Dunwich UC Land Petitions

LINKING ELGIN COUNTY LAND PETITIONERS TO THE ONLINE PETITION IMAGES

Originated 12 February 2015 – Updated as of 10 April 2015

Linking to images completed by BruceC.JohnsonJr.

Page number lookups for Aldborough completed by Jean Bircham 10 April 2015

Finding your ancestor’s petition in the online digital images is a 2 step process

1. Locate your ancestor using the Upper Canada Land Petitions Search Page. You can type part or all of the first name, last name or place – ie “Aldborough.” For most petitioners of Elgin County we have already done that for you with links below by Township. Pay special note to first, the microfilm number, second the bundle number and third the petition number. You will need all that information for step 2.

2. Go to the list of microfilms at Library and Archives Canada microfilm numbers and select the needed microfilm number. Click that link to take you to the digital images for that film. Generally there are about a 1000 “digital pages”per film. The trick for a fast search is to use “bracket searching” by first making sure that at the very bottom of the image you are in the correct Bundle number. Look at the first page and see if it is correct or too low. Then bracket search until you are in the correct bundle number. If there are a 1000 pages of the same Bundle number try going to a page about halfway such as 500 to see what the petition number is. If higher, then check a 100 pages lower. If the number is too low then a 100 pages higher etc until you locate the correct petition number. Note that most petitions will have anywhere from 3 to 6 pages usually designated by the petition number followed by the letter a, b, c etc. Once you have found correct petition numbers and verified that you have the correct petitioner send us an email noting the range of page numbers. Note that the default view is JPG but can be changed by clicking “view PDF”

Talbot Lease Book – Includes Aldborough

For examples see Finding your Ancestors in the UCLP

Dunwich Township

(Incudes Port Talbot

(approximately 60 petitions

Surname Given Name(s) Place Year Volume Bundle Petition Pages Reference Microfilm

BANNERMAN, George, Dunwich, Talbot Settler 1817, 1821, 44, B 13, 34, pp. 146-150, RG 1 L3, C-1626

BROOKS, William, Dunwich, Native of New Jersey – In 1st Flank C. Middlesex Militia, 1824, 46, B 14, 68, pp. 1040-1042, RG 1 L3, C-1626

ENGLAND, Richard, Dunwich, Lt. Col. in HM 75th Reg’mt, Grant 2000 acres, 1834, 179A, E 18, 40, pp. 125-130, RG 1 L3, C-1890

Gardiner

Singleton

Dunwich

Native of Armagh in Royal Marines

1819

206A

G 12

59

pp. 898-899

RG 1 L3

C-2030

Gibson

William

Dunwich

Native of Ireland

In Prov. 4 years

1820

206A

G 12

147

pp. 195-199

RG 1 L3

C-2031

Gardner

Singleton

Dunwich

native of Armagh

Grant in 1819

100 acres

1821

207

G 13

22

pp. 337-338

RG 1 L3

C-2031

Gordon

James

Dunwich

of Amhurstburg

Purchased from Sarah McComb nee Bolton (Britton) L 5, 6, 7 broken front C A & L 1 Broken Front C A

1824

208

G 14

11

pp. 808-811

RG 1 L3

C-2031

HOLMES

Daniel

Dunwich

Grant of 200 acres

1808

226

H 9

7

pp. 281-285

RG 1 L3

C-2046

HENRY

Philip

Dunwich

SUE of late Philip HENRY, UE, Gainsborough

1834

237

H 18

250

pp. 729-735

RG 1 L3

C-2053

March

Robert

Dunwich

L 23 Gore NW C 5

1850

372

M 6

16

pp. 547-548

RG 1 L3

C-2231

McTavish

John

Dunwich

L NW 1/2 C Con 4

Built a house and cleared and fenced upwards of 15 acres

1846

318

MC 5

20

pp. 134-138

RG 1 L3

C-2184

McCallum

John

Dunwich

SE 1/4 L C Con 4

1847

318

MC 5

21

pp. 140-146

RG 1 L3

C-2184

McKillop

John

Dunwich

S 1/4 L 8 C 3

1849

318

MC 5

57

pp. 436-440

RG 1 L3

C-2184

McBride

Peter

Dunwich

L A C 3

1849

319A

MC 5

203

pp. 216-217

RG 1 L3

C-2185

Page / Midach

Polly

Dunwich

Dau. of Joseph PAGE; wife of James MEDACH / MEDUCH

Grant 200 acres

1796

400

P 2

73

pp. 367-368

RG 1 L3

C-2489

Smith

Joseph

Dunwich

Grant of 400 acres

1806

453A

S 8

10

pp. 498-501

RG 1 L3

C-2809

Smith

Joseph

Dunwich

Six years in Province

Grant of 400 acres

1808

454

S 8

142

pp. 1166-1169

RG 1 L3

C-2809

SHIPLEY

Index gives in error Shirpley

John

Dunwich

L 13 C A & L B Gore

1847

483

S 5

23

pp. 31-35

RG 1 L3

C-2826

Talbot

Thomas

Dunwich

Dunwich  1807

Grant of 2000 acres

Settled:

