May 17, 2014

Home District Land Certificates 1787 to 1795

H 1140 Edward Strickland Image 235
Canadiana.Org has digitized 21 films of the Heir & Devisee Commission Papers (Heir & Devisee Commission papers 1797-1854, found in their Heritage Collection), and that's a good thing for genealogists. These records have valuable and informative genealogical documents.

But as mentioned in a previous blog post Heir & Devisee Commission 1797-1854 on Canadiana.org - Listing Errors and a Workaround, the index and description of what is in each film, as provided on Canadiana.org, is incorrect.

I have been going through those digitized records to create a working corrected Finding Aid. You may view the corrected content lists at Heir & Devisee Commission 

While scrolling through  microfilm H 1140 in order to correct Canadiana.org's flawed content description, I came across a set of Land Certificates and other documents from individuals living in what was called the Home District. This consisted of land along Lake Ontario and the Niagara region of Ontario.


Image 215 Index to Names
Image 215, 216 Home District Land Certificates 1787 to 1795. Index of Names

Certificates
These can be viewed by going to film H 1140 and selecting the image numbers shown below for each claimant
  • Image 217 Elias Anderson 1795
  • Image 218 Patrick Bern born Ireland 1795
  • Image 219  Eli Cahoe age 18 born Pennsylvania 1795
  • Image 220, 221 George Campbell 1794
  • Image 222 Joshua Chamberlain age 63 born USA 1795
  • Image 223 Joshua Chamberlain age 18 born New Hampshire 1795
  • Image 224 Zekiel Chamberlain age 21 born Boston 1795
  • Image 225 Benjamin Davis Long island New York age 46, 1795
  • Image 226 Abraham Devans  of New York age 33 1795
  • Image 227 Isaac Devans  of New York age 24 1795
  • Image 228 Levi Devans  of New York age 20 1795
  • Image 229 Joseph Dean age 44 of Pennsylvania 1795
  • Image 230 Sam Herron 1794
  • Image 231 John McHenry Born Antrim age 39 1795
  • Image 232 Patrick McKee age 26 born Ireland 1795
  • Image 233 Jacob Phillips born New York age 25 1795
  • Image 234 Samuel Street 1794
  • Image 235 Edward Strickland born Cumberland England age 34 1795
  • Image 236 petition of George Braytons
  • Image 237 two miscellaneous names James Hennessey and Andrew Herron 1808
  • Image 238, 239 James Hennessey 1808
  • Image 240 Andrew Heron 1808
  • Image 241 Samuel Leatch1795
  • Image 242, 243 Thomas Otway Page
  • Image 244 Samuel Stevenson 1816



2 comments:

Roger Harris said...

Lorine, you are fantastic! This is so-o much help! Thank you for all of your assitance over so many years. You have helped so many and kept us on the right track. You are appreciated!!

Lorine McGinnis Schulze said...

Roger

You have me blushing!

I am so glad this is helpful! Geeky nerd that I am, I love doing stuff like this.

Lorine