The first woman in Australia to publish a volume of poetry ('Poems and Recollections of the Past', Sydney 1840).
Australian Poetry Library, 'Fidelia S. T. Hill (1794-1854), http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/hill-fidelia-s-t accessed 9/5/2012.
1787 - 1835
Daughter of "free Mulatto" lodging-house-keeper Jane Charlotte Beckford (c. 1759-1825); possibly the daughter of George Ffrench, Clerk to the Jamaica Assembly. Spinster; independently wealthy slave-owner.
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The Buff Bay plantation was a sugar estate next to the Buff Bay River, south of Charlestown in Jamaica. By 1839, the estate was 840 acres.
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