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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YAGER JOHN .. WENTWORTH .. 1824

YALE JOSEPH .. DURHAM .. 1846

YALE MILES .. MONTREAL .. 1848

YANDELL MARY (THOMAS HILL) .. YORK .. 1807

YANDELL WILLIAM .. YORK .. 1804

YARNES (MCDOUGAL) MARY .. ADDINGTON .. 1797

YARNOLD BENJAMIN .. TORONTO .. 1835

YARWOOD STEPHEN .. FRONTENAC .. 1820

YATES (WING) ELIZABETH .. LEEDS .. 1807

YATES EDWARD .. YORK .. 1832

YATES JARVIS .. BRANT .. 1857

YATES PHILIP .. LEEDS .. 1817

YATES WILLIAM .. LINCOLN .. 1801

YATT JOHN .. YORK .. 1819

YEADON THOMAS .. YORK .. 1819

YEAGER (GREEN) MARY .. WENWORTH .. 1811

YEAGER JOHN .. WENTWORTH .. 1812

YEANS JOHN .. YORK .. 1795

YEANS WILLIAM .. YORK .. 1796

YEIGH ADAM .. BRANT .. 1816

YEIGH ADAM .. BRANT .. 1816

YEIGH JACOB .. BRANT .. 1816

YEIGH JOHN .. BRANT .. 1801

YEIGH JOHN .. BRANT .. 1821

YELDON JOHN .. LEEDS .. 1828

YEO JOHN .. LAMBTON .. 1840

YEO JOHN .. LINCOLN .. 1825

YEOMANS (WRIGHT) HANNAH .. ADDINGTON .. 1801

YEOMANS ARTHUR .. PRINCE EDWARD .. 1797

YEOMANS ARTHUR .. YORK .. 1797

YEOMANS ASA .. HASTINGS .. 1823

YEOMANS DAVID .. GREY .. 1856

YEOMANS DAVID .. YORK .. 1819

YEOWARD FREDERICK .. GRAND RIVER .. 1817

YEOWARD FREDERICK .. GRAND RIVER .. 1836

YEOWARD FREDERICK .. GRAND RIVER .. 1836

YEREX ARTHUR .. PRINCE EDWARD .. 1844

YEREX ISAAC .. VICTORIA .. 1844

YEREX JOHN .. MIDDLESEX .. 1840

YEREX WILLIAM .. MIDDLESEX .. 1833

YEREX WILLIAM .. NORTHUMBERLAND .. 1797

YIELDING AGAR .. CARLETON .. 1856

YOCUM HENRY .. HALDIMAND .. 1843

YOCUM RICHARD .. WELLAND .. 1845

YOKUM (HARMER) EVE .. LINCOLN .. 1820

YORK (SEE) BLONDEN .. ADDDINGTON .. 1817

YORK DANIEL .. ADDINGTON .. 1831

YORK JOHN .. LANARK .. 1834

YORK JOSHUA (WILLIAM ASSELSTINE) .. CAMDEN EAST .. 1860

YORKE SAMUEL N .. ELGIN .. 1810

YORKE SILAS V .. YORK .. 1819

YORKE WILLIAM S .. ELGIN .. 1808

YOUART JOHN .. SIMCOE .. 1847

YOUMAN (GOLD) ELIZABETH .. LINCOLN .. 1816

YOUMANS (SMITH) ANNA .. CAMDEN .. 1812

YOUMANS ELEZIR .. MECKLENBURG .. 1791

YOUMANS JAMES .. HASTINGS .. 1808

YOUNG (BAKER) SARAH .. STORMONT .. 1807

YOUNG (BROWN) JEAN .. GRENVILLE .. 1806

YOUNG (CLARK) JANE .. ADDINGTON .. 1818

YOUNG (CLEMENT) ELIZABETH .. LINCOLN .. 1797

YOUNG (CONGER) DORCAS .. PRINCE EDWARD .. 1797

YOUNG (DAFOE) MARY .. ADDINGTON .. 1798

YOUNG (DINGMAN) NANCY .. MIDDLESEX .. 1832

YOUNG (FOX) SUSANNA .. PRINCE EDWARD .. 1798

YOUNG (JOHNSON) ISABEL .. ADDINGTON .. 1834

YOUNG (JONES) ANN .. CARLETON .. 1831

YOUNG (KELLER) LANEY .. ADDINGTON .. 1818

YOUNG (LAWSON) SARAH .. PRINCE EDWARD .. 1822

YOUNG (MARSH) LUCY .. NORTHUMBERLAND .. 1821

YOUNG (MULLOY) CATHERINE .. YORK .. 1820

