She was born Lilian Julian Webb in London in 1862. In 1896 she moved to Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe). Her first marriage was to P.G.W. Stockley of the Rhodesian police. She later married Colonel Pelham-Browne, a Rhodesian pioneer velt farmer. She had nearly 20 novels and collections of short stories published before, sadly, she committed suicide in 1936.
Jessica Salmonson has a number of great webpages dedicated to Cynthia Stockley. Click the links below to visit and enjoy them. I have learned much from Jessica's well-documented research and opinion.
1. About Cynthia Stockley and Her African Romances
2. Alphabetical Annotated Bibliography of the works of Cynthia Stockley
3. Nash's Magazine's editors' preface to the first installment of Ponjola
4. Cynthia Stockley's Norfolk Home, "Rainbow End"
Click any of Cynthia's portraits above to view images of different editions of her books, most of which are in my personal collection.