Barnard, Anne (née Lindsay), Lady (F)

b. 8 December 1750. d. 6 May 1825. Nationality: Scottish. VIAF.
Poet, travel writer, and watercolorist. Born at Balcarres, Fife. Father was James Lindsay, fifth earl of Balcarres. Moved to London in 1781 and, with her sister, hosted influential artistic and political salons. Married Andrew Barnard on 31 October 1793, and moved with him to the Cape of Good Hope where Barnard took the colonial secretaryship through Anne’s influence, and where Anne resumed her salon hosting. Composed the well-known ballad “Auld Robin Grey” in 1771, later revealing her authorship to Walter Scott. Biographical information: *ODNB*. (AC)

Poems associated with this person

Total poems: 1
Poem title Date Periodical Roles id #
Auld Robin Gray 1865-07 Macmillan’s Magazine Poet 14886