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June 27, 2014

Faulty Content List for Home District Land Claims 1803 & 1804 - Corrections Part 3

HD 1140 Image 403 WAIT
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 - Listing Errors and a Workaround, the index and description of what is in each film, as provided on, is incorrect.

I have been going through those digitized records to create a working corrected Finding Aid.  Since I have been unable, despite repeated attempts, to get any response from to my emails offering my correct content lists, I am publishing these lists on my website and this blog in order to help other genealogists.

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'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 second set 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. The start of these names can be viewed at Home District Land Claims 1803 & 1804 - Corrections to Faulty Content List

The following images from film H 1140 are the actual certificates, claims and other documents 
HD 1140 Image 431
  • Image 399  Thomas Humbertstone,  York Township
  • Image 400 Samuel wait
  • image 401 Jonathan Wait
  • Image 402 Elisha Annot?
  • Image 403 Jeremiah Wait, Hannah Wait in Bennington County Vermont Re Samuel Wait of New York  is deceased. Re Jonathan Wait of New York is our son and brother of Samuel who was not married
  • Image 405– 406 Reunben Wait, Bastard Twp, Leeds Co. & Thomas Humberstone, Samuel Wait
  • Image 407-408 Thomas Humberstone, Jacob Fisher the elder, of Vaughan, Eve Fisher, Elisabeth Fisher, Catherine Fisher daughter of John Fisher, deceased
  • Image 409 Jacob Fisher the elder, administrator of John Fisher deceased, son and daughters of John Fisher deceased - Jacob, Eve, Catherine, Elisabeth
  • Image 410-411 Elijah Husen York Twp
  • Image 412 William Hollinshead, money paid. Abraham Johnson Power of Attorney. Signed Elijah Husen. Home District Land Claims 1803 & 1804
  • Image 413-414 ditto. 1803
  • Image 415-416 Peter Robinson son of  Christopher Robinson, deceased
  • Image 417 Solomon Ball, Pickering
  • Image 418-419 Peter Robinson son of Christopher Robinson deceased 
  • Image 420 Angus Martendale of York
  • Image 421-424 Indenture Basil Rorrison? of Elizabethtown and Samuel Heron
  • Image 425 George Cutter of York, shoemaker
  • Image 426 Duncan Cameron of York, merchant
  • Image 427 John Schmeltzer of Markham in York County
  • Image 428 John Nicholas Steffens of Markham
  • Image 429-430 John Daniel Frederick Bush of Kingston in Frontenac County
  • Image 431-432  birth certificate in German for sons of Joachim Willem Busch and Christina Elisabeth Rusahen? . Sons are named as Johann Christian Wilhelm (1767), Johann Daniel Frederick (1773)
  • Image 433 John Daniel Frederick Bush of Kingston in Frontenac County
  • Image 434 Hugh McPhie of York, tailor 
  • Image 435 John Everson, earlier claim dated 1797
  • Image 436 John Cameron of York
  • Image 437 James Roger of Whitchurch
  • Image 438-439 John Hendrick of York 

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