Who were the Nuns?

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

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Frances Stamford, in religion Frances.
Born: 1595 in Staffs.
Died: 7 Mar 1635 in Bruges, aged 40.

father: Edward Stanford of Perry Hall, Staffs
mother: Mary Shelley of Mapledurham, Oxon

Augustinians, Louvain choir nun.
She was clothed 1617, aged 23.
She left Sep 1629 to help found another convent.

Augustinians, Bruges choir nun.
She joined Sep 1629 as a founder member.

She professed 2 Sep 1619.

Cellarer until 1629 , Louvain
Prioress 1629 - 1635 , Bruges

She was the aunt of Mary Powdrell, Ann Anderton, Dorothy Anderton, Elizabeth Anderton, Mary Anderton, Dorothy Standford.
She was the kinswoman of Mary Flavia Gage, Barbara Gage.

Sources: CR; Bruges Annals I: 3, 15-17; Louvain MS Chronicle: 188.

Family tree (Leveson of Wolverhampton-Stanford of Perry Hall)
Family tree (Shelley of Michelgrove-Cotton of Warblington)