Margaret Leigh

Female, #8521, (after 1496 - )
Father*Ralph Legh (s 1474 - )
Mother*Joyce Culpeper (1480 - a 1525)
Married Name Her married name was Arundel. 
Birth*after 1496 Margaret was born after 1496. 
Marriage* She married Thomas Arundel

Family

Thomas Arundel (say 1494 - 1532)
Last Edited5 Aug 2000

Thomas Arundel

Male, #8522, (say 1494 - 1532)
Birth*say 1494 Thomas was born say 1494. 
Marriage* He married Margaret Leigh
Death*1532 He died in 1532. 

Family

Margaret Leigh (after 1496 - )
Last Edited6 Aug 2000

Isabel Leigh

Female, #8523, (say 1497 - )
Father*Ralph Legh (s 1474 - )
Mother*Joyce Culpeper (1480 - a 1525)
Married Name Her married name was Baynton. 
Birth*say 1497 Isabel was born say 1497. 
Marriage* She married Sir Edward Baynton
Biography* From Joyce's first marriage came Isabel Leigh, born abt. 1495, who married Sir Edward Baynton, one of the largest landowners in
Wiltshire. Thier son Henry Baynton married Anne Cavendish, whose father, Sir William, was the ancestor of the Cavendish family, Dukes of Devonshire. This was through his marriage to Bess of Hardwick. Henry Baynton and Anne Cavendish had four sons, the fourth of which, Ferdinand born 1566, married Jane Weare and produced Anne Baynton, born 1602. Anne Baynton married Christopher Batt, gent., of Wiltshire and they emigrated to Massachusetts in 1638, where he became a prominent merchant in Boston. From them came many
New England descendants. Source: Brandon Fradd, quoting the research of Walter Godwin Davis. 

Family

Sir Edward Baynton (say 1495 - )
Last Edited17 Dec 1999

Joyce Leigh

Female, #8524, (after 1496 - )
Father*Ralph Legh (s 1474 - )
Mother*Joyce Culpeper (1480 - a 1525)
Married Name Her married name was Stanney. 
Birth*after 1496 Joyce was born after 1496. 
Marriage* She married John Stanney

Family

John Stanney (say 1494 - )
Last Edited5 Aug 2000

John Stanney

Male, #8525, (say 1494 - )
Birth*say 1494 John was born say 1494. 
Marriage* He married Joyce Leigh

Family

Joyce Leigh (after 1496 - )
Last Edited5 Aug 2000

Edmund Trafford

Male, #8526, (say 1513 - )
Birth*say 1513 Edmund was born say 1513. 
Marriage* He married Mary Howard

Family

Mary Howard (after 1515 - )
Last Edited19 Aug 2000

Sir Edward Baynton

Male, #8527, (say 1495 - )
Birth*say 1495 Edward was born say 1495. 
Marriage* He married Isabel Leigh

Family

Isabel Leigh (say 1497 - )
Last Edited14 Sep 2002

John Leigh

Male, #8528, (after 1496 - )
Father*Ralph Legh (s 1474 - )
Mother*Joyce Culpeper (1480 - a 1525)
Birth*after 1496 John was born at England after 1496. 
Last Edited12 Feb 2005

Ralph Leigh

Male, #8529, (after 1496 - )
Father*Ralph Legh (s 1474 - )
Mother*Joyce Culpeper (1480 - a 1525)
Birth*after 1496 Ralph was born at England after 1496. 
Last Edited12 Feb 2005

William Culpeper of Preston Hall in Aylesford, co. Kent1

Male, #8530, (say 1430 - 5 Mar 1502)
Father*Sir William Culpeper of Preston Hall, Knight (s 1387 - 20 Jul 1457)
Mother*Elizabeth Ferrers of Groby (s 1392 - 1460)
Name-AltSpell This surname is sometimes spelled Culpepper. 
Name-AltSpell This surname is sometimes spelled Colepeper. 
Birth*say 1430 William was born at Preston Hall, Aylesford, co. Kent, England, say 1430. 
Marriage*say 1452 He married Margaret Pedwardine at Aylesford, co. Kent, England, say 1452. 
Death of Father20 Jul 1457 His father Sir William Culpeper of Preston Hall, Knight died on 20 Jul 1457. 
Death of Mother1460 His mother Elizabeth Ferrers of Groby died in 1460 at West Peckham, co. Kent, England
Birth of Sonbefore 1472 His son Edward Culpeper of Preston Hall in Aylesford, co. Kent was born before 1472. 
Death*5 Mar 1502 He died on 5 Mar 1502. 
Biography* William succeeded to Preston Hall upon the death of his older brother, Richard. However, Richard and Isabell's daughter, Margaret, suceeded her father at Oxenhoath, and by her, Oxenhoath was passed to the Cottons. Inq. p.m. 30 Jan 18 Henry VII (1502/3.) 

