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.

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NAME ... LOCATION ... YEAR

ZAVITZ (GARDNER) MARY ... ELGIN ... 1839

ZAVITZ (POUND) ELIZABETH ... WELLAND ... 1818

ZAVITZ HENRY ... WELLAND ... 1818

ZEALAND EDWARD ... FRONTENAC ... 1819

ZEALAND EDWARD ... HALTON ... 1822

ZEALAND EDWARD ... HALTON ... 1823

ZEALAND EDWARD ... HALTON ... 1823

ZEARMAN HENRY ... ADDINGTON ... 1807

ZEARMAN HENRY ... ADDINGTON ... 1811

ZEE NICHOLAS ... DUNDAS ... 1810

ZEIME WILLIAM ... YORK ... 1826

ZERON (EMPEY) ELIZABETH ... STORMONT ... 1810

ZEVITZ CHRISTIAN ... WELLAND ... 1811

ZINK PETER A ... NORFOLK ... 1857

ZOUCH T.H. ... BEAUPORT ... 1845

ZUFELT ADAM ... PRINCE EDWARD ... 1817

ZUFELT ALPHEUS ... NORTHUMBERLAND ... 1834

ZUFELT DANIEL ... NORTHUMBERLAND ... 1834

ZUFELT GEORGE ... NORTHUMBERLAND ... 1834

ZUFELT HENRY ... PRINCE EDWARD ... 1807

ZUFELT HENRY ... PRINCE EDWARD ... 1844

ZWICK PHILIP ... HASTINGS ... 1816

ZWICK PHILIP ... HASTINGS ... 1817

ZWICK PHILIP ... HASTINGS ... 1830

ZWICK WILLIAM ... HASTINGS ... 1816

ZWICKY BALTAZAR ... YORK ... 1829


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