Who were the Nuns?

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

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Teresa Wood, in religion Teresa Clare.
Born: in Bracon Ash, Norfolk.
Died: 22 Sep 1788 in Bruges, aged 77.

father: Thomas Wood Esq of Bracon Ash, Norfolk
mother: Helen Eyre of Hassop, Derbys

Franciscans, Bruges choir nun.
She was clothed 26 Sep 1728, aged 17.

She professed 15 Oct 1729, aged 17.

School Mistress 1746 - 1752
Discreet 1758 - 1779

She was the cousin of Teresa Eyre.
She was the niece of Martha Eyre , Catherine Eyre , Jane Wood.

Sources: BB F59; BC: 64, 72, 74-7, 79-80, 87; BD: 229; BP: 158.

Family tree (Eyre)


Grate sister 1755-58. Although the records of elections show her as an important member of the community, her obit says that for the last 30 years of her life her health was too poor to allow her to participate in community acts.