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Introduction


This microfilm consists of records documenting the review and determination of claims for land brought forward by the heirs, devisees, and assignees of individuals originally located by the Crown on land, in cases where no letters patent had been issued. The First Heir and Devisee Commission was in existence between 1797 and 1805. The majority of its records are held by Library and Archives Canada. The Second Heir and Devisee Commission was in existence from 1805 until 1911, although it ceased meeting in 1896.

The following records are available on interloan:

Memoranda of undescribed land claims and related orders arising out of the First Heir and Devisee Commission, 1797-1804 (Series RG 40-1; formerly Series RG 40 A-1)

This series consists of memoranda prepared for the Chief Justice of Upper Canada by the Surveyor General documenting claims made under the First Heir and Devisee Commission which were "not described for want of information", as well as resulting orders made by the Chief Justice.

Reports on land claims arising out of the First Heir and Devisee Commission, 1797-1803 (Series RG 40-2; formerly Series RG 40 A-2)

Series consists of reports concerning land claims arising out of the deliberations of the First Heir and Devisee Commission.

Miscellaneous documents collected by the First Heir and Devisee Commission, 1796-1805 (Series RG 40-3; formerly Series RG 40 A-3)

Series consists of miscellaneous documents collected by the First Heir and Devisee Commission relating to the allotment of land.

Commissions of appointment to the Second Heir and Devisee Commission, 1840-1879 (Series RG 40-4; formerly Series RG 40 b-1)

Series consists of commissions appointing individuals to serve as commissioners under the Heir and Devisee Commission Act.

Second Heir and Devisee Commission case files, 1804-1895 (Series RG 40-5; formerly Series RG 40 D-1)

Series consists of case files documenting claims for land made to the second Heir and Devisee Commission.

A nominal index to case files is found on MS 657, reels 11 to 14.

Minutes of the Second Heir and Devisee Commission, 1810-1895 (Series RG 40-6; formerly Series RG 40 C-1)

Series consists of minutes of the Second Heir and Devisee Commission. The minutes may record not only the decision of the commission but also contain a précis of documents which were submitted in support of claims and an outline of deliberations.

Lists of lands claimed under the Second Heir and Devisee Commission, 1805-1876 (Series RG 40-7; formerly Series RG 40 E-1)

Series consists of lists of claims to land under the Second Heir and Devisee Commission which were posted in the offices of clerks of the peace.

Reports or certificates of search submitted to the Second Heir and Devisee Commission by the Crown Lands Department, 1844-1868 (Series RG 40-8; formerly Series RG 40 F-1)

Series consists of reports or certificates of search prepared for the Second Heir and Devisee Commission by officials within the Crown Lands Department. The reports document and certify that searches were conducted within the Crown Lands Department for information relating to claims made before the Commission.

Draft reports of the proceedings of the Second Heir and Devisee Commission, 1857-1891 (Series RG 40-9; formerly Series RG 40 F-2)

Series consists of draft or rough copies of reports outlining the proceedings of the Second Heir and Devisee Commission and decisions made by them regarding land claims.

Certificates documenting the fulfilment of settlement duties and payment of fees on lands awarded by the Second Heir and Devisee Commission, 1846-1848 (Series RG 40-10; formerly Series RG 40 G-1)

Series consists of certificates, prepared by the Crown Lands Department for the Attorney General, documenting the fulfilment of settlement duties and the payment of required fees on lands awarded by the Second Heir and Devisee Commission.

Correspondence and administrative records of the Second Heir and Devisee Commission, 1799-1891 (Series RG 40-11; formerly Series RG 40 H-1)

Indices to claims made to the Second Heir and Devisee Commission, 1804-1889 (Series RG 40-12; formerly Series RG 40 I-1)

Series consists of certificates, prepared by the Crown Lands Department for the Attorney General, documenting the fulfilment of settlement duties and the payment of required fees on lands awarded by the Second Heir and Devisee Commission.

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  • Consult the appropriate reel at our reading room on the ground floor, 134 Ian Macdonald Blvd., Toronto.
  • Borrow the reel through the Interlibrary Loan Department of your public library. Quote MS 657 and the appropriate reel #. These reels cannot leave the borrowing library, so make sure to request them from a library that has a microfilm reader.
  • Borrow the film from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints through their Family History Centres. The Family History Centres have a different numbering system than the Archives of Ontario. These Genealogical Society of Utah (GSU) conversion numbers have been provided in the right hand column of the table below.

