Who were the Nuns?

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

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Elizabeth Anderton, in religion Elizabeth.
Born: 1641.
Died: 2 Apr 1736 in Paris, aged 95.

father: Christopher Anderton Esq Cath of Lostock, Lancs
mother: Alathea Smith Cath of Wootton Wawen, Warws

Augustinians, Paris choir nun.

She professed 1664.

Sub-Prioress 1702 - 1714 (at the earliest)

She was the cousin of Dorothy Eyre, Francisca Smith, Ursula Eyre, Aurelia Thwaytes, Lucy Thwaytes, Mary Smyth, Elizabeth Smith.
She was the sister of Alethea Anderton.
She was the great aunt of Anne Anderton, Elizabeth Anderton.
She was the kinswoman of Mary Heton, Ann Standish.
She was the great niece of Ursula Smith.
She was the niece of Frances Smith, Elisabeth Smythe.

brother: Fr Bruno Anderton
uncle: Sir Charles Smith 1st viscount Carington of Oxon

Sources: Cedoz ms list; Chapter Book: 42, 46, 50.

Family tree (Anderton of Lostock and Horwich)
Family tree (Smith Carington)


Father was cousin to Dorothy, Ann, Elizabeth and Mary Anderton, and Ellen, Ann and Elizabeth Bradshaigh, and Elizabeth Tildesley, all nuns at the Gravelines Poor Clares.

She was elected to the council in 1697, succeeding Margaret Parker.