Trevor Hill, 1st Viscount Hillsborough

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Trevor Hill, 1st Viscount Hillsborough (1693 – 5 May 1742) was an Anglo-Irish landowner and politician.

The son of Michael Hill and Anne Trevor, Hill was the member of an influential landowning family of County Down, Ireland. He sat in the British House of Commons as a representative for Aylesbury from 1715 to 1722 and for Malmesbury in 1722. He also represented Hillsborough in the Irish House of Commons from 1713 to 1715 and subsequently Down to 1717, when he was raised to the Peerage of Ireland as Baron Hill of Kilwarlin, in the County of Down, and Viscount Hillsborough, with special remainder, failing heirs male of his body, to the heirs male of his father. His brother Arthur Hill succeeded to the Trevor estates through their mother and was created Baron Hill and Viscount Dungannon in 1765.

Lord Hillsborough died in May, 1742. He was succeeded in the titles by his son Wills, who was to become a prominent statesman, and who was created Marquess of Downshire in 1789.

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Parliament of Ireland
Preceded by
William Richardson
Samuel Waring
Member of Parliament for Hillsborough
1713–1715
With: Samuel Waring
Succeeded by
Arthur Hill
Samuel Waring
Preceded by
Michael Ward
Nicholas Price
Member of Parliament for Down
1715–1717
With: Michael Ward
Succeeded by
Michael Ward
Sir John Rawdon, 3rd Bt
Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
John Deacle
Nathaniel Meade
Member of Parliament for Aylesbury
1715 – 1722
With: Nathaniel Meade
Succeeded by
John Guise
Richard Abell
Preceded by
Fleetwood Dormer
Sir John Rushout, Bt
Member of Parliament for Malmesbury
1722
With: Sir John Rushout, Bt
Succeeded by
John Fermor
Giles Earle
Peerage of Ireland
New creation Viscount Hillsborough
1717–1742
Succeeded by
Wills Hill