REV. SAMUEL HILL (1879 TO 1882)
Samuel Hill, who was born in Lancaster in England on 8th December, 1853, became a missionary in 1878. He arrived in Ceylon a year later, succeeding Rev. Langdon as the Principal of Richmond College.
He did a distinctive service, specially in raising the standard of the school in the academic context. During his period, the boys of Richmond excelled in public examinations. It was on his recommendation as principal that the decision was taken by the District Committee of the Methodist Mission to rename the school as Richmond College.
Rev. Hill left Richmond in 1882 and for nearly two years did missionary work in Moratuwa. He also held the post of Principal of Wesley College from 1884-1885. Rev. Hill died at a young age of 32 years in Colombo on 25th November, 1885