Ann Julia Hatton (née Kemble; other hitched name Curtis; distributed as Ann of Swansea) (29 April 1764 – 26 December 1838, Swansea), was a well known writer in Britain in the mid nineteenth century. 

Ann Julia Hatton

Life story 

Ann Hatton was conceived in Worcester, the little girl of walking player Roger Kemble. She was the sister of the on-screen characters, Mrs Sarah Siddons and John Philip Kemble. Different individuals from the Kemble family were likewise performers. Ann was apprenticed to a mantua producer before going on the stage. 

In 1783, at nineteen years old, she wedded the on-screen character, C. Curtis, however before long discovered that he was at that point wedded. Ann was left in such straits monetarily that in that year she claimed for help from people in general in a daily paper commercial, and even endeavored suicide in Westminster Abbey. To endure she earned her living as a "display" in an infamous London bagnio, or whorehouse. It was in such a house, to the point that she was unintentionally shot in the face. This was accounted for in neighborhood daily papers, which notice her "improper side interest", yet additionally her "pleased and solid personality." 

In 1792 Ann wedded William Hatton, and after a year the couple cruised to America. In 1794 Ann Hatton's immensely famous Tammany: The Indian Chief was given its première on Broadway. This was the primary known lyrics by a lady, and the main real musical show lyrics written in the United States on an American subject. 

By 1799 Ann and William had come back to Britain, and settled at Swansea in south Wales; where they ran a showering house and lodgings close to the seashore until William's passing in 1806. From 1806 to 1809 Ann kept a moving school in Kidwelly, however from 1809 onwards spent an incredible rest in Swansea and turned into an outstanding essayist. Somewhere in the range of 1810 and 1831 she composed verse, and fourteen books highlighting gothic topics for Minerva Press, utilizing the nom de plume "Ann of Swansea". 

Ann's blending unstably with different classes and enduring occasions of neediness gave her the knowledge of living through, and in addition seeing, the social ills of her occasions. Her work reacted to the prevalent taste of the ideal opportunity for gothic fiction, social parody and accounts of good advancement, with cliché ladies as her characters: nuns are gothic, spouses lecture, moms are particular and old cleaning specialists awful tempered. 

A representation of Ann in 1835 (at 71 years old) by William Watkeys is held in Swansea Museum.


  •     Poems on Miscellaneous Subjects (1783) (under name Ann Curtis)
  •     Cambrian Pictures (1810) (first novel, under the name Ann of Swansea)
  •     Poetic Trifles (1811)
  •     Sicilian Mysteries (1812)
  •     "Conviction, or Is She Innocent" (1814)
  •     "Secret Avengers" (1815)
  •     Chronicles of an Illustrious House, or The Peer, the Lawyer and the Hunchback (1816)
  •     "Gonzalo de Baldivia" (1817)
  •     "Secrets in Every Mansion" (1818)
  •     "Cesario Rosalba, or The Oath of Vengeance" (1819)
  •     Lovers and Friends; or, Modern Attachments (1821)
  •     "Guilty or Not Guilty, or A Lesson for Husbands" (1822)
  •     "Woman's A Riddle" (1824)
  •     "Deeds of an Olden Time" (1826)
  •     "Uncle Peregrine's Heiress" (1828)
  •     "Gerald Fitzgerald, or An Irish Tale" (1831).