Sir George Hill, 2nd Baronet

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Sir George FitzGerald Hill, 2nd Baronet (1 June 1763 – 8 March 1839)[1] was an Irish politician.

Family and early life[edit]

He was the oldest son of Sir Hugh Hill, 1st Baronet of Brook Hall, County Londonderry,[2] who had been a member of the Parliament of Ireland for Londonderry City from 1768 to 1795.[3] His mother Hannah was a daughter of John McClintock,[2]

Hill was educated in Londonderry and at Trinity College, Dublin. He then studied at Lincoln's Inn and was called to the bar in Ireland in 1786. In 1788, he married Jane Beresford, daughter of Hon. John Beresford[2] (son of the Marcus Beresford, 1st Earl of Tyrone), who was President of the Irish Board of Revenue[4]).

Career[edit]

Hill was a member of the Orange Order, serving for time on the committee of the Grand Lodge of Ireland.[2]

He was a member of the Parliament of Ireland for Coleraine from 1791 to 1795, and then succeeded his father as MP for Londonderry City 1798.[2]

In the Parliament of the United Kingdom, he was the Member of Parliament (MP) for County Londonderry from 1801 to 1802, and for Londonderry City from 1802 to 1830.[2]

He became a member of the Privy Council of Ireland in 1808, and of the Privy Council of the United Kingdom in 1817.[2]

He was Governor of Saint Vincent from 1830 to 1833, and then Governor of Trinidad from 1833 until his death in 1839.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Leigh Rayment's list of baronets – Baronetcies beginning with "H" (part 3)
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h Simpson, J. M. (2009). D.R. Fisher (ed.). "HILL, Sir George Fitzgerald, 2nd bt. (1763-1839), of Brook Hall, co. Londonderry". The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1820-1832. Cambridge University Press. Retrieved 1 July 2014.
  3. ^ "Biographies of Members of the Irish Parliament 1692-1800: Hill, Hugh". Ulster Historical Foundation. Retrieved 5 July 2014.
  4. ^ "Tyrone, Earl of (I, 1746)", Cracroft's Peerage, retrieved 5 July 2014

External links[edit]

Parliament of Ireland
Preceded by
George Jackson
John Beresford
Member of Parliament for Coleraine
1791 – 1795
With: George Jackson
Succeeded by
George Jackson
William Monck
Preceded by
William Lecky
Hugh Hill
Member of Parliament for Londonderry City
1795 – 1798
With: William Lecky to January 1798
Henry Alexander from January 1798
Succeeded by
Henry Alexander
Andrew Ferguson
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Hon. Charles William Stewart
2nd seat vacant
Member of Parliament for County Londonderry
1801 – 1802
With: Hon. Charles William Stewart
Succeeded by
Hon. Charles William Stewart
Lord George Thomas Beresford
Preceded by
Henry Alexander
Member of Parliament for Londonderry City
18021830
Succeeded by
Sir Robert Ferguson, Bt
Government offices
Preceded by
William John Struth
(acting)
Governor of Saint Vincent
1831 – 1833
Succeeded by
George Tyler
as Lieutenant Governor
Preceded by
Lewis Grant
Governor of Trinidad
1833 – 1839
Succeeded by
John Alexander Mein
(acting)
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Hugh Hill
Baronet
(of Brook Hall)
1795 – 1839
Succeeded by
George Hill