John Lilly

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. 
The Herald thus speaks of him at his death: 
"Died, John Lilly, Esq., at the advanced age of eighty-three years. He was one of the oldest British merchants of the city, having arrived in 1763, and supported during his long residence of fifty-nine years the character of a good subject, a virtuous citizen, and an exemplary Christian."

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