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(Wandesford House)

Mary Wandesford

1655 - 1726
devout religious unmarried woman, who was noted for creating an Anglican vocation for women similar to herself
artist unknown
18th century?

York /  Mary Wandesford   York /  Mary Wandesford


Stone bust in a niche in de front facade of Wandesford House. In her will will, dated 4 November 1725, Wandesford left funds for the creation of a "religious house of Protestant retirement" in York for ten poor unmarried woman, thereby creating a religious community for single women.




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Item Code: gbyh074; Photograph: 26 July 2019
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