PostHeaderIconMilitia Land Grants and Other Grants

PostHeaderIcon The Shavers of Ancaster and the War of 1812, Part 9

Submitted by admin on Thu, 2014-07-31 08:27 Militia Land Grants and Other Grants

In 1820, Militia Land Grants became available for a select group of Upper Canadian War of 1812 veterans. By their terms of enlistment, the men who had served in Flank Companies were entitled to a land grant the size of which was dependent on their rank in those companies. Privates were entitled to 100 acres. Members of the regular militia companies were not entitled to this land grant. Other regiments and corps were entitled to the same grants by the terms of their enlistment. Some men were still claiming grants in 1850 but by that time most were receiving money in lieu of land.