South Dorchester 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”

For examples see Finding your Ancestors in the UCLP

South Dorchester Township

(the names here also include North Dorchester, Middlesex County)

(approximately 90 petitions)

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

BRINTNALL, Asa, Dorchester, Militia man, 1834, 56, B 18, 246, pp. 1008-1015, RG 1 L3, C-1630

BURDOCK, James, Dorchester, pt L 17 Broken Front, 1802, 85, B Leases 1802-1818, 31, pp. 978-979, RG 1 L3, C-1644

CARROLL, Peter, North Dorchester, L 21, 22, 23 C 6, 1835, 117, C 19, 35, pp. 527-536, RG 1 L3, C-1728

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Report respecting the location of part of Durham & Dorchester

Durham, Dorchester

open locations in NW 1/2 of Dereham & SW side of Thames River

1813

154

D 11

98

pp. 32-34

RG 1 L3

C-1745

DEXTER

Elisha

Vaughan (Dorchester)

Lease L 2 Broken C 2 South Div.

1806

172

D Leases 1800-1818

26

pp. 182-183

RG 1 L3

C-1886

DEXTER

Elisha

Vaughan (Dorchester)

L 4 C 1 & lot 8 Broken C B

1806

172

D Leases 1800-1818

27

pp. 184-185

RG 1 L3

C-1886

DYER

Mark

Dorchester

On L 16 C B

1831

173

D Leases 1830-1836

121

pp. 658-660

RG 1 L3

C-1886

DURAND

James

Grand River Road (Dorchester)

Survey error in S pt L 7 C 6 S Div & W pt L 8 C 13

1830

159

D 16

18

pp. 139-140

RG 1 L3

C-1876

Elmsley

John

Dorchester

Is Chief Justice

L 23 C 4 North Dorchester

1800

184

E Leases 1800-1837

3

pp. 94-95

RG 1 L3

C-1893

FICK

Julianna

Dorchester (Houghton)

Has C 13 with James McMichael

Exchange for L 22 C1 from Houghton

1828

192

F 15

34

pp. 396-398

RG 1 L3

C-1898

FIELD

Daniel

Niagara (Dorchester)

L 13 C 7 South Dorchester

1830

192

F 16

26

pp. 627-628

RG 1 L3

C-1898

FINCH

William C.

South Dorchester

surrender of lot

1848

199

F 4

124

pp. 244-245

RG 1 L3

C-2025

Free Grants

Dorchester

Road from Hampton in Dorchester Co.

1861

202

F 9

19

pp. 214-216

RG 1 L3

C-2027

HERON

Patrick

Dorchester

stepson of Philip GREGORY of Louth and lately married to Sarah dau. of John DAVIS, of Sir John JOHNSON Corps

1797

223

H 2

126

pp. 561-569

RG 1 L3

C-2043

HOUSE

Joseph

Dorchester

Born New York age 39 Served in London Dist. Militia

1817

227

H 11

23

pp. 375-378

RG 1 L3

C-2047

HOUSE

Joseph

Dorchester

L 2 C 1 Westminster Twp. Served in Middleton Militia

1817

228A

H 11

136

pp. 889-895

RG 1 L3

C-2047

HUGHSON

Robert

Dorchester

SUE Nathaniel HUGHSON, UE, w pt broken L A & E pt broken L 8 C 13 South Dorchester

Survey error Exhanged of W 1/2 L 15 C 10 Burford Twp.

1828

233

H 15

65

pp. 1031-1036

RG 1 L3

C-2050

HERON

Andrew

Dorchester

son of David HERON

E pt broken Lot B & W pt broken L A C B

1833

236A

H 18

109

pp. 109-110

RG 1 L3

C-2053

HOLCROFT

William

North Dorchester

Military grant

Lots 21, 22, 23 C 6 North Dorchester & L 6 C 8 Blandford Twp.

