Land Petitions of

The Niagara Settlers “Horton to Hyde”

 

Horton, Edmond

Upper Canada Land Petition of Edmond Horton late of Lieutenant Colonel Butler’s Corps of Rangers dated at Newark on 3 Jul 1795

“Humbly Sheweth—That your Petitioner is settled on Lot No 139 in the Township of Newark, for which he has a certificate, that the said Lot adjoins the Gore of Land between Stamford & Newark, of which he has cleared about six acres; prays that the part of said Gore, opposite his Lot may be granted him—Your Petitioner presumes further to represent to your Excellency that he has never received the remaining two Hundred Acres due him as a Ranger—Humbly prays the same may be granted him between the Grand River and Long point when the same shall be surveyed, or other vacant Land of the Crown; and Your Petitioner as in duty bound will ever pray—[Signed] Edmond Horton” Received at the Executive Council Office on 3 Jul 1795 and read in Council on 3 Jul 1795. Ordered the prayer of this petition granted and referred to the Surveyor General. [Upper Canada Land Petitions LAC “H” Bundle 1, Petition Number 32]

Horton, Isaac

Upper Canada Land Petition of Isaac Horton received at the Executive Council Office on 29 Jun 1795

“Humbly Sheweth That your petitioner Joined his Majesty Troops Early in the year 1777 and Continued in the Service till the year 1778 when he was Sent into the Country by his officer to bring in Some other Loyalists but having the Misfortune of being Taken prisner and being kept prisnor in goal till the year 1782 Could never have the opportunity to Join his Company again and in the year 1786 your petitioner and family and his father family Moved into this province then  Major Campell Commanding the 29 Regt gave the liberty of taken up Land, which your petitioner and his father have Done and soon after my father was taken Sick and Died which land now is ecupied by others and your petitioner begs leave if it may plese your Excellency to grant him a Location Elsewhere and your petitioner as in Duty Bound shall Ever pray [Signed] Isaac Horton” Received at the Executive Council Office on 29 Jun 1795 and read in Council on 11 Jul 1795. Ordered 200 acres. [Upper Canada Land Petitions LAC “H” Bundle 1, Petition Number 50]

Certificate of Major Campbell dated at Niagara on 13 Jul 1786 appended to the Upper Canada Land Petition of Isaac Horton

“The Bearers Nehemia Horton, Joseph, Isaac & Jonathan have leave to look for Land in any part of the Settlement—[Signed [A] Campbell Maj” [Upper Canada Land Petitions LAC “H” Bundle 1, Petition Number 50b]

Surveyor Ticket of Philip Frey attached to the Upper Canada Land Petition of Isaac Horton

“Isaac Horton three lots and an half ordr Board [Signed] P Frey” [Upper Canada Land Petitions LAC “H” Bundle 1, Petition Number 50c]

Horton, Isaac Jr.

Upper Canada Land Petition of Isaac Horton Jr. of Flamborough West – Son of Isaac Horton of the same Township dated on 13 Apr 1802

“Humbly sheweth – That your Petitioner is the Son of Isaac Horton late of Gainsborough, now of the above mentioned Township – a Loyalist UE—as by the Returns of the late Home District—That your petitioner is of the age of Twenty-one Years, and having never received any Land, humbly prays your Excellency for a grant of two hundred acres, His Majestys benevolence to persons of his description—and Your petitioner as in duty bound Shall Ever pray— Signed before me at Barton this tenth Day of April March [sic] 1802 [Signed] Richard Beasley J. P.} [Signed] Isaac Horton” Received at the Executive Council Office on 13 Apr 1802. Notation: Enrolled Isaac Horton on the List. Read in Council on 13 Apr 1802. Ordered it does not appear by the Minutes of Council that he has had any order for Lands. Recommended for 200 acres as son of UE. [Upper Canada Land Petitions LAC “H” Bundle 5, Petition Number 36]

Certificate of Richard Beasley, J. P. dated on 13 Apr 1802 attached to the Upper Canada Land Petition of Isaac Horton Jr.

“Before me Richard Beasley—Esquire, one of His Majestys Justice of the Peace for the District of Niagara, personally appeared the within named petitioner Isaac Horton, the younger – who made oath that he has never received any Lands, or order for Lands from the Crown. Sworn before me this tenth Day of April 1802} [Signed] Richard Beasley J. P.” [Upper Canada Land Petitions LAC “H” Bundle 5, Petition Number 36a]

Certificate of Richard Beasley, J. P. dated on 13 Apr 1802 attached to the Upper Canada Land Petition of Isaac Horton Jr.

“I Richard Beasley Esquire One of His Majestys Justice of the Peace for the District of Niagara, do hereby certify, that Isaac Horton the Petitioner is the person he describes himself to be, and has never to my Knowledge or belief ever received any Lands, or order for Lands from the Crown—Given under my had this tenth Day of April 1802 [Signed] Richard Beasley” [Upper Canada Land Petitions LAC “H” Bundle 5, Petition Number 36a]

Hosteter, Herman

Upper Canada Land Petition of Herman Hosteter dated at Niagara on 1 May 1796 [using a pre-printed form with fill-ins]

“The Petition of Herman Hosteter Loyalist—who served in several Capacities in his Majestys Forces during the American war—as pr his Discharge, respectfully shews, That your Petitioner came into the province about three years ago, & had a wife & Six Children & received a grant of 200 acres in the Township of York, but never located the same—& now gives up the order— That your petitioner is desirous to settle on the lands of the Crown in this Province at the Settlement of Long Point, being in a condition to cultivate and improve the same. That he has taken the usual oaths, and subscribed the declaration, that he professes the Christian Religion, and obedience to the laws, and has lived inoffensively in the country. Prays your Excellency, would be pleased to grant him at the Long point Settlemt upon the terms and conditions expressed in your Excellency’s proclamation bearing date the 7th day of February, 1792, or such other quantity of land as to your Excellency in your wisdom may think meet. And your petitioner as in duty bound will ever pray.” [Unsigned Received at the Executive Council Office on 1 Jul 1796 and read in Council on 8 Oct 1796. Ordered whereas the ticket for York is produced and cancelled the location at Long Point may be permitted. [Upper Canada Land Petitions LAC “H” Bundle 2, Petition Number 1]

Certificate of Robert Kerr dated at Niagara on 21 May 1796 attached to the Upper Canada Land Petition of Herman Hosteter

“This is to certify that Herman Hosteter Loyalist has a Wife and six children and is an Honest man—[Signed] Robert Kerr” [Upper Canada Land Petitions LAC “H” Bundle 2, Petition Number 1b]

Undated Upper Canada Land Petition of Herman Hosteder received at the Executive Council Office on 24 Feb 1796

“Humbly Sheweth That your Petitioner as an old servant of His Majesty having served him in different Capacities at first under General Howe, when your Petitioner in 1778, Joined him in Philadelphia; That Your Petitioner subsequent to that served as a volunteer under Captain Thomas—he likewise served in the Engineer Department under Captain Marshall as per Certificate herewith produced. That your Petitioner ever since has been in His Majestys Province of Nova Scotia till the time of his arrival in 1793 in this Province That your Petitioner as well Known to his Excellency Governor Simcoe, who on your Petitioners arrival in this Country, Promised him to Provide additional Lands for himself as also his family, which Consists of a wife and six Children—Your Petitioners wife is the Daughter of a Loyalist, to which he has made affidavit, the Persons able to prove that same being now at York; Two of your Petitioners Children were born before the year 1789. —Your Petitioner has already Received 200 acres, Prays Your Honor will grant him three hundred acres additional, to put him on a footing with a Serjt and three Hundred acres in right of his wife & Children—& as in duty Bound Your Petitioner will ever Pray” [Unsigned] Received at the Executive Council Office on 24 Feb 1796 and read in Council on 4 Feb 1797. Ordered 200 acres to the Petitioner’s wife as the daughter of a Loyalist—not entitled to family lands. Read again on 11 Mar 1797. Ordered 100 acres in addition. [Upper Canada Land Petitions LAC “H” Bundle 2, Petition Number 138]

Certificate of William Dickson J. P. dated on 21 Oct 1796 attached to the Upper Canada Land Petition of Herman Hosteder

“I do hereby Certify that on this Twenty first day of Oct 1796, came and personally appeared, Harman Hosteder, who being duly sworn Deposed that he is married to the Daughter of John Kennedy, late a Pilot during the American War and that previous to the Year 1789, he the Deponent had Two children resident in his Majestys Dominions—[Signed] William Dickson JP” [Upper Canada Land Petitions LAC “H” Bundle 2, Petition Number 138b]

Certificate of Captain William Marshall dated at Brooklyn Fort on 20 Sep 1781 attached to the Upper Canada Land Petition of Herman Hosteder

“The Bearer Armond Hosteter and Artificer in the Engineer department is at his request discharged from the Service [Signed] Willm Marshall, Captn 63rd Regmt &c &c” [Upper Canada Land Petitions LAC “H” Bundle 2, Petition Number 138c]

Notation of Herman Hosteter dated at Niagara on 21 Oct 1796 attached to his Upper Canada Land Petition

“Benjamin Manley & another at York can prove the Allegations [Signed] Herman Hosteter” [Upper Canada Land Petitions LAC “H” Bundle 2, Petition Number 138d]

House, Catharine (Henry)

Mentioned in the Upper Canada Land Petition of James Henry dated at West Niagara 5 Sep 1797

“Humbly sheweth – That your petitioner served during the late american war in the late Col. Butler’s Rangers – that He married Catharine the Daughter of Hermanus House a Loyalist as the Certificate annexed will make appear – that he has five children—therefore prays your Honor to be pleased to grant him such Lands for his wife & family as your Honor may think meet & as in duty bound will ever pray—” James Henry made his mark. Received at the Executive Council Office on 7 Nov 1797 and read in Council on 8 Nov 1797. Ordered the Petitioner’s wife recommended for 200 acres, the certificate not sufficient for family lands. [Upper Canada Land Petitions LAC “H” Bundle 3, Petition Number 79]

Certificate of Robert Nelles, J. P. dated at West Niagara on 5 Sep 1797 attached to the Upper Canada Land Petition of James Henry

