Who were the Nuns?

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

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Ellenor Bradshaigh, in religion Cecily Frances.
Died: 12 Aug 1650 in Rouen, aged 26.

father: James Bradshaigh Esq of Haigh, Lancs
mother: Anne Norreys of Speke, Lancs

Poor Clares, Gravelines choir nun.
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 18.

She was the cousin of Ann Blundell, Margaret Blundell, Elizabeth Scarisbrick.
She was the aunt of Dorothy Culcheth, Margarett Culcheth, Frances Culcheth, Mary Culcheth, Jane Culcheth.
She was the great aunt of Anne Culcheth, Anne Stanley, Anne Trafford.
She was the niece of Ann Bradshaigh, Elizabeth Bradshaigh, Ellen Bradshaigh.

brother: Sir Roger Bradshaigh knt

Sources: Rouen Poor Clares Profession Book; CRS 14: 74; Rouen Chronicle I: 3, 20, 80, 82, 96.

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


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