Wills Hill, 1st Marquess of Downshire, PC, known as The 2nd Viscount Hillsborough from 1742 to 1751 and as The 1st Earl of Hillsborough from 1751 to 1789, was a British politician of the Georgian era. Best known in North America as the Earl of Hillsborough, he served as Secretary of State for the Colonies from 1768 to 1772, a critical period leading toward the American War of Independence.
When Wills Hill 1st Marquess of Downshire was born on 30 May 1718, in Fairford, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Trevor Hill 1st Viscount Hillsborough, was 25 and his mother, Mary Rowe, was 35. He married Lady Margaretta FitzGerald on 1 March 1747. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters.
Wills Hill was born May 30, 1718, in Fairford, Gloucestershire, the son of Trevor Hill, 1st Viscount Hillsborough, and Mary Rowe. By the time he was 24-years-old, Hill had inherited his father's title and vast estates in Ireland, which gave him control of five seats in the Irish parliament.
28/04/2022 · Wills Hill, 1st Marquess of Downshire PC (30 May 1718 – 7 October 1793), known as the Viscount Hillsborough from 1742 to 1751 and as the Earl of Hillsborough from 1751 to 1789, was a British politician of the Georgian era.
- "1st Marquess of Downshire"
- October 07, 1793 (75)
- May 30, 1718
Wills Hill, 1er marqués de Downshire Wills Hill, primer marqués de Downshire , PC (30 de mayo de 1718 - 7 de octubre de 1793), conocido como el vizconde Hillsborough de 1742 a 1751 y como el conde de Hillsborough de 1751 a 1789, fue un político británico de la era georgiana.
28/04/2022 · Wills Hill, (1st Marquess of Downshire) Birthdate: May 30, 1718. Birthplace: Fairford, Gloucestershire, England. Death: October 07, 1793 (75) Immediate Family: Husband of Margaretta FitzGerald.