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First and Second Heir and Devisee Commission Records (RG 40)

Notes/Descriptions of Items on microfilm

Please note that old reference codes appear on the microfilm.)
Archives of Ontario Reference Number Genealogical Society of Utah Microfilm Reference

Series RG 40-1 (formerly RG 40 A-1), Memoranda of undescribed land claims and related orders arising out of the First Heir and Devisee Commission

Series RG 40-2 (formerly RG 40 A-2), Reports on land claims arising out of the First Heir and Devisee Commission

Series RG 40-3 (formerly RG 40 A-3), Miscellaneous documents collected by the First Heir and Devisee Commission

MS 657, Reel 1 1313768

Series RG 40-4 (formerly RG 40 b-1), Commissions of appointment to the Second Heir and Devisee Commission

Series RG 40-6, (formerly RG 40 C-1), Minutes of the Second Heir and Devisee Commission, Commissions and appointments, 1810-1822, 1828-1836, 1823-1827

MS 657, Reel 2 1313769

Series RG 40-6, (formerly RG 40 C-1), Minutes of the Second Heir and Devisee Commission, Commissions and appointments, 1826-1845

MS 657, Reel 3 1313770

Series RG 40-6, (formerly RG 40 C-1), Minutes of the Second Heir and Devisee Commission, Commissions and appointments, 1846-1851

MS 657, Reel 4 1313771

Series RG 40-6, (formerly RG 40 C-1), Minutes of the Second Heir and Devisee Commission, Commissions and appointments, 1852-1854

MS 657, Reel 5 1313772

Series RG 40-6, (formerly RG 40 C-1), Minutes of the Second Heir and Devisee Commission, Commissions and appointments, 1855-1860

MS 657, Reel 6 1313773

Series RG 40-6, (formerly RG 40 C-1), Minutes of the Second Heir and Devisee Commission, Commissions and appointments, 1861-1864

MS 657, Reel 7 1313774

Series RG 40-6, (formerly RG 40 C-1), Minutes of the Second Heir and Devisee Commission, Commissions and appointments, 1865-1868

MS 657, Reel 8 1313775

Series RG 40-6, (formerly RG 40 C-1), Minutes of the Second Heir and Devisee Commission, Commissions and appointments, 1869-1872

MS 657, Reel 9 1313776

Series RG 40-6, (formerly RG 40 C-1), Minutes of the Second Heir and Devisee Commission, Commissions and appointments, 1873-1895

MS 657, Reel 10 1313777

The "Card Index of claims case files, 1804-1895" was created by the Archives of Ontario and is a newer index than the original set of indexes to claimants (5 vols.) created by the Second Heir and Devisee Commission prior to 1911.

Nominal card index to claims case files found in Series RG 40-5, 1804-1895: letters A-D

MS 657, Reel 11 1313779

Nominal card index to claims case files found in Series RG 40-5, 1804-1895: letters E-L

MS 657, Reel 12 1313780

Nominal card index to claims case files found in Series RG 40-5, 1804-1895: letters M-R

MS 657, Reel 13 1313781

Nominal card index to claims case files found in Series RG 40-5, 1804-1895: letters S-Y

Series RG 40-12 (formerly RG 40 I-1) Indices to claims made to the Second Heir and Devisee Commission, v. 1-2 1829-1883

MS 657, Reel 14 1313782

Series RG 40-12 (formerly RG 40 I-1) Indices to claims made to the Second Heir and Devisee Commission, v. 3 1804-1889, v. 4-5 1854-1885

Series RG 40-5 (formerly RG 40 D-1), Second Heir and Devisee Commission Case Files, (File 40-1 to File 40-63), 1804-1808

MS 657, Reel 15 1313783

Series RG 40-5 (formerly RG 40 D-1), Second Heir and Devisee Commission Case Files, (File 40-64 to File 40-128), 1808-1810

MS 657, Reel 16 1313854

Series RG 40-5 (formerly RG 40 D-1), Second Heir and Devisee Commission Case Files, (File 40-129 to File 40-264), 1810-1816