Family

Margaret Pedwardine (say 1433 - )
Marriage*say 1452 He married Margaret Pedwardine at Aylesford, co. Kent, England, say 1452. 
Child
ChartsThe 12th century Culpepers of England: Descendant Chart (16 generations, Males only)
Last Edited9 Nov 2010

Citations

  1. Col. F.W.T. Attree R.E./F.S.A. & Rev. J.H.L. Booker M.A., "Colepeper of Aylesford Pedigree in The Sussex Colepepers, Part I", Sussex Archaelogical Collection, Vol. XLVII, 1904.

Joan Sheldon1

Female, #8531, (say 1472 - )
Father*(?) Sheldon co. Bedford (s 1442 - )
Birth*say 1472 Joan was born say 1472. 
Married Namesay 1492  As of say 1492, her married name was Culpepper. 
Married Namesay 1492  As of say 1492, her married name was Colepeper. 
Married Namesay 1492  As of say 1492, her married name was Culpeper. 
Marriage*say 1492 She married Edward Culpeper of Preston Hall in Aylesford, co. Kent say 1492. 
Birth of Sonsay 1494 Her son John Culpeper of Preston Hall, Aylesford, Esq. was born say 1494. 

Family

Edward Culpeper of Preston Hall in Aylesford, co. Kent (before 1472 - 1533)
Child
Last Edited26 Sep 2002

Citations

  1. Col. F.W.T. Attree R.E./F.S.A. & Rev. J.H.L. Booker M.A., "Colepeper of Aylesford Pedigree in The Sussex Colepepers, Part I", Sussex Archaelogical Collection, Vol. XLVII, 1904.

John Culpeper of Preston Hall, Aylesford, Esq.1

Male, #8532, (say 1494 - 1550)
Father*Edward Culpeper of Preston Hall in Aylesford, co. Kent (b 1472 - 1533)
Mother*Joan Sheldon (s 1472 - )
Name-AltSpell This surname is sometimes spelled Culpepper. 
Name-AltSpell This surname is sometimes spelled Colepeper. 
Birth*say 1494 John was born say 1494. 
Marriage*say 1516 He married Jane Whetenhall say 1516. 
Birth of Son1517 His son Sir Thomas Culpeper of Preston Hall, Knight was born in 1517.2 
Birth of Sonsay 1527 His son Richard Culpeper of St. Bartholomew in Smithfield was born say 1527. 
Birth of Sonsay 1529 His son John Culpeper of Grays Inn, Essex was born say 1529. 
Death of Father1533 His father Edward Culpeper of Preston Hall in Aylesford, co. Kent died in 1533. 
Birth of Sonsay 1533 His son Edward Culpeper was born say 1533. 
Death*1550 He died in 1550. 
Biography* The Colepeper of Aylesford pedigree (used here) shows John as the son of Edward Colepeper of Aylesford and Joanna Sheldon, daughter of ... Sheldon, co. Bedford. Edward is then shown as the son of William Colepeper of Preston Hall and Margaret Pedwardine. And William is shown as the son of Sir William Colepeper of Aylesford and the daughter of Lord Ferrers. It also says of John, "ob. 4 Edward VI [1550], Inq. p.m. 6 Elizabeth [1563]. This is the same lineage as shown in the Colepeper of Preston Hall and Oxenhoath pedigree found in "Leeds Castle"
      Another pedigree skips one whole generation by combining two, showing that John is the son of William Colepeper of Aylesford and Joan Sheldon. And then this William is the son of Sir William and the dau of Lord Ferrers. 
Will23 Dec 1648 He is mentioned in the will of Sir William Culpeper of Preston Hall in Aylesford, 1st Bart. at Aylesford, co. Kent, England, on 23 Dec 1648.3 

Family

Jane Whetenhall (say 1497 - )
Marriage*say 1516 He married Jane Whetenhall say 1516. 
Children
ChartsThe 12th century Culpepers of England: Descendant Chart (16 generations, Males only)
Last Edited9 Nov 2010

Citations

  1. Col. F.W.T. Attree R.E./F.S.A. & Rev. J.H.L. Booker M.A., "Colepeper of Aylesford Pedigree in The Sussex Colepepers, Part I", Sussex Archaelogical Collection, Vol. XLVII, 1904.
  2. James H. Sephton, Preston Hall, Aylesford, 496 Station Road, Aylesford, Kent: J. H. Sephton, 1997, Repository: Warren Culpepper's Personal Library.
    p. 10.
  3. Public Records Office, National Archives, London.
    Will of Sir William Colepeper of Preston Hall in Aylesford (#8550), dated 23 Dec 1648, proved 5 Nov 1661, P.C.C., 208 Grey, transcribed by Charles Andrew Grigsby from images at: http://gen.culpepper.com/archives/uk/wills/images/William_of_Aylesford_1651.pdf.

