May 21, 2014

Home District Land Claims 1803 & 1804 - Corrections to Canadiana.org Faulty Content List

Home District Land Claims 1803-1804
H 1140 Image 253
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 on Olive Tree Genealogy website 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.

Continuing on from  Home District Land Certificates 1787 to 1795 and An index to Niagara area Loyalists and their Land Certificates here is the start of my list of names of claimants for land in the Home District from 1803-1804. Each name has an image number beside it so that you can easily click through to that image to view the claims and any supporting documents.
 
H 1140 Image 321
Images 250–253 index to claimant names. These images have lists of names of claimants. Note that often it is the attorney's name on the index and not the petitioner or claimant. The claimants' names can be viewed in my list below.  Please also note that I cannot guarantee my interpretation of the names in these documents. The writing is often difficult to read or the image is blurry. 

The following images are the actual certificates, claims and other documents
  • Image 254, 255 claim of Robert Isaac dey Gray, 1802
  • Image 256 Hannah McBride widow of John
  • Image 257, 258 claim number five
  • Image 259 William Jones
  • Image 260 William Bowkett
  • Image 261 William Bokette and Sarah H----- want to marry, 1799.
  • Image 262 Joseph Hunt 1802
  • Image 263 Joseph Hunt
  • Image 264, 265 William Allen 1802
  • Image 266 John Everson
  • Image 267 Abner Mills
  • Image 268 Thomas Berry and John McBride
  • Image 269 Thomas Barry and Richard Lawrence
  • Image 270–273 Richard Lawrence
  • Image 274–275 Richard Beasley for the heirs of Thomas Berry
  • Image 276-278 Abner Mills (Miles?) 1803
  • Image 279 – 284 David Saban of Whitchurch and Abner Mills or Miles I
  • Image 235 Joachim Luran of Markham 1804
  • Image 286 Daniel Herrick of Markham and Harry McClary
  • Image 287 William Cooper 1803
  • Image 288 Isaac Davis 1801
  • Image 289–291 Thomas Hamilton 1803
  • Image 292–294 William Allen and Isaac Horton
  • Image 295 --- Tiffany of Ancastor 1803
  • Image 296 George Purvis 
  • Image 297 Aime Michel Fortier 1803
  • Image 298 George Purvis
  • Image 299–300 John Reiley
  • Image 301 William Weikes 1803
  • Image 302 William Emery
  • Image 303 Christian Horning of Markham 1803
  • Image 304–305 William Weeks
  • Image 306–307 Isaac Hollingshead 1802
  • Image 308–309 Deed  of Benjamin Hale and Elizabeth Murray to Isaac Todd 1804
  • Image 310–313 the late Duncan Murray, Lieutenant in 34th Regiment, Lincoln County
  • Image 314 Isaac Todd of MontrĂ©al and Elizabeth Murray
  • Image 315–319 Jean Baptiste Rousseau of Ancastor, Estate and inheritance, 1803
  • Image 320 Duncan Cameron 1803
  • Image 321–322 Elizabeth Murray daughter of the late Duncan Murray & sister of deceased John Murray,  Isabella Murray widow of Duncan Murray, Isaac Todd, Joseph Edwards
  • Image 323 Elizabeth Murray
  • Image 324 Richard Ferguson of Vaughan Township
  • Image 325 William Weeks, Daniel Laughlin
  • Image 326 James Crane, 1803
  • Image 327–332 Daniel Laughlin
  • Image 333 Patrick Boon or Bern of Markham, Wheelwright, 1804
  • Image 334–336 William Weeks
  • Image 337–338 Jean Baptiste Bouchette to William Church
  • Image 339 William Chewitt 1804
  • Image 340 Peter McGregor 1803
  • Image 341 James McGregor of Markham
To be continued. There are many more names in this section and I will publish them as soon as possible.

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