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Downshire, Marquess of (I, 1789)

 

Creation: let. pat. 20 Aug 1789

 

Family name: Hill

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Arms:

Quarterly:  1st, Sable on a Fess Argent between three Leopards passant guardant Or spotted of the field as many Escallops Gules (Hill);  2nd, Party per bend sinister Ermine and Ermines a Lion rampant Or (Trevor);  3rd, Gules a Cinquefoil Or (Rowe);  4th, Argent a Chevron Azure between three Trefoils slipped per pale Gules and Vert (Rowe)

Crest:

A Reindeer's Head couped Gules attired and plain collared Or

Supporters:

Dexter:  a Leopard Or spotted Sable ducally gorged and chained Gules;  Sinister:  a Reindeer Gules attired unguled and plain collared Or

Motto:

Per Deum Et Ferrum Obtinui (By God and my sword I have obtained)

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

1st surv. son of Trevor [Hill], 1st Viscount Hillsborough, by his wife Mary Denton, widow of Sir Edmund Denton, 1st Bt., and 1st dau. and cohrss. of Anthony Rowe, of Muswell Hill, co. Middlesex

born

30 May 1718

mar. (1)

1 Mar 1747/8 Lady Margaretta FitzGerald (b. 2 Jul 1729; d. 19 Jan 1766), only surv. dau. of Robert [FitzGerald], 19th Earl of Kildare, by his wife Lady Mary O'Brien, 1st dau. of William [O'Brien], 3rd Earl of Inchiquin

children by first wife:

1. Hon Marcus Hill, styled Viscount Kilwarlin (b. 21 Feb 1752; dvp. 18 Apr 1756)

2. Lord Arthur Hill, later 2nd Marquess of Downshire

1. Lady Emily Mary Hill (b. 16 Aug 1750;  d. 27 Nov 1835), mar. 2 Dec 1773 James [Cecil], 1st Marquess of Salisbury, and had issue

2. Lady Charlotte Hill (b. 15 May 1754;  d. 17 Jan 1804), mar. 7 May 1776 John [Talbot later Chetwynd-Talbot], 1st Earl Talbot, and had issue

mar. (2)

14 Oct 1768 Hon Mary Bilson-Legge, suo jure Baroness Stawell (b. 27 Jan 1725/6;  widow of Hon Henry Legge later Bilson-Legge (4th son of William [Legge], 1st Earl of Dartmouth);  cr. 20 May 1760 Baroness Stawel, of Somerton in the County of Somerset, with remainder to the heirs male of her body by her first husband;  d. 29 July 1780 ), dau. and hrss. of Edward [Stawell], 4th Baron Stawell, by his wife Mary Stukeley, 1st dau. and cohrss. of Sir Hugh Stukeley, 2nd Bt., of Hinton Ampney, co. Hampshire

died

7 Oct 1793

created

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 Duncannon

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)

suc. by

son by first wife

note

Member of Parliament for Huntingdon 1741 and for Warwick 1741-56; suc. his father 5 May 1742 as 2nd Viscount Hillsborough; Governor and Custos Rotulorum of co. Down 1742-93; Privy Councillor [I] 1746 and [GB] 1754; Comptroller of the Household 1754-55; Treasurer of the Chamber 1755-56; Joint Register in Chancery [I] 1759-93; First Lord of Trade 1763-65, 1766 and 1768-72; Joint Postmaster-General 1766-68; Secretary of State for the Colonies 1768-72; Elder Brother of the Trinity House 1781-93; Secretary of State for the South 1779-82

 

Arthur [Hill], 2nd Marquess of Downshire, PC

born

3 Mar 1753

mar.