Jane Whetenhall1

Female, #8533, (say 1497 - )
Father*William Whetenhall (s 1467 - )
Birth*say 1497 Jane was born say 1497. 
Marriage*say 1516 She married John Culpeper of Preston Hall, Aylesford, Esq. say 1516. 
Married Namesay 1516  As of say 1516, her married name was Culpeper. 
Name-AltSpell This surname is sometimes spelled Colepeper. 
Name-AltSpell This surname is sometimes spelled Culpepper. 
Biography* Her father was sheriff in 1526. 
Birth of Son1517 Her son Sir Thomas Culpeper of Preston Hall, Knight was born in 1517.2 
Birth of Sonsay 1527 Her son Richard Culpeper of St. Bartholomew in Smithfield was born say 1527. 
Birth of Sonsay 1529 Her son John Culpeper of Grays Inn, Essex was born say 1529. 
Birth of Sonsay 1533 Her son Edward Culpeper was born say 1533. 

Family

John Culpeper of Preston Hall, Aylesford, Esq. (say 1494 - 1550)
Marriage*say 1516 She married John Culpeper of Preston Hall, Aylesford, Esq. say 1516. 
Children
Last Edited3 Jun 2011

Citations

  1. Col. F.W.T. Attree R.E./F.S.A. & Rev. J.H.L. Booker M.A., "Colepeper of Aylesford Pedigree in The Sussex Colepepers, Part I", Sussex Archaelogical Collection, Vol. XLVII, 1904.
  2. James H. Sephton, Preston Hall, Aylesford, 496 Station Road, Aylesford, Kent: J. H. Sephton, 1997, Repository: Warren Culpepper's Personal Library.
    p. 10.

Anne Culpeper1

Female, #8534, (say 1535 - )
Father*John Culpeper of Preston Hall, Aylesford, Esq. (s 1494 - 1550)
Mother*Jane Whetenhall (s 1497 - )
Name-AltSpell This surname is sometimes spelled Culpepper. 
Name-AltSpell This surname is sometimes spelled Colepeper. 
Birth*say 1535 Anne was born say 1535. 
Married Namesay 1556  As of say 1556, her married name was Sedley. 
Marriage*say 1556 She married John Sedley of Southfleet say 1556. 
Biography* E-mail to Stephen Holleyfrom Warren L. Culpepper, April 2000:
.
The sources of my information that Anne Culpeper was the daughter of John Culpeper and Jane Whetenhall, and married John Sedley (Sydley) were:
.
      (1) a pedigree chart entitled "Colepeper of Aylesford", included in "The Sussex Colepepers, Part I", published in "Sussex Archaelogical Collection", Vol. XLVII, 1904, pages 47-81, and
.
      (2) a pedigree chart entitled "No. 2--Colepeper of Preston Hall and
Oxenhoath" found on page 174 in "The History of Leads Castle", 1868, by C. Wykeham-Martin.
.
The source of my information that Anne Culpepper and John Sedley had a daughter named Anne (Anna) who married "Christopher Blower of Silham in Raynham" was only #2 above.
.
There was no documented genealogical support for Mr. Wykeham-Martin's work. Several times I have found that it is in conflict with other sources and with my own deductive reasoning, so I tend to discount its credibility when challenged by contrary evidence.
.
You asked, "Could Anne have married twice, first to John Sedley, then to Christopher Blore? Or were there actually two daughters whose names have become muddled?" I think either of these theories could be correct.
.
As to the 1558 estimated year of birth for Christopher Blore, I'll have to accept responsibility for that. It could easily be off by 25 or more years. It could be off even more if he married someone who was a generation earlier than my estimate assumed. I've tried to assign estimated years of birth to everyone in our old English records as it generally helps sort things out. I do know that John Culpeper died in 1550 and his children appear to have been born during the period of 1515-1535. It appears that Ann may have been the last of those children. If Christopher married Ann, then presumably he was born about the time of her birth or a few years earlier. My assumption of his birth circa 1558 was based on my questionable belief that he married Ann, a grandchild of John Culpeper, and Christopher, therefore, was probably born 25 or so years after the circa 1535 birth of his mother-in-law, Ann Sedley Culpeper.... 
Will14 Sep 1559 She is mentioned in the will of John Culpeper of Grays Inn, Essex at Greys Inn, co. Essex, England, on 14 Sep 1559.2,3 

