Upper Canada Land Petition Indexes


The following database has been constructed from the Upper Canada (Ontario) land petitions. Each record in my index consists of the name of the petitioner (maiden names or additional petitioners may be in brackets), the location of the petitioner, and year of the petition.

The COMPLETE land petition record contains in most cases the land petition and supporting documents that may include valuable information about the petitioner and his or her family. Loyalists and discharged soldiers often mentioned the regiment in which they served. Sons and daughters of Loyalists gave their father's name. Civilian petitioners sometimes indicated their country or place of origin. Further information that can be found in some of the petitions includes arrival date in Canada, previous residence, date and place of birth, age, marital status and names of other family members, oaths of allegiance, and character references. I have also seen the odd will included in these records.


Click here to view a document from a typical land petition record

Click here to view a document from a typical land petition record

Click here to view a document from a typical land petition record

Click here to view a document from a typical land petition record


Most of the records are in fairly good condition considering their age, although there are some documents that are virtually illegible. Some documents are extremely lengthy, but most petitions are less than 5 pages.

I do have specific locations (ie. township) within the general County or District locations recorded in the following index. For more information on sources for obtaining land petitions e-mail database enquiries to:


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NAME ... LOCATION ... YEAR

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IBBOTSON HENRY .. CARLETON .. 1832

