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Vancouver Island pre-emption records

  • GR-1014
  • Series
  • 1885-1929

This series consists of 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 and location of pre-emption, disposition and further transactions, with some sketches.

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands

Records relating to the Vancouver Island Settlers' Rights Acts, 1903 and 1904

  • GR-1090
  • Series
  • 1882-1918

Contains land records file relating to the Vancouver Island Settlers' Rights Acts, 1903 and 1904. Includes correspondence, memoranda, reports, legal briefs and sketches pertaining to land disputes between settlers and the Esquimalt and Nanaimo Railway Company. File 145321/12, 1912 Series.

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands

Records of crown grant applications

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

This series contains lists of Vancouver Island settlers who made Crown grant applications under provisions of the Vancouver Island Settlers' Rights Act, 1904, and subsequent amendments. Information includes name, acreage, and legal description of lands.

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Alberni Land District lot register

  • GR-2622
  • Series
  • 1872-1947

This series consists of an Alberni Land District lot register for lots 1-291 on Vancouver Island. The earliest entries are from 1872 and the volume was superseded by 1947 (i.e. no further entries were made after 1947). The register lists lots in numerical order and records the alienation of land from the Crown (by purchase, pre-emption, lease etc.). Information may include the name of the purchaser, dates and numbers of certificates issued (including Crown Grants), dates and amounts of payments, and reference numbers to correspondence files and field books. A summary of the auction sale of subdivided lots from the Eastern portion of District Lot 1, is shown on pp. 86-90. The volume contains an alphabetical index of names.

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands

Vancouver Island land registers

  • GR-2623
  • Series
  • 1855-1942

This series consists of land registers for various areas on Vancouver Island and some Gulf Islands. Records cover the following Land Districts: Bright, Cedar, Cranberry, Mountain, Nanoose, Nanaimo, Wellington, Comox, Douglas, Clayoquat, Nootka, Oyster and Chemainus. Records cover the following Islands: Valdes Island, Thetis Island, Kuper [Penelakut] Island, Mayne Island, Prevost Island and Gabriola Island. Earliest entries began in 1855 and all volumes were superseded by 1942 (i.e. no further entries were made after 1942).

The registers list the land in numerical order, usually by Range and Section, but occasionally by lot. There can be up to three methods of land description within one Land District. Information may include the name of purchaser, dates and number of certificate issued (including Crown Grants), dates and amounts of payments, and reference numbers to correspondence files and field books. The volume contains an index to districts by page number, and an alphabetical index to grantees.

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands

Vancouver Island land register

  • GR-2625
  • Series
  • 1898-1942

This series consists of of a lot register for the following Vancouver Island land districts: 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. Entries in the register are dated 1898-1942.

The registers list lots within the land districts by lot numbers, recording the alienation of land from the Crown (by purchase, pre-emption, lease, etc.). Information may include the name of the purchaser, dates and numbers of certificates issued (including Crown Grants), dates and amounts of payments, and reference numbers to correspondence files and field books. The volume contains an index to land districts by folio (page) number, and also an alphabetical name index.

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands

Comox Land District land register

  • GR-2627
  • Series
  • 1862-1933

This series consists of a Comox Land District land register for Sections 1-113 and lots 1251 on Vancouver Island. Earliest entries are from 1862 and the volume was superseded in 1933 (i.e. no further entries were made after 1933). The land is listed numerically within the sections or lots and records the alienation of land from the Crown (by purchase, pre-emption, lease, etc.). Information may include the name of the purchaser, dates and number of certificates issued (including Crown Grants), dates and amounts of payments, and reference numbers to correspondence files and field books. The volume contains an alphabetical name index.

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands

Cowichan District land register including various Gulf Islands

  • GR-2628
  • Series
  • 1891-1928

This series consists of a Cowichan Land District land register for various lots on Vancouver Island and other islands, including: Galiano Island, Mayne Island and Pender Island. The entries are arranged numerically by lots within local areas, i.e. individual islands. Records date from 1891 onwards and the volume was superseded in 1929 (i.e. no further entries were made after 1929).

This volume is a continuation of an unknown previous register and records the alienation of land from the Crown (by purchase, pre-emption, lease etc.). Information may include the name of the purchaser, dates and numbers of certificates issued (including Crown Grants), dates and amounts of payments, and reference numbers to correspondence files and field books. The volume contains an alphabetical name index.

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands

Cowichan District land register

  • GR-2629
  • Series
  • 1871-1911

This series consists of a Cowichan Land District land register for Sections 1- 24 on Vancouver Island. Earliest entries from 1871 and the volume was superseded by 1929 (i.e. no further entries were made after 1929). The register lists the sections in numerical order, and records the alienation of land from the Crown (by purchase, pre-emption, lease, etc.). Information may include the name of the purchaser, dates and numbers of certificates issued (including Crown Grants), dates and amounts of payments, and reference numbers to correspondence files and field books. The volume contains an alphabetical index.