John COOK, pt lot 20 con 11 &

pt lot 20 con 12

David PHILIPS– pt Lot 20 Con 11

JosephHearztet? – pt Lot 19 Con 11

John Chilling[…] – pt Lot 16 Con 12

John Smith – pt Lot 24 Con 8

Joseph Smith – pt Lot 14

Con 11

Joel Woodin? – pt Lot A Con 6

Nicholas Cramer – pt Lot A Con 8

Ismael Shell? – pt Lot C Con 8

William Brooks – pt Lot B

Con 7

1807

496

T 8

29

pp. 1039-1048

RG 1 L3

C-2833

Talbot

Thomas

Dunwich

4 settlers for 800 acres

Philemon Monk – pt Lot 15 Con 11 & Con 12

William George Crane – pt

Lot 15 Con 11

Sam’l Garnsay – pt Lot C

Con 9

Thomas Coats – pt Lot 20

Con 9

1808

496

T 8

39

pp. 1101-1105

RG 1 L3

C-2833

Talbot

Thomas

Dunwich

5 settlers – grant of 1000 acres

Abraham Cummings – pt

Lot 18 Con 11

John Dickens – pt Lot 16

Con 11

Joseph Pervoost – pt Lot 10 Con 10

John Pearce – pt Lot 10 Con 10

Walter Galbraith – pt Lot 12 Con 11

1809

496

T 9

14

pp. 1234-1239

RG 1 L3

C-2833

Parker / Thayer

Susanna

Dunwich

Dau of John PARKER, Wainfleet, UE, the elder; wife of Jarvis THAYER, DUE

1816

497

T 10

46

pp. 271-273

RG 1 L3

C-2834

Talbot

Thomas

Dunwich

Approves clergy reserves to be sold (800 acres)

1820

498

T 12

135

pp. 57-60

RG 1 L3

C-2835

Talbot

Thomas

Dunwich

L 20 C 10 & L 21 C 9

1842

505

T 1

30

pp. 602-605

RG 1 L3

C-2838

Talbot

Thomas

Dunwich

Letter 5 may 1845

“That I emigrated in the year 1803 under the protection of His Gracious Majesty George the Third, who condescended to take a lively interest in the success of my enthusiastick (sic) enterprise, at such an early time of my life, and particularly so, as I had relinquished the high rank I filled in the Army, as Lieut. Colonel Commanding the 5th Regt. of Foot.”

1845

506

T 3

25

pp. 1196-1219

RG 1 L3

C-2838

Talbot

Thomas

Dunwich

1804

510

T Leases 1798-1831

9

pp. 768-769

RG 1 L3

C-2841

Warner

Moses

Dunwich

L B & C Con C north of Con A

1847

540A

W 5

17

pp. 203-207

RG 1 L3

C-2964

Port Talbot

ARMSTRONG

John

Port Talbot

Arrived from Lower Canada (Quebec) in 1816

Talbot settler

1820

8

A 13

39

pp. 482-485

RG 1 L3

C-1611

ANDERSON

Duncan

Port Talbot

Talbot settler 1818

1840

14

A 22

59

pp. 369-371

RG 1 L3

C-1614

BURWELL

Mahlon

Port Talbot

1812

37

B 10

62

pp. 112-115

RG 1 L3

C-1623

BURWELL

Mahlon

Port Talbot

1812

37

B 10

63

pp. 116-124

RG 1 L3

C-1623

BARGER

Henry

Port Talbot

1813

37

B 10

88

pp. 237-240

RG 1 L3

C-1623

BURWELL

Mahlon

Port Talbot

1817

39

B 11

36

pp. 252-253

RG 1 L3

C-1624

BURWELL

Mahlon

Port Talbot

“That during the Rebellion in America your Memorialist’s Father Adam BURWELL of Bertie in the Niagara District was frequently employed on very hazardous secret service, by Officers in the service of His Majesty, which he most humbly conceives is made  evident by the several Affidavits which accompany his Father’s Petition. That in the time of the Rebellion your Memorialist’s Father has a Wife and three small Children who looked to him for support which made it impracticable for him to follow the Army Constantly on account of whom and the uncertainty of the Operations of His Majesty’s Army he found it necessary to have his name kept secret, excepting to a very few for fear for the Rebels knowing that his life was at stake and the safety of his family greatly endangered. He often had instructions from Gen’l Cortland Skinner and other Officers in the King’s to perform services by way of Piloting detachments of His Majesty’s Troops by different Routes through the Provinces of Jersey and was always forced to destroy his Letters of Instruction soon after he received them – to that he has none remaining.”

1816

4.0

B 11

164

pp. 786-788

RG 1 L3

C-1624

BURDICK

Caleb

Port Talbot

Talbot settler 1817

son of late James BURDICK of Oxford Twp.