“These are to certify that James Henry married Catharine the Daughter of Hermanus House who was a Loyalist that he has had five children by the said Catharine—and that he served during the Late American war in Col. Butler’s Rangers [Signed] Robt Nelles J. P.” [Upper Canada Land Petitions LAC “H” Bundle 3, Petition Number 79a]

House, Daniel

Upper Canada Land Petition of Daniel House dated at Niagara on 10 May 1796 [using a pre-printed form with fill-ins]

“The Petition of Daniel House, late of Butlers Rangers where Father & Brother were also in the same Service—Petitioner has a wife & seven children & has recd three Hundred Acres of Land in the Township of Clinton whereon he has lived upwards of Seven years & considerably improved it— Respectfully shews, That your petitioner is settled on the lands of the Crown in this Province, being in a condition to cultivate and improve the same. That he has taken the usual oaths, and subscribed the declaration, that he professes the Christian Religion, and obedience to the laws, and has lived inoffensively in the country. Prays your Excellency, would be pleased to grant him an addition to the Land he has received upon the terms and conditions expressed in your Excellency’s proclamation bearing date the 7th day of February, 1792. And your petitioner as in duty bound will ever pray.” [Unsigned] Read in the Executive Council on 12 Jul. Ordered not recommended. [Upper Canada Land Petitions LAC “H” Bundle 2, Petition Number 33]

Certificate of Ralfe Clench attached to the Upper Canada Land Petition of Daniel House

“The Bearer Daniel House, served during the late American War, in Butlers Rangers (as a Drummer) and whole family was active zealous loyalists and ever behaved well. Newark 10th May 96 [Signed] Ralfe Clench, Lt Late Rangers” [Upper Canada Land Petitions LAC “H” Bundle 2, Petition Number 33b]

Upper Canada Land Petition of Daniel House dated at Newark (Niagara-on-the-Lake) on 11 Oct 1796

“Humbly Sheweth That Your Memorialist at the age of Eleven years joined the Royal Standard, along with his Father & Brothers and afterwards during the whole war Served in Colnl Butlers Rangers; That Your Memorialist has got his allowance of 300 Acres, which in great measure under Improvement, having been thes[e] 12 years a farmer, that your Petitioner is married to the Daughter of a British Soldier, but cannot now bring Proof, but has a wife & five Children, three of whom were born before February 1789 as will appear by the annexed Certificate- your Memorialist therefore Prays your Honor will grant him family Lands, or such an additional Quantity as in your Wisdom you may think fit—[Signed] Daniel House” Received at the Executive Council Office on 11 Oct 1796 and read in Council on 13 Oct. Ordered 150 acres for family lands if not granted before. [Upper Canada Land Petitions LAC “H” Bundle 3, Petition Number 10]

Certificate of William Dickson dated at Newark (Niagara-on-the-Lake) on 11 Oct 1793 attached to the Upper Canada Land Petition of Daniel House

“I do hereby certify that Daniel House is married and that he had three Children previous to February 1789 [Signed] William Dickson, J. P.” [Upper Canada Land Petitions LAC “H” Bundle 3, Petition Number 10b]

House, Frederick

Upper Canada Land Petition of Frederick House dated at York (Toronto) on 16 Mar 1799

“The Petition of Frederick House – son of George House, late of Butlers Rangers Humbly sheweth That your Petitioner lives in Bertie & about four years ago, bought a Lot of Land in that Township, known by number thirteen in the fifth concession containing 100 Acres, from a certain John Coppas, who had received an assignment for the same and paid him the sum of Fifteen pounds Nyk Curry as p the annexed agreement- That the said Coppas soon after went to the Lower Province, & enlisted in the Canadian Volunteers – And is said to have died at Montreal about two years ago – leaving no Heir or relation behind him in either Province. That your Petitioner has resided on the aforesaid Lot with his family since the year 1795 and has upwards of twenty acres cleared thereon, - that having no prospect of being ever secured in the said Lot, in the usual course of proceeding – Your Petitioner humbly begs your Honors interference and prays your Honor would be pleased to grant him the aforesaid Lot of Land in his own name – and your Petitioner as in duty bound will ever pray – [Unsigned] Received at the Executive Council Office on 16 Mar 1799 and read in Council on 22 Jun 1799. Ordered recommended that the deed for No. 13. 7th Concession Bertie issue to the Petitioner on the terms of the 11th instant. [Upper Canada Land Petitions LAC “H” Bundle 4, Petition Number 91a]

Deed between John Copas [Signed Kuppes] and Frederick House attached to the Upper Canada Land Petition of Frederick House

“Know all men by these presents that I John Copas have Bargained and Sold to Frederick House All my Wright and Title to a Lot of Land Lying in the Township of Bartie Being Lot Number 13in the 5th Concession Containing one Hundred Acres More or Less For and in the Consideration of Fifteen pounds NYC paid to me in hand By the Said Frd House And I Do by these Bond myself my Heirs Executors Administrators And Assigns to Give to the Said Frederick House his Heirs Administrator Or Assigns a Ferm and Good Warentee Deed When I Shall have obtained the Same From Government and the Said Frd House is to take the Same Above Lot into his Possession and to improve the Same and I Do by this warrant and and [sic] Defend the Same to him his Heirs Administrator and assigns For Ever [unto] the penal [Sum] of one Hundred pounds Nyc to be Justly And Truly paid to the Said Fr House By me the Said Jno Copas in Case of Falure in me where unto I have Set My hand and Seal this Eighty of April 1795 [Signed] John Kuppes Witness presants [Signed] Parshall Terry, Corney Winny, James Thorsing” [Upper Canada Land Petitions LAC “H” Bundle 4, Petition Number 91]

House, George

Upper Canada Land Petition of George House dated at Niagara on 16 May 1796 [using a pre-printed form with fill-ins]

“The Petition of Geo. House late of Butlers Rangers- respectfully shews, That your Petitioner has received two Hundred acres only & prays your Excellency would be pleased to grant him 400 additional acres of Land to complete the annexed certificate, at Long point. That he the usual oaths, and subscribed the declaration, that he professes the Christian Religion, and obedience to the laws, and has lived inoffensively in the country. And your petitioner as in duty bound will ever pray.” [Unsigned] Read in the Executive Council on 24 Jul. Ordered recommended for 400 acres in addition but not at long Point if not granted before. [Upper Canada Land Petitions LAC “H” Bundle 2, Petition Number 68]

Warrant attached to the Upper Canada Land Petition of George House

“The Bearer Geo: House—of Willoughby late a Soldier in Butlers Rangers wishes to receive the O. C. for 400 acres in addition- granted 8 October 1796. The Land are located in Windham & Willoughby [Upper Canada Land Petitions LAC “H” Bundle 2, Petition Number 68a]

Land Board Certificate dated 27 Jan 1789 attached to the Upper Canada Land Petition of George House

“Geo: House Six Lots By order of the Board [Signed] J Warren” [Upper Canada Land Petitions LAC “H” Bundle 2, Petition Number 68c]

Included in a list of persons from whom the Honourable Robert Hamilton, J. P. of Queenston purchased land warrants or rights and the township for which the warrant was issued.

George House – UE 200 acres in Crowland Township [Upper Canada Land Petitions LAC “H” Bundle 4, Petition Number 117h]

House, George Jr.

Upper Canada Land Petition of George House Jr. dated at Niagara on 5 Dec 1796

“Humbly Sheweth That Your Petitioner being the Son of George House who was a Reduced Ranger; and wishing to become an Inhabitant of this Province and having drawn no lands Humbly prays your Honor to grant him such a quantity as Your Honor in your wisdom May think Meet—And Your Petitioner as in Duty Bound will ever pray [Signed] George House” Received at the Executive Council Office on 5 Dec 1796 and read in Council on 28 Mar 1797. Ordered recommended for 200 acres. [Upper Canada Land Petitions LAC “H” Bundle 2, Petition Number 116]

Certificate of Parshall Terry J. P. attached to the Upper Canada Land Petition of George House Jr.

“I Certify that the bearer George Hous Junyer hath this Day taken the Oaths of Elegence to his Majesty before me as they are Prescribed by Law and that he is an industress young man and is Come from a good and Loyal Family Given Under my hand in [barhe?] this first Day of December1796 [Signed] Parshall Terry JP” [Upper Canada Land Petitions LAC “H” Bundle 2, Petition Number 116a]

House, Harmonius

Mentioned in the report of Thomas Welch, Deputy Surveyor dated at Newark (Niagara-on-the-Lake) on 5 Jun 1794 appended to the Upper Canada Land Petition of Anthony Slingerland

“By virtue of an Order of Survey from the Surveyor Generals Office of this Province bearing Date the 5th Day of June 1794 and to me directed, Requiring me to Examine and Report on the existing Marks, if any, of a line said to have been Originally run and marked by a certain Allen Mcdonald Between and at the joint request of Anthony Slingerland and Hermanus House both late of the District aforesaid. I do therefore hereby Certify that I have executed the above Order in presence of the above Named Allen Mcdonald in the following manner that is to say, Beginning at a Post marked red, 20 Chains, Standing on the Garrison line and running thence bounding on the Garrison line North Seventeen Degrees West Six Chains to the Centre between a Beech Tree which has been marked on a former Occasion and a Beech Stump which Centre was Shewn to me by the said Allen Mcdonald as the beginning of the line of Division before mentioned; thence running West with an allowance of one Degree to the left for variation about Fifty Chains, and a Considerable number of marked Trees being seen by me Standing & nearly ranging in the said west line Convinces me beyond all doubt that a west line was run and marked from the said Beech Tree & Stump about Ten or eleven years ago. One Degree being the proper allowance for variation for about that length of Time. [Signed] Thomas Welch” [Upper Canada Land Petitions LAC “S” Bundle 1, Petition Number 60c]

Deposition of Philip House dated at Newark on 17 Aug 1795 appended to the Upper Canada Land Petition of Anthony Slingerland

