Henrietta was born about 1751, the daughter of John Fleming of Staholmock. By the age of eleven she was writing poetry. When she was seventeen she married a Dublin Huguenot named Battier. She visited London in 1783-4 where she met Dr. Johnson. She had prepared a manuscript of her poems and Johnson agreed to head the list of subscribers. He reportedly said to her, “Don’t be disheartened my Child, I have been often glad of a Subscription myself.” Publication was delayed until 1791. While in London Henrietta appeared on the stage of the Drury Lane theatre. In Ireland her works satirised Dean Kirwan, who had converted from Catholicism to the Church of Ireland and Lord Fitzgibbon. Henrietta was commissioned to write a poem in honour of freemasonry in 1791, and she took the opportunity to poke a bit of fun at the masons Henrietta was a friend of Thomas Moore. As “Patt. Pindar,” she published a series of pointed political lampoons. A supporter of the United Irishmen and the Defenders Henrietta lampooned the Prince of Wales and the Act of Union. She was a supporter of Irish liberty and religious toleration. Battier has been described as the best writer of satire in Ireland in the late eighteenth century. She wrote a poem entitled ‘The Lemon’ in answer to a poem entitled ‘The Orange’. After her husband died in 1794 she was left in a poor financial state. Henrietta died about 1813 in Sandymount, Dublin.