"When Folger arrived at Pitcairn,
Hannah met them at the top of the hill overlooking Bounty Bay.
The visitors had the intuition that she had come to test out the situation,
so that ample warning could be given to her father to escape
if their attitude seemed hostile.
The younger officers evinced
as much if not more interest in Hannah than in her rather notorious parent ...
in the words of one of them,
'She was arrayed in nature's simple garb, and wholly unadorned,
but she was beauty's self.'
She betrayed some surprise as timidity was a prominent feature. (Shapiro: Heritage of the Bounty)
However Shillibeer's Voyage of the Briton to Pitcairn Island states that this event occured in 1814 when H.M.S. Briton and Tagus visitied Pitcairn."*
* [The passage from Shillibeer reads...]
The daughter of Adams, received us on the hill. She came doubtlessly as a spy, and had we taken men, or even been armed ourselves, would certain have given her father timely notice to escape, but as we had neither, she waited our arrival, and conducted us to where her father was. She was arrayed in nature's simple garb, and wholly unadorned, but she was beauty's self, and needed not the aid of ornament. She betrayed some surprize—timidity was a prominent feature.
"She was one of the 14 women who invited Admiral Moresby to visit Pitcairn in 1851."
In 1856, on Norfolk, she was described by Mrs. Patteson as 'a really magnificent woman, like a queen. She had long black hair flowing to her waist, although 65 years of age.'
She was later among the second wave of Pitcairn returnees from Norfolk in 1864."
"She died of consumption."