June 20, 1743, Kibworth Harcourt, Leicestershire, England.
March 9, 1825, Newington Green, England.
In the family vault, St. Mary’s Church, Stoke Newington, England.
Anna was the daughter of dissenting minister John Aikin, and sister of hymnist John Aikin.
In 1753, she became a classics tutor at a dissenting academy in Warrington. During her residence there, she contributed five hymns to Dr. W. Enfield’s Hymns for Public Worship (Warrington: 1772). In 1773, these were included in her Poems (London: J. Johnson, 1773). In May 1774, Anna married Rev. Rochemont Barbauld. They moved to Newington Green in 1802, where she lived the rest of her life.
Barbauld is best known for her poetry, including The Rights of Woman and The Mouse’s Petition.