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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QUACKENBUSH PETER ... DURHAM ... 1799

QUACKENBUSH PETER ... NORTHUMBERLAND ... 1797

QUADE CHRISTOPHER ... YORK ... 1825

QUAGHAN JOHN ... CRANBOURNE ... 1845

QUAIFE EDWARD ... YORK ... 1833

QUAIL THOMAS ... YORK ... 1832

QUAILS ROBERT ... SIMCOE ... 1838

QUANT HENRY ... KENT ... 1820

QUANT JACOB ... KENT ... 1799

QUANT JACOB ... KENT ... 1800

QUANT JACOB ... THAMES RIVER ... 1797

QUANTZ FREDERICK ... YORK ... 1819

QUANTZ GEORGE ... YORK ... 1819

QUARTEER JOSEPH S. ... SIMCOE ... 1844

QUEEN JAMES ... GRENVILLE ... 1838

QUESSEI JEAN ... ... 1795

QUICK (MONGER) SUSAN ... ESSEX ... 1821

QUICK (MONGER) SUSAN ... ESSEX ... 1835

QUICK (STEVENS) FRANNY ... ... 1797

QUICK CORNELIUS ... ESSEX ... 1804

QUICK CORNELIUS ... TALBOT ROAD ... 1824

QUICK CORNELIUS ... TALBOT ROAD WEST ... 1847

QUICK DAVID ... ESSEX ... 1805

QUICK DAVID ... KENT ... 1848

QUICK JOHN ... DETROIT RIVER ... 1797

QUICK JOHN ... ESSEX ... 1799

QUICK JOHN ... ESSEX ... 1802

QUICK JOHN ... ESSEX ... 1804

QUICK JOHN ... ESSEX ... 1833

QUICK JOSEPH ... ESSEX ... 1804

QUICK SOLOMON ... TALBOT ROAD ... 1817

QUIG JOHN ... LANARK ... 1831

QUIGLEY CHARLES ... SIMCOE ... 1848

QUIGLEY JAMES ... PEEL ... 1855

QUIGLEY OWEN ... GLENGARRY ... 1851

QUIGLEY OWEN ... GLENGARRY ... 1854

QUIGLY BRYAN ... ONTARIO ... 1840

QUIGLY CHARLES ... YORK ... 1819

QUIGLY JOHN ... GLENGARRY ... 1828

QUIGLY OWEN ... GLENGARRY ... 1848

QUIGLY WILLIAM ... YORK ... 1819

QUIN ANN ... VICTORIA ... 1840

QUIN EDWARD ... POINTE LEVI ... 1847

QUIN HUGH ... YORK ... 1831

QUIN JAMES ... GRENVILLE ... 1845

QUIN JAMES ... GRENVILLE ... 1851

QUIN JAMES ... YORK ... 1832

QUIN JOHN ... CARLETON ... 1852

QUIN MICHAEL ... YORK ... 1832

QUIN PATRICK ... CARLETON ... 1836

QUINCY THOMAS ... LINCOLN ... 1801

QUINN (BOICE) ALMIRA ... FRONTENAC ... 1828

QUINN BRIDGET ... YORK ... 1832

QUINN EDWARD ... POINTE LEVI ... 1852

QUINN EDWARD ... POINTE LEVI ... 1853

QUINN FELIX ... ADDINGTON ... 1832

QUINN FRANCIS ... TORONTO ... 1841

QUINN FRANCIS ... TORONTO ... 1842

QUINN FRANCIS ... YORK ... 1832

QUINN FRANCIS ... YORK ... 1832

QUINN JAMES ... FRONTENAC ... 1856

QUINN JAMES ... HASTINGS ... 1834

QUINN JAMES ... SIMCOE ... 1854

QUINN JOHN ... ... 1797

QUINN LAUGHLIN ... YORK ... 1820

QUINN OWEN ... GRENVILLE ... 1843

QUINN OWEN ... LANARK ... 1823

QUINN OWEN ... RENFREW ... 1826

QUINN OWEN ... RENFREW ... 1827

QUINN OWEN ... RENFREW ... 1837

QUINN OWEN ... RENFREW ... 1840

QUINN PATRICK ... GRENVILLE ... 1832

QUINN PATRICK ... YORK ... 1824

QUINN RICHARD ... PETERBOROUGH ... 1852

QUINN ROBERT ... ADDINGTON ... 1833

QUINN ROBERT ... HARRINGTON ... 1847

QUINN WILLIAM H ... QUEBEC ... 1852

QUINN WILLIAM, EDWARD ... ST.MAURICE ... 1855

QUIRK EDWARD ... YORK ... 1819

QUIRK JOHN ... TORONTO ... 1857

QUIRK TIMOTHY ... MIDDLESEX ... 1834

QUIRK TIMOTHY ... MIDDLESEX ... 1835

QUIRK WILLIAM ... BRANT ... 1838

QUIRK WILLIAM ... BRANT ... 1855

QUIRKS QILLIAM ... BRANT ... 1840


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