IBBOTSON HENRY (LIEUT) .. CARLETON .. 1825

IBBOTSON L. .. GREY .. 1845

ILER JACOB JR. .. ESSEX .. 1840

IMESON DAVID .. ESSEX .. 1848

IMESON JONATHON .. ESSEX .. 1848

IMESON JOSEPH .. ESSEX .. 1848

IMESON THOMAS .. ESSEX .. 1848

INCE MARIA .. TORONTO .. 1835

INCHES CHARLES .. KENT .. 1844

INCHES JAMES JR. .. MIDDLESEX .. 1848

INGALL F.L. .. QUEBEC .. 1845

INGERSOLL ANN MARIA .. OXFORD .. 1822

INGERSOLL CHARLES .. OXFORD .. 1832

INGERSOLL ISAAC .. ADDINGTON .. 1840

INGERSOLL JAMES .. LAMBTON .. 1849

INGERSOLL JAMES .. LAMBTON .. 1851

INGERSOLL THOMAS .. LINCOLN .. 1797

INGERSOLL THOMAS .. NEWARK .. 1793

INGERSOLL THOMAS .. OXFORD .. 1797

INGERSOLL THOMAS .. OXFORD .. 1797

INGERSOLL THOMAS .. OXFORD .. 1798

INGERSOLL THOMAS .. OXFORD .. 1800

INGERSOLL THOMAS .. TORONTO .. 1806

INGERSOLL THOMAS .. YORK .. 1806

INGERTON MARGARET .. SMYTHTOWN .. 1836

INGERTON WILLIAM .. YORK .. 1831

INGHAM ROWLAND .. MIDDLESEX .. 1823

INGLEDEW WILLIAM .. LAMBTON .. 1838

INGLEDEW WILLIAM .. YORK .. 1832

INGLEHART JOHN .. HALTON .. 1824

INGLEHART PETER .. WENTWORTH .. 1819

INGLES JANE .. BRANT .. 1840

INGLES LAMAN .. MIDDLESEX .. 1838

INGLES WELLINGTON .. MIDDLESEX .. 1848

INGLESHART BARNHART .. PRINCE EDWARD .. 1797

INGLESS MOSES .. YORK .. 1823

INGLIS ABRAHAM .. YORK .. 1833

INGLIS JAMES .. ONTARIO .. 1819

INGRAHAM ELIZAR .. LINCOLN .. 1804

INGRAM ASA .. LINCOLN .. 1819

INGRAM MATTHEW .. VICTORIA .. 1853

INGRAM MATTHEW .. VICTORIA .. 1858

INGRAM TIMOTHY .. YORK .. 1819

INKSTER WILLIAM .. HASTINGS .. 1831

INMEN JOHN .. YORK .. 1801

INNES CHARLES .. ONTARIO .. 1797

INNES JOHN .. LINCOLN .. 1796

INNES ROBERT .. EXETER .. 1794

INNES ROBERT .. FRONTENAC .. 1823

INNIS HUGH .. YORK .. 1816

INNIS ROBERT .. ESSEX .. 1798

INNIS ROBERT .. L'ASSOMPTION .. 1798

INNIS ROBERT .. WENTWORTH .. 1848

INNIS ROBERT (ROBERT GRANT) .. ESSEX .. 1805

INSON JAMES .. YORK .. 1819

IRELAND GEORGE T. .. ESSEX .. 1819

IRELAND GEORGE T. .. YORK .. 1818

IRELAND HENRY .. DURHAM .. 1819

IRELAND JAMES .. HALTON .. 1843

IRELAND JOHN .. HALTON .. 1822

IRELAND JOHN .. THAMES RIVER .. 1797

IRELAND JOSEPH .. HALTON .. 1819

IRELAND THOMAS F .. ESSEX .. 1850

IRISH CATHERINE .. ADDINGTON .. 1833

IRISH DANIEL .. YORK .. 1819

IRISH JEDIAH .. GREY .. 1837

IRISH JEDIAH .. YORK .. 1819

IRISH MAHLON .. FRONTENAC .. 1834

IRISH PETER .. ADDINGTON .. 1798

IRISH PETER .. NORTHUMBERLAND .. 1807

IRISH PETER .. NORTHUMBERLAND .. 1809

IRISH RANSELLER .. FRONTENAC .. 1834

IRISH ROBINSON .. NORTHUMBERLAND .. 1799

IRKENKIESER PETER .. YORK .. 1817

IRLENKIESER PETER .. YORK .. 1819

IRONS JOHN .. VICTORIA .. 1850

IRONSIDE ALEXANDER .. ESSEX .. 1822

IRONSIDE ALEXANDER .. KENT .. 1833

IRONSIDE GEORGE .. ESSEX .. 1819

IRONSIDE GEORGE .. LINCOLN .. 1796

IRVIN GEORGE .. ESSEX .. 1848

IRVIN THOMAS .. ESSEX .. 1848

IRVINE ALEXANDER .. HASTINGS .. 1819

IRVINE DAVID .. FRONTENAC .. 1846

IRVINE JOHN .. CARLETON .. 1835

IRVINE ROBERT .. YORK .. 1817

IRVINE THOMAS .. HALTON .. 1824

IRVINE THOMAS .. PRINCE EDWARD .. 1826

IRVINE THOMAS .. YORK .. 1819

IRVINE THOMAS .. YORK .. 1824

IRVINE WILLIAM .. HASTINGS .. 1825

IRVINE WILLIAM .. TORONTO .. 1823

IRVINE WILLIAM .. YORK .. 1835

IRVINE WILLIAM J .. MIDDLESEX .. 1836

IRVING GEORGE,THOMAS, JAMES .. LAMBTON .. 1853

IRVING I.E. .. MIDDLESEX .. 1838

IRVING JACOB E. .. WELLAND .. 1834

IRVING MATTHEW .. GREY .. 1853

IRVING MATTHEW .. GREY .. 1853

IRWIN ARCHIBALD .. YORK .. 1825

IRWIN ELIZABETH .. PEEL .. 1837

IRWIN HENRY .. YORK .. 1819

IRWIN JAMES .. WENTWORTH .. 1841

IRWIN JOHN .. HALTON .. 1831

IRWIN JOHN .. YORK .. 1825

IRWIN JOSEPH .. ESSEX .. 1848

IRWIN LITLE .. SIMCOE .. 1852

IRWIN MARY .. TORONTO .. 1838

IRWIN ROBERT .. KENT .. 1847

IRWIN ROBERT .. SIMCOE .. 1844

IRWIN ROBERT .. VICTORIA .. 1856

IRWIN ROBERT .. YORK .. 1825

IRWIN SAMUEL .. YORK .. 1824

IRWIN WILLIAM .. BRANT .. 1840

IRWIN WILLIAM .. ESSEX .. 1848

IRWINE JOSEPH .. CARLETON .. 1845

ISABELL LOUIS A .. LEEDS .. 1849

IVER GEORGE B .. MIDDLESEX .. 1844

IVERS GEORGE .. MONTREAL .. 1848

IVES ABNER .. FRONTENAC .. 1833

IVES ARNON .. NORTHUMBERLAND .. 1807

IVES JOHN, GEORGE .. FRONTENAC .. 1840

IVES JOHN, GEORGE .. GARDEN ISLAND .. 1846

IVEY JOHN .. TORONTO .. 1839

IVIR GEORGE .. MIDDLESEX .. 1836

IVIR GEORGE B .. MIDDLESEX .. 1840

IVIR JOHN .. MIDDLESEX .. 1836

IVY JOHN .. FRONTENAC .. 1844


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