10 February 2015

Hillsborough Content

What does the image below have to do with Hillsborough? 

Can you guess?

Here's a clue - it has something to do with this guy.  Do you know who he was?

Why yes, it's Wills Hill, the first Earl of Hillsborough, Secretary to the American Colonies from 1768 to 1772....and most importantly for us, Hillsborough Township's namesake.  This coat of arms is from 1789 when Hill was created the Marquess of Downshire.

Ten years earlier, Lord Hillsborough used a slightly different coat of arms on his personal letterhead, as shown below.  Check out that signature.  Pretty cool, even if he was the enemy.

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