Ontario Government Record Series RG 1-53
72.3 metres of textual records
Series consists of descriptions of land grants and leases. A description is a document of allotted that was prepared after the Surveyor General located a grantee or purchaser on a lot.
The descriptions describe the metes and bounds of the lot and were the basis on which the patent, the authoritative document legalising the land transfer, was prepared by the Provincial Secretary. As they were written, the descriptions were each given a number by the Surveyor General's Office according to the regulations under which the grant or sale was made.
There were over thirty different types of land grants and leases in existence at various times. Codes listed in were used by the Crown Land Registry to distinguish amongst the different types of grants and leases.
This series has been divided into 33 sub-series according to the classification of types of grants/leases established by the creator of the record.
Click on the link(s) below for more information.Upper Canada. Surveyor General's Office Canada (Province). Crown Lands Dept. Ontario. Dept. of Crown Lands Ontario. Dept. of Lands and Mines Ontario. Dept. of Lands, Forests and Mines Ontario. Surveys and Patents Branch Ontario. Dept. of Lands and Forests. Surveys Branch Ontario. Dept. of Lands and Forests Ontario. Dept. of Lands and Forests. Division of Surveys Ontario. Dept. of Lands and Forests. Division of Surveys and Engineering Ontario. Lands and Surveys Branch Ontario. Ministry of Natural Resources Ontario. Natural Resources Information Branch Ontario. Lands Administration Branch Ontario. Ministry of Natural Resources. Land Management Branch
Library and Archives Canada holds copies of descriptions for grants or leases of land which were surrendered to or impounded by the Executive Council when they discovered to be flawed or for other just causes (Reference code RG 1 L2).
Some descriptions also can be found in Series RG 1-58, Township Papers.
See sub-series descriptions.
These records were created by the following Ontario government agency or agencies. Click on the agency reference code for information about this agency and other records it created.
|Surveyor General's Office (BA84)|
|Crown Lands Department (AA100)|
|Department of Crown Lands (AA49)|
|Department of Lands and Mines (AA50)|
|Department of Lands, Forests and Mines (AA51)||Surveys and Patents Branch (CA506)|
|Department of Lands, Forests and Mines (AA51)||Surveys Branch (CA507)|
|Department of Lands and Forests (AA52)||Surveys Branch (CA507)|
|Department of Lands and Forests (AA52)||Division of Surveys (CA508)|
|Department of Lands and Forests (AA52)||Division of Surveys and Engineering (CA509)|
|Department of Lands and Forests (AA52)||Lands and Surveys Branch (CA510)|
|Ministry of Natural Resources (AA17)||Lands Administration Branch (CA1265)|
|Ministry of Natural Resources (AA17)||Land Management Branch (CA1323)|
|Ministry of Natural Resources (AA17)||Natural Resources Information Branch (CA514)|
See sub-series descriptions.
Scroll up to "Finding Aid" for more information about any available finding aids or listings.
Click on a reference code for more information about a series of records.
|Reference Code||Sub-series Title|
|RG 1-53-1||Lists and indexes to descriptions|
|RG 1-53-2||Descriptions - assignments|
|RG 1-53-3||Descriptions - Canada Company|
|RG 1-53-4||Descriptions - certificates of forfeiture|
|RG 1-53-5||Descriptions - clergy reserve land sales|
|RG 1-53-6||Descriptions - Heir and Devisee Commission|
|RG 1-53-7||Descriptions - Crown land sales / general references|
|RG 1-53-8||Descriptions - Crown leases|
|RG 1-53-9||Descriptions - exploratory licences of occupation|
|RG 1-53-10||Descriptions - free grants (Act of 1880)|
|RG 1-53-11||Descriptions - free grants (Act of 1913)|
|RG 1-53-12||Descriptions - gratuitous and A.A. grants|
|RG 1-53-13||Descriptions - Indian land sales|
|RG 1-53-14||Descriptions - land boards (full fee)|
|RG 1-53-15||Descriptions - military land grants|
|RG 1-53-16||Descriptions - militia land grants|
|RG 1-53-17||Descriptions - military emigrant land grants|
|RG 1-53-18||Descriptions - mining land sales|
|RG 1-53-19||Descriptions - ten-year mining leases|
|RG 1-53-20||Descriptions - mining leases (21 years)|
|RG 1-53-21||Descriptions - mining licences of occupation|
|RG 1-53-22||Descriptions - new regulations|
|RG 1-53-23||Descriptions - old regulations (printed)|
|RG 1-53-24||Descriptions - old regulations (leases)|
|RG 1-53-25||Descriptions - ordnance land sales and leases|
|RG 1-53-26||Descriptions - Rainy River mining land sales|
|RG 1-53-27||Descriptions - Regulations 1804 (full fees)|
|RG 1-53-28||Descriptions - school land sales|
|RG 1-53-29||Descriptions - university land sales|
|RG 1-53-30||Descriptions - university mining land sales|
|RG 1-53-31||Descriptions - university mining leases|
|RG 1-53-32||Descriptions - veterans' grants (Act of 1901)|
|RG 1-53-33||Miscellaneous descriptions of land|