Who were the Nuns?

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

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Ann Blundell, in religion Clare Collett.
Died: 26 Jan 1667 in Dunkirk, aged 42.

father: Nicholas Blundell Esq of Little Crosby, Lancs
mother: Jane Bradshaigh of Haigh, Lancs

Poor Clares, Gravelines choir nun.
She left 1655 .

Poor Clares, Dunkirk choir nun.
She arrived 1655.

She professed 12 Aug 1640, aged 16.

Novice Mistress , Dunkirk
Abbess 1665 - 1667 , Dunkirk

She was the great aunt of Frances Blundell, Winefride Blundell, Ann Blundell, Margarett Blundell, Mary Blundell.
She was the aunt of Alice Blundell, Mary Blundell, Jane Blundel.
She was the sister of Margaret Blundell.
She was the cousin of Elizabeth Gillibrand, Margaret Gillibrand, Ellenor Bradshaigh, Elizabeth Scarisbrick.
She was the niece of Ann Bradshaigh, Elizabeth Bradshaigh, Ellen Bradshaigh, Margaret Blundell.

nephew: Rev Thomas Blundell SJ
nephew: Rev Nicholas Blundell SJ

Sources: Dunkirk Obit: 7-8; CRS 14: 72.

Family tree (Blundell of Crosby)
Family tree (Bradshaigh of Haigh)
Family tree (Hesketh and Norris of Speke)