Who were the Nuns?

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

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Elisabeth Smythe, in religion Winefride.
Born: 1608.
Died: aft 1672.

father: Sir Francis Smith of Ashby Folville, Leics
mother: Anne Markham of Ollerton, Notts

Benedictines, Ghent choir nun.

She professed 31 Mar 1635, aged 31.


She was the great aunt of Anne Throckmorton, Elizabeth Throckmorton, Elizabeth Smith, Margaret Hungate.
She was the aunt of Mary Smyth, Francisca Smith, Alethea Anderton, Ursula Eyre, Aurelia Thwaytes, Elizabeth Smith, Dorothy Eyre, Elizabeth Anderton, Lucy Thwaytes.
She was the niece of Ursula Smith.
She was the cousin of Elizabeth Skinner, Elizabeth Markham, Margaret Markham, Frances Markham.
She was the sister of Frances Smith.

brother: Sir Charles Smith 1st viscount Carington of Oxon

Sources: Ghent Annals list: 197; Ghent Annals: 16; RAG 2773/3; RAG B1326: 135r.

Family tree (Markham)
Family tree (Smith Carington)