Family

John Sedley of Southfleet (say 1535 - after 29 Mar 1581)
Marriage*say 1556 She married John Sedley of Southfleet say 1556. 
Child
Last Edited3 Jun 2011

Citations

  1. Col. F.W.T. Attree R.E./F.S.A. & Rev. J.H.L. Booker M.A., "Colepeper of Aylesford Pedigree in The Sussex Colepepers, Part I", Sussex Archaelogical Collection, Vol. XLVII, 1904.
  2. E-mail written 2007 to Warren Culpepper from Charles Andrew Grigsby, England, e-mail address.
    Transcribed the will of John Culpeper of Grays Inn, Essex (1559), from the PRO images.
  3. Public Records Office, National Archives, London.
    Image of will at: http://gen.culpepper.com/archives/uk/wills/images/John_of_Grays_1562.pdf.

Sir Thomas Culpeper of Preston Hall, Knight1

Male, #8536, (1517 - 1587)
Father*John Culpeper of Preston Hall, Aylesford, Esq. (s 1494 - 1550)
Mother*Jane Whetenhall (s 1497 - )
Name-AltSpell This surname is sometimes spelled Culpepper. 
Name-AltSpell This surname is sometimes spelled Colepeper. 
Birth*1517 Thomas was born in 1517.2 
Marriage*say 1547 He married Margaret Culpeper say 1547. 
Birth of Sonsay 1549 His son Sir Thomas Culpeper of Preston Hall in Aylesford, co. Kent was born say 1549. 
Death of Father1550 His father John Culpeper of Preston Hall, Aylesford, Esq. died in 1550. 
Will14 Sep 1559 He is mentioned in the will of John Culpeper of Grays Inn, Essex at Greys Inn, co. Essex, England, on 14 Sep 1559.3,4 
Divorce*1576 He and Margaret Culpeper were divorced in 1576. 
Marriage*say 1577 He married Martine Ridge say 1577. 
Biography* On the accession of Queen Mary in July 1553, Thomas joined the rebellion with Sir Thomas Wyatt the Younger (1521-1554). Consequently, the estate of Preston was presented to Mr. Cartwright, the Deputy Sheriff. Thomas was confined in the Tower of London. He had a fellow prisoner in Thomas Fane (Sir Thomas Fane of Mereworth, co. Kent), who had married Thomas's cousin Elizabeth Culpeper (Elizabeth Culpeper).
     They appear to have been Protestant martyrs, as suggested by their inscription on the stone wall of their cell: "Be thou faithful to the end and I will give you a crown of eternal life -- 1554, T Fane, T Culpeper, of Ailsford, Kent." (A quotation from Revelation 2:10.)
     They were pardoned and Fane lived to become Sir Thomas Fane of Mereworth Castle. The estate of Preston was restored to Thomas Culpeper, who later became a Revenue Commissioner. In 1561 he was Purveyor of Rochester Bridge.
     Two labourers, John Mylles and Isaac Frenche, with the latter's wife Agnes, were indicted for grand larceny before judges John Southcote and Thomas Gawdy at Rochester Assizes on 19 Mar 1579. On 11 Oct 1578, the indicted broke into the house of Thomas Culpepper at Aylesford and stole twelve table napkins (valued at 5s), eighteen table napkins (4s), two tablecloths (4s), two long towels [value omitted], a pair of sheets (2s) and a pillowbar (16d) belonging to Thomas, and three smocks (3s), two aprons (2s) and a kerchief (6d) belonging to his daughter Anna. Mylles and Isaac Frenche were found guilty and allowed clergy.5 
Will*18 Jul 1587 He made a will on 18 Jul 1587.