MS 657, Reel 17 1313855

Series RG 40-5 (formerly RG 40 D-1), Second Heir and Devisee Commission Case Files, (File 40-265 to File 40-380), 1816-1819

MS 657, Reel 18 1313856

Series RG 40-5 (formerly RG 40 D-1), Second Heir and Devisee Commission Case Files, (File 40-381 to File 40-474), 1819-1820

MS 657, Reel 19 1313857

Series RG 40-5 (formerly RG 40 D-1), Second Heir and Devisee Commission Case Files, (File 40-475 to File 40-553), 1820-1822

MS 657, Reel 20 1314010

Series RG 40-5 (formerly RG 40 D-1), Second Heir and Devisee Commission Case Files, (File 40-554 to File 40-631), 1822-1823

MS 657, Reel 21 1314011

Series RG 40-5 (formerly RG 40 D-1), Second Heir and Devisee Commission Case Files, (File 40-632 to File 40-734), 1824-1825

MS 657, Reel 22 1314012

Series RG 40-5 (formerly RG 40 D-1), Second Heir and Devisee Commission Case Files, (File 40-735 to File 40-795), 1825-1826

MS 657, Reel 23 1314013

Series RG 40-5 (formerly RG 40 D-1), Second Heir and Devisee Commission Case Files, (File 40-796 to File 40-856), 1827-1828

MS 657, Reel 24 1314014

Series RG 40-5 (formerly RG 40 D-1), Second Heir and Devisee Commission Case Files, (File 40-857 to File 40-918), 1828-1829

MS 657, Reel 25 1314107

Series RG 40-5 (formerly RG 40 D-1), Second Heir and Devisee Commission Case Files, (File 40-919 to File 40-974), 1829-1830

MS 657, Reel 26 1314108

Series RG 40-5 (formerly RG 40 D-1), Second Heir and Devisee Commission Case Files, (File 40-975 to File 40-1043), 1830

MS 657, Reel 27 1314109

Series RG 40-5 (formerly RG 40 D-1), Second Heir and Devisee Commission Case Files, (File 40-1044 to File 40-1144), 1831-1832

MS 657, Reel 28 1314110

Series RG 40-5 (formerly RG 40 D-1), Second Heir and Devisee Commission Case Files, (File 40-1145 to File 40-1183), 1832

MS 657, Reel 29 1314111

Series RG 40-5 (formerly RG 40 D-1), Second Heir and Devisee Commission Case Files, (File 40-1183 to File 40-1232), 1832-1833

MS 657, Reel 30 1314112

Series RG 40-5 (formerly RG 40 D-1), Second Heir and Devisee Commission Case Files, (File 40-1233 to File 40-1250), 1833

MS 657, Reel 31 1314113

Series RG 40-5 (formerly RG 40 D-1), Second Heir and Devisee Commission Case Files, (File 40-1251 to File 40-1283), 1833

MS 657, Reel 32 1314114

Series RG 40-5 (formerly RG 40 D-1), Second Heir and Devisee Commission Case Files, (File 40-1284 to File 40-1343), 1833-1834

MS 657, Reel 33 1314115

Series RG 40-5 (formerly RG 40 D-1), Second Heir and Devisee Commission Case Files, (File 40-1371 to File 40-1453), 1834-1835

MS 657, Reel 34 1314116

Series RG 40-5 (formerly RG 40 D-1), Second Heir and Devisee Commission Case Files, (File 40-1454 to File 40-1521), 1835

MS 657, Reel 35 1314117

Series RG 40-5 (formerly RG 40 D-1), Second Heir and Devisee Commission Case Files, (File 40-1522 to File 40-1584), 1835-1836

MS 657, Reel 36 1314118

Series RG 40-5 (formerly RG 40 D-1), Second Heir and Devisee Commission Case Files, (File 40-1585 to File 40-1677), 1836

MS 657, Reel 37 1314119

Series RG 40-5 (formerly RG 40 D-1), Second Heir and Devisee Commission Case Files, (File 40-1678 to File 40-1764), 1837

MS 657, Reel 38 1314120

Series RG 40-5 (formerly RG 40 D-1), Second Heir and Devisee Commission Case Files, (File 40-1765 to File 40-1816), 1837

