Hill, Reverend Richard (1782 - 1836)

Born: England (London)

Anglican clergyman, chaplain in the Parish of St James, Sydney (1821-1836), and Secretary of the Sydney CMS; died of an attack of apoplexy in May 1836.


Career Highlights

Reverend Richard Hill was ordained in London in 1813 and came to NSW to take up a chaplaincy in 1819. He worked initially as assistant to Reverend Cowper at St. Phillip's Sydney, before taking charge of St. James from 1824. Aside from his involvement in the Sydney CMS, Hill was secretary of the Benevolent Society, a founder of the NSW Society for promoting Christian Knowledge and the Aborigines, a member of the Philosophical Society of Australasia. and sat on the committees of the Bible Society and the Australian Religious Tract Society. He was also trustee of the Male and Female Orphan Institutions and the Church and School Lands Corporation. Hill held property at Darlinghurst and in the Counties of Hunter and Northumberland. He died in the vestry of St. James on 30 May 1836.


ADB, s.v. "Hill, Richard,", by K.J. Cable, 1:537.