Michael Hill (1672–1699)

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Michael Hill (7 August 1672 – 1699) was a politician in England and Ireland.


He was the son of William Hill, of Hillsborough by his wife Eleanor, daughter of Archbishop Michael Boyle.[1]

Michael Hill was Member of Parliament for Saltash in the English House of Commons from 1692 to 1695, and for Hillsborough in the Irish House of Commons from 1695 to 1699. He also served as Governor and Custos Rotulorum of County Down and appointed to the Privy Council of Ireland in 1694.


In 1690 he married Anne, daughter of Sir John Trevor; they had two sons and one daughter. His eldest son and heir Trevor was made Viscount Hillsborough. Through his second son, Arthur Hill-Trevor, 1st Viscount Dungannon, he is a direct ancestor of Elizabeth II.


  1. His father later married Mary, daughter of Marcus Trevor, 1st Viscount Dungannon.


  • Handley, Stuart (2002), "Hill, Michael (1672-99), of Hillsborough, co. Downe", in Hayton, D.; Cruickshanks, E.; Handley, S. (eds.), The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1690-1715, Boydell and Brewer, retrieved 1 April 2012<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>.
Parliament of England
Preceded by
Sir John Carew
Narcissus Luttrell
Member of Parliament for Saltash
With: Narcissus Luttrell
Succeeded by
Francis Buller
Walter Moyle
Parliament of Ireland
Preceded by
Sir John Magill
William Shaw
Member of Parliament for Hillsborough
With: William Shaw
Succeeded by
Thomas Keightley
Samuel Waring