Born: June 20, 1743, Kibworth Harcourt, Leicestershire, England.
Died: March 9, 1825, Newington Green, England.
Buried: In the family vault, St. Mary’s Church, Stoke Newington, England.
Anna was the daughter of dissenting minister John Aikin, sister of hymn writer John Aikin, and wife of Unitarian minister Rochemont Barbauld (married May 1774).
In 1753, she became a classics tutor at a dissenting academy in Warrington. While there, she contributed five hymns to Dr. W. Enfield’s Hymns for Public Worship (Warrington: 1772).
She and her husband moved to Newington Green in 1802, where she lived the rest of her life.