Nee Lushington who died in 1797 aged 25. Her mother Paulina Commissioned John Flaxman, the eminent sculptor, to create the monument and William Hayley, an eminent poet, to write the verse. Hayley's son Thomas, a teenager, was fatally ill while his father composed the poem. William and Paulina Lushington lived at Camden Place, Chislehurst and had a town house in Devonshire Street. William was the British agent in Grenada and had plantations in Trinidad and Mustique. William and Paulina married in Calcutta where Mary was baptised.