Who were the Nuns?

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

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Elizabeth Bradshaigh, in religion Elizabeth Clare.
Died: 17 Feb 1639 in Gravelines, aged 27.

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

Poor Clares, Gravelines choir nun.

She professed 9 Aug 1630, aged 18.

She was the sister of Ellen Bradshaigh, Ann Bradshaigh.
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.

brother: Fr Richard Barton Vere Bradshaigh SJ

Sources: Gravelines Profession Book: 64.

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


Bertrand 94 makes incorrect family links between the Bradshaighs.