Nation, Ann

Ann Nation was the elder daughter of Jonathan and Rebecca Nation. Jonathan was a butcher trading at 20 Cheap Street Bath, very close to the Abbey itself. Ann was baptised at St Swithin’s Church in Walcot Bath. She ran a ‘School for Young Ladies’ at 9 and 10 Sion Row between 1821 and 1824 (Sion Row was renamed as Upper Camden Place during that period). No details of the actual school have survived other than contemporary advertisements in the Bath Chronicle. There were several similar schools in Bath during the Georgian era. Ann was buried in the Abbey in 1825 aged only 22. Her ledgerstone on the Abbey floor has a very simple inscription.

NB 10 Upper Camden Place was the home of the Roper family. There is a memorial stone on the Abbey floor (next to Bishop Montague’s tomb) to Brian and Margaret Roper acknowledging their charitable and community philanthropy in Bath.

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