YOUNG (NEWHOUSE) SUSAN .. LINCOLN .. 1824

YOUNG (PATTERSON) JOHANNA .. ADDINGTON .. 1840

YOUNG (RISLAY) HANNAH .. WENTWORTH .. 1806

YOUNG (SNYDER) HANNAH .. WENTWORTH .. 1808

YOUNG (SNYDER) SUSANNA .. GLENGARRY .. 1801

YOUNG AARON .. HALTON .. 1829

YOUNG ABRAHAM .. DURHAM .. 1830

YOUNG ABRAHAM .. DURHAM .. 1833

YOUNG ABRAHAM .. GRAND RIVER .. 1834

YOUNG ADAM .. WENTWORTH .. 1816

YOUNG ALEXANDER .. OXFORD .. 1831

YOUNG ALEXANDER .. WELLAND .. 1827

YOUNG ALLAN .. GLENGARRY .. 1816

YOUNG ANDREW .. ADDINGTON .. 1825

YOUNG ANDREW .. LANARK .. 1828

YOUNG ANDREW .. STAFFORD .. 1853

YOUNG ANTHONY .. YORK .. 1818

YOUNG ARCHIBALD .. FRONTENAC .. 1820

YOUNG BENJAMIN .. NORTHUMBERLAND .. 1816

YOUNG BROOKE .. LAMBTON .. 1836

YOUNG BROOKE .. YORK .. 1833

YOUNG CATHERINE .. LINCOLN .. 1819

YOUNG CHRISTOPHER .. ADDINGTON .. 1810

YOUNG CHRISTY .. GLENGARRY .. 1824

YOUNG DANIEL .. ADDINGTON .. 1809

YOUNG DANIEL .. HASTINGS .. 1821

YOUNG DANIEL .. HASTINGS .. 1843

YOUNG DANIEL .. LEEDS .. 1831

YOUNG DANIEL .. LEEDS .. 1831

YOUNG DANIEL .. LINCOLN .. 1797

YOUNG DANIEL .. LINCOLN .. 1836

YOUNG DANIEL .. PRINCE EDWARD .. 1797

YOUNG DANIEL .. PRINCE EDWARD .. 1833

YOUNG DANIEL .. PRINCE EDWARD .. 1849

YOUNG DANIEL .. RENFREW .. 1826

YOUNG DANIEL .. WENTWORTH .. 1795

YOUNG DANIEL .. WENTWORTH .. 1806

YOUNG DAVID .. ADDINGTON .. 1831

YOUNG DAVID .. ONTARIO .. 1818

YOUNG DAVID .. PRINCE EDWARD .. 1816

YOUNG DAVID .. WELLAND .. 1816

YOUNG DAVID .. WENTWORTH .. 1816

YOUNG DOROTHY .. LINCOLN .. 1820

YOUNG ELIJAH .. ADDINGTON .. 1818

YOUNG ELIZABETH .. GLENGARRY .. 1809

YOUNG ELIZABETH .. GLENGARRY .. 1811

YOUNG ELIZABETH .. LINCOLN .. 1797

YOUNG EZEKIEL .. LINCOLN .. 1836

YOUNG FLORA .. GLENGARRY .. 1798

YOUNG FREDERICK .. WENTWORTH .. 1825

YOUNG GASPER .. ADDINGTON .. 1819

YOUNG GEORGE .. ADDINGTON .. 1850

YOUNG GEORGE .. GLENGARRY .. 1817

YOUNG GEORGE .. GLENGARRY .. 1843

YOUNG GEORGE .. HASTINGS .. 1837

YOUNG GEORGE .. HASTINGS .. 1840

YOUNG GEORGE .. HASTINGS .. 1843

YOUNG GEORGE .. LANARK .. 1827

YOUNG GEORGE .. LINCOLN .. 1820

YOUNG GEORGE .. LINCOLN .. 1825

YOUNG GEORGE .. LONG POINT .. 1796

YOUNG GEORGE .. MIDDLESEX .. 1843

YOUNG GEORGE .. NEWARK .. 1796

YOUNG GEORGE .. PRESCOTT .. 1828

YOUNG GEORGE .. WELLAND .. 1797

YOUNG GEORGE .. WENTWORTH .. 1825

YOUNG GEORGE (D. ROBLIN) .. HASTINGS .. 1849

YOUNG GUY H .. PRINCE EDWARD .. 1813

YOUNG HENRY .. ADDINGTON .. 1798

YOUNG HENRY .. ADDINGTON .. 1806

YOUNG HENRY .. LEEDS .. 1846

YOUNG HENRY .. PRINCE EDWARD .. 1793

YOUNG HENRY .. SIMCOE .. 1827

YOUNG HENRY .. SIMCOE .. 1827

YOUNG HENRY .. SIMCOE .. 1845

YOUNG HENRY .. WENTWORTH .. 1795

YOUNG HENRY .. WENTWORTH .. 1801

