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From: "Lorine McGinnis Schulze" <>
Subject: Re: [Ont] Simcoe's Proclaimation of 1792 ?
Date: Tue, 13 Nov 2001 07:34:54 -0500
After the Constitutional Act of 1791, where Upper and Lower
Canada were formed from exisiting territory, government
structures were established and parliament begun.
A special order 1792 established the Executive Council,
appointed by the King.
Simcoe then issued a proclamation 7 Feb. 1792 offering free
land to all who would cultivate the land and sign an oath of
loyalty to the king. It appears your Fielding was applying for
land on the basis of being a Loyalist.
You will want to see the outside (envelope) of this land
petition, which is always microfilmed with the petition itself.
That tells you whether or not his request was granted, and
under what conditions (Loyalist, settler...etc)
You may wish to visit Loyalist resources online such as
I have details on how much land was granted under varying
conditions for Loyalists
Also see my explanation of land claims at
On 12 Nov 2001, at 22:55, wrote:
> Any historians on the lists?
> I have recently found an early land petition (1794) in which my
> ancestor (William Fielding) requests land as a Settler. The
> petition is addressed to the (then) Lieutenant Governor of Upper
> Canada - John Simcoe and asks that the land be assigned to him
> "agreeable to your Excellencys Proclaimation of 1792"
> Can anyone point to any source material that explains this
> aspects of this proclaimation?
Lorine McGinnis Schulze
The Olive Tree Genealogy