Ontario Government Record Series RG 1-145
1.94 metres of textual records
Series consists of fiats for land grants issued under the Old Regulations and related registers. In 1798 the Executive Council ruled that all grants of land made after 22 December 1797 would be subject to a fee of six pence per acre. An exception was made in the case of certain privileged persons such as United Empire Loyalists, their children, and military claimants who were exempted from paying the fee and were still eligible to receive grants under the oldregulations. Later, other classes of privileged persons, such as executive councillors andprovincial justices, were made exempt from paying fees and, too, received their grants under the old regulations. Many offices were involved in each land grant 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, Old Regulations fiats were numbered and filed separately from other types of fiats. References to land grants awarded under the Old Regulations often are identified with the code "O.R."
Series is arranged into three sub- series, following the original arrangement imposed in the Surveyor General's Office.
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Sub-series RG 1-53-23 contains copies of descriptions issued under the Old regulations.
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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)|
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|Reference Code||Sub-series Title|
|RG 1-145-1||Fiats for land grants - old regulations (1st series - alphabetical)|
|RG 1-145-2||Fiats for land grants - old regulations (2nd series - numeric)|
|RG 1-145-3||Registers of fiats and warrants for land grants - old regulations|