YOUNG HENRY .. WENTWORTH .. 1820

YOUNG HENRY .. YORK .. 1837

YOUNG JACOB .. ADDINGTON .. 1808

YOUNG JACOB .. FRONTENAC .. 1834

YOUNG JACOB .. FRONTENAC .. 1834

YOUNG JACOB .. MIDDLESEX .. 1847

YOUNG JAMES .. CARRYING PLACE .. 1797

YOUNG JAMES .. CARRYING PLACE .. 1816

YOUNG JAMES .. GLENGARRY .. 1801

YOUNG JAMES .. HALTON .. 1825

YOUNG JAMES .. HALTON .. 1847

YOUNG JAMES .. HASTINGS .. 1818

YOUNG JAMES .. HASTINGS .. 1819

YOUNG JAMES .. LINCOLN .. 1822

YOUNG JAMES .. MIDDLESEX .. 1837

YOUNG JAMES .. PEEL .. 1845

YOUNG JAMES .. PETERBOROUGH .. 1838

YOUNG JAMES .. PRESCOTT .. 1832

YOUNG JAMES .. PRINCE EDWARD .. 1816

YOUNG JAMES .. TORONTO .. 1838

YOUNG JAMES .. WENTWORTH .. 1834

YOUNG JAMES .. YORK .. 1832

YOUNG JEAN B .. FRONTENAC .. 1817

YOUNG JEREMIAH .. LINCOLN .. 1821

YOUNG JEREMIAH .. WENTWORTH .. 1829

YOUNG JOB .. PRINCE EDWARD .. 1819

YOUNG JOB .. PRINCE EDWARD .. 1820

YOUNG JOHN .. ADDINGTON .. 1818

YOUNG JOHN .. FRONTENAC .. 1850

YOUNG JOHN .. FRONTENAC .. 1851

YOUNG JOHN .. GLENGARRY .. 1797

YOUNG JOHN .. GRAND RIVER .. 1797

YOUNG JOHN .. GRAND RIVER .. 1837

YOUNG JOHN .. LINCOLN .. 1796

YOUNG JOHN .. LINCOLN .. 1808

YOUNG JOHN .. LINCOLN .. 1818

YOUNG JOHN .. LINCOLN .. 1825

YOUNG JOHN .. LONG POINT SETTLEMENT .. 1796

YOUNG JOHN .. MIDDLESEX .. 1828

YOUNG JOHN .. NEWARK .. 1795

YOUNG JOHN .. NEWARK .. 1795

YOUNG JOHN .. NEWARK .. 1795

YOUNG JOHN .. OXFORD .. 1823

YOUNG JOHN .. PRINCE EDWARD .. 1817

YOUNG JOHN .. PRINCE EDWARD .. 1834

YOUNG JOHN .. WENTWORTH .. 1801

YOUNG JOHN .. WENTWORTH .. 1827

YOUNG JOHN .. YORK .. 1832

YOUNG JOHN (A. DALY) .. HASTINGS .. 1845

YOUNG JOHN A .. WENTWORTH .. 1850

YOUNG JOHN H .. PRINCE EDWARD .. 1832

YOUNG JOHN H .. PRINCE EDWARD .. 1843

YOUNG JOHN P .. ADDINGTON .. 1821

YOUNG JOSEPH .. GRAND RIVER .. 1804

YOUNG JOSEPH .. GRAND RIVER .. 1836

YOUNG JOSEPH .. GRAND RIVER .. 1836

YOUNG JOSEPH .. GRAND RIVER .. 1837

YOUNG JOSEPH .. NORFOLK .. 1820

YOUNG JOSEPH .. NORTHUMBERLAND .. 1806

YOUNG JOSEPH .. NORTHUMBERLAND .. 1839

YOUNG JOSEPH .. NORTHUMBERLAND .. 1841

YOUNG JOSEPH .. NORTHUMBERLAND .. 1842

YOUNG JOSEPH .. NORTHUMBERLAND .. 1843

YOUNG PATRICK .. CARLETON .. 1832

YOUNG PATRICK, MATTHEW .. PETERBOROUGH .. 1840

YOUNG PETER .. ADDINGTON .. 1797

YOUNG PETER .. ADDINGTON .. 1797

YOUNG PETER .. ADDINGTON .. 1809

YOUNG PETER .. BOLTON .. 1854

YOUNG PETER .. GRAND RIVER .. 1816

YOUNG PETER .. LINCOLN .. 1821

YOUNG PETER .. WELLAND .. 1816

YOUNG PETER .. WENTWORTH .. 1806

YOUNG PETER S .. ADDINGTON .. 1831

YOUNG PHILIP .. LINCOLN .. 1797

YOUNG PHILIP .. LINCOLN .. 1806

YOUNG PHILIP .. WELLAND .. 1816

YOUNG RACHEL .. WENTWORTH .. 1820

