Key pieces of information found in Crown grant documents include:

  • Government file number, which enables access to files containing information on the original Crown grant application
  • Crown grant number
  • Date grant was created
  • Name, address, occupation and tenant terms of who the land was granted to
  • Purchase price, or consideration paid
  • Legal description of the land granted
  • Statutory provisions that the granted land is subject to
  • May contain express words for limitation of estate, such as "access by water only"
  • Express words for any reserves, exceptions or prior rights of way, for example, timber exclusion, or lands crossed by statutory right of way
  • Normally contains a "tracing" - the official plan confirmed by the Surveyor General showing the area granted and surrounding cadastral information