Extracted, reformatted and improved from the index drafted by Library and Archives Canada.
The Land Petitions of Upper Canada are in the Library and Archives Canada, in Ottawa.
These are the petitions tagged with the location "Richmond". Nearly all pertain to Richmond Township in the County of Lennox and Addington. (The Town of Napanee was carved from Richmond Township in 1859.) A scant few refer to the village of Richmond, Goulbourn Township, Carleton County.
These petitions have been microfilmed. The Library and Archives Canada has placed scans of the microfilm online in a location reserved for old finding aides.
How to use this index:
Go to the index at The index is a pdf file. (Use your back button to return to this page.)
Locate the number of the reel of microfilm you will need. Go to LAC, by Title Select Upper Canada Land Petitions.
Select the reel number you need.
Use the bundle and petition numbers to help you locate the document you wish to read on the microfilm.
Unfortunately, the files of petitions to be found in the Upper Canada Sundries are not available online.
The Land Petitions are hand-written documents with all the variations of spelling and obsolete terminology which one usually finds in such sources. If you find understanding the petitions a challenge then you might need to recruit an experienced researcher to assist you.
The actual microfilm is available at Library and Archives Canada.
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