Rose Hill [1849-????]
"Rose Hill", Victoria - was named in a 1849 "Allen's Indian Mail".
By 1862 it was owned by Warren Delano of the American firm Russell & Co, grandfather of US President, Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
"October 31, 1862, on arriving in Hong Kong with their seven children Catherine, Warren's wife, wrote: "By eleven o'clk dear Warren was on board the 'Surprise', having come in the house-boat [the Russell & Co. boat]. ... such a cavalcade of [sedan] chairs as waited on us up to Rose Hill [the home the Delanos would occupy in Hong Kong] was very strange. I feel very oddly to be again a 'Fanqui.'"
Writing in 1931, FDR's elderly mother carried the Delano story onward from ship to shore, noting that everyone was "soon settled most comfortably at 'Rose Hill,' a fine house above the town, with the peak rising behind it."
Warren's daughter, Dora Delano, married a junior partner of Russell & Co, and she continued to live at Rose Hill until about 1900.