Winefrid Wigmore (1585-1657) was one of twelve children of Sir William Wigmore and his wife Anne, née Throckmorton of Lucton, Herefordshire. Later sources suggest she was given a broad education by her parents, learning to read and write five languages including Latin. It was a strongly religious household: three of her brothers became Jesuits and two of her sisters joined English convents. While visiting her Throckmorton cousins at Coughton, Warwickshire, Winefrid Wigmore met Mary Ward who was then on the point of joining the Poor Clares. However, instead Ward decided to undertake apostolic work which she considered necessitated living unenclosed. She returned to London in 1609 to establish her new venture: Winefrid Wigmore was one o…
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Bowden, Caroline. "Winefrid Wigmore". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 13 January 2009
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