YOUNG RICHARD .. ADDINGTON .. 1809

YOUNG RICHARD .. ADDINGTON .. 1844

YOUNG RICHARD .. ADDINGTON .. 1849

YOUNG RICHARD .. HASTINGS .. 1850

YOUNG RICHARD .. PRINCE EDWARD .. 1837

YOUNG ROBERT .. ADDDINGTON .. 1818

YOUNG ROBERT .. CARRYING PLACE .. 1796

YOUNG ROBERT .. CARRYING PLACE .. 1798

YOUNG ROBERT .. CARRYING PLACE .. 1799

YOUNG ROBERT .. CARRYING PLACE .. 1799

YOUNG ROBERT .. CRANBOURNE .. 1848

YOUNG ROBERT .. FRONTENAC .. 1816

YOUNG ROBERT .. GLENGARRY .. 1808

YOUNG ROBERT .. GLENGARRY .. 1824

YOUNG ROBERT .. MIDDLESEX .. 1848

YOUNG ROBERT .. NORTHUMBERLAND .. 1796

YOUNG ROBERT .. PRINCE EDWARD .. 1807

YOUNG ROBERT .. PRINCE EDWARD .. 1818

YOUNG ROBERT .. WELLAND .. 1850

YOUNG ROBERT .. YORK .. 1798

YOUNG ROBERT .. YORK .. 1798

YOUNG ROBERT .. YORK .. 1831

YOUNG RUFUS .. MIDDLESEX .. 1842

YOUNG STEPHEN .. ADDDINGTON .. 1797

YOUNG STEPHEN .. ADDINGTON .. 1824

YOUNG STEPHEN .. CARRYING PLACE .. 1797

YOUNG STEPHEN .. LANARK .. 1840

YOUNG STEPHEN .. LANARK .. 1846

YOUNG THOMAS .. GLENGARRY .. 1802

YOUNG THOMAS .. YORK .. 1801

YOUNG THOMAS .. YORK .. 1819

YOUNG THOMAS .. YORK .. 1825

YOUNG THOMAS A .. ARTHUR .. 1847

YOUNG TOBIAS .. ADDINGTON .. 1822

YOUNG WALTER .. YORK .. 1819

YOUNG WARNER .. MIDDLESEX .. 1835

YOUNG WILLIAM .. GLENGARRY .. 1816

YOUNG WILLIAM .. HALTON .. 1819

YOUNG WILLIAM .. LANARK .. 1835

YOUNG WILLIAM .. LEEDS .. 1829

YOUNG WILLIAM .. MIDDLESEX .. 1835

YOUNG WILLIAM .. OXFORD .. 1819

YOUNG WILLIAM .. OXFORD .. 1825

YOUNG WILLIAM .. PETERBOROUGH .. 1852

YOUNG WILLIAM .. PRINCE EDWARD .. 1818

YOUNG WILLIAM .. PRINCE EDWARD .. 1837

YOUNG WILLIAM .. WELLAND .. 1828

YOUNG WILLIAM .. WENTWORTH .. 1833

YOUNG WILLIAM .. YORK .. 1819

YOUNG WILLIAM .. YORK .. 1831

YOUNG WILLIAM .. YORK .. 1837

YOUNG WILLIAM D .. ADDINGTON .. 1833

YOUNG WILLIAM P .. HALDIMAND .. 1849

YOUNG WILLIAM SR. AND JR. .. LEEDS .. 1834

YOUNGLOVE DAVID .. YORK .. 1815

YOUNGLOVE JOHN .. WELLAND .. 1810

YOUNGLOVE SARAH .. NORFOLK .. 1818

YOUNGS (FYKES) MARY .. ADDINGTON .. 1829

YOUNGS ABRAHAM .. ELGIN .. 1832

YOUNGS FRANCIS .. HASTINGS .. 1824

YOUNGS GEORGE .. ADDINGTON .. 1833

YOUNGS ICHABOD .. HASTINGS .. 1824

YOUNGS JOHN .. WENTWORTH .. 1828

YOUNGS OLIVER .. PRINCE EDWARD .. 1824

YOUNGS WILLIAM .. PRESCOTT .. 1844

YOUREX CHARITY .. PRINCE EDWARD .. 1828

YOUREX ELIJAH .. FRONTENAC .. 1835

YOUREX JOHN .. FRONTENAC .. 1828

YOUREX JOHN .. MIDLAND DISTRICT .. 1797

YOUREX WILLIAM S .. HASTINGS .. 1836

YOURT THOMAS .. YORK .. 1821

YOUWASKIE JOSEPH .. GRENVILLE .. 1832

YUILL ALEXANDER .. LANARK .. 1855

YUILL ANDREW .. SIMCOE .. 1846

YUILL JAMES .. LANARK .. 1831


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