Who were the Nuns?

A Prosopographical study of the English Convents in exile 1600-1800

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Elizabeth Hamilton, in religion Augustina.
Died: 7 Oct 1683 in Bruges, aged 74.

father: Francis Bedingfield Esq of Redlingfield, Suffolk
mother: Katherine Fortescue of Salden, Bucks

Augustinians, Bruges choir nun.
She was a widow
She was clothed 13 Nov 1673.

She professed 25 Nov 1674, aged 64.

She was the sister of Philippa Bedingfield, Katherine Bedingfield , Magdalen Bedingfield , Margaret Bedingfield, Ann Bedingfield, Helen Bedingfield, Grace Bedingfield, Frances Bedingfield, Maria Bedingfield, Winefrid Bedingfield.
She was the cousin of Margarita Bedingfield, Jane Bedingfield , Margaret Bedingfield, Anne Bedingfield , Mary Bedingfield, Katherin Beaumont, Margaret Downes , Helen Beaumont, Katherin Beaumont.
She was the aunt of Mary Bedingfield.
She was the great aunt of Agnes Bedingfield, Mary Bedingfield, Dorothy Bedingfield.
She was the mother of Lucy Hamilton, Anne Hamilton, Catherine Hamilton.
She was the niece of Mary Fortescue.

husband: Sir Alexander Hamilton

Sources: CR; Bruges Annals I: 120, 122, 139.

Family tree (Bedingfield of Bedingfield and Redlingfield)
Family tree (Fortescue of Salden)


Lived for years as a widow with Poor Clares in Gravelines; died professed at Bruges, where her younger daughter was Novice Mistress (IBVM/CJ Biographies, 2nd edn. p. 181-2).