Isabelle DEWIT (18th)

A beguine from Anderlecht [a suburb of Brussels] is known for her independence of spirit: Isabelle Dewit, who lived in the late eighteenth century. She held a school for the poor of the parish from 1783, which earned her troubles with her superiors and the schoolmaster of the parish. She will be forced to exercise her educational activity to receive the children out of the beguinal enclosure “. (Pascal Majérus, pp. 164-165)

MAJERUS Pascal, Ces femmes qu’on dit béguines. Guides des béguinages de Belgique, Bibliographie et sources d’archives, Archives Générales du Royaume, 1997, Tomes 1 et 2