29 Jun 1786 Mary Sandys, suo jure Baroness Sandys (b. 19 Sep 1764; cr. 19 Jun 1802 Baroness Sandys, of Ombersley in the County of Worcester, with remainder to her second and younger sons successively and their male issue, in default of which to her eldest son and his male issue;  d. 1 Aug 1836), only child and hrss. of Col Hon Martyn Sandys, of Easthampstead Park, co. Hertford (4th son of Samuel [Sandys], 1st Baron Sandys), by his wife Mary Trumbull, dau. and hrss. of William Trumbull, of Easthampstead Park, co. Hertford (by his wife Mary Blundell, 2nd dau. and cohrss. of Montague [Blundell], 1st Viscount Blundell), only son and heir of Sir William Trumbull, of Easthampstead Park, co. Hertford, by his second wife Lady Judith Alexander, sister and cohrss. of Henry [Alexander], 5th Earl of Stirling, and 2nd dau. of Henry [Alexander], 4th Earl of Stirling

children:

1. Lord Arthur Blundell Sandys Trumbull Hill, later 3rd Marquess of Downshire

2. Lord Arthur Moyses William Hill, later 2nd Baron Sandys

3. Lord Arthur Marcus Cecil Hill later Sandys, later 3rd Baron Sandys

4. Lord Arthur Augustus Edwin Hill (b. 13 Aug 1800;  d. 10 Jul 1831)

5. Maj Lord George Augustus Hill, of Gweedore, co. Donegal (b. 9 Dec 1801;  d. 6 Apr 1879), mar. (1) 21 Oct 1834 Cassandra Jane Knight (d. 14 Mar 1842), 5th dau. of Edward Knight, of Godmersham Park, co. Kent, and (2) 11 May 1847 his deceased wife's sister Louisa Knight (d. 29 Jul 1889), 4th dau. of Edward Knight, of Godmersham Park, co. Kent, and had issue by both wives

1. Lady Charlotte Hill (d. 1821)

2. Lady Mary Hill (d. 23 May 1830)

died

7 Sep 1801

suc. by

son

note

Member of Parliament (Tory) for Lostwithiel 1774-80 and Malmesbury 1780-84, being at the same time Member of the Irish Parliament for co. Down 1776-93; Sheriff of co. Down 1785; Grand Master of Irish Freemasons 1785-87; Joint Registrar of the Irish Court of Chancery 1786-1800; Governor and Custos Rotulorum of co. Down 1793-1800; Privy Councillor [I] 1793-1800

 

Arthur Blundell Sandys Trumbull [Hill], 3rd Marquess of Downshire, KP

born

8 Oct 1788

mar.

25 Oct 1811 Lady Maria Windsor (b. 30 May 1790; d. 7 Apr 1855), sister and cohrss. of Other Archer [Windsor], 6th Earl of Plymouth, and 1st dau. of Other Hickman [Windsor], 5th Earl of Plymouth, by his wife Hon Sarah Archer, 1st dau. and cohrss. of Andrew [Archer], 2nd Baron Archer

children:

1. Lord Arthur William Sandys Trumbull Hill, later 4th Marquess of Downshire

2. Capt Lord William Frederick Arthur Montagu Hill (b. 10 Jul 1816;  d. 18 Mar 1844)

3. Lord Arthur Edwin Hill Trevor Hill, later 1st Baron Trevor

1. Lady Charlotte Augusta Hill (d. 24 Nov 1861), mar. 2 Aug 1843 Sir George Chetwynd, 3rd Bt. (d. 24 Mar 1869), and had issue

2. Lady Mary Penelope Hill (b. 3 Sep 1817;  d. 15 Jul 1884), mar. 2 Aug 1838 Alexander Nelson [Hood], 1st Viscount Bridport, and had issue

died

12 Aug 1865

suc. by

son

note

Lord Lieutenant of Co. Down 1831-45; Knight of St Patrick 1831

 

Arthur Wills Blundell Sandys Trumbull Windsor [Hill], 4th Marquess of Downshire, KP

born

6 Aug 1812

mar.

23 Aug 1837 Hon Caroline Frances Stapleton-Cotton (b. 1815; d. 10 May 1893), 1st dau. of Stapleton [Stapleton-Cotton], 1st Viscount Combermere, by his second wife Caroline Greville, 2nd dau. of Capt William Fulke Greville RN MP

children:

1. Lord Arthur Wills Blundell Sandys Roden Hill, later 5th Marquess of Downshire

2. Lt Col Rt Hon Lord Arthur William Hill MP, Comptroller of the Household 1885-86, 1886-92 and 1895-98 (b. 29 Jul 1846;  d. 13 Jan 1931), mar. (1) 16 Jan 1873 Annie Nisida Denham Cookes (d. 16 Jan 1874), only child of Lt Col George Denham Cookes, and (2) 14 Mar 1877 Annie Harrison (d. 12 Feb 1944), 3rd dau. of James Fortescue Harrison MP, of Crawleywood Park, co. Sussex, and had issue by both wives