MS 657, Reel 39 1314159

Series RG 40-5 (formerly RG 40 D-1), Second Heir and Devisee Commission Case Files, (File 40-1817 to File 40-1908), 1837-1838

MS 657, Reel 40 1314160

Series RG 40-5 (formerly RG 40 D-1), Second Heir and Devisee Commission Case Files, (File 40-1909 to File 40-1948), 1838

MS 657, Reel 41 1314161

Series RG 40-5 (formerly RG 40 D-1), Second Heir and Devisee Commission Case Files, (File 40-1949 to File 40-2041), 1838-1839

MS 657, Reel 42 1314162

Series RG 40-5 (formerly RG 40 D-1), Second Heir and Devisee Commission Case Files, (File 40-2042 to File 40-2134), 1839-1840

MS 657, Reel 43 1314163

Series RG 40-5 (formerly RG 40 D-1), Second Heir and Devisee Commission Case Files, (File 40-2135 to File 40-2178), 1840

MS 657, Reel 44 1314444

Series RG 40-5 (formerly RG 40 D-1), Second Heir and Devisee Commission Case Files, (File 40-2179 to File 40-2271), 1840

MS 657, Reel 45 1314445

Series RG 40-5 (formerly RG 40 D-1), Second Heir and Devisee Commission Case Files, (File 40-2272 to File 40-2353), 1840

MS 657, Reel 46 1314446

Series RG 40-5 (formerly RG 40 D-1), Second Heir and Devisee Commission Case Files, (File 40-2354 to File 40-2423, 1840-1841

MS 657, Reel 47 1314447

Series RG 40-5 (formerly RG 40 D-1), Second Heir and Devisee Commission Case Files, (File 40-2424 to File 40-2467), 1841

MS 657, Reel 48 1314448
Series RG 40-5 (formerly RG 40 D-1), Second Heir and Devisee Commission Case Files, (File 40-2468 to File 40-2530), 1842 MS 657, Reel 49 1314390

Series RG 40-5 (formerly RG 40 D-1), Second Heir and Devisee Commission Case Files, (File 40-2531 to File 40-2605), 1842-1843

MS 657, Reel 50 1314391

Series RG 40-5 (formerly RG 40 D-1), Second Heir and Devisee Commission Case Files, (File 40-2606 to File 40-2682), 1843

MS 657, Reel 51 1314392

Series RG 40-5 (formerly RG 40 D-1), Second Heir and Devisee Commission Case Files, (File 40-2683 to File 40-2750), 1843-1846

MS 657, Reel 52 1314393

Series RG 40-5 (formerly RG 40 D-1), Second Heir and Devisee Commission Case Files, (File 40-2751 to File 40-2818), 1846

MS 657, Reel 53 1314394

Series RG 40-5 (formerly RG 40 D-1), Second Heir and Devisee Commission Case Files, (File 40-2819 to File 40-2887), 1846

MS 657, Reel 54 1314395

Series RG 40-5 (formerly RG 40 D-1), Second Heir and Devisee Commission Case Files, (File 40-2888 to File 40-2902), 1846

MS 657, Reel 55 1314396

Series RG 40-5 (formerly RG 40 D-1), Second Heir and Devisee Commission Case Files, (File 40-2903 to File 40-2957), 1846

MS 657, Reel 56 1315009

Series RG 40-5 (formerly RG 40 D-1), Second Heir and Devisee Commission Case Files, (File 40-2958 to File 40-3031), 1847

MS 657, Reel 57 1315010

Series RG 40-5 (formerly RG 40 D-1), Second Heir and Devisee Commission Case Files, (File 40-3032 to File 40-3105), 1847-1848

MS 657, Reel 58 1315011

Series RG 40-5 (formerly RG 40 D-1), Second Heir and Devisee Commission Case Files, (File 40-3106 to File 40-3178), 1848

MS 657, Reel 59 1315012

Series RG 40-5 (formerly RG 40 D-1), Second Heir and Devisee Commission Case Files, (File 40-3179 to File 40-3236), 1848

MS 657, Reel 60 1315013

Series RG 40-5 (formerly RG 40 D-1), Second Heir and Devisee Commission Case Files, (File 40-3237 to File 40-3297), 1849

MS 657, Reel 61 1315014

Series RG 40-5 (formerly RG 40 D-1), Second Heir and Devisee Commission Case Files, (File 40-3298 to File 40-3329), 1849

