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Ontario Government Record Series RG 53-56

Index of land patents by name

About these records

Index of land patents by name
Dates of Creation
Physical Description

16 volumes of textual records

3.6 metres of index cards

Scope and Content

Series consists of an index created and maintained by the Recording Office and its predecessors, and arranged by name, for the land patents in Series RG 53-1 (Land patents books) dating from 1826-1967. The index provides the name of the patentee, date of the patent, lot, concession, township, type of transaction, liber (book) and folio (page) numbers where the patent was located in the original patent books, and the number of acres. This information is available in two formats: bound volumes and index cards. Both the volumes and the cards list the patentees alphabetically by surname and, within this, chronologically by date of the patent. The volumes contain the index of names from 1826 to 1953 while the cards contain the index of names from 1954 to 1967.

Restrictions on Access
No restrictions on access.
Terms For Use and Reproduction
Copyright is held by the Crown. There are no restrictions on reproduction, however permission of the Archives of Ontario is required for publication; submit a Request for Permission to Publish, Exhibit or Broadcast Form.
Availability of Other Formats

Microfilm reference copies of the volumes for the period 1826-1912 are available.
Finding Aid
A microfilm and volumes 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.

1826-1840 :

Provincial Secretary's Office (BA64)

1841-1867 :

Provincial Secretary's Office (BA65)

1867-1961 :

Department of the Provincial Secretary (AA27) Recording Office (CA737)

1961-1967 :

Department of the Provincial Secretary and Citizenship (AA32) Recording Office (CA737)

How to order these records

From our Reading Rooms

To view the index for land patents consult the volume and microfilm list. Records from 1826-1912 are available on self-service microfilm MS-1, Reels 7-12. Please contact a Reference Archivist for information about obtaining access to the index for patents after 1912.

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By Microfilm Interloan
Materials for the period 1826-1912 are available through Interloan.