“Personally appeared before me Robt Addision Clerk, one of his Majesty’s Justices of the peace Philip House who being duly sworn deposeth, that at the time the Division Line was run between the Lots of his Father Harmonius House, and the late Anthony Slingerland, He the said Deponent was chain Bearer to Allen McDonell who survey’d it, that the said Line run thro’ part of the old premises in which the said Slingerland then lived, and as it cut off a part of Slingerland’s Improvement it was agreed between the said House & him, that he the said Slingerland should make use of the improved part as long as the said Harmonius House should live upon the Lot, and the Deponent further saith that he never heard of any other Agreement whatever between the said parties, and that he hath often heard his Father say that he sold the whole Lott entire to Captain Lotteridge. Sworn before me at Newark 17th August 1795 [Signed] Robt Addison J. P. [Signed] Phillip House” [Upper Canada Land Petitions LAC “S” Bundle 1, Petition Number 60e]

House, Jacob

Signer to the Upper Canada Land Petition of the Inhabitants of Bertie Township dated at Fort Erie on 20 Oct 1796

“We the Inhabitants of the Township of Bertie in the County of Lincoln, are Destitute of a Mill, without going a great distance; as there is a Mill Seat at Point Abino in the said Township which has been granted by His Excellency the Governor Simcoe (for the benefit of the Township or County) to Timothy Skinner, and the said Skinner is transferred the same Mill Seat to Isaac Lane [sic: Laing], inhabitant for 3, 4 years or more ago, and no prospect of any preparation for a Mill yet being builded. – We will therefore be very much oblige to Your Honour – that if Your Honour thinks proper, to grant the said Mill Seat to Jacob Crane an Inhabitant, who promises to immediately commence with the building, and to have it finished as fit to go in the Course of a Year. In Expectation of having this Our Humble Request granted Sir We are Your Most Obedient & Humble Servants [Some of the signatures within each of the families on this document seem to have been signed by the same hand] Silas Carter, John Collins, Thomas Baxter, Joseph Palmer, Jos. Rich. Palmer, Stephen Gill, John Gill, Jeremiah Tuttle junior, Jeremiah Tuttle Senior, John Chambers, Con O’Neil, Daniel Alward, Ellexander McQuine, Daniel McQuene, Ellexander McQuien,  James McQuine, John Beringar, Mathias Hone, Mathias Hone Jun, Daniel Alward Jun, Frederick Buck, John Willson, Stephen Middagh, Jacob Haun, Peter Feere, Edward [Noye], Christufful Ritchards, Frederick Sager, Jacob Crane, Jacb Hous, J George [Shumon], Peter Creager, Mical M Beach, Peter Learn, Azaliah Schooley, John Harret, John Cutler, Jehoiada Schooley, Asa Schooley, Joseph Senn, Michael Huffman, Necol Huffman, Jacob Huffman, Fradric Ankarm Crowell Willson, John Garner, Philip Buck, Adam Burwell, Joseph Marsh” Received at the Executive Council Office on 13 Nov 1796 and read in Council on 9 Jan 1797. Ordered dismissed as inadmissible. [Upper Canada Land Petitions LAC “C” Bundle 3, Petition Number 135a]

Certificate of John Small dated 7 Dec 1796 attached to the Upper Canada Land Petition of the Inhabitants of Bertie Township

“Personally appeared before me John Small Esqr Jacob Crane and John Johnson maketh oath that they on 6th inst called at Timothy Skinners and asked him what he intended to do about building a mill that he had obtained a permission from the Council to build in the Township of Bertie & he the said Timothy answered – that it belonged to one Lane [sic: Laing], and that the said Lane may build when he thought proper, as he the said Skinner had transferred it to the said Lane – and that he the said Timothy Skinner defyed the Governor & Council, that he had get it & put him the said Jacob Crane likewise, at defiance or any one else who might wish to obtain it – That he had now get it, and that it might lay as it was for ages—Sworn before me the 7th day of Decr 1796 [Signed] John Small J. P.” [Upper Canada Land Petitions LAC “C” Bundle 3, Petition Number 135]

House, James

Upper Canada Land Petition of James House dated at Niagara on 28 May 1796 [using a pre-printed form with fill-ins]

“The Petition of James House—late of Barton’s Corps- who came into the Province in the year 1787 with a wife & four Children—Respectfully shews—That your Petitioner has recd 200 acres of Land— That he is settled thereon, & has cultivated and improved the same. That he has taken the usual oaths, & is ready to subscribe the declaration, that he professes the Christian Religion, and obedience to the laws, and has lived inoffensively in the country. Prays your Excellency, would be pleased to grant him & family an additional 350 acres of land upon the terms and conditions expressed in your Excellency’s proclamation bearing date the 7th day of February, 1792. And your petitioner as in duty bound will ever pray.” [Unsigned] Read in the Executive Council on 14 Jul. Ordered recommended for 100 acres for himself. The certificate for family is wanted. [Upper Canada Land Petitions LAC “H” Bundle 2, Petition Number 27]

Certificate of Parshall Terry, J. P. attached to the Upper Canada Land Petition of James House

“ I Do Hereby Certify that the Bearer James House Hath Proved Before me By James Brown and Hart Smith that he Served in Colo Bartons & Likewise in Colo Watsons Light infantry For and During the Space of Five years as private Soldier in Said Corps. I Do further Say that He hath a wife and Six children [Signed] Parshall Terry JP” [Upper Canada Land Petitions LAC “H” Bundle 2, Petition Number 27a]

House, John

Upper Canada Land Petition of John House dated at Niagara on 25 May 1796

“The Petition of John House, late of Butlers Rangers Respectfully shews—That your Petitioner has received 400 acres of Land as a non commissioned office in the above Corps- that his wife Christina House is a daughter of Fredk Anchor of the sd Corps of Rangers- & that he never recd any Land for her or four Children which he had in the year 1787. Prays your Excellency, would be pleased to grant him for his wife & Family 400 acres of land. And your petitioner as in duty bound will ever pray.” [Unsigned] Added note: “Petitioner has at present Six children. Received at the Executive Council Office on 26 May 1796. Ordered granted for his wife the Daughter of a Loyalist & four children. Read again in the Executive Council on 15 Dec. Ordered recommended for 200 acres. [Upper Canada Land Petitions LAC “H” Bundle 2, Petition Number 90]

House, Joseph

Upper Canada Land Petition of Joseph House of the Township of Ancaster dated at Niagara on 5 Oct 1796

“Humbly sheweth- That your Petitioner’s Father and two Brothers served in Butlers Rangers during the American war; That he has been in the Province fifteen years & has considerably Improved the 200 acres of Land already granted him, that having a wife and four children prays your Honor would be pleased to grant him an additional two Hundred acres, and Your Petitioner as in Duty bound will ever pray—[Signed] Joseph House” Received at the Executive Council Office on 5 Oct 1796 and read in Council on 27 Oct 1796. Ordered granted 200 acres in addition on producing to the Surveyor General a certificate of his having improved his farm as represented. [Upper Canada Land Petitions LAC “H” Bundle 2, Petition Number 52]

Included in a list of persons from whom the Honourable Robert Hamilton, J. P. of Queenston purchased land warrants or rights and the township for which the warrant was issued.

Joseph House – UE 200 acres in Grimsby Township [Upper Canada Land Petitions LAC “H” Bundle 4, Petition Number 117k]

House, Mary (House)

Mentioned in the Upper Canada Land Petition of Philip House dated at Niagara on 8 Mar 1797

“The Petition of Philip House of Clinton yeoman for his wife & family—Respectfully Shews—That your Petitioners wife is daughter of George House a U E Loyalist who has never yet drawn any Land—That your Petitioner served in Colonel Butlers Rangers during the late American [war]—prays your Honor would be pleased to grant his wife Mary House such a proportion of Lands as generally is given to those of her description- and likewise for your petitioner’s two children, they being born previous to the year 1789—and your Petitioner as in duty bound will ever pray—[Signed] Philip House” Received at the Executive Council Office on 8 Mar 1797. Ordered petitioner recommended for 150 acres as family lands and his wife recommended for 200 acres as the daughter of a Loyalist. Philip House priviledged. Mary House daughter of George House priviledged as DUE. [Upper Canada Land Petitions LAC “H” Bundle 2, Petition Number 110]

Certificate of Ralfe Clench dated at Newark (Niagara-on-the-Lake) on 8 Mar 1797 attached to the Upper Canada Land Petition of Philip House

“The Bearer Philip House is married to the Daughter of George House Senr who served in Butlers Rangers during the late American War—and had two children by a former wife before the year 1789- The said Philip House served in Butlers Rangers. Newark 8th March 1797 [Signed] Ralfe Clench” [Upper Canada Land Petitions LAC “H” Bundle 2, Petition Number 110b]

House, Philip

Upper Canada Land Petition of Philip House dated at Niagara on 8 Mar 1797

“The Petition of Philip House of Clinton yeoman for his wife & family—Respectfully Shews—That your Petitioners wife is daughter of George House a U E Loyalist who has never yet drawn any Land—That your Petitioner served in Colonel Butlers Rangers during the late American [war]—prays your Honor would be pleased to grant his wife Mary House such a proportion of Lands as generally is given to those of her description- and likewise for your petitioner’s two children, they being born previous to the year 1789—and your Petitioner as in duty bound will ever pray—[Signed] Philip House” Received at the Executive Council Office on 8 Mar 1797. Ordered petitioner recommended for 150 acres as family lands and his wife recommended for 200 acres as the daughter of a Loyalist. Philip House priviledged. Mary House daughter of George House priviledged as DUE. [Upper Canada Land Petitions LAC “H” Bundle 2, Petition Number 110]

Certificate of Ralfe Clench dated at Newark (Niagara-on-the-Lake) on 8 Mar 1797 attached to the Upper Canada Land Petition of Philip House

“The Bearer Philip House is married to the Daughter of George House Senr who served in Butlers Rangers during the late American War—and had two children by a former wife before the year 1789- The said Philip House served in Butlers Rangers. Newark 8th March 1797 [Signed] Ralfe Clench” [Upper Canada Land Petitions LAC “H” Bundle 2, Petition Number 110b]

Warrant issued to Philip House (crossed through) attached to his Upper Canada Land Petition

“Granted to Philip House Three hundred & fifty Acres. Order of Council, 17th March 1797 To the Attorney-General [Signed] John Small” Added note: “New and correct Warrant issued this day, see Warrant Book [Signed] John Small, 28 February 1807” Note on the reverse: Phil: House wt 1086 Quer if not 200 for his wife with her Christian Name—please to send 2 orders—Warrants issued 20 Feby 1807” [Upper Canada Land Petitions LAC “H” Bundle 2, Petition Number 110c]

