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Land Patents for Crown Land (1795-1825)

Date Range: 

1795 - 1825

Resource Format: 

  • Application


  • Ontario

Record Type: 

  • Land Records

Additional Information: 

  • A patent was a confirmation of land ownership granted to a settler after he or she had fulfilled all obligations with respect to the land--that is, the settler has cleared the land, put up a certain number of buildings, completed road work, etc.
  • If the settler received the land as a free land grant, there would have been no patent.
  • Patents were not issued at the time of the grant; they were issued after the settlement agreement was complete. The process could take years to complete; do not limit your search too narrowly.
  • The patents are available on microfilm at the Archives of Ontario in Toronto. Before you go, consult their: