carleton County Pioneer Settlers circa 1866

Oshawa, Ontario County Pioneer Settlers circa 1851

Osnabruck Township, Stormont County Pioneer Settlers circa 1885

Oso Township, Frontenac County Pioneer Settlers circa 1865

Osprey Township, Grey County Pioneer Settlers circa 1865

Oxford Township, Grenville County Pioneer Settlers circa 1885

Palmerston Township, Frontenac County Pioneer Settlers circa 1865

Peel Township, Wellington County Pioneer Settlers circa 1867

Pelham Township, Welland County Pioneer Settlers circa 1865

Percy Township, Northumberland County Pioneer Settlers circa 1870

Pickering Township, Ontario County Pioneer Settlers circa 1851

Pilkington Township, Wellington County Pioneer Settlers circa 1867

Pittsburgh Township, Frontenac County Pioneer Settlers circa 1865

Portland Township, Frontenac County Pioneer Settlers circa 1865

Proton Township, Grey County Pioneer Settlers circa 1865

Puslinch Township, Wellington County Pioneer Settlers circa 1867

Rainham Township, Haldimand County Pioneer Settlers circa 1867

Raleigh Township, Kent County Pioneer Settlers circa 1864

Rama and Mara Townships, Ontario County Pioneer Settlers circa 1851

Rawdon Township, Hastings County Pioneer Settlers circa 1868 Part 1

Rawdon Township, Hastings County Pioneer Settlers circa 1868 Part 2

Reach Township, Ontario County Pioneer Settlers circa 1851

Rochester Township, Essex County Pioneer Settlers circa 1866

Romney Township, Kent County Pioneer Settlers circa 1864

Roxborough Township, Stormont County Pioneer Settlers circa 1885

Sandwich East Township, Essex County Pioneer Settlers circa 1866

Sandwich West Township, Essex County Pioneer Settlers circa 1866

Sarawak Township, Grey County Pioneer Settlers circa 1865

Saugeen Township, Bruce County Pioneer Settlers circa 1867

Scarborough Township, York County Pioneer Settlers circa 1851

Scott Township, Ontario County Pioneer Settlers circa 1851

Seneca Township, Haldimand County Pioneer Settlers circa 1867

Seymour Township, Northumberland County Pioneer Settlers circa 1870

Sidney Township, Hastings County Pioneer Settlers circa 1868 Part 1

Sidney Township, Hastings County Pioneer Settlers circa 1868 Part 2

Somerville Township, Victoria County Pioneer Settlers circa 1893

South Dumfries Township, Brant County Pioneer Settlers circa 1865

South Easthope Township, Perth County Pioneer Settlers circa 1867

South Gower Township, Grenville County Pioneer Settlers circa 1885

South Monaghan Township, Northumberland County Pioneer Settlers circa 1870

Southwold Township, Elgin County Pioneer Settlers circa 1872

Stamford Township, Welland County Pioneer Settlers circa 1865

Stanley Township, Huron County Pioneer Settlers circa 1869

Stephen Township, Huron County Pioneer Settlers circa 1869

Storrington Township, Frontenac County Pioneer Settlers circa 1865

St.Vincent Township, Grey County Pioneer Settlers circa 1865

Sullivan Township, Grey County Pioneer Settlers circa 1865

Sunnidale Township, Simcoe County Pioneer Settlers circa 1866

Sydenham Township, Grey County Pioneer Settlers circa 1865

Tay Township, Simcoe County Pioneer Settlers circa 1866

Tecumseth Township, Simcoe County Pioneer Settlers circa 1866

Thorah Township, Ontario County Pioneer Settlers circa 1851

Thorold Township, Welland County Pioneer Settlers circa 1865

Thurlow Township, Hastings County Pioneer Settlers circa 1868 Part 1

Thurlow Township, Hastings County Pioneer Settlers circa 1868 Part 2

Tilbury Township, Kent County Pioneer Settlers circa 1864

Tilbury West Township, Essex County Pioneer Settlers circa 1866

Tiny Township, Simcoe County Pioneer Settlers circa 1866

Torbolton Township, Carleton County Pioneer Settlers circa 1866

Toronto Township, Peel County Pioneer Settlers circa 1851

Toronto Gore Township, Peel County Pioneer Settlers circa 1851

Tossontorio Township, Simcoe County Pioneer Settlers circa 1866

Trafalgar Township, Halton County Pioneer Settlers circa 1869

Tuckersmith Township, Huron County Pioneer Settlers circa 1869

Tudor Township, Hastings County Pioneer Settlers circa 1868

Turnberry Township, Huron County Pioneer Settlers circa 1869

Tuscarora Township, Brant County Pioneer Settlers circa 1865

Tyendinaga Township, Hastings County Pioneer Settlers circa 1868 Part 1

Tyendinaga Township, Hastings County Pioneer Settlers circa 1868 Part 2

Usborne Township, Huron County Pioneer Settlers circa 1869

Uxbridge Township, Ontario County Pioneer Settlers circa 1851

Vaughan Township, York County Pioneer Settlers circa 1851

Verulam Township, Victoria County Pioneer Settlers circa 1893

Vespra Township, Simcoe County Pioneer Settlers circa 1866

Wainfleet Township, Welland County Pioneer Settlers circa 1865

Wallace Township, Perth County Pioneer Settlers circa 1867

Walpole Township, Haldimand County Pioneer Settlers circa 1867

West Gwillimbury Township, Simcoe County Pioneer Settlers circa 1866

West Wawanosh Township, Huron County Pioneer Settlers circa 1869

Whitby Township, Ontario County Pioneer Settlers circa 1851

Whitchurch Township, York County Pioneer Settlers circa 1851

Williamsburgh Township, Dundas County Pioneer Settlers circa 1885

Willoughby Township, Welland County Pioneer Settlers circa 1865

Winchester Township, Dundas County Pioneer Settlers circa 1885

Wolfe Island Township, Frontenac County Pioneer Settlers circa 1865

Wolford Township, Grenville County Pioneer Settlers circa 1885

Woolaston Township, Hastings County Pioneer Settlers circa 1868

Yarmouth Township, Elgin County Pioneer Settlers circa 1872

York Township, York County Pioneer Settlers circa 1851

Zone Township, Kent County Pioneer Settlers circa 1864


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