Who were the Nuns?

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

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Elizabeth Anderton, in religion Mary Baptist.
Born: 1681.
Died: 24 Jan aft 1702 in Dunkirk.

father: Sir Charles Anderton 2nd bart of Lostock, Lancs
mother: Margaret Ireland of Lydiate, Lancs

Benedictines, Dunkirk choir nun.

She professed Aug 1702.

She was the aunt of Brigit Blundell.
She was the great niece of Elizabeth Scarisbrick, Elizabeth Anderton, Alethea Anderton.
She was the sister of Anne Anderton.
She was the niece of Katharine Ireland.

brother: Dom Lawrence Anderton OSB
brother: Rev James Anderton SJ
uncle: Rev Francis Anderton SJ

Sources: Dunkirk History: 45.

Family tree (Anderton of Lostock and Horwich)
Family tree (Hesketh and Norris of Speke)
Family tree (Scarisbrick)


Her brother, Sir Francis Anderton 6th bart, took part in the 1715 Jacobite rebellion.