Lady Lucy Herbert

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LLH was a Roman Catholic who became a prioress and published at least three devotional works during the early eighteenth century. She may also have written advice on teaching in the convent.
Photograph of a print of Lady Lucy Herbert from a Jacobite broadside, in the early 1690s before she became a nun. She stands before an outdoor background wearing a simple, long, dark gown with white at the neck and wrists, and a dark cloak. Her dark hair is pulled back except for two tiny curls. Below a printed caption reads: "Lady Lucy Herbert, Sister of Winifred Countess of Nithsdale."
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Milestones

1668 or 1669
LLH was born at the fortified stronghold of Powis Castle in Montgomeryshire, the youngest but one of a large and distinguished Roman Catholic family.
Henrietta Tayler gives the year of her birth as 1668; the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography gives it as 1669. Under the old-style calendar the months now dated January to March 1669 would have formed part of 1668.
Tayler, Henrietta. Lady Nithsdale and her Family. Lindsay Drummond.
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Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
Tayler, Henrietta. Lady Nithsdale and her Family. Lindsay Drummond.
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Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
1722
Several Excellent Methods of Hearing Mass, the earliest book generally recognised as by LLH , was published at Bruges. Long after her death this became part two of The Devotions of the Lady Lucy Herbert of Powis, 1873.
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Feminist Companion Archive.
1743
The year before LLH died another volume of her religious writing, Several Methods and Practises of Devotions, was issued at Bruges. In due course this became part one of her collected Devotions in 1873.
Feminist Companion Archive.
19 January 1744
Mother Teresa Joseph (LLH ) died at her convent, that of the English Augustinians at Bruges.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.

Biography

Birth and Family

1668 or 1669
LLH was born at the fortified stronghold of Powis Castle in Montgomeryshire, the youngest but one of a large and distinguished Roman Catholic family.
Henrietta Tayler gives the year of her birth as 1668; the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography gives it as 1669. Under the old-style calendar the months now dated January to March 1669 would have formed part of 1668.
Tayler, Henrietta. Lady Nithsdale and her Family. Lindsay Drummond.
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Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
Tayler, Henrietta. Lady Nithsdale and her Family. Lindsay Drummond.
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Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.