Who were the Nuns?

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

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Dorothy Standford, in religion Dorothy Colett.
Died: 23 May 1679 in Gravelines, aged 50.

father: William Stanford Esq of Perry Hall, Staffs
mother: Dorothy Pershall of Horsley, Staffs

Poor Clares, Gravelines choir nun.

She professed 6 Mar 1649, aged 20. Her dowry was 750 ll.

She was the cousin of Ann Anderton, Dorothy Anderton, Elizabeth Anderton, Mary Anderton, Dorothy Fleetwood, Anne Stanford, Mary Powdrell.
She was the niece of Philippa Pershall, Frances Stamford.

Sources: Gravelines Profession Book: 78-9; Gravelines MS Chronicle: 230-5.

Family tree (Sheldon of Beoly-Canning-Fowler-Fleetwood-Pershall)
Family tree (Shelley of Michelgrove-Cotton of Warblington)


Sent with sister to Ursulines, Liege, but she did not continue: chr 230-1