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Wills Hill, 1st Marquess of Downshire

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The Most Honourable Wills Hill, 1st Marquess of Downshire, P.C.

  • Born: 30 May 1718
  • Died: 7 October 1793

Known asEdit

  • 1718-1741: The Hon. Wills Hill
  • 1741-1742: The Hon. Wills Hill, M.P.
  • 1742-1746: The Viscount Hillsborough, M.P.
  • 1746-1751: The Viscount Hillsborough, P.C., M.P.
  • 1751-1756: The Earl of Hillsborough, P.C., M.P.
  • 1756-1789: The Earl of Hillsborough, P.C.
  • 1789-1793: The Marquess of Downshire, P.C.

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Preceded by:
new office
Secretary of State for the Colonies
1768–1772
Succeeded by:
The Earl of Dartmouth
Preceded by:
The Viscount Weymouth
Secretary of State for the Southern Department
1779–1782
Succeeded by:
Charles James Fox
(Foreign Secretary)
and
The Earl of Shelburne
(Home Secretary)

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