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Last Will & Testament of Nicholas Silmser. Date: 23 June, 1811 Last Will and Testement Nicholas and Martin Selemser
United Empire Loyalist Connections
“Following the Constitutional Act of 1791, the colony of Quebec was divided to create Upper Canada (present-day Ontario) and Lower Canada (present-day Québec). Military and civilian settlers submitted petitions to the Governor to obtain Crown land. Sons and daughters of Loyalists were also entitled to free lands.” (Source: Library and Archives Canada, www.bac-lac.gc.ca)
***MISC SILMSER/SELIMSER/SIMSER UCLP: Can be found online at Library and Archives Canada, but I have not downloaded them. For links to LAC – PRESS “Back to Loyalist & Related Palatine Families Page” below.
Martin Selimser. Date:1789; Place: Cornwall; Microfilm: C2832; Bundle: S Misc. 1787-1794; Volume: 494; Petition: 128
John Selimser. Date:1821 Place: Cornwall; Microfilm: C2813; Bundle: S13; Volume: 461; Petition: 26