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Tilly Hubbard from USA who obtained 100 Acre crown land grant in London Ontario

This person is of particular interest in the history of my nwighborhood of East London Ontario.

Proper name may have been "Ashley Tilley Hubbard" and Michigan State and Eastern Seaboard are possibilities.

Tilley Hubbard was assigned a 100 acre plot of land on Hamilton Road in London township before the city of london even had it's first settlement. Colonel Thomas Talbot was responsible for the assigning of crown lands in the area and reportedly was very picky about who he would assign the plots to. In the petition, recorded in 1837, Tilley claims to have been assigned the plot (now known as Concession C lot 11 London township) by Colonel Talbot in 1810. On the land he was required to build a dwelling suitable for settlement purposed, and this he did, although exactly when the building was put up is a matter of some confusion. It is believed Tilly sold the land not long after he recieved title to it and the dwelling he'd built was adapted to serve as a Cholera hospital and later as a famous Inn which came to be known as the "White Ox Inn".

Any help you can provide in finding the journey Tilley took as to place of residence before and after his presence in upper canada would be greatly appreciated.

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