Downshire, Wills Hill, Marquis of, 1718-1793

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1718-05-30
Death 1793-10-07
Gender:
Male
Irish (Republic of Ireland)
English

Biographical notes:

Wills Hill (1718-1793), known as the Earl of Hillsborough, and later Marquis of Downshire.

From the description of Letter to James Habersham, 1772 Apr. 1. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 38478005

British politician. Succeeded his father as Viscount Hillsborough in the peerage of Ireland, 1742; created Earl of Hillsborough in the peerage of Ireland, 1751; Baron Harwich in the peerage of Great Britain, 1756; Marquis of Downshire in the peerage of Ireland, 1789. As a member of Parliament, secretary of state for the colonies, and president of the Board of Trade, he advocated a harsh and inflexible policy toward the American colonies.

From the description of LS, 1770 Jan. 18, London, to Cadwallader Colden. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122591481

British statesman.

From the description of Wills Hill, Marquis of Downshire, papers, 1768-1770. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71009579

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Subjects:

  • Paper money--Law and legislation--Colonies
  • Paper money--Law and legislation
  • Smallpox
  • Silk industry
  • Tariff--Law and legislation--Colonies

Occupations:

  • Statesmen--Great Britain

Places:

  • New York (State) (as recorded)
  • America (as recorded)
  • Georgia (as recorded)
  • Great Britain (as recorded)
  • New Hampshire (as recorded)
  • Great Britain (as recorded)