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Accession Number: 80-009


Archives of Ontario Computerized Land Records Index. -- Microfilmed 26 Feb. 1979. -- 126 microfiches.

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Custodial History

The microfiches were donated by the Archives of Ontario.

Scope and Content

This index consists of computer output microfiches of land records held in Archives of Ontario. The microfiches provide an index to Crown Land Papers, Canada Company Papers, and the Peter Robinson Papers from 1819 to 1830.


The microfiches were purchased from the Archives of Ontario.

Restrictions: N

Microfiche. Set 34.

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This index consists of two alphabetical listings:
1. by locatee (name of individual)
2. by township or town

The listings give researchers a fast and efficient means to search land records in the Archives of Ontario, trace initial land grants, and exploit a valuable source of data reflecting the patterns of Ontario settlement.

The information is derived from three groups of records:
a) Crown Land Papers (R.C. 1)
b) Canada Company Papers (C.C.), also available at Trent (Archives microfilm set #17, accession 76-038)
c) Peter Robinson Papers (Ontario Archives microfilm MS-12)

Each entry provides the following information, if available, from the original source:
1. name of locatee
2. residence
3. location of land
4. date of transaction
5. type of transaction (Order-in-Council, location, sale or lease, etc.)
6. Ontario Archives' reference to original source (R.C. 1, C.C. etc.)

This index refers only to the original alienation of land from the Crown, resulting in a deed or patent. The Index to Land Patents, which is available only at the Ontario Archives, is not incorporated into this system, and must be used separately. As well, any conveyances of land after issue of patent are registered in local Land Registry Offices, and must be consulted there. This usually requires payment of a fee.

The Land Records Index contains data ranging from the 1780's to the beginning of World War I, from the grants of the United Empire Loyalists to those for veterans of the South African War. Only a few entries of sales of Clergy Reserves and Canada Company lands go beyond that period. Each listing contains 236,747 entries. The names listing is reproduced on fifty-three microfiche cards, and the township listing consists of seventy-three cards.Transaction Code Abbreviations and Tables

Transaction Type
FG = Free Grant
L = Lease
S = Sale
A = Assignment

Type of Lease/Sale
CL = Clergy
CR = Crown Reserve
SCH = School
I = Indian

Type of Free Grant
OR = Old Regulations
NR = New Regulations
FF = Full Fees
UE = United Empire Loyalist
DUE = Daughter of UE
SUE = Son of UE
MC = Military Claimant
COMM = Commission (Heir and Devisee)
M = Military/Militia
ME = Military Emigrant
LB = Land Board
PR = Peter Robinson
SE = Scotch Emigrants (sons)
AA = Gratuitous
1819 = Reg. 5 January 1819
1820 = Reg. 1 January 1820
1825 = Reg. 21 November 1825
V = Veteran (Fenian & South African)

Date Identity Code
1 = Location
2 = Assignment
3 = Patent
4 = Lease
5 = Sale
6 = Contract
7 = Deed
8 = Order-in-Council

Date Sequence
Year - Month - Day, i.e. 18320125 = 1832 January 25
Series A

Alphabetical listing by locatee: 53 fiches in 5 envelopes, as follows:
Envelope 1: fiches 1-10
Envelope 2: fiches 11-20
Envelope 3: fiches 21-30
Envelope 4: fiches 31-40
Envelope 5: fiches 41-53Series B

Alphabetical listing by town of township: 75 fiches in 7 envelopes, as follows:
Envelope 6: fiches 1-10
Envelope 7: fiches 11-20
Envelope 8: fiches 21-30
Envelope 9: fiches 31-40
Envelope 10: fiches 41-50
Envelope 11: fiches 51-60
Envelope 12: fiches 61-75