Alexander Speirs

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Alexander Speirs (died 5 October 1844) was a Scottish politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1835 to 1841.

Speirs was the son of Archibald Speirs and his wife Margaret Dundas, daughter of Thomas Dundas, 1st Baron Dundas.[1]

In 1835 Speirs was elected Member of Parliament for Richmond. He held the seat until 1841.[2] He was Lord-Lieutenant of Renfrewshire from 8 August 1838 until his death.[1]

Speirs married in 1836 Eliza Stewart Hagart, daughter of Thomas C. Hagart of Bantaskine and his wife Miss Stewart "of the Field" a well-known Glasgow beauty. Their son Archibald Alexander Speirs was MP for Renfrewshire and their daughter married to Colonel Alexander of Ballochmyle, M.P. for Ayrshire.[1]

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Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Alexander Speirs

Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
John Dundas
Robert Lawrence Dundas
Member of Parliament for Richmond
1835 – 1841
With: Hon. Thomas Dundas to 1839
Robert Lawrence Dundas from 1839
Succeeded by
Robert Lawrence Dundas
George Wentworth-FitzWilliam
Honorary titles
Preceded by
Archibald Campbell
Lord Lieutenant of Renfrewshire
1838–1844
Succeeded by
The Earl of Glasgow