& W pt L 5 C 5 Sarnia

1837

239A

H 21

3

pp. 348-350

RG 1 L3

C-2096

HURD

S.P.

Dorchester

Military grant

L 21 C 1 North Dorchester

1837

240

H 21

106

pp. 917-919

RG 1 L3

C-2096

HAMILTON

George

Dorchester

L 1, 2, 12, 13, 14 C 10 Son of William HAMILTON

1846

244

H 3

92

pp. 555-561

RG 1 L3

C-2099

HAMILTON

George

Dorchester South

Valuation of Land

1846

244

H 3

95

pp. 575-578

RG 1 L3

C-2099

HAMILTON

George

Dorchester South

Lived Nepean

Cost of land owned by Dr. James GREEN

1851

247A

H 6

21

pp. 890-894

RG 1 L3

C-2101

Kilborne / Julian

Ruth

Dorchester

DUE of late John JULIEN, UE, of Howard twp. – wife of Abraham KILBOURN

1834

274

K 18

68

pp. 979-983

RG 1 L3

C-2119

Julien

Martha

Dorchester

DUE late John JULIEN, UE of Howard Twp.

1833

259A

I-J 18

32

pp. 820-824

RG 1 L3

C-2111

Johnson

Thomas

South Dorchester

L 22 C 12

1832

266A

I-J Misc. 1800-1836

61

pp. 464-465

RG 1 L3

C-2116

Hornor

Thomas

Dorchester

of Blenheim Twp. L 11 Broken front

North Dorchester L 9 C 4 North Dorchester on River Thames

1805

250

H Leases 1799-1838

47

pp. 5-6

RG 1 L3

C-2106

Hall

or

HALE

William

Dorchester

L 8 C Broken Front, South Dorchester

1805

250

H Leases 1799-1838

49

pp. 10-13

RG 1 L3

C-2106

Hall

George Benson

Dorchester

of Amherstburg

L 16 & 18 C 4; L 17 C 3; L 20 C 5

1818

250

H Leases 1799-1838

121

pp. 281-282

RG 1 L3

C-2106

Laurence

Mary

Dorchester

Granddaughter of late John LAWRENCE of York

972 acres in South Dorchester & 228 acres in York

1820

288

L 12

156

pp. 571-573

RG 1 L3

C-2127

Miller / McKenzie

Andrew

Dorchester

Son of Andrew MILLER

L 18 C 3 South Dorchester

1796

328

M 2

149

pp. 748-753

RG 1 L3

C-2191

McIvoy

Dennis

Dorchester

L 24 C 1

1797

330A

M 5

28

pp. 137-138

RG 1 L3

C-2194

McIvay / McIVOY

Dennis

Dorchester

L 24 C 1 & broken front L 24 on River Thames

1800

331

M 5

72

pp. 313-316

RG 1 L3

C-2194

McMichael

James

Dorchester

L 17 & westerly pt L 15 C 13 South Dorchester survey error Exchange for L 20 Front C Houghton with Julianne McMILLAN nee FICK

1828

350A

M 15

163

pp. 16-18

RG 1 L3

C-2209

McMichael

James

Dorchester South

Missing acreage W 1/2 L 17 C 1 South Dorchester

1830

351A

M 16

47

pp. 846-848

RG 1 L3

C-2209

McMichael

James

Dorchester South

W 1/2 L 17 C 1 is unfit for cultivation exchanged for E 1/2 L 11 C 8 Eastern Div. Oxford

1830

351A

M 16

48

pp. 850-854

RG 1 L3

C-2209

McDonell

Jennet

Dorchester

L 2 C 1

1830

352

M 16

94

pp. 57-60

RG 1 L3

C-2210

McLachlan

Donald

South Dorchester

of Malahide Twp. survey error Exhcange L 5 & E pt L 6 C 13 for L 15 north & South on Lake Rd.; L 16 South Lake Rd, Houghton