House, ______ (Smith)

Mentioned in the Upper Canada Land Petition of Joseph Smith received at the Executive Council Office on 28 Jul 1795

“Sheweth That your Petitioner is settled on Two hundred acres of Land near to the Fifteen mile Creek, above one half of which your Petitioner has through industry cleared off and now got under Cultivation, your Petitioner is married to the daughter of Harmanus House, who with several Sons served during the whole of the late war in the Corps of Rangers Commanded by Col Butler. Your Petitioner has by this marriage Three Children,. Your Petitioner therefore Prayeth that a quantity of lands may be allowed him for his wife as the daughter of a Loyalist & his Children and should his industry appear worthy Humbly Prays that a grant of Twelve hundred acres may in the whole allowed him & Family or such a quantity as to your Excellency may appear meet and your Petitioner will as in duty Bound Ever Pray [Signed] Joseph Smith” Received at the Executive Council Office on 28 Jul 1795. Ordered recommended for 200 acres in right of his wife on producing the required certificate. [Upper Canada Land Petitions LAC “S” Bundle 2, Petition Number 52]

Certificate of Benjamin Pawling, J. P. dated on 4 Nov 1795 attached to the Upper Canada Land Petition of Joseph Smith

“Upper Cannaday Joseph Smith is marred to A Rangers Daughter that he hath Sarved in his Majesty Sarvis 7 yers [Signed] Benjm Pawling” [Upper Canada Land Petitions LAC “S” Bundle 2, Petition Number 52b]

Hoverland, Harmonies

Undated Upper Canada Land Petition of Hamonies Hoverland received at the Executive Council Office on 4 Apr 1797

“Respectfully Shews—That your petitioner about two Years ago, received a lot of 100 acres from his Father, in the Township of Willeby Lot No 5—That your Petitioner has improved about two thirds of the same, and finding it rather small, wishes to obtain an adjoining lot formerly occupied by one Patrick Conway Being Lot No 4—who was drowned in the year 1793 and he having left no Heirs, or relations, and Owes about Forty pounds – which your Petitioner is willing to Discharge and any other debts he owes, providing your Honor would allow him the adjoining lot of 100 acres, – to add the 100 acres he has received from his Father an old Ranger, and your Petitioner as in duty bound will ever pray—[Signed] Harmonies hoverland” [Upper Canada Land Petitions LAC “H” Bundle 3, Petition Number 75]

Executive Council Proceedings on the Upper Canada Petition of Harmonies Hoverland

Received at the Executive Council Office on 4 Apr 1797 and read in Council on 4 Apr 1797. Ordered referred to the Surveyor General. Read again on 11 Apr. Ordered that notice be given to the Heirs or creditors of Patrick Conway deceased to bring forward their claims to the Lot occupied by him being Lot No. 13, the said Lot from the southeast angle of the Township of Willoughby – before an answer can be given to this petition. Read again on 18 May 1797. It since appearing that the Lot No. 13 herein prayed for was granted under a Land Board Certificate to Patrick Conway and since transferred under the sanction of the Board to Lewis Maby. The Prayer of this petition cannot be granted. [Upper Canada Land Petitions LAC “H” Bundle 3, Petition Number 75]

Report of Acting Surveyor General David W. Smith dated at the Surveyor General’s Office on 5 Apr 1797 attached to the Upper Canada Land Petition of Hamonies Hoverland

“May it please your Honour! In Obedience to your Honors reference to me of the 4th April, upon the petition of Harmonius Hoverland I am to report to your Honor, that Patrick Conways name appears on the plan of Willoughby in lot No 13, being the 4th lot form the South East angle of the Township containing about 92 acres—Andrew Haverlands name is on the adjoining lot of near 100 acres—Conway received no assignment from me. All which is submitted to your Honors wisdom—[Signed] D W Smith, ASG” [Upper Canada Land Petitions LAC “H” Bundle 3, Petition Number 75b]

Report of Acting Surveyor General David W. Smith dated at the Surveyor General’s Office on 12 Mar 1797 [sic] attached to the Upper Canada Land Petition of Hamonies Hoverland

“May it please Your Honor! In obedience to your Honors reference to me of the 4th April last upon the Petition of Harmonius Hoverland; I reported to your Honor (on the following day) that Patrick Conways name appeared on the Plan of Willoughby in lot No 13 – being the 4th lot from the South East angle of the Township; but that Conway had received no assignment from me—It since appearing however, that Patrick Conway received a Land Board Certificate for that Lot, assigned to him on the 3d of March 1791 by A Jones, & transferred afterwards by the Land Board to Lewis Maby – It becomes my duty to report the same to your Honor—All which is submitted to Your Honors wisdom—[Signed] D W Smith ASG” [Upper Canada Land Petitions LAC “H” Bundle 3, Petition Number 75c]

Howe, Walter

Upper Canada Land Petition of Walter How [sic] dated at Niagara on 8 Oct 1796

“Humbly sheweth That your Petitioner has been in the Province three years, prays your Honor would be pleased to grant him 200 acres of Land as a Settler—and your petitioner as in Duty bound will ever pray—” [Unsigned] Added certificate of Thomas Ridout, N. P. “I hereby certify that Walter How personally applied to me for the above petition—[Signed] T Ridout N. P.” Received at the Executive Council Office after 1 Jul 1796 and read in Council on 8 Oct 1796. Ordered 200 acres if none have been granted before and petitioner producing to the Surveyor General a Magistrate’s Certificate of his good character. [Upper Canada Land Petitions LAC “H” Bundle 2, Petition Number 23]

Certificate of William Dickson, Esquire, J. P. dated 8 Oct 1796 attached to the Upper Canada Land Petition of Walter How

“I do hereby certify that on the eighth day of October one Thousand seven hundred and ninety Six Walter How of Newark appeared before me William Dickson Esquire one of His Majesty’s Justices of the Peace for and in the Home District, and took the oath of allegiance and signed the Declaration [Signed] William Dickson” [Upper Canada Land Petitions LAC “H” Bundle 2, Petition Number 23a]

Howell, John

Included in a list of persons from whom the Honourable Robert Hamilton, J. P. of Queenston purchased land warrants or rights and the township for which the warrant was issued.

John Howell – Full Fees 200 acres in Oxford Township [Upper Canada Land Petitions LAC “H” Bundle 4, Petition Number 117m]

Howey, Jonah

Undated Upper Canada Land Petition of Jonah Howey received at the Executive Council Office on 10 Aug 1795

“The Humble petition of Jonah Howey most humbly sheweth, That your Humble petitioner is and allways a friend and loyal subject to our sovereign Lord the King and would wish to live and die as such And chose to leave the rebel government to live a subject to his Majesty let prosperity or adversary be the consequence thereof. That your Humble petitioners family consists of a wife and four children three sons and one Daughter and has resided in this country since the year 86 and never had more than one hundred Acres of land. That your Humble petitioner therefore Most humbly prayeth that your Excellency and honors will graciously take his case into your consideration and grant your humble petitioner for himself and family such quantity of land as you shall think meet and your petitioner as in duty bound will ever pray” [Unsigned] Received at the Executive Council Office on 10 Aug 1795. Ordered recommended to make up his grant 200 acres. [Upper Canada Land Petitions LAC “H” Bundle 2, Petition Number 47]

Certificate of William Dickson, Esquire J. P. dated on 29 Aug 1797 attached to the Upper Canada Land Petition of Jonah Howey

“Personally Came before me William Dickson Esqr, Jonah Howey, who being Solemnly Sworn, makes oath, that he with a wife, and Two Children, came into this Province of Upper Canada, on the 7th day of July 1787, and that he at that time, or some time following received a Ticket from the acting Surveyor Phillip Frey, now their home—[Signed] Jonah Howey” Sworn before me this 29th day of Augt 1797—[Signed] William Dickson JP.” [Upper Canada Land Petitions LAC “H” Bundle 2, Petition Number 47b]

Howey, Robert

Upper Canada Land Petition of Robert Howey dated on 14 Jul 1795

“Humbly Sheweth That your Petitioner served His Majesty in the American War, in the New Jersey Volunteers Commanded by Lieutt Colonel Vn Vuskirk and in Captn Ryerson’s Company; he has Just arrived in this Province with his Family consisting of a Wife and Seven children 5 Sons. Prays your Excellency will grant him a Proporationable Quantity of Land to settle and improve upon according to the General Plan which has been established for the Accomodation of Loyalists in the like situation with himself; and your Petitioner will ever Pray—[Signed] Robt Howey” Received at the Executive Council Office on 14 Jul 1795 and read in Council on 15 Jul 1795. Ordered 400 acres. [Upper Canada Land Petitions LAC “H” Bundle 1, Petition Number 52]

Hubbard, Jesse

Upper Canada Land Petition of Jesse Hubbard dated at Queenstown on 31 Jul 1797

“Humbly Sheweth That your petitioner is a native of the State Connecticut in America, by trade a Carpenter, that he has resided at this place for these Twelve months past – where he has a wife & two Children – Having taken the Oaths prescribed by law – wishes to become a settler in this province, therefore prays your Honor will grant him such a quantity of the waste Lands of the Crown as you in your wisdom may think fit – and your Petitioner as in duty bound will ever pray [Signed] Jesse Hubbard” Received at the Executive Council Office on 31 Jul 1797 and read the same day. Ordered recommended for 200 acres. [Upper Canada Land Petitions LAC “H” Bundle 3, Petition Number 63]

Certificate dated at Queenstown on 31 Jul 1797 attached to the Upper Canada Land Petition of Jesse Hubbard

“We the Subscribers do Certify that the bearer, Jesse Hubbard by trade a Carpenter has resided at this place for these Twelve months past during which time he has always behaved himself a sober industrious person [Signed] Thomas Clark, James Secord, S Street Junr, John Muirhead, Elijah Phelps” [Upper Canada Land Petitions LAC “H” Bundle 3, Petition Number 63a]

Huff, Catherine (Woolman/Ulman)

Mentioned in the Upper Canada Land Petition of John Woolman dated at Newark on 20 Feb 1797

