From "Montreal History and Gazeteer to
the year 1892"
By Rev. J. Douglas Borthwick, John Lovell & Son, Montreal 1892
The name is frequently found at the close of the century in the Records of the Quarter Sessions of Montreal. He was a Justice of the Peace and rather a prominent man in those days. He owned and farmed a property above Sherbrooke street stretching up towards Fletcher's Field, with what is called now "Lunn's" mansion as his summer residence. Mr. Hugh Brodie Sr., the grandfather of our respected citizen, Hugh Brodie, Esq., N.P., was Mr. Lilly's farmer for a time after his arival in Canada. One of the daughters married Thomas Boston, in 1806. He died October 5, 1822.
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