Gaspé Land Commission — names of claimants, 1819-1825

Gaspé Bay in 1760

Gaspé Bay in 1760

The Records

The Gaspé Land Commissioners were appointed in 1819 to hear and determine all applications for grants of land by persons holding or claiming to hold lands in the Gaspé District. They had power to grant lands.

The records include proceedings, reports, newspaper announcements and land grants.

The Database

This database provides access to 971 references to individuals who submitted claims for lands in the Gaspé District between 1819 and 1825.

Search Screen

The search screen enables you to search by:

  • Surname
  • Given Name(s)

Note that some entries include only an initial for the given names. In that case, try searching by surname only.

When you have entered your search terms, click on "Submit". The number of hits found will be shown at the top of the results screen.

How to Interpret the Results

Your search results will be posted as a results summary list.

Search Results Page

The search results page displays the following fields:

  • Surname
  • Given name(s)
  • Page
  • Volume
  • Reference
  • Microfilm

To return to the Search Results page, click on the Back button of your browser in the upper left corner of your screen.

How to Obtain Copies

The records of the Gaspé Land Commission were microfilmed in 1951 on two reels. Those microfilms have been digitized and images have been linked to the Archival description.

For references associated to microfilm number C-96, consult Gaspé Land Commission volume I.

For references associated to microfilm number C-97, consult Gaspé Land Commission volume II.

The records have been digitized as they appear on the microfilm. In order to find the document that interest you, note the volume and the page numbers.

You can print or save the documents on your computer.

Some of the original documents are difficult to read therefore some information in the database may be incorrect and/or incomplete. Please note that LAC does not provide transcription and translation services. Contact your local genealogical society for assistance.

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