Who were the Nuns?

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

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Ann Anderton, in religion Ann Clare.
Died: 30 Nov 1664 in Dunkirk, aged 38.

father: Roger Anderton Esq of Birchley Hall, Lancs
mother: Anne Stanford of Perry Hall, Staffs

Poor Clares, Gravelines choir nun.
She left 1652 to help found another convent.

Poor Clares, Dunkirk choir nun.
She joined 1652 as a founder member.

She professed 3 Nov 1646, aged 20.

She was the sister of Elizabeth Anderton, Mary Anderton, Dorothy Anderton.
She was the cousin of Elizabeth Bradshaigh, Ann Bradshaigh, Ellen Bradshaigh, Elizabeth Tyldesley, Dorothy Standford, Mary Powdrell.
She was the niece of Frances Stamford.

Sources: Dunkirk Obit: 12; CRS 14: 76.

Family tree (Leveson of Wolverhampton-Stanford of Perry Hall)
Family tree (Shelley of Michelgrove-Cotton of Warblington)


Sent in 1652 to found the convent in Dunkirk. Her father ran a secret printing press from home