1743–1825

Introduction

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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.

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© National Portrait Gallery

Biography

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.

Publications

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Lyrics