Who were the Nuns?

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

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Dorothy Anderton, in religion Dorothy Ignatiaatia.
Died: 14 Jul 1658 in Gravelines, aged 56.

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

Poor Clares, Gravelines choir nun.

She professed 19 Aug 1630, aged 24.

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

Sources: Gravelines Profession Book: 65.

Family tree (Anderton of Lostock and Horwich)
Family tree (Leveson of Wolverhampton-Stanford of Perry Hall)
Family tree (Shelley of Michelgrove-Cotton of Warblington)


Her father ran a secret printing press from home

The parents supplied by notes to the CRS volume are certainly incorrect. There would have been an age gap of almost thirty years with one of those alleged to be her sisters. Unfortunately, showing who her true parents were is not currently possible. The pedigree given by Foley of the main branches of this family is inconsistent and contradictory. KKR.

The manuscript profession book gives the date of her death as 14 Jul 1659 and her age at death 52.