|27.94 × 21.59 × 4.0 cm
From Settler to Land Owner, Home/Newc/Niag Districts, BOTH VOLUMES
Records of the first Heir and Devisee Commissions of the Home, Newcastle and Niagara Districts. These Commissions were set up to determine the ownership of lands in Upper Canada for the purpose of issuing the first deeds. The papers of the Commissions contain tickets of location, transfers & any other evidence useful to prove ownership, judge’s minute books, etc. These constitute a record of the settlers before the patent (or first deed) was issued, and before the first entry in the abstract deed books.