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Hillsborough, Viscount (I, 1717)


Creation: let.pat. 21 Aug 1717


Family name: Hill




See Marquess of Downshire



Trevor [Hill], 1st Viscount Hillsborough, PC

1st son and heir of Rt Hon Michael Hill MP, of Hillsborough, co. Down, by his wife Anne Trevor, dau. and eventual hrss. of Sir John Trevor, of Brynkinalt, co. Denbigh, Master of the Rolls and Speaker of the House of Commons




Mary Denton (b. 15 Feb 1683/4; widow of Sir Edmund Denton, 1st Bt.; d. 23 Aug 1742), 1st dau. and cohrss. of Anthony Rowe, of Muswell Hill, co. Middlesex, and North Aston, co. Oxford, Clerk of the Board of the Green Cloth, by his wife Mary Manley, dau. of Robert Manley


1. Hon Wills Hill, later 2nd Viscount Hillsborough later 1st Earl of Hillsborough later 1st Marquess of Downshire

1. Hon Anne Hill (dsp. 1 Aug 1751), mar. 23 Dec 1746 as his second wife John [Rawdon], 1st Earl of Moira


5 May 1742


21 Aug 1717 Baron Hill, of Kilwarlin in the County of Down, and Viscount Hillsborough, with remainder failing heirs male of his body to the heirs male of the body of his late father

suc. by



Member of the Irish Parliament for Hillsborough 1713-15 and for co. Down 1715-17, and also Member of the British Parliament for Aylesbury 1715-22; Privy Councillor [I] 1717; a Governor of co. Down 1729


Wills [Hill], 2nd Viscount Hillsborough later 1st Earl of Hillsborough later 1st Marquess of Downshire, PC


3 Oct 1751 Viscount Kilwarlin and Earl of Hillsborough (Peerage of Ireland), with remainder in default of male issue to his uncle, Arthur [Hill], 1st Viscount Dungannon

17 Nov 1756 Baron Harwich, of Harwich in the County of Essex (Peerage of Great Britain)

28 Aug 1772 Viscount Fairford and Earl of Hillsborough (Peerage of Great Britain)

20 Aug 1789 Marquess of Downshire (Peerage of Ireland)


The Viscountcy of Hillsborough has been held by the Earls of Hillsborough since 2 Oct 1751 and by the Marquesses of Downshire since 20 Aug 1789.




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