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Offline samhuzz

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Nuns in the family
« on: Wednesday 08 May 19 19:46 BST (UK) »
Hello there

Does anyone have any idea where I would find more details on a relation who was a nun? She was born in 1908 but I don't have any other info, except her name etc.

Thanks
Towers Leicestershire
Pollard Cornwall
Willoughby Oxfordshire
Whatton Staffordshire/Leicestershire
Knifton Leicestershire/Nottinghamshire
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Re: Nuns in the family
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 09 May 19 11:29 BST (UK) »
This is an area I have found very difficult to research too.
Without knowing the order they are very difficult to follow up on.
I do hope someone post a reply to you that will help.


Because they gave up their earthly name many who died before 1966 (and within a couple of years) were registered as their religious name and sometimes without reference to their birth name which is really stiffling.
Kearney & Bourke/ Johns & Fox/ Mannion & Finan/ Donohoe & Curley
Byrne [Carthy], Keeffe/ Germaine, Butler/ McDermott, Giblin/ Lally, Dolan
Toole, Doran; Dowling, Grogan/ Reilly, Burke; Warren, Kidd [Lawless]/ Smith, Scally; Mangan, Rodgers/ Fahy, Calday; Staunton, Miller
Further generations:
Brophy Coleman Eathorn(e) Fahy Fitzpatrick Geraghty Haverty Keane Keogh Nowlan Rowe Walder

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Re: Nuns in the family
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 09 May 19 23:31 BST (UK) »
Any idea where her convent was or what sort of order. e.g. teaching, nursing?
Catholic Family History Society have a publication 'Index to Nuns'. Catholic FHS old website had blogs about various topics.
She may have joined the order which taught at a school she attended or another local order.