“Most humbly sheweth That Your Petitioner has always been a steady Loyalist and a resident in the Province since its first Settlement – That he is married to Catherine the Daughter of Henry Huff, likewise a Loyalist who served His Majesty during the late American War—That your Petitioner has four children now living by his said Wife who were born previous to the year 1789 – and two now living who were born since that Period – being Six in all. That His Excellency the Lieutenant Governor having examined into your Petitioners claims desired him to petition for lands which your Petitioner accordingly did but his Petition never having come forward your Petitioner fancies that it has miscarried by being mislaid. —Wherefore Your Petitioner prays that your Honor may allow him the usual proportion of Lands for himself, his wife, and Family, having as yet never received any acre for either—And as in duty bound he will ever pray &ca [Signed] John Woolman” Read in the Executive Council on 26 Feb 1797. Ordered the Petitioner is not yet resident in the province. [Upper Canada Land Petitions LAC “W” Bundle 2, Petition Number 102]

Certificate of George Forsyth, J. P. dated at Niagara on 20 Feb 1797 attached to the Upper Canada Land Petition of John Woolman

“Personally appeared before me John Woolman who made Oath that he came into this Province before the year 1789, that he has married Catherine Huff the Daughter of Henry Huff, Daughter of a Loyalist, by whom he has Six Children now living, Four of which were [born] before the year 1789, and two since that period, Ages not particularly known at present but to be returned [……] if required. That the Deponent has taken the Oath of Alegience. Sworn before me at Niagara this 20th of February 1797. The said Deponent further saith that he Petitioned the Council at the Governors request, which Petition was to Mr Small, and no answer obtained [Signed] Geo: Forsyth JP” [Upper Canada Land Petitions LAC “W” Bundle 2, Petition Number 102a]

Certificate of George Forsyth, J. P. attached to the Upper Canada Land Petition of John Woolman

“I Certify to have known Henry Huff as a Loyalist many years ago, and John Woolman who has served at the [Last] Landing and Wh[…] always as a Sober Industrious Person [Signed] Geo: Forsyth JP” [Upper Canada Land Petitions LAC “W” Bundle 2, Petition Number 102a]

Huff, Henry

Upper Canada Land Petition of Henry Huff dated on 15 May 1796

“Respectfully Shews That he has not yet received any Lands—that he served during the late Rebellion, a Volunteer with Cap. Brant; that he was during that period, a long time a Prisoner—Therefore prays your Excellency to favor him so far, by putting him on a footing with reduced Serjeants & extend his Majestys Bounty to him, in a Grant of 500 Acres of Land, & as in duty bound, your petitioner will ever pray” [Unsigned] Added postscript: “Henry Huff is recommended for his Bravery—Loyalty & sufferings by—[Signed] Jos. Brant” Ordered recommended to give the prayer of the petition. [Upper Canada Land Petitions LAC “H” Bundle 2, Petition Number 43]

Huff, John

Upper Canada Land Petition of John Huff dated at Niagara on 18 Jul 1797

“Humbly shews- That your Petitioner came from the Mohawk River about a fortnight ago with his Family consisting of a wife and six children, who are now at the House of John Donaldson in Stamford—his relative. That being desirous to settle in this Province your Petitioner humbly prays your Honor would be pleased to grant him Lands for settlement—and your Petitioner as in Duty bound will ever pray—” John Huff made his mark “witness T Ridout N. P.” Added notation: “Your Petitioner suffered much ill treatment and loss of property for his adherence to government in the American war as cane be certified by many in this Province—” John Huff made his mark. Received at the Executive Council Office on 18 Jul 1797. Took the Oath of Allegiance same day. Read in Council on 29 Aug 1797. Ordered 200 acres. [Upper Canada Land Petitions LAC “H” Bundle 3, Petition Number 95]

Huffman, Christopher

Upper Canada Land Petition of Christopher Huffman dated at Niagara on 18 May 1796

“The Petition of Christopher Huffman—late Serjeant in the New Jersey Volunteers (as p his Discharge) who has a wife & 5 children. Respectfully shews- That your Petitioner came into the Province in the year 1788- with a wife & three children- that soon after his arrival he applied to the Land Board- for Land- and was directed to look out for Land; which your Petitioner Did, & placed himself & family on a Tract since granted to Messrs Phelps & Wheelock, now called Glanford, whereon he has a considerable improvement & has paid the County Rates for two years past—that he has hitherto not applied for the Certificates from the Concession lines not having been run, prays your Excellency would be pleased to grant him 400 acres in sd Township of Glanford & 150 acres for his Family & your Petitioner as in Duty bound shall ever pray” [Unsigned] Note of John Small, Clerk of the Council in the margin: “produced His Discharge J. S.” Read in the Executive Council on 12 Jul. Ordered recommended for family lands if not granted before. [Upper Canada Land Petitions LAC “H” Bundle 2, Petition Number 62]

Unsigned note attached to the Upper Canada Land Petition of Christopher Huffman

“Christopher Huffman has been granted 150 Acres family lands under An Order in Council of the 12 July 1796 for which no location appears to be made—Christopher Huffman has been granted Lot No 1—1st Conc of Glanford for which the Description has issued [Upper Canada Land Petitions LAC “H” Bundle 2, Petition Number 62b]

Certificate of Nathaniel Pettit, J. P. dated on 18 May 1796 attached to the Upper Canada Land Petition of Christopher Huffman

“I do Certify that the Barer Christian Hoffman came [to] this provens in the year 1788 and brought with him [a] wife and three Children Certified by Nathl Pettit” [Upper Canada Land Petitions LAC “H” Bundle 2, Petition Number 62c]

Huffman/Hoffman, Jacob

Upper Canada Land Petition of Jacob Hoffman dated at Niagara on 26 May 1796 [using a pre-printed form with fill-ins]

“The Petition of Jacob Hoffman, late of Jessups Corps—to Wit he has never received any other certificate for his Land, than the one annexed, & is married to Nancy the Daughter of George Ransier—late of Butlers Corps—Respectfully shews, That your petitioner is desirous to settle on the lands of the Crown in this Province, being in a condition to cultivate and improve the same. That he has taken the usual oaths, subscribed the declaration, that he professes the Christian Religion, and obedience to the laws, and has lived inoffensively in the country which he has left. Prays your Excellency, would be pleased to grant him 300 acres & to his wife 200 of land as pr the above description. And your petitioner as in duty bound will ever pray.” [Unsigned] Ordered by the Executive Council recommended for 300 acres if not granted before. Certificate wanted for family lands. [Upper Canada Land Petitions LAC “H” Bundle 2, Petition Number 12]

Land Board certificate of John Warren dated 27 Jan 1789 attached to the Upper Canada Land Petition of Jacob Hoffman

“Jacob Hofman [sic] Three Lots by ord the Board [Signed] J Warren” [Upper Canada Land Petitions LAC “H” Bundle 2, Petition Number 12a]

Certificate of John Warren, J. P. dated at Bertie Twp. on 3 Jul 1816 attached to the Upper Canada Land Petition of Henry Near

“Personally came before me John Warren Esquire one of his Majestys Justices of the Peace for the Niagara District Jacob Hoffman of the Township of Bertie in Said District who being duly Sworn deposeth and Saith that Henry Near of the Township of Bertie in Said District, John Near of the Township of Humberstone in Said District and himself were Inlisted and Sworn in in [sic] the year 1777 by Thomas Betson a Captain in his Majestys Service in the then Colony of New York to Serve his Majesty in the defense of his Colony against the Rebels – The deponent further Says that the said Henry Near was appointed a Serjeant of the company under the command of Said Captain Betson that in a

short time after they had been Inlisted as aforesaid the said Henry Near by the orders of Said Captain Betson warned the deponant & John Near aforesaid and the rest of the Company to appear with their Army &c at Tockoconeck in the then Colony of New York to meet the Enemy who was then advancing against Livingston Manour – that in pursance of the Said Notice or warning the Deponant the Said Henry Near and the Said John Near did join their Company at Tockoconeck aforesaid under the Command of Said Captain Betson and that they were joined by Several other Company Inlisted in like manner to serve his Majesty, as they were Sworn before me at Bertie the 3d July 1816—} [Signed] J Warren J. P.” Jacob Hoffman made his mark and seal. [Upper Canada Land Petitions LAC “N” Bundle 11, Petition Number 20a]

Huffman/Hoffman, Peggy (Claus)

Undated Upper Canada Land Petition of Peggy Hoffman received at the Executive Council Office on 19 Aug 1795

“Humbly shews—That She is the orphan Daughter & only surviving child of Nicholas Hoffman, was discharged from the loyal Rangers 24 Decr 1783. That some time after he was entered on the plan of Fort Erie Township for 300 acres of land, & received a ticket or recommendation from the surveyor of his [Quebec] Land—That your petitioners father died before he could procure a Regular Certificate, She therefore prays your Exollency would be pleased to grant her the Quantity of Land her father was entitled to, & in Duty bound she will ever pray—Which is humbly submitted for Peggy Hoffman, by John Claus her father inlaw, a corporal in the late Corps of Butlers Rangers” Received at the Executive Council Office on 19 Aug 1795 and read in Council on 8 Jul 1796. Ordered recommended to grant the lands due to Nicholas Hoffman, to his surviving heirs. [Upper Canada Land Petitions LAC “H” Bundle 2, Petition Number 6]

Huffman, Mary (Near)

Upper Canada Land Petition of Mary Near of Bertie dated at York (Toronto) on 9 Jun 1802

Humbly sheweth That your petitioner is the Daughter of Nicholas Huffman of the above named Township, a Loyalist UE – and wife of Henry Near and has lived about Sixteen years in this Province – That your petitioner having never received any Lands, she humbly prays your Excellency would be pleased to grant her 200 acres, His Majestys benevolence to persons of her Description – and as in duty bound your petitioner shall ever pray” Henry Near made his mark for his wife Mary Near. Received at the Executive Council Office on 14 Jun 1802. Lieutenant Governor’s Office York 19 June 1802. “The Clerk of the Council has not made the usual Endorsement that the Father of the Petitioner is on the U. E. List, and that she has not received any Lands.” Added note of the Clerk: “Mary Near, of Bertie Daur of Nicholas Huffman. The name of Nicolas Huffman appears on the U. E. List.” [Upper Canada Land Petitions LAC “N” Bundle Miscellaneous 1797-1811, Petition Number 4]

