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From: Barb Wright <>
Subject: Re: [Ont] Crown Grants and Loyalists
Date: Sat, 29 Dec 2001 14:41:42 -0500
Also if there was a payment attached to the Crown Land Patent, Free of fees would be
a gray area Loyalist or Military Claimant? Only the LAnd Petition would tell this,
also many Loyalists applied for land and just claimed as settler, less paper work,
less hassle - very case if unique!
Barbaranne Wright, U.E.
> 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.
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