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Vancouver Island (B.C.) Land settlement--British Columbia--Vancouver Island Only top-level descriptions
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Land registers

  • GR-2623
  • Series
  • 1855-1928

Bright, Cedar, Cranberry, Mountain, Nanoose, Nanaimo, and Wellington Land Districts, all on Vancouver Island, land registers, superceded 1928 (i.e. no further entries were made after 1928). The registers list the land in numerical order, usually b...

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands

Certificates of improvement

  • GR-0765
  • Series
  • 1863-1878

Certificates of improvement nos. 1-276, Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands. Missing certificates listed.

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands and Works

Land register

  • GR-2624
  • Series
  • 1875

Cameron Land District, Vancouver Island, land register, Section 1, Lot 3-4, 8-10, superceded 1875 (i.e. no further entries were made after 1875). The register contains one pre-emption entry and some notes. Information may include the name of purc...

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands

Pre-emption records

  • GR-1014
  • Series
  • 1885-1929

Pre-emption records for Vancouver Island, including Alberni, Barclay, Clayoquot, Nootka, and Rupert Districts. Consists of Certificate of Pre-emption Books (20 vols.), arranged numerically with nominal indexes. Includes name of pre-emptors date ...

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands

Lot registers

  • GR-2625
  • Series
  • 1898-1942

Chemainus, Folio 1-20, Comiaken, Folio 2140, Helmcken, Folio 41-60, Dunsmuir, Folio 60, Bright, Folio 89, Malahat, Folio 130, Somenos, Folio 150, and Cowichan Lake, Folio 180, Land Districts, all on Vancouver Island, lot registers. The registers ...

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands

Correspondence subject index

  • GR-1164
  • Series
  • 1901-1903

Correspondence subject index. This specialized volume pertains only to correspondence relating to applications for Burnaby lots (folio 12), the Vancouver Island Settlers' Rights Act, 1903 (folio 138), and the South African War Land Grant Act...

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands and Works

Records of crown grant applications

  • GR-1405
  • Series
  • ca. 1904-1928

Lists of Vancouver Island settlers who made Crown grant applications under provisions of the Vancouver Island Settlers' Rights Act, 1904, and subsequent amendments. Includes name, acreage, and legal description of lands. For related records...

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands

Records with regard to Esquimalt and Nanaimo Railway belt lands

  • GR-0791
  • Series
  • 1916

Justice F.B. Gregory was appointed August 3, 1916 to investigate claims to Crown Grants by settlers who occupied or improved lands located within the Esquimalt and Nanaimo Railway belt prior to December 19, 1883. Also, Gregory was to investigate ...

British Columbia. Commission of Inquiry Into Certain Claims Respecting Lands Situated Within the Esquimalt and Nanaimo Railway Land Belt [1916]