In the name of God Amen.
     I Thomas Colepeper of Aylesford in the County of Kent the Elder being weak of body but perfect of memory Lord be therefore given to God the Eighteenth day of July and in the year of our Lord God One Thousand Five Hundred and Eighty and Seven (18 Jul 1587).
     I do make my Last Will and Testament in manner and form following wherein First I bequeath my soul into the hands of my Redeemer and my Body to be buried at the discretion of mine Executors and as following the disposition of my goods and chattels.
     I Will to every of my daughter Mary Crispe (Mary Culpeper) of her children Forty Pounds of lawful money of England to them to be paid in manner and form following that is to say every one of her sons Forty Pounds when they attain the full age of Twenty and One years and to every of her daughters Forty Pounds when they shall come to the full age Seventeen years and further
     I Will to every one of my daughters Forty Pounds when that shall come to the full age of seventeen years and further
     I will to every of my daughter Anne Crispe (Anne Culpeper) her children the like sum of Forty Pounds to be in like sort generally to them in manner and form following that is to say to every one of her sons Forty pounds when they accomplish the full age of Twenty and One years and to every of her daughters Forty Pounds when that shall attain the age of Seventeen years and I further express and declare and my intent and meaning is that these several legacies before by these present devised shall be generally given and paid to them by my said Executors when they shall generally accomplish their said ages of Twenty One years and Seventeen Years as in above expressed and further
     I will and bequeath to my daughter Elizabeth Culpepper (Elizabeth Culpeper) the sum of Three Hundred pounds of like lawful money to be paid unto her by my Executors either at the day of her marriage if shall fortune to be married before she accomplish the age of Eighteen Years or at her age of Eighteen years is she by then be married and further
     I give and bequeath to my well beloved wife Martine Colepeper (Martine Ridge), One Hundred pounds of lawful money of England to her be paid within one whole year after my decease provided always that if I shall not p**rniff and suffer pain Thomas Colepeper (Sir Thomas Culpeper of Preston Hall in Aylesford, co. Kent) peaceably and quietly to have ….. and enjoy all further goods and chattels real and personal whatsoever as by me the said Thomas are to him already given, that then this here present legacy shall be made and finally
     All the residue of my goods and chattels whatsoever I give to my son Thomas Colepeper.
     This is my Last Will and Testament of me the said Thomas Colepeper the Older furthering the description of all my Lands tenements and Heriditatments made the day and year above expressed wherein I do will and devise and give to my son Thomas Colepeper all my Lands Tenements and Hereditaments whatsoever within the County of Kent or elsewhere within the Coastline of England to have and to hold to him the said Thomas Colepeper my son and to the male heirs of his body lawfully begotten and for default of such issue the remainder to the rightful heirs of me the said Thomas Colepeppr the Elder for ever per me Thomas Colepeper
     Witnessed at the making and sealing of this my present Testament, Henry Crispe the Elder (Sir Henry Crispe of Quex in Thanett, Kent), Edward Tryon.6,7 
Death*1587 He died in 1587. 
Probate*1587 Probate action was taken on Thomas's estate in 1587 at co. Kent, England,

13 Rutland. 

Family 1

Margaret Culpeper (say 1525 - )
Marriage*say 1547 He married Margaret Culpeper say 1547. 
Divorce*1576 He and Margaret Culpeper were divorced in 1576. 
Children

Family 2

Martine Ridge (say 1550 - say 1598)
Marriage*say 1577 He married Martine Ridge say 1577. 
ChartsThe 12th century Culpepers of England: Descendant Chart (16 generations, Males only)
Last Edited14 Jun 2011

Citations

  1. Col. F.W.T. Attree R.E./F.S.A. & Rev. J.H.L. Booker M.A., "Colepeper of Aylesford Pedigree in The Sussex Colepepers, Part I", Sussex Archaelogical Collection, Vol. XLVII, 1904.
  2. James H. Sephton, Preston Hall, Aylesford, 496 Station Road, Aylesford, Kent: J. H. Sephton, 1997, Repository: Warren Culpepper's Personal Library.
    p. 10.
  3. E-mail written 2007 to Warren Culpepper from Charles Andrew Grigsby, England, e-mail address.
    Transcribed the will of John Culpeper of Grays Inn, Essex (1559), from the PRO images.
  4. Public Records Office, National Archives, London.
    Image of will at: http://gen.culpepper.com/archives/uk/wills/images/John_of_Grays_1562.pdf.
  5. James H. Sephton, Preston Hall, Aylesford, 496 Station Road, Aylesford, Kent: J. H. Sephton, 1997, Repository: Warren Culpepper's Personal Library.
  6. Public Records Office, National Archives, London.
    Will of Thomas Colepeper of Aylesford (#8536), dated 18 Jul 1587, transcribed by Charles Andrew Grigsby from image at: http://gen.culpepper.com/archives/uk/wills/images/Thomas_of_Aylesford_1588.pdf.
  7. E-mail written 2007 to Warren Culpepper from Charles Andrew Grigsby, England, e-mail address.

