Who were the Nuns?

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

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Ann Tyldesley, in religion Ann.
Born: 1641 in Lancs.
Died: 12 Dec 1720 in Paris, aged 79.

father: Sir Thomas Tyldesley of Morley Hall, Lancs
mother: Frances Standish of Standish, Lancs

Augustinians, Paris choir nun.

She professed 25 Jan 1657.

Prioress 1698 - 1720

sponsor: stone statue of St Augustine

She was the sister of Dorothy Tyldesley, Elizabeth Tyldesley.
She was the great aunt of Eleanor Tyldesley, Mary Tyldesley, Anne Tyldesley, Francisca Tyldesley, Brigit Blundell.
She was the great niece of Elizabeth Tyldesley.

Sources: Paris pd; Cedoz ms list; Chapter Book: 35, 50, 54, 57.

Family tree (Anderton of Lostock and Horwich)
Family tree (Standish of Standish)


In 1714 she tied with Ann Throckmorton to be superior but won in a draw of 'beans and peas'.

Her father, who was killed fighting for the royalists in the Civil War, was patron of the martyr, Fr Ambrose Barlow OSB (ODNB).

She succeeded Eugenia Perkins as superior, Perkins advising the sisters to elect her.

On 16 Jul 1708 there were huge celebrations to mark the tenth anniversary of her being superior and her jubilee of 50 years since her clothing. On 4 Sep 1708 a stone statue of St Augustine was placed at the east-end of the garden which she paid to have made with gifts she had received at her jubilee.

Her patron was St Paul.