Note: The actual petitions will often contain a great deal of information on the person applying. You should get a film of the petitions if you find your ancestor listed here.
To learn more about these petitions, read the very informative articles by Brenda Dougall Merriman, CGRS, CGL, that are at the Global site.
The National Archives of Canada hold the majority of petitions for crown land in Upper Canada. The Upper Canada Land Petitions (NAC Series RG 1, L 3) can be borrowed on microfilm from the National Archives of Canada. Take this direct link to the page regarding these petitions.
Land Petitions, Upper Canada Land Book C
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