Who were the Nuns?

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

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Frances Culcheth, in religion Mary Francesca.
Born: 1655/7.
Died: 27 May 1717 in Pontoise, aged 59.

father: Thomas Culcheth Esq of Culcheth, Lancs
mother: Anne Bradshaigh of Haigh, Lancs

Benedictines, Pontoise choir nun.
She was clothed 10 Feb 1676.

She professed 27 Feb 1677, aged 20. Her dowry was 2400 livres.


She was the aunt of Anne Culcheth, Anne Stanley.
She was the sister of Mary Culcheth, Margarett Culcheth, Dorothy Culcheth, Jane Culcheth.
She was the great niece of Ellen Bradshaigh, Ann Bradshaigh, Elizabeth Bradshaigh.
She was the niece of Ellenor Bradshaigh.

Sources: Pontoise ob 68H4: 139; Register Pontoise: 304.

Family tree (Bradshaigh of Haigh)