Fenian and South African land grant records Help


Ontario Government Record Series RG 1-99

Fenian and South African land grant records


About these records

Title
Fenian and South African land grant records
Dates of Creation
1901-1922
Physical Description

27 metres of textual records

Scope and Content

Series consists of records documenting the awarding of land grants under "An Act to provide for the appropriation of certain lands for the Volunteers who served in South Africa and the Volunteer Militia who served on the frontier in 1866" (1 Edward VII, C. 6) to volunteers who served in South Africa during the Boer War and those who fought against the Fenians in 1865, 1866 and 1870.

The series is arranged into eight sub- series based on the grant process / records type.

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Administrative History or Biographical Sketch

In 1901, "An Act to provide for the appropriation of certain lands for the Volunteers who served in South Africa and the Volunteer Militia who served on the frontier in 1866" (1 Edward VII, C. 6) was passed.

Under the Act, the following individuals were eligible for a grant of land: those persons, who while resident or domiciled in Ontario, had enrolled or enlisted for active military service in the South African war in the years 1899 and 1900 [standard grants] and, if deceased, their next of kin; residents of Ontario who had served as a chaplain or nurse or Red Cross Commissioner or had acted as a newspaper correspondent; persons who had been members of the Volunteer Militia of Canada in Ontario and had been engaged in active service against the Fenians in 1865, 1866 and 1870 [standard grants] and, if deceased, their next of kin; persons resident in Ontario who had been members of the company known as the Chicago Volunteers and who had come to Ontario in 1866 to assist in the defence of the province; and persons resident in Ontario who had been engaged in Imperial service in defence of the frontier of the province in 1866.

Upon furnishing satisfactory evidence to the Commissioner of Crown Lands that he/she was a member of one of these classes, the applicant was entitled to a certificate of location for 160 acres of land. Lands in the following townships were set aside by proclamation for the grants: Aubin, Beck, Carnegie, Crawford, Dargavel, Gowan, Holmes, Hoyle, Kidd, Kingsmill, Lennox, Lucas, Murphy, Nesbitt, Prosser and Wark in the Temiskaming District; Lyon in the Thunder Bay District; Borden, Chewett, Cochrane, D'Arcy, Gamey, and McGee in the Sudbury Districts; and Burk, Hartman, Pettypiece and Revell in the Kenora District.

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Ontario. Dept. of Crown Lands

Ontario. Military Grants Branch

Ontario. Dept. of Lands, Forests and Mines

Ontario. Lands Branch

Ontario. Dept. of Lands and Mines

Ontario. Dept. of Lands and Forests

Restrictions on Access
See sub-series descriptions.
Terms For Use and Reproduction
Copyright is primarily held by the Crown. 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 records comprising this series were acquired from the Land Management Branch of the Ministry of Natural Resources in 1972.
Related Material

See Sub-series RG 1-53-32 for descriptions of land granted to Fenian and South African veterans under the Act of 1901.

Finding Aid
See sub-series descriptions.

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.

1901-1905 :

Department of Crown Lands (AA49) Military Grants Branch (CA1486)

1905-1906 :

Department of Lands and Mines (AA50) Military Grants Branch (CA1486)

1906-1916 :

Department of Lands, Forests and Mines (AA51) Military Grants Branch (CA1486)

1916-1920 :

Department of Lands, Forests and Mines (AA51) Lands Branch (CA1150)

1920-1922 :

Department of Lands and Forests (AA52) Lands Branch (CA1150)

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Sub-series that make up this series

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Reference Code Sub-series Title
RG 1-99-1 Indices to applications by Fenian volunteers
RG 1-99-2 Fenian volunteer land grant files
RG 1-99-3 Indices to applications by South African volunteers
RG 1-99-4 South African volunteer land grant files
RG 1-99-5 Miscellaneous correspondence and applications concerning Fenian volunteer land grants
RG 1-99-6 Miscellaneous correspondence and applications concerning South African volunteer land grants
RG 1-99-7 Fenian and South African volunteer land grant program administration files
RG 1-99-8 Registers of Fenian and South African volunteer land grants