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Hill, George, The Rev.

British, 1750 - 1819

George Hill, D.D., was principal of St. Mary's College, St. Andrews, Fifeshire, Scottish chaplain to George III, and a life-long friend of Robert, tenth Earl of Kinnoull, Lord-Lyon King-of-Arms of Scotland, he was esteemed a model of pulpit eloquence, and his "Lectures on Divinity" form one of the most valuable theological works which Scotland has produced. On June 7, 1782, Hill married Harriet [b. 1752], daughter of Alexander Scott, a merchant of Edinburgh. There were several children of the marriage, among whom were Alexander (1785-1867), professor of divinity in Glascow; David, chief secretary of the Honourable East India Company at Madras; Thomas, minister of Logie-Pert; Janet, wife of Dr. Macnair, minister of Paisley, and Harriet, wife fo Mark Sprot, Esq., of Garnkirk, Lanarkshire. Around 1790-1800, The Reverend Hill commissioned Sir Henry Raeburn to paint a portrait of his wife (now in NGA).
Greig, James. Henry Raeburn, R.A.. London, 1911: 48.
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