Stephen John Hill

Sir Stephen John Hill, KCMG CB, (June 10, 1809 – 20 October 1891) was a governor of, in turn, four British colonial possessions.

Sir Stephen John Hill, 1870

Born in the West Indies, Hill began his colonial service in Africa, becoming governor of the Gold Coast (modern Ghana) in 1851. In 1854 he became governor of Sierra Leone. From 1860 through 1861 he was made governor of Sierra Leone for a second time. Then in 1863 he was appointed governor of the Leeward Islands and Antigua. In 1869 Hill became governor of Newfoundland, continuing in that position until 1876. He provided valuable guidance to the colony during the period following their rejection of participation in Canadian Confederation. Hill took up residency in Anguilla in November of 1885 and left in February of 1888.

Hill died in 1891 in London, England.

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External linksEdit

  • Biography at Government House The Governorship of Newfoundland and Labrador
  • "Stephen John Hill". Dictionary of Canadian Biography (online ed.). University of Toronto Press. 1979–2016.
Government offices
Preceded by Governor of the Gold Coast
Succeeded by
Preceded by Governor of Sierra Leone
Succeeded by
Preceded by Governor of Antigua
Succeeded by
Preceded by Governor of Newfoundland
Succeeded by