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Wheelwright, Esther [name in religion Marie-Joseph de l’Enfant Jésus; known as Mother Esther] (1696–1780), captive and Ursuline nun, was the fourth of eleven children born to John Wheelwright and his wife Mary, neé Snell. She was born in the town of ...


Esther Wheelwright (1696–1780), by unknown artist, c. 1763

Massachusetts Historical Society, Boston, MA, USA/Bridgeman Images