MS 657, Reel 62 1315015

Series RG 40-5 (formerly RG 40 D-1), Second Heir and Devisee Commission Case Files, (File 40-3330 to File 40-3376), 1849-1850

MS 657, Reel 63 1315052

Series RG 40-5 (formerly RG 40 D-1), Second Heir and Devisee Commission Case Files, (File 40-1 3377 to File 40-3440), 1850

MS 657, Reel 64 1315053

Series RG 40-5 (formerly RG 40 D-1), Second Heir and Devisee Commission Case Files, (File 40-3441 to File 40-3541), 1850-1851

MS 657, Reel 65 1315054

Series RG 40-5 (formerly RG 40 D-1), Second Heir and Devisee Commission Case Files, (File 40-3516 to File 40-3570), 1851

MS 657, Reel 66 1315055

Series RG 40-5 (formerly RG 40 D-1), Second Heir and Devisee Commission Case Files, (File 40-3571 to File 40-3633), 1851

MS 657, Reel 67 1315056

Series RG 40-5 (formerly RG 40 D-1), Second Heir and Devisee Commission Case Files, (File 40-3634 to File 40-3689), 1851-1852

MS 657, Reel 68 1315057

Series RG 40-5 (formerly RG 40 D-1), Second Heir and Devisee Commission Case Files, (File 40-3690 to File 40-3710), 1852

MS 657, Reel 69 1315058

Series RG 40-5 (formerly RG 40 D-1), Second Heir and Devisee Commission Case Files, (File 40-3711 to File 40-3717), 1852

MS 657, Reel 70 1315059

Series RG 40-5 (formerly RG 40 D-1), Second Heir and Devisee Commission Case Files, (File 40-3718 to File 40-3764), 1852-1853

MS 657, Reel 71 1315164

Series RG 40-5 (formerly RG 40 D-1), Second Heir and Devisee Commission Case Files, (File 40-3765 to File 40-3815), 1853-1854

MS 657, Reel 72 1315165

Series RG 40-5 (formerly RG 40 D-1), Second Heir and Devisee Commission Case Files, (File 40-3834 to File 40-3899), 1854

MS 657, Reel 73 1315166

Series RG 40-5 (formerly RG 40 D-1), Second Heir and Devisee Commission Case Files, (File 40-3900 to File 40-3962), 1854-1855

MS 657, Reel 74 1315167

Series RG 40-5 (formerly RG 40 D-1), Second Heir and Devisee Commission Case Files, (File 40-3963 to File 40-4018), 1855-1856

MS 657, Reel 75 1315168

Series RG 40-5 (formerly RG 40 D-1), Second Heir and Devisee Commission Case Files, (File 40-4019 to File 40-4085), 1856

MS 657, Reel 76 1315169

Series RG 40-5 (formerly RG 40 D-1), Second Heir and Devisee Commission Case Files, (File 40-4086 to File 40-4148), 1856-1857

MS 657, Reel 77 1315170

Series RG 40-5 (formerly RG 40 D-1), Second Heir and Devisee Commission Case Files, (File 40-4149 to File 40-4183), 1857

MS 657, Reel 78 1315171

Series RG 40-5 (formerly RG 40 D-1), Second Heir and Devisee Commission Case Files, (File 40-4184 to File 40-4216), 1857-1858

MS 657, Reel 79 1315362

Series RG 40-5 (formerly RG 40 D-1), Second Heir and Devisee Commission Case Files, (File 40-4218 to File 40-4275), 1858-1859

MS 657, Reel 80 1315363

Series RG 40-5 (formerly RG 40 D-1), Second Heir and Devisee Commission Case Files, (File 40-4276 to File 40-4325, 1859

MS 657, Reel 81 1315364

Series RG 40-5 (formerly RG 40 D-1), Second Heir and Devisee Commission Case Files, (File 40-4326 to File 40-4365), 1860

MS 657, Reel 82 1315365

Series RG 40-5 (formerly RG 40 D-1), Second Heir and Devisee Commission Case Files, (File 40-4366 to File 40-4423), 1860-1861

MS 657, Reel 83 1315366

Series RG 40-5 (formerly RG 40 D-1), Second Heir and Devisee Commission Case Files, (File 40-4424 to File 40-4476), 1861-1863