Certificate of Alexander Wood dated 9 Jun 1802 appended to the Upper Canada Land Petition of Mary Near

“Personally appeared before me – Alexander Wood Esquire, one of His Majestys Justices of the Peace for the Home District the above named Henry Near, who made oath that Mary Near, the petitioner is the person she describes herself to be, and has never received any Lands or order for Lands from the Crown—Sworn before me at York this 9th Day of June 1802 [Signed] Alexander Wood J. P. Witness [Signed] Saml McKey” Henry Near made his mark. [Upper Canada Land Petitions LAC “N” Bundle Miscellaneous 1797-1811, Petition Number 4]

Huffman, Michael

Signer to the Upper Canada Land Petition of the Inhabitants of Bertie Township dated at Fort Erie on 20 Oct 1796

“We the Inhabitants of the Township of Bertie in the County of Lincoln, are Destitute of a Mill, without going a great distance; as there is a Mill Seat at Point Abino in the said Township which has been granted by His Excellency the Governor Simcoe (for the benefit of the Township or County) to Timothy Skinner, and the said Skinner is transferred the same Mill Seat to Isaac Lane [sic: Laing], inhabitant for 3, 4 years or more ago, and no prospect of any preparation for a Mill yet being builded. – We will therefore be very much oblige to Your Honour – that if Your Honour thinks proper, to grant the said Mill Seat to Jacob Crane an Inhabitant, who promises to immediately commence with the building, and to have it finished as fit to go in the Course of a Year. In Expectation of having this Our Humble Request granted Sir We are Your Most Obedient & Humble Servants [Some of the signatures within each of the families on this document seem to have been signed by the same hand] Silas Carter, John Collins, Thomas Baxter, Joseph Palmer, Jos. Rich. Palmer, Stephen Gill, John Gill, Jeremiah Tuttle junior, Jeremiah Tuttle Senior, John Chambers, Con O’Neil, Daniel Alward, Ellexander McQuine, Daniel McQuene, Ellexander McQuien,  James McQuine, John Beringar, Mathias Hone, Mathias Hone Jun, Daniel Alward Jun, Frederick Buck, John Willson, Stephen Middagh, Jacob Haun, Peter Feere, Edward [Noye], Christufful Ritchards, Frederick Sager, Jacob Crane, Jacb Hous, J George [Shumon], Peter Creager, Mical M Beach, Peter Learn, Azaliah Schooley, John Harret, John Cutler, Jehoiada Schooley, Asa Schooley, Joseph Senn, Michael Huffman, Necol Huffman, Jacob Huffman, Fradric Ankarm Crowell Willson, John Garner, Philip Buck, Adam Burwell, Joseph Marsh” Received at the Executive Council Office on 13 Nov 1796 and read in Council on 9 Jan 1797. Ordered dismissed as inadmissible. [Upper Canada Land Petitions LAC “C” Bundle 3, Petition Number 135a]

Certificate of John Small dated 7 Dec 1796 attached to the Upper Canada Land Petition of the Inhabitants of Bertie Township

“Personally appeared before me John Small Esqr Jacob Crane and John Johnson maketh oath that they on 6th inst called at Timothy Skinners and asked him what he intended to do about building a mill that he had obtained a permission from the Council to build in the Township of Bertie & he the said Timothy answered – that it belonged to one Lane [sic: Laing], and that the said Lane may build when he thought proper, as he the said Skinner had transferred it to the said Lane – and that he the said Timothy Skinner defyed the Governor & Council, that he had get it & put him the said Jacob Crane likewise, at defiance or any one else who might wish to obtain it – That he had now get it, and that it might lay as it was for ages—Sworn before me the 7th day of Decr 1796 [Signed] John Small J. P.” [Upper Canada Land Petitions LAC “C” Bundle 3, Petition Number 135]

Undated Upper Canada Land Petition of Michael Hoffman [signed Hufman] received at the Executive Council Office on 2 May 1797

“Humbly Sheweth – That your Petitioner came into this Province in the year 1786 and had a wife and one Child previous to the year 1789—That your Petr married Elizabeth Ransier a Loyalists daughter, – Wherefore your petitioner humbly prays your Honor would be pleased to allow him such a grant of Land for himself, wife the Daughter of a Loyalist, and one child, as your Honor may think proper, (Your Petitioner having never received any lands in the [province] for himself, or family) and your petitioner as in duty bound will ever pray—[Signed] Michel Hufman” Received at the Executive Council Office on 2 May 1797. Ordered 100 acres family lands if not granted before. [Upper Canada Land Petitions LAC “H” Bundle 3, Petition Number 129]

Certificate of John Warren, J. P. dated at Fort Erie on 24 Apr 1797 attached to the Upper Canada Land Petition of Michael Hoffman

“I certify that the bearer Michael Hoffman came to this Province in the year 1786, he has resided in the Township of Bertie several years past, he has been married Ten years, to Elizabeth Ransier, a Loyalist’s daughter. Three of her brothers served during the American War, in the late Lieut Colonel Butler’s Corps of Rangers as did also, Nicholas Hoffman brother to Michael, there can be no doubt of his being a good Subject, and he is an honest industrious man [Signed] John Warren J. P. His eldest child, Ann is nine years old [Initialled] JW” [Upper Canada Land Petitions LAC “H” Bundle 3, Petition Number 129b]

Huffman, Nicholas

Undated Upper Canada Land Petition of Nicholas Hoffman [signed Hufman] received at the Executive Council Office on 2 May 1797

“Humbly Sheweth—That your Petitioner came into this Province in the Year 1786, and brought with him a wife, and two children – and had two Sons who joined the Royal Standard last American war—That your Petitioner has taken the oaths, and Subscribed the declaration that he professes the Christian Religion and Obedience to the laws—That your Petitioner received upon his coming into this Province two hundred Acres which he has improved and Cultivated, your Petitioner therefore prays your Honor would allow him such further addition for himself, as likewise such a grant of Land for his wife and two Children as your Honor may Conceive proper, and your Petitioner as in duty bound will ever pray—[Signed] Michal Hufman for Nicolas Hufman” Received at the Executive Council Office on 2 May 1797 and read the same day. Ordered 100 acres for his wife and one child family lands – the other Children having claimed in their own right. [Upper Canada Land Petitions LAC “H” Bundle 3, Petition Number 89]

Certificate of John Warren, J. P. dated at Fort Erie on 24 Apr 1797 attached to the Upper Canada Land Petition of Nicholas Hoffman

“I hereby certify that Nicholas Hoffman came into this Province in the year 1786. The family he then brought in are mentioned below, besides which, he had two Sons in his Majestys Service during the American War, which were Nicholas in Col: Butlers Rangers, and Jacob in Major Jessups Corps—[Signed] John Warren J. P. His family was Nichol Hoffman, Abigal (wife), Michael, Mary} Children” [Upper Canada Land Petitions LAC “H” Bundle 3, Petition Number 89b]

Hull, Hezekiah

Upper Canada Land Petition of Hezekia Hull of the Township of Clinton, County of Lincoln and District of Niagara dated at York (Toronto) on 4 Jul 1801

“humbly Sheweth That your Excellency’s Petitioner has been for three years past a Resident of this Province. That he has a Wife and one Child, and is in his circumstances enabled to cultivate lands, having a yoke of oxen and two Cows. Wherefore your Excellency’s Petitioner prays for such a portion of lands, either on Dundas Street, or on Yonge Street, as to your Excellency may appear meet, and as in duty bound your Petitioner will ever pray. Hezekia Hull made his mark. “Witness Alex McDonell” Received at the Executive Council Office on 7 Jul 1801 and read in Council on 8 Jul 1801. Ordered recommended for 200 acres under the Settling duties. [Upper Canada Land Petitions LAC “H” Bundle 5, Petition Number 91]

Hull, James

Upper Canada Land Petition of James Hull dated at Stamford on 30 Apr 1796

“humbly sheweth that he came into this Province about Three years ago, and has remained as a peaceable Inhabitant thereof ever since, and your Petitioner would beg by further further [sic] to suggest that he was born in Niagara and at seven Months of age, he was stolen from his Mother and carried into the State of Massachusetts, and there bound as an Apprentice, which circumstances being made known to him, he for the purpose of making his escape into this Country enlisted himself as a Soldier in the Service of the united States, and on the 3d of April 1793, Deserted said Service and came into this Province taking the first opportunity  he could meet with—This being the Place in which he wishes to spend his Days: he prays that his Excellency would take the forestated facts into his wise consideration and order and decree that the Petitioner may have a grant of Land lying in the Township of Walsingham the twenty third Lott in the second Concession in said Township And as in Duty Bound your Petitioner shall ever pray [Signed] James Hull” Received at the Executive Council Office on 3 May and read in Council on 1[0] Jul 1796. Ordered recommended for 200 acres if not granted before. [Upper Canada Land Petitions LAC “H” Bundle 2, Petition Number 69]

Hull, Salmon

Upper Canada Land Petition of Salmon Hull dated at Niagara on 6 May 1796 [using a pre-printed form with fill-ins]

“The Petition of Salmon Hull from the State of New York, Carpenter—who has never received any Lands—Respectfully shews, That your petitioner is desirous to settle on the lands of the Crown in this Province, being in a condition to cultivate and improve the same. That he is ready to take the usual oaths, and to subscribe the declaration, that he professes the Christian Religion, and obedience to the laws, and has lived inoffensively in the country which he has left. Prays your Excellency, would be pleased to grant him Two Hundred acres of land upon the terms and conditions expressed in your Excellency’s proclamation bearing date the 7th day of February, 1792, or such other quantity of land as to your Excellency in your wisdom may think meet. And your petitioner as in duty bound will ever pray. [Signed] Salmon Hull” Read in the Executive Council on 12 Jul. Ordered recommended for 200 acres if not granted before. [Upper Canada Land Petitions LAC “H” Bundle 2, Petition Number 8]

Included in a list of persons from whom the Honourable Robert Hamilton, J. P. of Queenston purchased land warrants or rights and the township for which the warrant was issued.

