Ontario Government Record Series RG 40-2

Reports of land claims arising out of the First Heir and Devisee Commission

About these records

Reports of land claims arising out of the First Heir and Devisee Commission
Dates of Creation
Physical Description

7 centimetres of textual records

Scope and Content

Series consists of reports concerning land claims arising out of the deliberations of the First Heir and Devisee Commission. Many of the reports originated in the Executive Council Office; copies subsequently were sent to the Surveyor General, who was responsible for the allocation of land.

Administrative History or Biographical Sketch

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Upper Canada. Surveyor General's Office

Upper Canada. Heir and Devisee Commission (1797-1805)
Restrictions on Access
Original records are closed for conservation reasons.
Terms For Use and Reproduction
Crown copyright. No restrictions on reproduction or publication. 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
The source of acquisition of these records is unknown.
Associated Material

Some records of the Second Heir and Devisee Commission are held by Library and Archives Canada, and have been described as RG 1, L5. These records also are available on microfilm for consultation in the Main Reading Room of the Archives of Ontario.

Related Material

Series RG 22-610 consists of Eastern District Heir and Devisee Commission records for 1797 to 1803 and 1806 to 1812,

Sub-series RG 1-15-2, Copies of Heir and Devisee Commission reports prepared by the Surveyor General, 1797-1803 and 1811-1868, consists of copybooks produced in the Surveyor General's Office containing copies of Heir and Devisee Commission reports. Some of the reports found in Series RG 40-2 were transcribed into these copybooks.

Availability of Other Formats

The records comprising this series were microfilmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah in 1983 and are available as MS 657, reel 1.

In addition to being available from the Archives of Ontario through inter-institutional loan, these records are also available on microfilm through the Family History Centres of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. To obtain references to these microfilms, access the Family History Library Catalogue and search under the heading: Ontario. Heir and Devisee Commission (2nd). Please note that the Family History Library Catalogue microfilm reel references and the microfilm reel references used byt he Archives of Ontario differ.


No accruals are anticipated.

Former Codes

Series RG 40-2 formerly was Series RG 40 A-2.

Finding Aid
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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.

1797-1803 :

Surveyor General's Office (BA84)

How to order these records

From our Reading Rooms

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By Microfilm Interloan
These records are available through the Archives of Ontario Microfilm Interloan Service, which allows you to borrow microfilmed archival records through a library or other institution that participates in the interlibrary loan system.