Margaret Culpeper1

Female, #8537, (say 1525 - )
Father*Sir Thomas Culpeper of Bedgebury in Goudhurst (s 1501 - 13 May 1558)
Mother*Elizabeth Hawte (s 1504 - s 1540)
Name-AltSpell This surname is sometimes spelled Colepeper. 
Name-AltSpell This surname is sometimes spelled Culpepper. 
Birth*say 1525 Margaret was born say 1525. 
Marriage*say 1547 She married Sir Thomas Culpeper of Preston Hall, Knight say 1547. 
Birth of Sonsay 1549 Her son Sir Thomas Culpeper of Preston Hall in Aylesford, co. Kent was born say 1549. 
Divorce*1576 She and Sir Thomas Culpeper of Preston Hall, Knight were divorced in 1576. 

Family

Sir Thomas Culpeper of Preston Hall, Knight (1517 - 1587)
Children
Last Edited3 Jun 2011

Citations

  1. Col. F.W.T. Attree R.E./F.S.A. & Rev. J.H.L. Booker M.A., "Colepeper of Aylesford Pedigree in The Sussex Colepepers, Part I", Sussex Archaelogical Collection, Vol. XLVII, 1904.

Anna Sedley1

Female, #8538, (say 1561 - )
Father*John Sedley of Southfleet (s 1535 - a 29 Mar 1581)
Mother*Anne Culpeper (s 1535 - )
Birth*say 1561 Anna was born say 1561. 
Marriage*say 1579 She married Christopher Blower of Silham in Raynham say 1579. 
Married Namesay 1579  As of say 1579, her married name was Blower. 

Family

Christopher Blower of Silham in Raynham (say 1558 - )
Last Edited11 Jun 2000

Citations

  1. C. Wykeham-Martin, Pedigree Chart 2 'Colepeper of Preston Hall & Oxenhoath' from The History of Leads Castle, , 1868.

Christopher Blower of Silham in Raynham1

Male, #8539, (say 1558 - )
Birth*say 1558 Christopher was born say 1558. 
Marriage*say 1579 He married Anna Sedley say 1579. 

Family

Anna Sedley (say 1561 - )
Last Edited18 Dec 1999

Citations

  1. C. Wykeham-Martin, Pedigree Chart 2 'Colepeper of Preston Hall & Oxenhoath' from The History of Leads Castle, , 1868.

Anne Culpeper1

Female, #8540, (say 1548 - 1594)
Father*Sir Thomas Culpeper of Preston Hall, Knight (1517 - 1587)
Mother*Margaret Culpeper (s 1525 - )
Name-AltSpell This surname is sometimes spelled Culpepper. 
Name-AltSpell This surname is sometimes spelled Colepeper. 
Name-Comm Her was commonly known as Anna. 
Birth*say 1548 Anne was born say 1548. 
Married Namesay 1566  As of say 1566, her married name was Crispe. 
Marriage*say 1566 She married Henry Crispe of Quex in Thanett, Kent say 1566. 
Birth of Sonsay 1580 Her son Thomas Crispe was born say 1580. 
Birth of Sonsay 1581 Her son Henry Crispe of Quex in Thanett, Kent was born say 1581. 
Will18 Jul 1587 She is mentioned in the will of Sir Thomas Culpeper of Preston Hall, Knight on 18 Jul 1587.2,3 
Death of Father1587 Her father Sir Thomas Culpeper of Preston Hall, Knight died in 1587. 
Death*1594 She died at Aylesford, co. Kent, England, in 1594. 
Burial*1594 Her body was interred in 1594 at Aylesford, co. Kent, England
Biography* Thomas's daughter Anna married Henry Crisp, the fourth son of Sir Henry Crisp. An inscribed brass was inserted in the floor between the central piers of the chancel of the parish church at Aylesford:
`HERE LYETH THE BODIE OF HENRY CRISPE THE FOURTH SONNE OF SIR HENRY CRISP KNIGHT. HE HAD TO WIFE ANNE YE DAUGHTER OF THOMAS CULPEPPER OF AYLESFORD ESQUIRE. THEY HAD ISSUE FYVE SONNES AND ONE DAUGHTER. HE DIED THE SECOND OF DECEMBER 1594.'
This brass plate, measuring 15 in x 4.75 in, was screwed into the wood of a 19th-20th-century parquet floor, suggesting that it may have been removed from its original position.
(Source: James H. Sephton, "Preston Hall, Aylesford", 1997.) 

Family

Henry Crispe of Quex in Thanett, Kent (say 1545 - )
Marriage*say 1566 She married Henry Crispe of Quex in Thanett, Kent say 1566. 
Children
Last Edited3 Jun 2011

Citations

  1. Col. F.W.T. Attree R.E./F.S.A. & Rev. J.H.L. Booker M.A., "Colepeper of Aylesford Pedigree in The Sussex Colepepers, Part I", Sussex Archaelogical Collection, Vol. XLVII, 1904.
  2. Public Records Office, National Archives, London.
    Will of Thomas Colepeper of Aylesford (#8536), dated 18 Jul 1587, transcribed by Charles Andrew Grigsby from image at: http://gen.culpepper.com/archives/uk/wills/images/Thomas_of_Aylesford_1588.pdf.
  3. E-mail written 2007 to Warren Culpepper from Charles Andrew Grigsby, England, e-mail address.

