Who were the Nuns?

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

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Mary Somersett, in religion Mary Frances of St Anne.
Born: in London.
Died: 29 May 1745 in Lierre, aged 78.

father: Henry Somerset count of the Empire of Pauntley Court, Gloucs
mother: Anne Aston of Tixall, Staffs

Carmelites, Lierre choir nun.

She professed 6 Aug 1686, aged 19. Her dowry was 9000 fl.

She was the niece of Gertrude Aston.
She was the great niece of Gertrude Thimelby.
She was the kinswoman of Margaret Aston.

Sources: Liv-I: 291-95.

Family tree (Aston of Forfar)