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BOOK - Commissioner's Books, A Reconstruction of [mostly Loyalist] Land Records Destroyed in the War of 1812    [Niagara District]
By Mayholme Foundation
Published by Mayholme Foundation, St. Catharines, 2012

Hardcover... 49.95 (C$)

Hardcover Edition
8.5 X 11"

When United Empire Loyalists and Settlers petitioned for land in the Niagara District following the American Revolution, the locations, acreage and surveyors documents of the approved petitions and grants were recorded by the Commissioner of the Niagara District and stored locally.

On the 10th of December 1813, except for one building, the entire Town of Niagara was burned to the ground including the building which housed all of the land registry documents and records. This was not the only property to have been destroyed by fire by the Americans in the Niagara District but it was the only location of the land documentation. The result being that after the secession of hostilities it became necessary for a Commissioner to personally interview every Loyalist and Settler in the Niagara District as to the disposition of their lands. Witness accounts of the losses were also taken to prove or disprove the war loss claims.

Contents include:
  • Account of Houses burned in the Town of Niagara and on the Niagara Frontier by the Enemy, with the supposed valuation thereof:
    • Name
    • Loss [description of]
    • Value [of loss]
  • Commissioners' Books Vol 1, Lincoln and Welland Counties [538 properties documented]
  • Commissioners' Books Vol 2, Lincoln and Welland Counties [248 properties documented]
  • Index View the complete index of this book
The materials included in this book were gleaned from the original Niagara District Commissioners’ Books with permission from the Registrar of the Niagara North Registry Office, St. Catharines, Ontario.

About the Mayholme Foundation:
Mayholme’s Mission Statement: Is to promote genealogical and historical research by collecting, storing and preserving historic documents and materials. To assist individuals and organizations by encouraging public awareness of our history and ancestors in the community. This publication was produced through the efforts of the Mayholme Foundation volunteers.

160 Pages
Hardcover - premium library binding in burgundy with gold stamping.
Sources and Notes
Index - See the complete index here
Published by Mayholme Foundation, St. Catharines, 2012
ISBN: 978-0-9739629-4-9

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