MS 657, Reel 84 1315367

Series RG 40-5 (formerly RG 40 D-1), Second Heir and Devisee Commission Case Files, (File 40-4477to File 40-4529), 1863-1864

MS 657, Reel 85 1315368

Series RG 40-5 (formerly RG 40 D-1), Second Heir and Devisee Commission Case Files, (File 40-4530 to File 40-4583, 1864-1865

MS 657, Reel 86 1315369

Series RG 40-5 (formerly RG 40 D-1), Second Heir and Devisee Commission Case Files, (File 40-4584 to File 40-4636), 1866-1867

MS 657, Reel 87 1315370

Series RG 40-5 (formerly RG 40 D-1), Second Heir and Devisee Commission Case Files, (File 40-4637 to File 40-4653), 1867

MS 657, Reel 88 1315371

Series RG 40-5 (formerly RG 40 D-1), Second Heir and Devisee Commission Case Files, (File 40-4654 to File 40-4688), 1867-1868

MS 657, Reel 89 1316021

Series RG 40-5 (formerly RG 40 D-1), Second Heir and Devisee Commission Case Files, (File 40-4689 to File 40-4736), 1868-1869

MS 657, Reel 90 1316022

Series RG 40-5 (formerly RG 40 D-1), Second Heir and Devisee Commission Case Files, (File 40-4737 to File 40-4786), 1869-1871

MS 657, Reel 91 1316023

Series RG 40-5 (formerly RG 40 D-1), Second Heir and Devisee Commission Case Files, (File 40-4787 to File 40-4833, 1871-1874

MS 657, Reel 92 1316024

Series RG 40-5 (formerly RG 40 D-1), Second Heir and Devisee Commission Case Files, (File 40-4834 to File 40-4882), 1874-1881

MS 657, Reel 93 1316025

Series RG 40-5 (formerly RG 40 D-1), Second Heir and Devisee Commission Case Files, (File 40-4883 to File 40-4901), 1882-1895

Series RG 40-7 (formerly RG 40 E-1), Lists of lands claimed under the Second Heir and Devisee Commission (File 1.1 to File 1.17), 1805-1852

MS 657, Reel 94 1316026

Series RG 40-7 (formerly RG 40 E-1), Lists of lands claimed under the Second Heir and Devisee Commission (File 1.18 to File 1.25), 1853-1859

MS 657, Reel 95 1316027

Series RG 40-7 (formerly RG 40 E-1), Lists of lands claimed under the Second Heir and Devisee Commission (File 2.1 to File 2.5), 1860-1868

MS 657, Reel 96 1316136

Series RG 40-7 (formerly RG 40 E-1), Lists of lands claimed under the Second Heir and Devisee Commission (File 2.6 to File 2.7), 1869-1876 and (Files 1.8, 1.10, 1.11, 1.13, 1.14, 1.19), 1846-1853

Series RG 40-8 (formerly RG 40 F-1), Reports or certificates of search submitted to the Second Heir and Devisee Commission by the Crown Lands Department, (File 1.1 to File 2.2), 1844-1857

MS 657, Reel 97 1316137

Series RG 40-8 (formerly RG 40 F-1), Reports or certificates of search submitted to the Second Heir and Devisee Commission by the Crown Lands Department, (File 2.3 to File 2.13), 1858-1868

Series RG 40-9 (formerly RG 40 F-2), Draft reports of the proceedings of the Second Heir and Devisee Commission, 1857-1885

MS 657, Reel 98 1316138

Series RG 40-9 (formerly RG 40 F-2), Draft reports of the proceedings of the Second Heir and Devisee Commission, 1857-1885

Series RG 40-10 (formerly RG 40 G-1), Certificates documenting the fulfilment of settlement duties and payment of fees on lands awarded by the Second Heir and Devisee Commission, 1846-1848

Series RG 40-11 (formerly RG 40 H-1), Correspondence and administrative records of the Second Heir and Devisee Commission, (files 1.1 to 1.97), 1799-1844

MS 657, Reel 99 1316140

Series RG 40-11 (formerly RG 40 H-1), Correspondence and administrative records of the Second Heir and Devisee Commission, (files 2.1 to 2.31), 1845-1891

MS 657, Reel 100 1316139

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