Coy, Sister Dorothy

Wesley Deaconess (formerly Mary Foster Coy). She was from a religious middle-class family and trained as a nurse. Entering the Wesley Deaconess Order in 1892, she became sister-in-charge for ten years of the second Branch House, Calvert House in Leicester, opened in November that year. She trained deaconesses there and from 1896 had a great influence in the area as a member of the Board of Guardians, especially through her work among women and girls in the Workhouse and the Cottage Homes. She died on 22 October 1902. Calvert House was furnished initially by her philantropic father, John Coy (1829-1905), a shrewd businessman, who became treasurer in 1896.

  • Flying Leaves, 1905, p.202


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