He was the nephew of Rev. Herbert Hill, rector of Streatham He is the author of Goldilocks and the Three bears which when in Streatham he would read as a bed-time story to his Uncle's children
(The family in Streatham were also visited by another literary great, Jane Austin who made several visits to Streatham to see her friend, Catherine Bigg-Wither, the wife of Rev’d Herbert Hill)
Image by Peter Vandyke, circa 1795
NPG 193 © National Portrait Gallery, London edit.