Alexander Staveley Hill

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Hill in 1895.

Alexander Staveley Hill PC QC DCL DL JP (21 May 1825 – 25 June 1905) was a Conservative Party politician in the United Kingdom. He was a Member of Parliament (MP) from 1868 to 1900, representing Coventry, Staffordshire West and Kingswinford.

Hill was born in Wolverhampton, the son of Henry Hill, a banker, and his wife Anne Staveley. Educated at King Edward's School, Birmingham. 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.

He lived at Kensington and at Oxley Manor, Bushbury, Staffordshire, where he was a JP and Deputy Lieutenant of the county. In 1880 he and his wife funded a school and chapel at Bushbury.

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.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Samuel Carter and
Henry Eaton
Member of Parliament for Coventry
With: Henry Eaton
Succeeded by
Sir Henry Jackson and
Henry Eaton
Preceded by
Sir Smith Child and
Francis Monckton
Member of Parliament for Staffordshire West
With: Francis Monckton
Succeeded by
Hamar Bass
New constituency Member of Parliament for Kingswinford
Succeeded by
William George Webb