1. Lady Alice Maria Hill (d. 25 Feb 1928), mar. 9 Oct 1867 Lord Thomas Taylour MP, styled Earl of Bective (dvp. 15 Dec 1893), only son and heir app. by his first wife of Thomas [Taylour], 3rd Marquess of Headfort, and had issue

died

6 Aug 1868

suc. by

son

note

Sheriff of co. Down 1834; Member of Parliament (Conservative) for co. Down 1836-45; Knight of St Patrick 1859

 

Arthur Wills Blundell Sandys Roden [Hill], 5th Marquess of Downshire

born

24 Dec 1844

mar.

26 Jul 1870 Georgiana Elizabeth Balfour (d. 12 Jan 1919), 2nd dau. of John Balfour, of Balbirnie, co. Fife, by his wife Lady Georgiana Isabella Campbell, dau. of John Frederick [Campbell], 1st Earl Cawdor

only child:

1. Lord Arthur Wills John Wellington Trumbull Blundell Hill, later 6th Marquess of Downshire

died

31 Mar 1874

suc. by

son

 

Arthur Wills John Wellington Trumbull Blundell [Hill], 6th Marquess of Downshire

born

2 Jul 1871

mar. (1)

22 Jun 1893 (div. 1902) Katherine Mary Hare (b. 1 Oct 1872; mar. (2) 19 Nov 1902 Brig Gen Sir Joseph Frederick Laycock KCMG;  d. 2 Feb 1959), 2nd surv. dau. of Hon Hugh Henry Hare, of Forest House, Bracknell, co. Berkshire (by his wife Georgiana Caroline Browne, 3rd dau. of Col Birnie Browne), 4th son of William [Hare], 2nd Earl of Listowel

children by first wife:

1. Lord Arthur Wills Percy Wellington Blundell Trumbull Sandys Hill, later 7th Marquess of Downshire

2. Capt Lord (Arthur) Francis Henry Hill (b. 28 Aug 1895;  d. 25 Dec 1953), mar. 15 Oct 1927 Ishabel Wilhelmina Sheila MacDougall (d. 29 Mar 1961), yst. dau. of Col Stewart MacDougall of Lunga, Argyll, and had issue:

1a. (Arthur) Robin Ian Hill, later 8th Marquess of Downshire

1a. Lady Venice Marigold (Rosie) Hill (b. 21 Jul 1930), mar. 4 Sep 1954 (div. 1989) as his first wife (Robert) Hugh Molesworth [Kindersley], 3rd Baron Kindersley, and has issue

2a. Lady Caroline Sylvia Hill (b. 21 Mar 1938), mar. 23 Jul 1976 Dr Alan C N Borg CBE, Director of Victoria & Albert Museum, and has issue

1. Lady Kathleen Nina Hill (b. 15 Sep 1898;  d. 30 Nov 1960), mar. (1) 14 Feb 1917 as his first wife (div. 1946) Hon William Hereward Charles Rollo MC (b. 23 Jun 1890; d. 3 Oct 1962), yr. brother of John Eric Henry [Rollo], 12th Lord Rollo, and 2nd son of Hon Eric Norman Rollo (by his wife Constance Maud Hohler, yst. dau. of Henry Booth Hohler, of Fawkham Manor, co. Kent), 2nd son of John Rogerson [Rollo], 10th Lord Rollo, , and (2) 12 Dec 1949 Lt Col Daniel Vincent Hanson Asquith DSO, son of Bentley Asquith, of Tring, co. Hertford, and Low Moor, co. York, and had issue by her first husband

mar. (2)

16 May 1907 Evelyn Grace Mary Foster (b. 2 May 1876; d. 30 Dec 1942), 1st dau. of Edmund Benson Foster, of Clewer Manor, Windsor, co. Berkshire, by his wife Edith Grove, 2nd dau. of Sir Thomas Fraser Grove, Bt.

died

29 May 1918

suc. by

son by first wife

 

Arthur Wills Percy Wellington Blundell Trumbull Sandys [Hill], 7th Marquess of Downshire

born

7 Apr 1894

mar.