Henry Crispe of Quex in Thanett, Kent1

Male, #8541, (say 1545 - )
Father*Sir Henry Crispe of Quex in Thanett, Kent (s 1515 - )
Mother*Anna Hasselhurst (s 1517 - )
Birth*say 1545 Henry was born say 1545. 
Marriage*say 1566 He married Anne Culpeper say 1566. 
Biography* 4th son of Sir Henry Crispe. See record for wife, Anne Culpeper, for more information. For additional details on descendants, see the Crispe Pedigree in the Visitation of Kent, 1619. 
Birth of Sonsay 1580 His son Thomas Crispe was born say 1580. 
Birth of Sonsay 1581 His son Henry Crispe of Quex in Thanett, Kent was born say 1581. 

Family

Anne Culpeper (say 1548 - 1594)
Children
Last Edited1 Jan 2000

Citations

  1. Col. F.W.T. Attree R.E./F.S.A. & Rev. J.H.L. Booker M.A., "Colepeper of Aylesford Pedigree in The Sussex Colepepers, Part I", Sussex Archaelogical Collection, Vol. XLVII, 1904.

Sir Thomas Culpeper of Preston Hall in Aylesford, co. Kent1

Male, #8542, (say 1549 - 12 Oct 1604)
Father*Sir Thomas Culpeper of Preston Hall, Knight (1517 - 1587)
Mother*Margaret Culpeper (s 1525 - )
Name-AltSpell This surname is sometimes spelled Culpepper. 
Name-AltSpell This surname is sometimes spelled Colepeper. 
Birth*say 1549 Thomas was born say 1549. 
Marriage*say 1587 He married Maria Pynner say 1587. 
Will18 Jul 1587 He is mentioned in the will of Sir Thomas Culpeper of Preston Hall, Knight on 18 Jul 1587.2,3 
Death of Father1587 His father Sir Thomas Culpeper of Preston Hall, Knight died in 1587. 
Birth of Son1588 His son Sir William Culpeper of Preston Hall in Aylesford, 1st Bart. was born in 1588. 
Birth of Sonsay 1591 His son Thomas Culpeper of Aylesford was born say 1591.1 
Birth of Sonsay 1594 His son Richard Culpeper was born say 1594. 
Will*Dec 1600 He made a will in Dec 1600.

