Who were the Nuns?

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

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Mary Cross, in religion Mary Xaveria of the Sacred Hearts.
Born: 1773 in Ince Blundell, Lancs.
Died: 23 Dec 1804 in New Hall, nr Chelmsford, Essex.

father: Mr Richard Tristram of Ince Blundell, Lancs
mother: Helen Gerard of Kirby Hall, Lancs

Sepulchrines, Liège choir nun.
She entered 18 Dec 1791.

She professed 14 Nov 1793, aged 20. Her dowry was £200.

She was the sister of Margaret Cross.

Sources: Chap: 24.



According to Foley, vii, 183, Tristram was probably the family name and Cross an alias.