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Subject: Re: [Ont] Crown Grants and Loyalists
Date: Sat, 29 Dec 2001 14:18:36 EST
In a message dated 12/28/01 3:59:25 PM Eastern Standard Time,
> 1. Would these constitute proof that he was UEL?
Not necessarily. The Crown granted land to others than just UEL.
> 2. What would these types of documents indicate other than he was the first
> holder of the land?
Only that he was granted the opportunity to fulfill the obligations
(conditions) that would lead to ownership. These conditions often involved
improvements to the land. In some cases these patents were sold and the
original grantee is not even recorded in the abstract title.
> 3. Is there anything else I should investigate?
Your best (most informative) source would be the original petitions which he
would have submitted to request these lands. They would include the basis of
the grant request - such as being a loyalist.