23 Jul 1953 Noreen Allen (mar. (1) Maj Walter Fox, (2) Charles Edward Allen, and (3) Gray Miller;  d. 1983), only dau. of William Barraclough

died

28 Mar 1989

suc. by

nephew

 

(Arthur) Robin Ian [Hill], 8th Marquess of Downshire

born

10 May 1929

mar. (1)

1 Oct 1957 Hon Juliet Mary Weld-Forester (d. 1986), 2nd dau. of Cecil George Wilfrid [Weld-Forester], 7th Baron Forester, by his wife Marie Louise Priscilla Perrott, 1st dau. of Col Sir Herbert Charles Perrott, 6th Bt.

children by first wife:

1. Lord (Arthur Francis) Nicholas Wills Hill, later 9th Marquess of Downshire

2. Lord Anthony Ian Hill (b. 20 Oct 1961), mar. 1992 Annabel Priscilla Angela Nall-Cain, 2nd dau. of Hon David Lawrence Nall-Cain, of Ballacleator, St Judes, Isle of Man (by his wife Lady Katherine Elizabeth Palmer, sister of John Roundell [Palmer], 4th Earl of Selborne, and 2nd dau. of Hon William Matthew Palmer, styled Viscount Wolmer), 2nd son of Arthur Ronald Nall [Cain later Nall-Cain], 2nd Baron Brocket, and has issue

1. Lady Georgina Mary Hill (b. 29 Dec 1964), mar. 23 Jun 2001 Sam Anderson, and has issue

mar. (2)

18 Sep 1989 Diana Marion Hibbert Cross (d. 1 Aug 1998), 2nd dau. and cohrss. of Rt Hon Sir Ronald Hibbert Cross, 1st Bt., KCMG KCVO, of Bolton-le-Moors, co. Lancaster, by his wife Louise Marion Emmott, 1st dau. of Walter Emmott, of Emmott Hall, Colne, co. Lancaster

mar. (3)

15 Dec 2002 Tessa Helen Murray Fane (widow of Vere John Alexander Fane, 1st son of John Lionel Richards Fane), only dau. of John Murray Prain DSO OBE DL, of Longrigg, St Andrews, co. Fife

died

18 Dec 2003

suc. by

son by first wife

 

(Arthur Francis) Nicholas Wills [Hill], 9th Marquess of Downshire

born

4 Feb 1959

mar.

28 Apr 1990 (Diana) Jane Bunting, only dau. of Gerald Leeson Bunting, of Otterington House, Northallerton, co. York

children

1. Lord Edmund Robin Arthur Hill, styled Earl of Hillsborough (b. 21 May 1996)

1. Lady Isabella Diana Juliet Hill (b. 3 Apr 1991)

2. Lady Beatrice Hannah Georgina Hill (b. 10 Feb 1994)

3. Lady Claudia Lucy Helena Hill (b. 15 Mar 1998)

note

on 11 Feb 2013 he suc. his third cousin three times removed as 8th Baron Sandys

 

 Last updated 17 Aug 2013

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Titles:

9th Marquess of Downshire

(Ireland, let. pat. 20 Aug 1789)

9th Earl of Hillsborough

(Ireland, let. pat. 3 Oct 1751)

9th Earl of Hillsborough

(Great Britain, let. pat. 28 Aug 1772)

10th Viscount Hillsborough

(Ireland, let. pat. 21 Aug 1717)

9th Viscount Kilwarlin

(Ireland, let. pat. 3 Oct 1751)

9th Viscount Fairford

(Great Britain, let. pat. 28 Aug 1772)

10th Baron Hill, of Kilwarlin in the County of Down

(Ireland, let. pat. 21 Aug 1717)

9th Baron Harwich, of Harwich in the County of Essex

(Great Britain, let. pat. 17 Nov 1756)

8th Baron Sandys, of Ombersley in the County of Worcester

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 19 Jun 1802)

Hereditary Constable of Hillsborough Fort

 

Address:

Clifton Castle, Ripon, North Yorkshire HG4 4AB

Tel:  01765 689326

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