Salmon Hull – Full Fee 200 acres in Humberstone Township [Upper Canada Land Petitions LAC “H” Bundle 4, Petition Number 117l]

Humphrey, Norris

Upper Canada Land Petition of Norris Humphrey of Wainfleet dated at York on 14 Dec 1798

“Humbly shews – That your Petitioner in October 1795 bought from a certain Azahel Wyman, a Lot of Land, known by Lot No 39 in the 7 Concession of the Township of Wainfleet – containing 200 acres, for which your Petitioner paid him the sum Twenty one Pounds Five Shillings Provincial Curry – as pr writings & a Receipt executed before Mr Ridout – Notary Public, will appear – That the said Wyman having No fixed place of residence, and roving about the Country – your Petitioner is apprehensive that in the Common Course of proceedings he shall not be able to obtain a Title to the Lands so purchased – your Petitioner therefore respectfully prays your Honor, that a Patent may issue in Your Petitioners name for the aforesaid Lot of Land and your petitioner as in duty bound will ever pray – [Signed] Norris Humphrey” Received at the Executive Council Office on 15 Dec 1798 and read in Council the same day. Ordered the petition is not a case of such urgent necessity as to call for the interference of the Board. [Upper Canada Land Petitions LAC “H” Bundle 4, Petition Number 76]

Hunsinger, John Sr.

Upper Canada Land Petition of John Honsinger [signed Hunsinger] Senior dated at Niagara on 24 Mar 1797

“Humbly Sheweth That your Petitioner was a Private in Colonel Johnsons First Battalion of Yorkers—that he has a Wife and two Children, and has received Two Hundred acres of Land- Prays Your Honor would be pleased to Grant him one Hundred Acres in addition the usual allowance to Discharged Soldiers, and also Family Lands for his Wife & two Children who came to this Province in the Year 1788 And as in Duty Bound your Petitioner will ever Pray [Signed] John Hunsinger” Received at the Executive Council Office on 25 Mar 1797 and read in Council on 28 Mar 1797. Ordered recommended for 300 acres including former grants as Military Lands & 200 acres as family lands. [Upper Canada Land Petitions LAC “H” Bundle 2, Petition Number 120]

Included in a list of persons from whom the Honourable Robert Hamilton, J. P. of Queenston purchased land warrants or rights and the township for which the warrant was issued.

John Huntsinger – U E 200 acres in Ancaster Township [Upper Canada Land Petitions LAC “H” Bundle 4, Petition Number 117b]

Hunsinger, John Jr.

Upper Canada Land Petition of John Hunsinger Junior dated at Newark (Niagara-on-the-Lake) on 4 Mar 1797

“Humbly shews That your Petitioner joined Sir John Johnsons Corps in the year 1777 and served therein till the end of the war and was regularly discharged, that he came to this Province in the year 1790 with a wife and two children, and has received 200 acres part of his military Land- prays your Honor would be pleased to grant him the remaining 100 acres- and as in duty bound he will Ever pray—” John Huntsinger made his mark “witness [Signed] T Ridout” Received at the Executive Council Office on 18 Mar 1797 and read in Council on 28 Mar 1797. Ordered recommended for 300 acres including former grants as military lands and 150 acres as family lands. [Upper Canada Land Petitions LAC “H” Bundle 2, Petition Number 105]

Hunt, Edward

Included in a list of persons from whom the Honourable Robert Hamilton, J. P. of Queenston purchased land warrants or rights and the township for which the warrant was issued.

Edward Hunt – Full Fee 200 acres in Humberstone Township [Upper Canada Land Petitions LAC “H” Bundle 4, Petition Number 117l]

Hunt, Joshua

Undated Upper Canada Land Petition of Joshua Hunt

“humbly Sheweth—That Your Petitioner desirous of Settling in the Town of Newark prays yr Excellency will grant him Lot No 224, in the said Town that he may build on the same & yr Petitioner as in duty bound will ever pray—[Signed] Joshua Hunt” Read in Council and ordered granted on the usual conditions and referred to the Surveyor General. [Upper Canada Land Petitions LAC “H” Bundle 1, Petition Number 14]

Hunter, Abraham

Signer to the certificate of James Ogden and others dated on 30 Nov 1837 attached to the Upper Canada Land Petition of Reuben Green

“These may certify that we the under Subscribers Are well Aquainted with Reuben Green of the Township of windham in the County of Norfolk And we Also Know that the said Green By Encouragement From Mr Blains has taken possession of Lott Number Three in the Eighth Concession of Said Township and has cleared ploughd Lived and farmed on the Same Without Any Interrution until Now But Believe that Some Evil minded person is Now Trying To Take the Advantage of him unjustly. Windham Nover 30th 1837 [Signed] John Ogden; James Kellam; John H Forse; Wm Forse; George Forse; Abraham Hunter; Daniel Sovereen” [Upper Canada Land Petitions LAC “G” Bundle 22, Petition Number 8]

Hunter, David

Undated Upper Canada Land Petition of David Hunter received at the Executive Council Office on 21 Jun 1797

“Humbly Sheweth that your Petitioner has been in the Province since the year 1794 and your Petitioner begs your Honour to Grant him such allotment of Lands as your Honours in their Judgement think proper and your Petitioner as in duty bound Shall ever Pray—[Signed] David Hunter” Received at the Executive Council Office on 21 Jun 1797 and read in Council on 26 Jun 1797. Ordered recommended for 200 acres. [Upper Canada Land Petitions LAC “H” Bundle 3, Petition Number 134]

Certificate of Richard Beasley, J. P. appended to the Upper Canada Land Petition of David Hunter

“I do Certify that I have Knowen [sic] David Hunter Since the year 1794 know him to be an Industrious man & of good moral Character [Signed] Richard Beasley J. P.” [Upper Canada Land Petitions LAC “H” Bundle 3, Petition Number 134]

Notation of John McGill to John Small Esq. dated on 25 Mar (1811) attached to the Upper Canada Land Petition of David Hunter

“Dr Sir Please to place the enclosed Certificate with David Hunters Petition of 1797—Yours &c [Signed] John McG[ill] IGPPA” [Upper Canada Land Petitions LAC “H” Bundle 3, Petition Number 134b]

Certificate of James Hunter Senior dated at Barton on 22 Mar 1811 attached to the Upper Canada Land Petition of David Hunter

“These are to Certify al whome it may Concern that the Berare heareof David Hunter is a laful son of mayn; and that he has attained the full age of thartie four years, and came in to this Country in one thousand seven hundred Ninety four and has lived in the Country Ever since as Witness my Hand &c [Signed] James Hunter Senr” Added notation: Received from & filed by desire of the Inspector Genl 25 March 1811. [Upper Canada Land Petitions LAC “H” Bundle 3, Petition Number 134c]

Hunter, John

Included in a list of persons from whom the Honourable Robert Hamilton, J. P. of Queenston purchased land warrants or rights and the township for which the warrant was issued.

John Hunter – UE 300 acres in Gainsborough Township [Upper Canada Land Petitions LAC “H” Bundle 4, Petition Number 117j]

Hurst, Isaac

Upper Canada Land Petition of Isaac Hurst dated at Niagara on 16 Jan 1797

“Humbly Shews That your Petitioner is desirous of Occupying a Town Lott, he therefore Prays your Honor will Grant him One, And as in Duty bound he will ever Pray [Signed] Isaac Hurst” Read in Council on 17 May 1797. Ordered recommended for a town lot. [Upper Canada Land Petitions LAC “H” Bundle 2, Petition Number 129]

Hurst, James

Upper Canada Land Petition of James Hurst dated at Newark (Niagara-on-the-Lake) on 27 Mar 1797

“Humbly Shewith That your Petitioner is the Son of John Hurst in Quebec who has spent the greatest part of his life in the Services of His Majesty, has been Settled in Newark these Seven years with his attention to his Profession as a Surgeon supports himself with respectability and flatters himself in spending his life in this Country has only received from the Bounty of the Crown Two Hundred Acres—If your Honor will take this into your Consideration and Consider the feelings as well as Interest of your Petitioner he will be highly flattered, by an Additional allowance of Such Portion of the waste Lands, as your Honor may think proper- And as in Duty Bound your Petitioner will ever Pray [Signed] James Hurst” Received at the Executive Council Office on 28 Mar 1797 and read in Council on 28 Mar 1797. Ordered recommended for 400 acres in addition to those already received. [Upper Canada Land Petitions LAC “H” Bundle 2, Petition Number 104]

Upper Canada Land Petition of James Hurst dated at West Niagara on 28 Jul 1797

“Humbly Sheweth That your Petitioner is desirous of Occupying a Town Lott, prays your Honor would be pleased to Grant him one; and as in Duty bound your Petitioner will ever Pray [Signed] Jas. Hurst” Read in the Executive Council on 29 Jul 1797. Ordered recommended for a town lot in Newark. [Upper Canada Land Petitions LAC “H” Bundle 3, Petition Number 29]

Hussey, James

Mentioned in the Upper Canada Land Petition of John Young, late Serjeant in Butlers Rangers dated at Newark (Niagara-on-the-Lake) on 3 Jul 1795

“Humbly sheweth That The the [sic] following persons, late Soldiers in the above Corps of Rangers, vizt James Hussey, John Burns & Samuel Coffy did, by certain writings, accompanying this, make over to your Excellency’s Petitioner, all their Right and Title to the Lands they were respectively entitled to as Rangers; which Lands were never applied for or located—That of the above persons, James Hussey is dead, John Burns left the country, as soon as he was discharged, and Samuel Coffy, has not resided therein these four Years past; That your Petitioner having purchased the above rights, as he presumes them to be, humbly prays your Excellency will be pleased to grant him the same in the behalf of the above persons—and that the Lands be located to him of any of the unlocated Lands of the Province—and your Petitioner as in Duty bound will ever pray—[Signed] John Young” Received at the Executive Council Office on 4 Jul 1795 and read on 3 Aug. Ordered inadmissible. [Upper Canada Land Petitions LAC “Y” Bundle 1, Petition Number 5]

Hutchings, John

Upper Canada Land Petition of John Hutchings [also signed Hutching] dated on 4 Jun 1795

