A Jamaican woman of Scottish and African descent, set up a "British Hotel" behind the lines during the Crimean War,Mary Jane Grant was a married person. Her father was a Scottish soldier and she is a daughter of James Grant a Scottish. Her mother was a "doctress", a healer who used the traditional Caribbean and African herbal remedies and ran Blundell Hall.
Mary Seacole was a married person but there is no information about her husband as well as children in social sites. When the Crimean War broke out, she applied to the War Office to assist but it was refused. Her autobiography, Wonderful Adventures of Mrs. Seacole in Many Lands, was published and became a best-seller. In 2004 Mary was voted in the greatest black Briton.