Who were the Nuns?

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

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Ellen Bradshaigh, in religion Mary Ignatia.
Died: 28 Dec 1673 in Rouen, aged 54.

father: Roger Bradshaigh Esq of Haigh, Lancs
mother: Anne Anderton of Lostock, Lancs

Poor Clares, Gravelines choir nun.
She entered 1639.
She left 1644 to help found another convent.

Poor Clares, Rouen choir nun.
She joined 1644 as a founder member.

She professed 8 Sep 1640, aged 21.

Sacristan , Rouen
Apothecary 1644 - 1656 , Rouen
Novice Mistress in 1656 , Rouen
Vicaress 1670 - 1673 , Rouen

She was the aunt of Ellenor Bradshaigh, Ann Blundell, Margaret Blundell, Elizabeth Scarisbrick.
She was the great aunt of Mary Blundell, Alice Blundell, Dorothy Culcheth, Margarett Culcheth, Frances Culcheth, Mary Culcheth, Jane Culcheth.
She was the cousin of Mary Anderton, Ann Anderton, Dorothy Anderton, Elizabeth Anderton, Elizabeth Tyldesley.
She was the sister-in-law of Margaret Blundell.
She was the sister of Ann Bradshaigh, Elizabeth Bradshaigh.

brother: Rev Richard Barton vere Bradshaigh SJ

Sources: Rouen Poor Clares Profession Book; CRS 14: 73-4; Gravelines MS Chronicle: 77, 84-5; Rouen Chronicle I: 3, 56, 148, 150, 170, 261, 285-7; Bertrand: 94.

Family tree (Anderton of Lostock and Horwich)
Family tree (Bradshaigh of Haigh)


Bertrand, 1857, p94 makes incorrect family links between the Bradshaighs.