“Humbly Sheweth That your Petitioner early evinced his Loyalty by Joining his Majestys Troops at New York, shortly after their arrival at that City; he brought a number of Recruits to Coll Emerick’s Corps at Kings Bridge; he then Joined the Loyalists under the Command of Major Barmon at Morrissinia, and when [General] Burgoyne’s Troops were removed from Boston to the Southward he went out of the Lines and brot a number of them (from near Fishkill) to New York and there delivered them to His Excellency Sir Henry Clinton after Major Barmon was taken Prisoner, your Petitioner Joined the Loyallists un [sic] Coll DeLancy, and served as a Serjeant in His Corps when a Detachment of Rebels under Genl Pasions destroyed the [….] at Morrissinia your Petitioner was wounded and made Prisoner, his House Burned and his Family Stript of every thing, on his Return from Captivity was appointed Lieutenant in the Corps, but shortly after his appointment, at a Skirmish near the White Plains he was desperately wounded & again Captured, and by which wound he has lost the use of One Arm, he remained under [….] till after the British invaded New York, and previous to a perfect recovery, was thrown into Prison under their Trespass Act, and remained confined upwards of Eight months, and when released from confinement had no means left to remove himself and Family immediately. Your Petitioner saw Captain Francis in New York last summer who informed him of the encouragement held out to Loyallists in this Province by your Excellency; Therefore, as his greatest hope is built on your Goodness, Prays you will please to consider his Sufferings and grant him Lands that may in some measure compensate him for his Wounds and Long imprisonment; he has a Wife and Four Children, Three of which are Boys and two of them almost arrived to the years of Manhood. He prays your Excellency will please to grant such relief in the Premises as thro’ your Goodness may seem meet and your Petitioner will ever Pray [Signed] Jno Hutchings” Received at the Executive Council Office on 6 Jun 1795 and read in Council on 27 Jun 1795. Ordered 600 acres granted also a town lot in Newark. [Upper Canada Land Petitions LAC “H” Bundle 1, Petition Number 68]

Further request appended to the Upper Canada Land Petition of John Hutchings

“Your Petitioner also being desirous to become an Inhabitant in the Town of Newark, Prays Your Excellency will please to grant Lot Two hundred and Twenty Nine—to yr Petitioner to build upon the Same, & as in duty bound will ever pray. [Signed] John Hutching” [Upper Canada Land Petitions LAC “H” Bundle 1, Petition Number 68b]

Hutt, Adam

A signer in the Upper Canada Land Petition of the residents at the foot of the escarpment in Niagara Township for a road from Queenston to the Four Mile Creek dated 20 Nov 1792

“The Memorial of the Inhabitants living near the foot of the Mountain Humbly Sheweth That your Memorialists for several years solicited to have a Road laid out from the Landing to the four Mile Creek but have not yet been able to procure any that is passable without endangering the lives of our Cattle or going over the Mountain which is twice the distance. Now your Memorialists humbly beg that your Excellency will please to order a Road to be laid out from the Landing to the four mile Creek the most convenient for the back Settlers—And Your Memorialists as in Duty bound will Ever Pray. [Signed] Fras Goring, Cornls Lambert, Elijah Collard, William Havens Senior, William Havens junior, John Havens, George Havens, Stephen Commett, Elias Sloot, Joseph Page, John Collard, Christn Warner, John Stacey, Daniel Cornell, Wm Vanery, Edmond Mortan, [Lem Certtelor], John Stevens Senior, William Stevens, John Stevens Junior, John Muckel, Andre Muir, Andrew Ostrander, Adam Hutt, Samson Lutts, Stephen Secord, Abraham Defreese, David Secord, Elias Smith, James Midaugh” Ordered by the Executive Council referred to the Road Bill passed last Sessions [Upper Canada Land Petitions LAC “G” Bundle 1, Petition Number 44]

Certificate of Ralfe Clench C. C. P. dated at Newark on 12 Jan 1793 attached to the Upper Canada Land Petition of residents at the foot of the escarpment in Niagara Township

“The Majestrates in Quarter Session found that as the Road mentioned in the within Petition has already been laid out by their Commissioners appointed by the Majestrates they know of no Reason why it should not be opened as laid out by John Dale, Jacob Dover & Joseph Clement—by order of the Court [Signed] Ralfe Clench C. C. P. &c &c” [Upper Canada Land Petitions LAC “G” Bundle 1, Petition Number 44b]

Upper Canada Land Petition of Adam Hutt of the Township of Stamford dated at Newark (Niagara-on-the-Lake) on 1 Jul 1795

“Humbly Sheweth—That your Petitioner wishes to Build in the Town of Newark—prays your Excellency will be pleased to grant him Lot No 336 therein, at present in the woods—and unimproved, And your Petitioner as in Duty Bound will ever pray. [Signed] Adam Hutt” Received at the Executive Council Office on 2 Jul 1795 and read on 14 Aug. Ordered granted on the usual conditions and referred to the Surveyor General. [Upper Canada Land Petitions LAC “H” Bundle 1, Petition Number 14]

Upper Canada Land Petition of Adam Hutt dated at Newark (Niagara-on-the-Lake) on 19 Jun 1795

“Humbly sheweth That your Petitioner has been settled Several years in the Province & has only received two Lots of Land, containing about 160 acres, one of them being incomplete by reason of the north Boundary line of Thorold intersecting it—prays that part of the gore between said Lot (which is in Stamford) & the Township of Newark may be granted him, to render the same complete—Your Petitioner humbly begs to represent that he has a family consisting of a family wife and Four Children—that his wife is a daughter of Mr Jacob Ball, a Loyalist U. E. and has not received any Land—prays that Lot No 23 in the 5th Concession of Gainsborough may be granted her if vacant, or other unlocated Lot—and also that your Excellency would be graciously pleased to grant an additional Quantity to himself and Children, he having made considerable improvement where he lives in Stamford—And your Petitioner as in Duty bound will ever pray—[Signed] Adam Hutt” Received at the Executive Council Office on 26 Jun 1795 and read in Council on 27 Jun 1795. Ordered referred to His Excellency for a further grant of 200 Acres. [Upper Canada Land Petitions LAC “H” Bundle 1, Petition Number 31]

Report of Acting Surveyors General Chewett and Ridout dated at York on 23 Sep 1803 addressed to John Small, Clerk of the Executive Council and appended to the Upper Canada Land Petition of Adam Hutt

“In reply to your letter of this date, we have the Honor to inform you that the tract set apart for Adam Hutt in the Gore of Stamford, contains Eighteen Acres, agreeably to Mr Jones’s Survey thereof in December 1799—and the said Tract is called Lot No 12 in the Gore of Stamford—We are Sir, Your most obedt Servants for the Surveyr General [Signed] Chewett & Ridout [Upper Canada Land Petitions LAC “H” Bundle 1, Petition Number 31a]

Hutt, Dorothy (Ball)

Upper Canada Land Petition of Dorothy Hutt dated at Niagara on 25 May 1796

“The Petition of Dorothy Hatt—Daughter of Jacob Ball of the Township of Newark, Loyalist U. E. Respectfully shews, That your Petitioner having never received any Land Prays your Excellency, would be pleased to grant her Two Hundred acres of land, as Daughter of a Loyalist U. E. And your petitioner as in duty bound will ever pray.” [Unsigned] Received at the Executive Council Office on 22 May 1796 and read in Council on 13 Jul 1796. Ordered Recommended if none have been granted in right of his wife. [Upper Canada Land Petitions LAC “H” Bundle 2, Petition Number 80]

Certificate of Peter Ball, J. P. dated at Newark (Niagara-on-the-Lake) on 24 May 1796 attached to the Upper Canada Land Petition of Dorothy Hutt

I do hereby Certify that Adam Hutt is Married to the Daughter of a Loyalist U. E. and that he has five children two of them born before the year 1787 & has been been [sic] Ten years settled in this Province [Signed] P Ball J. P. [Upper Canada Land Petitions LAC “H” Bundle 2, Petition Number 80a]

Hyatt, Solomon

Upper Canada Land Petition of Solomon Hyatt of the Township of Stamford

“Humbly Sheweth That your petitioner Came into this province In the Month of June 1789 and the year following Brought a wife and Three children in the province but never Received any Lands But what your petitioner purchased – prays your Honor would in his Goodness please to Grant your petitioner such quantity of Land as your Honor May in his wisdom Think fit. And your petitioner As in duty Bound will Ever pray [Signed] Solomon hyat” Read in the Executive Council on 2 May [1797]. Ordered 200 acres if none granted before. [Upper Canada Land Petitions LAC “H” Bundle 3, Petition Number 121]

Certificate of David Secord, J. P. appended to the Upper Canada Land Petition of Solomon Hyatt

“I do Cartify that the Bearer Solomon Hyatt Came into their province in The year 1790 with a wife and three Childring Has now four Given under My Hand This 20 Day of April 1797 [Signed] David Secord” [Upper Canada Land Petitions LAC “H” Bundle 3, Petition Number 121]

Hyde, Richard

Undated Upper Canada Land Petition of Richard Hyde received at the Executive Council Office on 22 Sep 1796

“Humbly shews The he has served upwards of 20 years in different Regiments, principally in America & Canada, & being now discharged is desirous of setling in this Province, therefore prays your Honor to indulge him with a Grant of 200 Acres & a Town Lot in Newark, & as in Duty bound he will ever pray—” Richard Hyde made his mark. Added note of David W. Smith, Clerk of the Executive Council. “I have seen the Petitioners discharge & respectfully recommend the prayer of his petition—D W. Smith” Received at the Executive Council Office on 22 Sep 1796 and read in Council on 8 Oct 1796. Ordered prayer Granted. [Upper Canada Land Petitions LAC “H” Bundle 2, Petition Number 31]

Deed from Richard Hyde to William Dickson dated on 1 Aug 1798 attached to the Upper Canada Land Petition of William Dickson

 “Know all men by these Presents that I Richard Hyde, late a soldier in the Fifth Regiment of Foot did on the 10th June 1797, sell unto William Dickson of Newark Merchant all my right, title Interest and Claim in and to thee hundred acres of land granted by His Majestys bounty, and unlocated. These are therefore to authorise the said William Dickson, to apply in my name and authority to his Majestys Executive Council, that a Deed for the said Three hundred acres in the name of said William Dickson. Hereby renouncing all Claim, Interest to said Land—In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this first day of August, in the Year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety Eight—” Richard Hyde made his mark. “Sealed signed and Delivered In Presence of D W Smith” [Upper Canada Land Petitions LAC “D” Bundle 4, Petition Number 1ww]