1830

352

M 16

116

pp. 199-202

RG 1 L3

C-2210

McAfee

Tamar

South Dorchester

Widow of Angus McAFEE of Wellington Square, Gore Dist., L 24 C A & B

1833

358

M 18

241

pp. 936-939

RG 1 L3

C-2213

McKerlie

John

Dorchester

of Stamford

L 22 C 1

Lease on L 23 C 1

1801

378

M Leases 1798-1823

21

pp. 672-675

RG 1 L3

C-2234

McDougall

Peter

Dorchester

Of Niagara – merchant -built saw mill and grist mill on L 17 C 5 North Dorchester

1819

378

M Leases 1798-1823

101

pp. 946-948

RG 1 L3

C-2234

McIvy / McIVOY

Dennis

Dorchester

L 23 broken front C 1

1799

379

M Leases 1798-1818

39

pp. 1245-1246

RG 1 L3

C-2234

Morison

Jonathan

Dorchester

of Oxford

L 23 broken front C 1

1806

379

M Leases 1798-1818

77

pp. 6-7

RG 1 L3

C-2235

McGill

John

dorchester

of Ancaster

L 14 C 4 North Div. Dorchester

1806

379

M Leases 1798-1818

82

pp. 25-29

RG 1 L3

C-2235

McDougall

Peter

Dorchester

Build mills

L 15 C 5 North Dorchester

1819

380

Leases

232

pp. 797-799

RG 1 L3

C-2235

McFadden

William

North Dorchester

L 1 C 1

1842

311A

MC 1

92

pp. 1027-1031

RG 1 L3

C-2141

Moore

Jeremiah

Dorchester

Born Lancaster Pennsylvania

1792

327

M 1

25

pp. 604-607

RG 1 L3

C-2190

Niles

William

South Dorchester

land in North Dorchester

L 17 C 5

1839

386

N 22

6

pp. 849-857

RG 1 L3

C-2482

Nevills

James

Dorchester

L 25 C 8 Malahide

sale error

L 2 C A & L 10, 11 C 5 Southwold twp.

1842

387

N 3

8

pp. 20-26

RG 1 L3

C-2483

O’Reilly

John

Dorchester

Of Stamford

L 22, 24 C 2 Broken Front North Dorchester SUE John O’REILLY, Sr. UE

1820

393

O 12

57

pp. 415-429

RG 1 L3

C-2485

Parriss

Caleb & others

Dorchester

Grant of 1200 acres for 40 families for settlement

1795

400

P 1

36

pp. 23-24

RG 1 L3

C-2489

Putnam

Thomas

South Dorchester

L 4 C B

Brother Joshua PUTNAM has patent

1848

414

P 4

125

pp. 521-528

RG 1 L3

C-2735

Putnam

William

North Dorchester

Heir of Seth PUTNAM

1836

414A

P 5

11

pp. 700-736

RG 1 L3

C-2735

Pattinson

Richard

Dorchester

Of Sandwich

L 16, 18 C 3 North Dorchester & L 20 C 5

1809

419

P Misc. 1798-1820

28

pp. 224-226

RG 1 L3

C-2738

Putnum

William

North Dorchester

L 22 C 5

1835

419A

P Leases, 1811-1836

158

pp. 1046-1051

RG 1 L3

C-2738

Reynolds

William & wife

Dorchester

list of settlers

Sarah Reynolds their daughter

William Reynolds Jnr

Othanile Reynolds son

Lucy Reynolds Daughter

Richard Reynolds son

John Reynolds son

George Reynolds Son

Henry Reynolds son

Eljah Midge – a settler

John Midge

Jacob McCoy

Thomas John

Dudley McAfee

Dennis McAvoy

James Scofel

Isaac Andrews

1797

423

R 3

6

pp. 754-755

RG 1 L3

C-2740

Reynolds

William

Dorchester

promised 1200 acres

1797

424

R 3

85

pp. 988-989

RG 1 L3

C-2740

Reynolds

Henry

South Dorchester

son of William REYNOLDS

1832

432

R 17

32

pp. 1098-1101

RG 1 L3

C-2745

Reynolds

William, Jr

South Dorchester

of Oxford Twp.

