Alexander Staveley Hill
Hill was born in Wolverhampton, the son of Henry Hill, a banker, and his wife Anne Staveley. Having become a barrister and QC, Hill represented Coventry from 1868 to 1874, West Staffordshire from 1874 to 1885 and Kingswinford from 1885 to 1900. He also served as Judge Advocate of the Fleet.
During the years 1881-1884 Hill went on annual visits to western Canada and published an account of his travels, From Home to Home: Autumn Wanderings in the Northwest in the Years 1881-1884 (1885). The town of Stavely, Alberta was named after him.
He married Katherine Ponsonby and they had a son, Henry Staveley-Hill, who followed his father into the law and politics. After Katherine died Hill married again, to Mary Frances Baird, daughter of Francis Baird of St Petersburg.
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Alexander Staveley Hill
- Alexander Staveley Hill (1825-1905), Barrister and politician at the National Portrait Gallery
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Samuel Carter and
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With: Henry Eaton
Sir Henry Jackson and
Sir Smith Child and
| Member of Parliament for Staffordshire West
With: Francis Monckton
Hamar Alfred Bass
|New constituency|| Member of Parliament for Kingswinford
William George Webb