Who were the Nuns?

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

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Maria Agnes Gilibrand, in religion Maria Agnes.
Born: in Chorley, Lancs.
Died: 24 Aug 1783 in Ghent.

father: Thomas Gillebrand of Lancs
mother: Aloisie Weysby

Benedictines, Ghent choir nun.
She was clothed 22 Aug 1730, aged 17.

She professed 24 Aug 1731, aged 18.

She was the great niece of Anna Westby.
She was the kinswoman of Bridget Westby.

Sources: Ghent Annals: 61, 72; RAG B4687/3: 30r, 39v.

Family tree (Blundell of Crosby)
Family tree (Westby-Allen of Rossall-Worthington-Haydock)


Jubilarian in 1783