Elizabeth Bath

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Elizabeth Bath
Born Elizabeth Paddy
(1776-02-17)17 February 1776
Died 3 October 1844(1844-10-03) (aged 68)
Nationality U.K.
Period Romantic period
Notable works Poems, on Various Occasions (1806)
Spouse Henry Bath

sister of Mary Osler (née Paddy)

great aunt of William Osler

Elizabeth Bath, née Paddy, (1776–1844)[1] was an English poet. She was the author of a collection of sixty-six poems published by subscription in 1806 in Bristol. She was a member of the Society of Friends.[2]


Elizabeth Paddy was born on 17 February 1776. She was the daughter of Edward Paddy and Mary (Rowling) of Falmouth, Cornwall.

On 7 November 1796, she married Henry Bath (24 January 1776 – 29 May 1844) a Quaker and metals merchant of Swansea, South Wales, also founder of Henry Bath & Son Ltd., an enterprise currently in existence. They lived at Rosehill House, in Mumbles, Swansea. Elizabeth's sister, Mary, became the wife of Edward Osler and thereby the grandmother of Sir William Osler, the world-renowned physician.[3]

She died on 3 October 1844.


Elizabeth Bath's book is dedicated to a friend "whose sincerity is equaled only by the stability which has ever marked her character." The poems take a variety of forms — some are sonnets; some are longer poems — and they address religion, loss, friendship, sensibility, and other likely topics. The list of subscribers is substantial.

  • Poems, on Various Occasions. Bristol: Printed by J. Desmond, at the Mirror-Office, Small-Street. 1806.


  1. ^ "Individual Item Contents: WPRP 5". Women poets of the Romantic period. UCB Libraries. 
  2. ^ "Poems on various occasions". Internet Archive. [dead link]
  3. ^ "Index: B". Women poets of the Romantic period. UCB Libraries. 

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