1819

46

B 14

27

pp. 907-912

RG 1 L3

C-1626

BURWELL

Mahlon

Port Talbot

1827

49

B 15

53

pp. 98-104

RG 1 L3

C-1628

BURWELL

Mahlon

Port Talbot

“That your petitioner has erected a Church and parsonage House at the Town of Port Burwell… for the uses of the Church of England and Ireland…without any conditions other than reserving himself and family a pew…measuring 6×8 feet…”

1837

61

B 20

113

pp. 843-848

RG 1 L3

C-1632

FILLPOT

John

Port Talbot

Granted 200 acres

1812

189

F 10

32

pp. 939-943

RG 1 L3

C-1895

FILLPOT

John

Port Talbot

Born in Nova Scotia

1811

189

F 10

34

pp. 951-954

RG 1 L3

C-1895

Gardiner

James

Port Talbot

Talbot settler 1817 at Mosa Twp.

1844

214A

G 2

52

pp. 211-214

RG 1 L3

C-2037

Lowell

Isaac

road leading to Port Talbot

Resided in the County for many years.

1811

286

L 10

1

pp. 310-313

RG 1 L3

C-2126

Merril

William

Port Talbot

“That your Petitioner at the Commencement of the late American Rebellion joined the Royal Standard and resided within the lines until the evacuation of New York at which time he retired to Nova Scotia.”

1810

335A

M 10

4

pp. 392-396

RG 1 L3

C-2197

Murray

James

Port Talbot

Talbot settler located on a lot of 200 acres

1817

339A

M 11

442

pp. 811-813

RG 1 L3

C-2200

McIntire

James

Port Talbot

located by Talbot on a lot of 200 acres

1817

339A

M 11

443

pp. 815-817

RG 1 L3

C-2200

Rapelje

Daniel

Port Talbot

Resident of Woodhouse

1809

426

R 9

27

pp. 84-88

RG 1 L3

C-2742

Talbot

Thomas

Port Talbot

surrendered 50 acres

1813

497

T 10

24

pp. 156-160

RG 1 L3

C-2834

Talbot

Thomas

Port Talbot

conflict with Lort Hobart

1817

497

T 11

22

pp. 420-422

RG 1 L3

C-2834

Talbot

Thomas

Port Talbot

1818

498A

T 12

149

pp. 171-172

RG 1 L3

C-2835

Wetherspoon

William

Port Talbot

Native of Scotland

Talbot settler 1819

1822

530

W 14

157

pp. 42-44

RG 1 L3

C-2956

Talbot Road

HUNTER

Jeffrey

Talbot Road

Located by Talbot on 200 acres

1817

228A

H 11

148

pp. 938-940

RG 1 L3

C-2047

Inhabitants

 of Talbort Road

Talbot Road

Talbot Road

In the Harwich Twp., County of Kent – located in 1816 by Talbot seeking relief

Statement of valuation by petitioners

Benjamin CRAFTS

Thomas CRAFTS

Joseph CRAFTS

John CRAFTS

John BOLTON

Jabe HALL

John BUTLER

Joseph LEE

John TIFFIN

John McDONAL

William WEDGE

James BOYLES

Jonas CRAFTS

John WILLIAMS

Edward PARSONS

John PECK

William PECK

Richard LANIKIN

Philip TOLL

Thomas TIFFIN

Jeremiah DECLUTE

George ANDERSON

1820

230

H 12

224

pp. 627-630

RG 1 L3

C-2048

Report on

 Talbot Road

Talbot Road

1811

497

T 10

19

pp. 131-140

RG 1 L3

C-2834

Talbot

Colonel

Talbot Road

1818

497

T 11

32

pp. 472-475

RG 1 L3

C-2834

English

Thomas

Talbot Settlement

Talbot settler 1818

from County Armagh, Ireland

1838

180

E 21

18

pp. 799-802

RG 1 L3

C-1890

FUCE

James

Talbot Settlers

Talbot settler 1832

1845

199

F 4

62

pp. 30-31

RG 1 L3

C-2025

Polly

John

Talbot District

1845

412

P 3

13

pp. 394

RG 1 L3

C-2734

School lands

Brock, London, Talbot

Col Talbot acted as Agent for the Board of Education for sale of School Lands

1846

480

S 3

172

pp. 812-816

RG 1 L3

C-2824

Clergy Reserves

Talbot District

1848

507

T 4

82

pp. 812-813

RG 1 L3

C-2839

FILMS FOR UPPER CANADA SUNDRIES

starting at film C-4502

TALBOT

Thomas

Port Talbot

Re Longwood Road

1825

72

images 526-528

38672-38675

RG 5 A1, Land Petitions in Upper Canada Sundries

C-4615

TALBOT

Thomas

Port Talbot

1835

152

images 9-12

83324-83327

RG 5 A1, Land Petitions in Upper Canada Sundries

C-6886

MCNEAL

Archibald

Port Talbot Road

1810

11

images 510-515

4627-4632

RG 5 A1, Land Petitions in Upper Canada Sundries

C-4506

Long petition re many names from Montreal to the Talbot settlements

This is just one of many names. Names start on page 922  –

185 Names given

Baxter

David jr.

Westminster

1810

525A

W 9

67

pp 906-925

RG 1 L3

C-2952