Nicholas Hill, 9th Marquess of Downshire

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Arthur Francis Nicholas Wills Hill, 9th Marquess of Downshire (born 4 February 1959), known professionally as Nick Downshire, is a British peer, landowner, and accountant.

Downshire was born in 1959, the son of Robin Hill. Like his father, he is a Chartered Accountant, and worked in that capacity, and then in corporate finance, for Touche Ross[1] from 1981 to 1987.[2] In 1988, he became the finance director for Scheduling Technology Group (STG),[1][2] and was styled Earl of Hillsborough after his father succeeded as Marquess of Downshire in 1989.

Scheduling Technology Group was sold in 2001[1] to Manugistics, Inc.; he remained acting finance director until 2002. He now holds a number of non-managing directorships and runs the family estate in Yorkshire,[2] which he inherited when he succeeded his father as Marquess of Downshire in 2003. He inherited the title of Baron Sandys from a distant cousin in 2013.

Lord Downshire has four children from his marriage to Diana Jane (Janey), daughter of Gerald Leeson Bunting, solicitor, of Otterington House, Northallerton:

  • Lady Isabella Diana Hill (b. April 1991)
  • Lady Beatrice Hannah Georgina Hill (b. 10 February 1994)
  • Edmund Robin Arthur Hill, Earl of Hillsborough (b. 21 May 1996)
  • Lady Claudia Lucy Helena Hill (b. 15 March 1998)



  1. ^ a b c "Animalcare Group plc Board Details". Retrieved 2015-08-01. 
  2. ^ a b c "The Most Hon the Marquess of Downshire". Retrieved 2013-04-01. 

External links[edit]

  • Profile,; accessed 17 April 2016.
Peerage of Ireland
Preceded by
Robin Hill
Marquess of Downshire
Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Richard Hill
Baron Sandys