Son of William REYNOLDS

1832

432

R 17

33

pp. 1102-1104

RG 1 L3

C-2745

Reynolds

William

South Dorchester

L 17 C A & B, formerly owned by Richard REYNOLDS

1837

435A

R 20

80

pp. 737-739

RG 1 L3

C-2747

Ridout

Thomas

Dorchester

L 3 C 3 South Dorchester

1802

445

R Leases 1798-1820

17

pp. 580-582

RG 1 L3

C-2803

Reynolds

Silvanus

Dorchester

L 5 C 3 & broken front on Thames River

1810

445

R Leases 1798-1820

38

pp. 666-669

RG 1 L3

C-2803

Steffens

STEVENS

John

Dorchester

of Willoughby

1825

463A

S 14

224

pp. 368-373

RG 1 L3

C-2815

Schedules of lands in South Dorchester

South Dorchester

from C 13 & other lands

list of defective grants, Dec 1827

Grantees in 13th Conc

Gertrude BALL

Peter Mann BALL

Margaret BALL

Hannah BALL

John Clement BALL

Cortland SECORD

Robert HUGHSON

Adam LAMPMAN

Julianna McMICHAEL

James McMICHAEL

Thomas BRYAN

John SINCLAIR

David HERON

Andrew HERON

James HUGHSON

George HUGHSON

Dudley DAVY

Eli DANFORTH

Benjamin HAGERMAN

Patrick HERON

Caleb PIPER

Asahel POST

Thomas CARLE

Ebenezer HILL

Thomas SMITH

Samuel GILMORE

James GILMORE

Capt. Samuel ADAMS

James CURRY

John HENRY

Christian TRICKEY

Henry NEAR Sr.

William WEED

Burrill TRESSY

Amos CLAP ?

Isaac HUNT

1827

464A

S 15

32

pp. 908-910

RG 1 L3

C-2815

Sage

William

South Dorchester

of Westminster

son of Lucy (REYNOLDS) SAGE, grandson of William REYNOLDS

1832

466

S 17

45

pp. 52-54

RG 1 L3

C-2817

SHAW

John

North Dorchester

L 5 C 3 & L 5 broken front C 4

1840

475

S 22

182

pp. 900-903

RG 1 L3

C-2821

Street

Jacob

Dorchester

of Orford Twp. Northerly pt L 24 broken front Conc A South Dive

Mention Lockwood STREET, Dennis McIVOY, William PUTMAN

1847

481

S 4

84

pp. 245-249

RG 1 L3

C-2825

Sharp

Mary

Dorchester

of Ancaster – with Isaiah STREET of Brantford

N 12 & S 1/2 L B & W pt broken L A C 2

1847

482

S 4

295

pp. 1125-1144

RG 1 L3

C-2825

Sharp

Isaiah

Dorchester

son of Susannah SHARP DUE, wife of Anthony SHARP, UE

N 12 L B & N pt West pt L A C 2

1847

482

S 4

295

pp. 1125-1144

RG 1 L3

C-2825

Sharp

Isaiah

given in error in index as Isaish

Dorchester

patent surrender

1848

482

S 5

15

pp. 1264-1265

RG 1 L3

C-2825

Sharp

Mary

Dorchester

Daughter of Susannah SHARP

S 1/2 L B & South pt of West pt L B

1848

482

S 5

15

pp. 1264-1265

RG 1 L3

C-2825

Sage

Patrick

South Dorchester

East pt L B & L A C 1

1849

484

S 5

196

pp. 998-1001

RG 1 L3

C-2826

Tozer

Charles Gustavus Adolphus

Dorchester

of Malahide

W pt Broken L 19 & E pt L 20 C 13 South Dorchester

survey error

exchange for L 24 & N 12 L 3 C 1

1831

501

T 17

13

pp. 433-436

RG 1 L3

C-2836

Vermilyea

John Walton

Dorchester

SUE Peter VERMILYEA, UE, late of Hillier Twp., Midland Dist.

