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BOOK - Petitions, Land Grants & Land Petitions For the Counties of Glengarry and Stormont, Ontario - a Finding Aid
By Duncan (Darby) MacDonald U.E.
Originally published by MacDonald Research Centre, Brockville, 1996
ISBN 0-921133-93-6 (1996 hardcover edition)
This edition published by MacDonald Research*, Milton, 2015
*MacDonald Research is an imprint of Inc.

Hardcover... 155.00 (C$)
Book on CD... 19.95 (C$)
pdf download.....14.95 (C$)
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Hardcover Edition
8.5" X 11"

Book-on-CD Edition

During the mid 1990s, Duncan MacDonald searched all available reels of microfilmed Petitions and Land Grants looking for every document that concerned persons and properties in Glengarry or Stormont counties. This 668 page compilation includes his extraction of information found in those documents.

The entries are organized alphabetically by surname and identified as a Petition, Land Grant or Land Petition. Many names other than primary person are mentioned in the extractions, often including family relationships such as son of, brother of, father of, daughter of, etc. The Index includes all of the primary persons, but unfortunately does not include the hundreds of related names mentioned in the comments section:

Contents include:
  • A finding aid for Petitions, Land Grants and Land Petitions
  • Microfilm reel index
  • Petitions, Land Grants & Land Petitions regarding persons and land in Glengarry and Stormont counties
  • Index    Click here to browse Index. Note: The Index includes all of the primary persons, but unfortunately does not include the hundreds of related names mentioned in the comments section
Examples of extractions that are included in this book. Some are more detailed than others.
  • Land Grants:
    • Example 1: Algier,Nancy, Land Grant No.1410, Osnabruck. spinster daughter of Martin Algier of the same place, a UE.Loyalist. [United Empire Loyalist] Lot 1O,4th [Concession] of Russell [township]

    • Example 2: Alguire,David, Land Grant No.4356, Cornwall. Son of John Alguire a U.E.L. [United Empire Loyalist]

  • Land Petitions
    • Example 1: MacDonell,Finlay. Land Petition. Ref L 16/21, Lancaster, 1830

    • Example 2: MacDonell,Ewen. Petition No. 131 (1st section) Reel: C-2141, Lancaster, 27 June 1839. Lochiel,laborer, son of Duncan MacDonell of Lot 2,2nd conc. Twp of Lochiel who was sent out by His Majesty ...... on Ship Baltic Merchant from the County of Greenoch in the year 1815 and allotted 100 acres,and allotted 100 acres for each of his sons when they should arrive to maturity" "I do herby certify that the name Ewen in Gaelic language corresponds to that of Hugh as __ in the English tongue. Hugh MacGregor."

  • Petitions
    • Example 1: MacDonell,John. Petition No. 109 (1st section), Reel: C-2142, Lancaster, Cornwall January 1834. Lancaster, that he is the son of the late Finnan MacDonell, of the Township of Lancaster,a UE.Loyalist. signed X his mark

    • Example 2: MacDonell, John. Petition No.39 (2nd section), Reel: C-2141, Sherbrooke - 4th, Lot -12 Palmerston - 11th,Lot-3, Glengary [township] 31 December 1939, Perth 31 August 1841. Township of North Sherbrooke in Bathurst District, that he emigrated to this Country from Invernesshire, Scotland in the year 1818 [unclear, could be 1808, but think 1818 - Editor], that he first settled in the Township of Lochiel in the County of Glengarry where he lived 8 years, but was advised to move to the place where he now resides by friends in that neighbourhood. That your petitioner was located on Lot 12 4th conc. Sherbrooke by Colonel Marshall, the Superintendent of the Lanark Settlers, that although your petitioner got the Patent Deed of his Lot free of expense yet he never received any clothes,tools or implements of husbandry nor assistance of any kind from the Gov't. That your petitioner unhappily got located on a lot on which he is utterly unable to maintain his family, consisting of his wife and twelve children, that there is a large Swamp on the is rocky and mountainous ... to grant him lot 3 in 11th conc. of Palmerston... immediately adjourning his own lot that he may be able to make an honest provision for the support of his family ... Field notes of 1821 gives the quality of the lot as "all good land" for Patent to John MacDonald, a Lanark Society Settler. approved 10 January 1842

The hardcover edition offered here is new-old-stock from Duncan MacDonald's original 1996 printing. The books are in 'new' condition. Only a few hardcover copies are available.

The digital edition was scanned from the original master and converted into a searchable pdf format that is readable on any device that can read a pdf file.

NOTE about print quality: acquired MacDonald Research Centre after the passing of its founder and primary transcriber/compiler, Duncan MacDonald. We are pleased to make his books available under the new MacDonald Research imprint. Each book has been reprinted as it was prepared by Mr. MacDonald, without corrections or additions. Modern technology helped us reproduce the original work in as-good-as, or better quality as that which was originally published. Much of MacDonald's original work was created on a typewriter. His well-worn "masters" were made on a photocopier. We've cleaned them up as much as possible without re-keying all of the content resulting in books that are useful and complete, but of a print quality that reflects the technology of the time in which they were originally published.

668 pages
8.5 X 11"
Originally published by MacDonald Research Centre, Brockville, 1996
ISBN 0-921133-93-6 (1996 hardcover edition)
The digital edition published by MacDonald Research*, Milton, 2015
*MacDonald Research is an imprint of Inc.

ISBN 978-1-77240-018-2 (digital edition)

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