Ontario Government Record Series RG 1-151

Warrants relating to land for Scottish emigrants


About these records

Title
Warrants relating to land for Scottish emigrants
Dates of Creation
1835-1851
Physical Description

42 centimetres of textual records

Scope and Content

Series is composed of warrants issued between March 1835 and July 1851 to the sons of Scottish emigrants who settled in Upper Canada in 1815 as well as related registers. References to land grants awarded to the sons of Scottish emigrants often are identified with the code "S.E."

Series is arranged into two sub-series based on the type of record.

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Administrative History or Biographical Sketch

The British government sponsored an emigration scheme to Upper Canada in 1815. Heads of families were promised 100 acres of land patent free and their sons, upon their coming of age, were to receive a similar allotment.

It was a complex process to receive a land grant. Many offices were involved and each office (Executive Council Office, Receiver General's Office, Attorney General's Office, Surveyor General's Office, Provincial Secretary's Office, etc. ) maintained its own numbering system for the documents it generated or received relating to these transactions. Within the Surveyor General's Office, warrants issued in fulfilment of the promise made to the Scottish emigrants were numbered and filed separately from other types of fiats and warrants.

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Upper Canada. Surveyor General's Office

Canada (Province). Crown Lands Dept.
Restrictions on Access
Original records are closed for conservation reasons.
Terms For Use and Reproduction
Copyright is primarily held by the Crown. No restrictions on reproduction. Permission of the Archives of Ontario is required for publication; submit a Request for Permission to Publish, Exhibit or Broadcast Form.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Records were transferred to the Archives of Ontario by the Department of Lands and Forests.
Availability of Other Formats

These records have been microfilmed. See sub-series descriptions for details.
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Agency or agencies that created these records

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.

1835-1845 :

Surveyor General's Office (BA84)

1845-1851 :

Crown Lands Department (AA100)

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Sub-series that make up this series

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Reference Code Sub-series Title
RG 1-151-1 Individual warrants relating to land - Scottish emigrants
RG 1-151-2 Register of warrants relating to land - Scottish emigrants