1840

513

V Misc. 1801-1840

7

pp. 1051-1054

RG 1 L3

C-2842

Wilson / WILLSON

John

Mount Dorchester

100 acres in Mount Dorchester

1794

522

W 1

20

pp. 404-405

RG 1 L3

C-2950

Wilson

John

Mount Dorchester

grant of 100 acres

1795

522

W 2

61

pp. 846-849

RG 1 L3

C-2950

Weekes

William

Esquire

Dorchester

Grant of 1200 acres – most unfit for cultivation

L 13, 14, 15 Broken fronts

1800

523A

W 5

30

pp. 710-714

RG 1 L3

C-2951

Wintemute

John

Dorchester

L 12 & 13 C 1 North Dorchester

Exchange for L 18 & 19 C 1

1818

527A

W 11

128

pp. 1039- 1042

RG 1 L3

C-2953

Willson

Samuel

Dorchester

of South Gower

N 1/2 L 5 & 6 C 9

1821

529A

W 13

52

pp. 25-30

RG 1 L3

C-2955

Watson

Jeptha

Dorchester

L 9 C 2 South Dorchester

1844

538A

W 3

29

pp. 580-585

RG 1 L3

C-2962

Woods

William

Dorchester

N 1/2 L 9 C 2 North Dorchester

1858

544

W 8

47

pp. 803-808

RG 1 L3

C-2966

Weir

John

Dorchester

N 1/2 L 9 C 2 previously owned by William NICHOLS who Drowned

1858

544

W 8

47

pp. 803-808

RG 1 L3

C-2966

Webb

John

South Dorchester

1831

546A

W Leases 1830-1838

206

pp. 532-535

RG 1 L3

C-2968

Ridout

Thomas G.

Dorchester

L 3 C 3 lease renewal by George RIDOUT, late Thomas RIDOUT’s brother

1835

556

Leases and Licences of Occupation 1798-1839

99

pp. 802-804

RG 1 L3

C-2983

FILMS FOR UPPER CANADA SUNDRIES

starting at film C-4502

SMITH

John

Dorchester Township

of Grand River

land granted to late Philip WINTEMUTE, SUE

1816

30

images 1359-1362

14002-14005

RG 5 A1, Land Petitions in Upper Canada Sundries

C-4547

GORDON

A.

Mount Dorchester

near Stamford

Not Elgin Co.

status of petition for land in Mount Dorchester near Hamilton

1838

185

images 1936-1938

103401-103403

RG 5 A1, Land Petitions in Upper Canada Sundries

C-6896

CHOATE

Thomas

Dorchester South

of Glandford

L 2 broken front C B

1836

162

images 1728-1729

88415-88416

RG 5 A1, Land Petitions in Upper Canada Sundries

C-6888

PRIXLEY

PIXLEY

Cooper

Dorchester Township

born Massachusetts

Broken front L

1816

29

images 842-847

13498-13503

RG 5 A1, Land Petitions in Upper Canada Sundries

C-4547

WINTEMUTE

Benjamin

Dorchester Township

of Fort Erie

land from dead sons: Abraham WINTEMUTE L 13 C 1 & Philip WINTEMUTE, L 12 C 1

exchanged for Abraham, L 19 C 1 & for Philip , L 10 C 1

1817

33

image 396-399

16040-16043

RG 5 A1, Land Petitions in Upper Canada Sundries

C-4600

Report of the Surveyor General

Dorchester Township

letter about corrections to location document he wrote

1817

32

images 126-127

15174-15175

RG 5 A1, Land Petitions in Upper Canada Sundries

C-4549

PUTNAM

William

Dorchester Township

L 22 C 6 North Dorchester; should have been C 5

1835

156

images 513-514