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Rolls [née Hillary], Mary (1781/2–1835), poet

Emma Plaskitt

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI:

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Rolls [née Hillary], Mary (1781/2–1835), poet, was born in Westmorland, the daughter of Jamaican plantation owner Richard Hillary and his wife, Hannah Wynne. She was the only sister of Sir William Hillary, first baronet (1770–1847), founder of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution...

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