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands

Cowichan District land register

  • GR-2630
  • Series
  • 1872-1929

This series consists of a Cowichan Land District land register, Sections I- 21 (including Saturna Island) on Vancouver Island. The earliest entries date from 1872 and the register was superseded in 1929 (i.e. no further entries were made after 1929). The register lists the sections in numerical order and record the alienation of land from the Crown (by purchase, pre-emption, lease, etc.). Information may include the name of the purchaser, dates and numbers of certificates issue (including Crown Grants), dates and amounts of payments, and reference numbers to correspondence files and field books. The volume contains an alphabetical name index.

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands

Cowichan District land register

  • GR-2631
  • Series
  • 1873-1929

This series consists of a Cowichan Land District land register for Range 1, Section 1 to Range 10, Section 10 of the Sahtlam District of Cowichan on Vancouver Island. Earliest entries from 1873 and the volume was superseded in 1929 (i.e. no further entries were added after 1929). The register lists the land in numerical order and records the alienation of land from the Crown (by purchase, pre-emption, lease, etc.). Information may include the name of the purchaser, dates and numbers of certificates issued (including Crown Grants), dates and amounts of payments, and reference numbers to correspondence files and field books. The volume includes an alphabetical name index starting on page 81.

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands

Goldstream and Highland District land register

  • GR-2633
  • Series
  • 1859-1930

This series consists of one land register for the Goldstream Land District and Highland Land District on Vancouver Island. Records cover Section XXIII, Rows 1-26, and R I W Section I to R III W, Section 26, (Goldstream), and R IV W, Sections 1-23, and Sections 1-94, in two sub volumes of the Highland (V.I.). Earliest entries date from 1859 and the volume was superseded by 1930 (i.e. no further entries were made after 1930).

The land is listed in numerical order and records the alienation of land from the Crown (by purchase, pre-emption, lease, etc.). Information may include, the name of the purchaser, dates and numbers of certificates issued (including Crown Grants), dates and amounts of payments, and reference numbers to correspondence files and field books. The volume includes an alphabetical index.

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands

Nelson Land District land register

  • GR-2634
  • Series
  • 1871-1931

This series consists of a Nelson Land District land register for Sections 1-6A, Lots 7-40G, and lot 50 on Vancouver Island. Earliest entries date from 1871 and the volume was superseded by 1931 (i.e. no further entries were made after 1931).

The registers list land In numerical order, and record the alienation of land from the Crown (by purchase, pre-emption, lease, etc.): information may include the name of the purchaser, dates and numbers of certificates issued (including Crown Grants), dates and amounts of payments, and reference numbers to correspondence files and field books. The volume contains an alphabetical name index.

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands

Sayward Land District lot register

  • GR-2635
  • Series
  • 1882-1942

This series consists of a Sayward Land District lot register for lots 1-612 on Vancouver Island. Earliest entries date from 1882 and the volume was superseded in 1945 (i.e. no further entries were made after 1945).

The register lists lots in numerical order and records the alienation of land from the Crown (by purchase, pre-emption, lease, etc.). Information may include the name of the purchaser, dates and numbers of certificates issued (including Crown Grants), dates and amounts of payments, and reference numbers to correspondence files and field books. The volume contains an alphabetical name index.

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands

Sayward Land District land register

  • GR-2636
  • Series
  • 1882-1915

This series consists of a Sayward Land District land register for lots 1-843 on Vancouver Island. This register is a summary of pertinent land information from 1882-1915. The register lists lots in numerical order, and records the alienation of land from the Crown (by purchase, pre-emption, lease, etc.). Information may include the name of the purchaser, lease number, dates and numbers of certificates issued (including Crown Grants), dates and amounts of payments, and reference numbers to correspondence files and field books. Hernando Island and Cortez Island each have their own pages. No index is available.

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands

Sayward Land District township register

  • GR-2637
  • Series
  • 1884-1948

This series consists of a Sayward Land District Township register for townships. 3, 6, and part of 7 on Vancouver Island. Earliest entries date from 1884 and the volume was superseded by 1948 (i.e. no further entries were made after 1948).

The land is listed numerically by Sections within Townships, and records the alienation of land from the Crown (by purchase, pre-emption, lease, etc.). Information may include the name of the purchaser, dates and numbers of certificates issued (including Crown Grants) dates and amounts of payments, and reference numbers to correspondence files and field books. The volume contains an alphabetical name index.

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands