Downshire, Wills Hill, Marquis of, 1718-1793

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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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creatorOf Downshire, Wills Hill, Marquis of, 1718-1793. Wills Hill, Marquis of Downshire, papers, 1768-1770. Library of Congress
referencedIn Autograph File, D, 1586-1975. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Botetourt, Norborne Berkeley, Baron de, ca. 1718-1770. Correspondence, 1768-1770. Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library
creatorOf Downshire, Wills Hill, Marquis of, 1718-1793. Letter to James Habersham, 1772 Apr. 1. Georgia Newspaper Project
referencedIn George Sackville Germain papers, Germain, George Sackville papers, 1683-1785 William L. Clements Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Sackville, George Germain, Viscount, 1716-1785. George Sackville Germain papers, 1683-1785. University of Michigan, William Clements Library
creatorOf Gage, Thomas, 1721-1787. Thomas Gage papers, 1754-1807, bulk 1759-1775. University of Michigan, William Clements Library
referencedIn Thomas Addis Emmet collection, 1483-1876, 1700-1800 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn George Grenville papers, Grenville, George, papers, 1755-1757 William L. Clements Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Downshire, Wills Hill, Marquis of, 1718-1793. Letter : Whitehall, London, to the Governor of New Hampshire, 1768 Apr. 30. University of Chicago Library
referencedIn Roberts, Benjamin. Letter : London, Eng., to Sir William Johnson, Johnson Hall, N.Y., 1770 Apr. 27. Newberry Library
creatorOf Downshire, Wills Hill, Marquis of, 1718-1793. Letter signed : Whitehall, to Sir William Johnson, Super-intendent of Indian Affairs, 1763 Sept. 30. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Hutchinson, Thomas, 1711-1780. Transcripts, 1741-1773. Massachusetts Historical Society
creatorOf Downshire, Wills Hill, Marquis of, 1718-1793. LS, 1770 Jan. 18, London, to Cadwallader Colden. Rosenbach Museum & Library
referencedIn Grenville family. Grenville family papers, 1716-1789 (inclusive), [microform]. Yale University Library
referencedIn Colden, Cadwallader, 1688-1776. Cadwallader Colden Papers, 1677-1832 (bulk 1711-1775). Churchill County Museum
creatorOf Gay, Frederick Lewis, 1856-1916. Transcripts, 1632-1786. Massachusetts Historical Society
creatorOf Adams, John, 1735-1826. Massachusetts papers, 1749-1777 Massachusetts Historical Society
creatorOf Great Britain. Home Office. Great Britain Home Office records, 1770-1881; bulk: 1770-1773. Massachusetts Historical Society
referencedIn The life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. : including a journal of a tour to the Hebrides, extra-illustrated, 1711-1834 (inclusive). Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
creatorOf Sandwich, John Montagu, Earl of, 1718-1792. Letter signed "Admiralty" : to the Earl of Hillsborough, 1780 Aug. 17. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf William L. Clements Library. William Petty, 1st Marquis of Lansdowne, 2nd Earl of Shelburne papers, 1665-1885. University of Michigan, William Clements Library
referencedIn Henshaw, Joshua, 1746-1823. Letters to Col. William Henshaw, 1768-1769. Massachusetts Historical Society
referencedIn Benjamin Franklin collection, Franklin, Benjamin collection, 1766-1788 William L. Clements Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Grenville, George, 1712-1770. George Grenville papers, 1755-1757. University of Michigan, William Clements Library
referencedIn U.S. History mss., 1612-1977 Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
creatorOf Connecticut. Governor. Papers, 1761-1768. Massachusetts Historical Society
creatorOf Grantham, Thomas Robinson, Baron, 1695-1770. Collection of letters and documents relating to the colonial Pennsylvania, 1696-1773. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
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associatedWith Bacon, C., person
associatedWith Boswell, James, 1740-1795 person
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associatedWith Colden, Cadwallader, 1688-1776, person
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associatedWith Emmet, Thomas Addis person
associatedWith Gage, Thomas, 1721-1787. person
associatedWith Gay, Frederick Lewis, 1856-1916. person
associatedWith Great Britain. Home Office. corporateBody
associatedWith Grenville family. family
associatedWith Grenville, George, 1712-1770. person
associatedWith Habersham, James, 1715-1775. person
associatedWith Henshaw, Joshua, 1746-1823. person
associatedWith Hutchinson, Thomas, 1711-1780. person
associatedWith Johnson, William, Sir, 1715-1774, person
associatedWith Kinsman, Melchisedeck, fl. 18th cent. person
associatedWith New York (State). General Assembly. corporateBody
associatedWith Odgers, William, d. 1768. person
associatedWith Rice, George, 1724-1779, person
associatedWith Roberts, Benjamin. person
associatedWith Sackville, George Germain, Viscount, 1716-1785. person
associatedWith Sandwich, John Montagu, Earl of, 1718-1792. person
associatedWith Shipbrook of Newry, Francis Vernon, Earl of, ca. 1715-1783, person
associatedWith William L. Clements Library. corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
New York (State)
America
Georgia
Great Britain
New Hampshire
Great Britain
Subject
Paper money--Law and legislation--Colonies
Paper money--Law and legislation
Smallpox
Silk industry
Tariff--Law and legislation--Colonies
Occupation
Statesmen--Great Britain
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Birth 1718-05-30

Death 1793-10-07

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Irish (Republic of Ireland)

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