Mary Hill, Countess of Hillsborough

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Mary Hill, Countess of Hillsborough (27 January 1725/26 – 29 July 1780) was a British peeress, a daughter of the Edward Stawell, 4th Baron Stawell.

On 11 September 1750, she married Henry Bilson-Legge (a son of the 1st Earl of Dartmouth) and they later had a son, Henry (1757–1820). Upon the death of her father in 1755, she inherited her father's estate but not his title, but was later created Baroness Stawell, of Somerton in the County of Somerset, in 1760, in her own right.[1] [2]

Her husband died in 1764 and in 1768 she married the 1st Earl of Hillsborough and became Countess of Hillsborough. Her second husband was created Marquess of Downshire after her death.[2]


  1. ^ Charles Mosley, Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition, vol. 1 (2003), pp. 1037, 1177
  2. ^ a b Mary Stawell, Baroness Stawel of Somerton at
Peerage of Great Britain
Preceded by
Second creation
Baroness Stawell
Succeeded by
Henry Bilson-Legge