Noel Hill, 1st Baron Berwick

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Noel Hill, 1st Baron Berwick (16 April 1745 – 6 January 1789), was an English landowner and politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1768 to 1784 when he was raised to the peerage.


Hill was the youngest and only surviving son of Thomas Hill, and his wife Susanna Maria Noel. He was born at his father's London home, 3 Cleveland Court, St James's.[1] Venn describes his schooling as private and he is known to have been tutored by future preacher John William Fletcher.[2] He entered St John's College, Cambridge, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in 1763, and a Master of Arts (M.A.) in 1766. He also studied law, being admitted to the Inner Temple in 1765, without qualifying as barrister.[3]

Political career[edit]

Hill sat as Whig Member of Parliament for Shrewsbury between 1768 and 1774 and for Shropshire between 1774 and 1784.[4] On 19 May 1784 he was raised to the Peerage of Great Britain as Baron Berwick, of Attingham in the County of Shropshire.[5]

He also served as Mayor of Shrewsbury in 1778–79 and of Oswestry in 1779–80.


Lord Berwick married Anna, daughter of Henry Vernon and Lady Henrietta Wentworth, on 17 November 1768 at St. George's Church, St. George Street, Hanover Square, London, England. They had three sons (all of whom succeeded each other in his peerage) and three daughters. He died on 6 January 1789, aged 43, at Portman Square, Marylebone, London, He was buried on 20 January 1789 at Atcham, Shropshire, England.[5]

Coat of arms[edit]


  1. ^ Coulton, Barbara (1989). A Shropshire Squire; Noel Hill, First Lord Berwick. Swan Hill Press, Shrewsbury. p. 1. ISBN 1-85310-0927.
  2. ^ Coulton, Barbara. A Shropshire Squire. pp. 8–11.
  3. ^ "Hill, Noel (HL759N)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.
  4. ^ "HILL, Noel (1745-89), of Tern, Salop". History of Parliament Online. Retrieved 8 September 2017.
  5. ^ a b The Peerage. Retrieved 2005-2-3.
Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
Thomas Hill
Robert Clive
Member of Parliament for Shrewsbury
With: Robert Clive
Succeeded by
Charlton Leighton
Robert Clive
Preceded by
Sir Watkin Williams-Wynn
Charles Baldwyn
Member of Parliament for Shropshire
With: Charles Baldwyn
Sir Richard Hill
Succeeded by
John Kynaston
Sir Richard Hill
Peerage of Great Britain
Preceded by
New Title
Baron Berwick
Succeeded by
Thomas Noel Hill