The social status of a nun has been assigned according to that of her father. Although it is likely that there were nuns whose social status was increased through their mother being of a higher rank there their father, there is insufficient data for this to be analysed and it is unlikely to have affected a statistically significant section of the dataset. Where the identity of a nun's father is not known, her social status has been assigned as 'other'.
The following social categories are defined:
- knights or baronet
The number of nuns in the dataset assigned to each category:
Distribution of nuns according to social status of father by convent
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