Who were the Nuns?

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

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Anne Culcheth, in religion Mary Bede.
Died: 22 May 1748 in Dunkirk.

father: John Culcheth Esq of Culcheth, Lancs
mother: Mary Dickinson of Wrightington, Lancs

Benedictines, Dunkirk choir nun.
She was clothed 21 Nov 1694.

She professed Jan 1696.


She was the niece of Dorothy Culcheth, Margarett Culcheth, Jane Culcheth, Frances Culcheth, Mary Culcheth.
She was the great niece of Ellenor Bradshaigh.
She was the cousin of Anne Stanley, Anne Trafford.

Sources: Dunkirk History: 40-1, 78.

Family tree (Bradshaigh of Haigh)