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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UDDLE JOHN .. NEWARK .. 1795

UDLE JOHN .. NEWARK .. 1796

ULEMAN FRANCIS .. DUNDAS .. 1807

ULEMAN JOHN .. STORMONT .. 1810

ULEMAN PHILIP .. DUNDAS .. 1834

ULEMAN PHILIP .. ST.ANDREW'S VILLAGE .. 1829

ULLMAN HENRY .. STORMONT .. 1835

ULMAN (FROATS) CATHERINE .. DUNDAS .. 1834

ULMAN AGNES .. PRESCOTT .. 1836

ULMAN CHRISTY .. DUNDAS .. 1835

ULMAN JOHN .. NEWARK .. 1795

ULMAN MARY M .. ARGENTEUIL .. 1836

ULWCH ANDREW .. LAKE ERIE .. 1793

UMPHERSTON JAMES .. LANARK .. 1830

UMPHERSTONE WILLIAM .. LANARK .. 1840

UMPHESTON WILLIAM .. LANARK .. 1839

UMPHREY (BLACK) ESTHER) .. GRENVILLE .. 1829

UMPHREY (CROSS) ANN .. YORK .. 1797

UMPHREY SAMUEL .. GRENVILLE .. 1810

UMPHREY WILLIAM .. GRENVILLE .. 1839

UMPHRY MARGARET .. GRENVILLE .. 1805

UMSTEAD ISRAEL .. GRENVILLE .. 1793

UNCLES RICHARD .. YORK .. 1831

UNDERHILL (THATCHER) NANCY .. WENTWORTH .. 1832

UNDERHILL DAVID .. WENTWORTH .. 1819

UNDERHILL JAMES .. BRANT .. 1838

UNDERHILL JOEL .. WENTWORTH .. 1819

UNDERHILL STEPHEN .. ELGIN .. 1825

UNDERSTON JAMES .. ESSEX .. 1797

UNDERWOOD DUTE .. YORK .. 1800

UNDERWOOD PELEG .. YORK .. 1801

UNDERWOOD PELEG (SAMUEL FRASER) .. HALTON .. 1806

UNDERWOOD WILLIAM .. MIDDLESEX .. 1824

UNDERWOOD WILLIAM .. OXFORD .. 1816

UNGER JOHN .. YORK .. 1843

UNGER PHILIP .. ADDINGTON .. 1849

UNSWORTH ABRAHAM .. ESSEX .. 1828

UNSWORTH ABRAHAM .. ESSEX .. 1831

UNSWORTH ABRAHAM .. KENT .. 1840

UPCOTT JOHN R .. ESSEX .. 1847

UPFOLD JOHN .. LINCOLN .. 1819

UPPER (COCKEL) ELIZABETH .. WELLAND .. 1838

UPPER (SPORBECK) ELIZABETH .. LINCOLN .. 1819

UPPTON WILLIAM .. NORTHUMBERLAND .. 1847

UPTERGROVE JAMES .. YORK .. 1825

UPTIGROVE (SCRAM) JANE .. MIDDLESEX .. 1833

URCHART RODERICK .. GLENGARRY .. 1796

URE ANDREW .. TORONTO .. 1839

URE JAMES .. YORK .. 1830

UREN JOHN .. YORK .. 1820

UREN WILLIAM .. YORK .. 1820

URQUHART (MCGRIGOR) MARY .. GLENGARRY .. 1811

URQUHART (MCINTYRE) MARGARET .. GLENGARRY .. 1820

URQUHART ALEXIS .. KENT .. 1830

URQUHART ALEXIS .. KENT .. 1836

URQUHART DAVID .. KENT .. 1848

URQUHART DONALD .. LINCOLN .. 1819

URQUHART ISABELLA .. GLENGARRY .. 1809

URQUHART JAMES .. GLENGARRY .. 1816

URQUHART JAMES .. THAMES RIVER .. 1797

URQUHART JAMES .. TORONTO .. 1849

URQUHART JOHN .. GLENGARRY .. 1811

URQUHART KENNETH .. GLENGARRY .. 1807

URQUHART ROBERT .. LANARK .. 1830

URQUHART WILLIAM .. GLENGARRY .. 1806

USHER CHARLES .. ESSEX .. 1807

USHER WILLIAM .. NORFOLK .. 1836

UTMAN (CROWDER) HANNAH .. DUNDAS .. 1811

UTTER DAVID .. WENTWORTH .. 1806

UTTER DAVID .. WENTWORTH .. 1819

UTTER DAVID P .. LINCOLN .. 1795

UTTER HENRY .. WENTWORTH .. 1819

UTTER JOHN .. WENTWORTH .. 1819

UTTER JOHN JR. .. WENTWORTH .. 1806

UTTMAN ISAAC .. DUNDAS .. 1834

UTTO (RUPORT) BARBARA .. CARLETON .. 1839

UTTO (RUPORT) BARBRY .. STORMONT .. 1833


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