Edward Hill (politician)

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Colonel
Edward Hill
Sr.
2nd Speaker of the Virginia House of Burgesses
In office
1644–1645
Preceded by Thomas Stegg
Succeeded by Edmund Scarborough
In office
1654–1655
Preceded by William Whitby
Succeeded by Francis Moryson
In office
1659–1659
Preceded by John Smith
Succeeded by Theodorick Bland of Westover
Personal details
Died c. 1663
Children Edward Hill, Jr.
Residence Shirley Plantation, Charles City County, Virginia
Occupation Planter, soldier

Colonel Edward Hill (died c.1663) was a Virginia farmer, soldier and politician. He was Speaker of the Virginia House of Burgesses three different times (1644–45, 1654–55, and 1659). He declared himself acting governor of Maryland while leading an expedition to put down Richard Ingle's 1646 rebellion, ceding to the proper governor, Leonard Calvert, on his return. He also established the current farm at Shirley Plantation in 1638.[1][2]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Kukla, pp. 37-40
  2. ^ "Timeline for Shirley Plantation". 

References[edit]

  • Kukla, Jon (1981). Speakers and Clerks of the Virginia House of Burgesses, 1643–1776. Richmond, Virginia: Virginia State Library. ISBN 0-88490-075-4.