Who were the Nuns?

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

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Mary Blundell, in religion Mary Bonaventure.
Died: 16 Jan 1690 in Gravelines, aged 35.

father: William Blundell Esq of Little Crosby, Lancs
mother: Anne Haggerstone of Haggerston, Northd

Poor Clares, Gravelines choir nun.

She professed 26 Jul 1671, aged 17.

She was the aunt of Frances Blundell, Winefride Blundell, Ann Blundell, Margarett Blundell, Mary Blundell.
She was the kinswoman of Anne Massey.
She was the sister of Alice Blundell, Margaret Blundell, Jane Blundel, Clare Blundell.
She was the niece of Ann Blundell, Margaret Blundell.
She was the great niece of Ann Bradshaigh, Elizabeth Bradshaigh, Ellen Bradshaigh, Margaret Blundell.

brother: Rev Thomas Blundell SJ
brother: Rev Nicholas Blundell SJ

Sources: Gravelines Profession Book: 93-4; Gravelines MS Chronicle: 238-43.

Family tree (Blundell of Crosby)


Came over with Elizabeth Scarisbrick who became Aug. Bruges. Cousin Constantia Massey, Franciscan, according to the chr 238. She was actually first cousin once removed, so here labelled kinswoman.