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Ontario Government Record Series RG 1-386

Clergy reserve sales registers

About these records

Clergy reserve sales registers
Dates of Creation
Physical Description

3 volumes of textual records

Scope and Content

Series consists of registers documenting clergy reserve sales between 1829 and 1924.

In July 1827 an act was passed by the Imperial Parliament authorising the sale of part of the clergy reserves of Upper Canada. Sales in any one year were not to exceed 100,000 acres, nor was the land sold to exceed 1/4 of the total clergy reserve allotment. Peter Robinson, Commissioner of Crown Lands, was named agent for sales. Terms of payment were outlined in a report of the Executive Council prepared in 1828 and were revised over subsequent years.

Entries are grouped together by township and record: the date of the sale; the name of the purchaser; the location (lot and concession) and acreage of the reserve; the sale number; and a certificate number. Some entries are annotated with the letter "P", perhaps for "purchase" or "patent".

A township index is found at the front of each volume.

Restrictions on Access
Original records are closed for conservation reasons.
Terms For Use and Reproduction
Copyright is primarily held by the Crown. There are 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
These records were acquired from the Department of Lands and Forests.
Related Material

Other records relating to the sale of clergy reserves can be found in Series RG 1-21, Returns and statements relating to the sale of Crown lands and clergy reserves and throughout RG 1.

Availability of Other Formats

This series is available on microfilm.
Former Codes

Volume RG 1-386-0-1 formerly was RG 1 C-III-3, volume 1.

Volume RG 1-386-0-2 formerly was RG 1 C-III-3, volume 2.

Volume RG 1-386-0-3 formerly was RG 1 C-III-3, volume 3.

Finding Aid
No list is available for this series.

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.

1829-1867 :

Crown Lands Department (AA100)

1867-1905 :

Department of Crown Lands (AA49)

1905-1906 :

Department of Lands and Mines (AA50)

1906-1920 :

Department of Lands, Forests and Mines (AA51)

1920-1924 :

Department of Lands and Forests (AA52)

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From our Reading Rooms

Volume RG 1-386-0-1 covers the period 1829 to 1845. Volume RG 1-386-0-2 covers the period 1845 to 1856. Volume RG 1-386-0-3 covers the period 1856 to 1924. To view all volumes, use self-service microfilm MS 693, reel 190. Please note that microfilmed records are identified by their former reference codes.

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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.