Richard Talbot (colonizer)

Richard Talbot, (1772 – January 29, 1853) was a soldier and subsequently a promoter of immigration. He was from County Tipperary in Ireland.

He left Ireland with a large group of potential settlers in June 1818, but because of many people deserting his leadership, he eventually brought about 75 settlers to newly opened London township in Upper Canada.

Although the settlement itself was a success, Talbot himself did not prosper in the ways he expected. His two eldest sons, Edward Allen Talbot and John Talbot left the area to seek other opportunities.

Talbot resided in London Township, Upper Canada until his death.

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