Author: William T.A. Barber, 1898
David Hill (1840-1896) served with the British Wesleyan Methodist Missionary Society in China and devoted himself to the Chinese people. His personality and devotion inspired many in Britain at the time and persuaded not a few to serve in a missionary capacity in China. Hill became General Superintendent of the Wuchang District (later known as the Hupeh District) in 1885 and was elected to the Legal Hundred in 1888.
Hill was instrumental in the conversion of the Confucian scholar Hsi to Christianity.
See also David Hill's teapot in the Online Collection.