In the name of the Blessed and Holy Trinity the Father Son and Holy Ghost in…. there in power and everlasting and Almighty God Amen.
     I Thomas of Colpepper of Aylesford in the County of Kent Squire being…. of sound mind and perfect Remembrance thanks be to God and aged Forty three years or thereabouts do ordain and make this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following hereby revoking whatsoever.
     I give hereafore said or… in that behalf of other than war have…. first and as the principal of party I with a free heart do give and bequeath my soul into the merciful hands of Almighty God the only Lord of Life make humble and grateful blessings his most glorious…. In the in… if his ….through the passion and mediation of his dearly beloved son. Accept this my…. saviour and redeemer to accept the …. into his…. protection that afore this life ended I may…. the everlasting…. of Heaven prepared from the beginning for his… my body I bequeath to be buried in opine manner surroundings to the difference and injudgment of mine Executrix and remembering my… …. my will and purpose is that our whole and full part of all my messuages lands tennements and heriditaments in whatsoever ….in Aylesford Ditton East Malling St…. and….or where in the countie of Kent. I shall … and be unto my oldest son William Colepepper (Sir William Culpeper of Preston Hall in Aylesford, 1st Bart.) and his haires forever and the other two third part of all my said messuage lands tenements and heriditaments with their appurtenances.
     I will and bequeath in manner and form following that is to say one of the said two third part thereof I bequeath unto John Tufton Esquire my… and Thomas Tennyson... Esquire my brother in law (possibly the husband of Elizabeth Culpeper) to have to them and there assignes for and during their natural life of my deer beloved wife Mary (Maria Pynner) support the…. trust and confidence to them already declared in that behest and the other of the said two third part. I will and bequeath to the said John Tufton and Thomas Tennyson and of their assigns forever the…. of this my last will and Testament to have to them until such time as my said son William shall have attained the full age of one and twenty years they the said third part of all my messuage lands tenements and hereditiement bestow in their …unto the said John Tufton and Thomas Tennyson and their assignes until my said William shall attain this said age of one and twenty years and this it also for and formentioned the …. Of this my last will and Testament and after the full age of my said son William and death of my said wife I give and bequeath the said two third….. of the …..before in their …. Bequeathed unto the said John Tufton and Thomas Tennyson as aforesaid unto my said son William and the heirs males of his body hopefully begotten and default of such issue the same to…. my third son Richard Colepepper (Richard Culpeper) and the males heirs maketh of his body hopefully begotton and for default of such issue the same …. To mine …. Right heirs for ever and my will is that Thomas Chamberlaine of …. Farm in the domestie of Middlesex Esquire shall by good assurances and …..in the …. …. And assure and …. To be … and sssired unto the said John Tufton and Thomas Tennyson and their heirs or such after …. …. As they shall nominate in that behest all singular the messuage lands tenements and heriditments in Monkton ……bury otherwise called Monkton ….bury or else made in the county of Northampton for which I have heretofor ….. and …… with him the said Thomas Chamberline or to any other …. or …..whatsoever and I …and bequeath unto my daughter Mary Colepepper (Mary Culpeper) the sum of eight hundred pounds of lawfull English money to be paid unto her when she shall attain the full age of eighteen years also I give and bequeath unto my daughter Ffrances Colepepper (Frances Culpeper) the like sum of eight hundred pounds of lawfull English money to be paid unto her …..he shall have attained the fill age of eighteen years also I give and bequeath unto my said son Thomas Colepepper (Thomas Culpeper of Aylesford) the like sum of eight hundred pounds of lawful English money to be paid unto him when he shall attain the full age of one and twenty years Also I give and bequeath unto my said son Richard Colepepper the like sum of eight hundred pounds of lawful English money to be paid unto him when he shall attain the full age of one and twenty years and if it fortune either or both of my said daughters to depart this life before the or they shall have attained the said age of eighteen years then I will and bequeath the person and persons of….of them so dec…. unto my said two younger sons Thomas and Richard to be paid unto them when they shall formally have attained the full age of one and twenty years and if it shall fortune both my said daughters to depart the life before their said ages of eighteen years and also one of my said younger sons to depart this life before he shall attain the full age of one and twenty years then I will and bequeath the …. And …… formally limited to my said daughters and son so declaring unto my said son William and ….of my said son Thomas and ….. as shall ….. ….. to be bestoweth them to be paid unto them when they shall naturally have attained their full ages herin before mentioned then I will and bequeath all the said party and …. Of my said daughters and younger sons unto my said son William to be paid unto him …. He shall have attained the full age of one and twenty years and if it shall fortune that my said wife shall be with child at the time of my death then I give unto such child whether son or daughter the sum of ****** of lawful English money to be paid when the said child shall attain the full age of one and twenty years being a son or the age of eighteen years if it fortune to be a daughter, and my purpose and reasoning is that my said daughters and younger sons shall be virtually brought up with the profit of their said ….fortune
     And of this my last will and testament do ordain and make my said beloved wife Mary and the said John Tufton and Thomas Tennyson to be my Executors requiring them to have that honesty and religious …. In ……. Hereof and in payment of my debts and to them in that behest appropriately in ….. ….. of I have herunto set my hand and seal this****day of December in the three an fortieth year of the reign of our most generous Sovereign Lady Queen Elizabeth (** Dec 1600) Thomas Colepepper ..

Memorandum That ….. the first making of this my will my oath being offered I give full power and authority to my two Executors now living to all the said lands called Moreton …..by in Northampton therein, and also as much of that said lands before conveyed by this my will and my Executors as shall be sufficient for the payment of all my debts and ……. And to make good assurances in law of all or any part of the same lands at their discretion , …things in this my said will to the contary notwith standing. Thomas Colepepper in the presence ofJohn Marks. William Godwin, William Sutton, John Smith (his mark), Edward Hall (his mark.)4,3 
Honor*1603 Thomas was honored in 1603. 
Death*12 Oct 1604 He died on 12 Oct 1604. 
Burial*after 12 Oct 1604 His body was interred after 12 Oct 1604 at St. Peter's Church, Aylesford, co. Kent, England
Probatesay 1605 Probate action was taken on Thomas's estate say 1605 at co. Kent, England,

P.C.C. 92 HarteInq. p.m. 2 James I (1605), pt2. 
Biography* Thomas Culpepper married Marie (Maria Pynner), Thomas Pinner (Thomas Pynner)'s daughter. He was the last Culpepper to hold the fortified manor of Old Soar, Plaxtol (see: http://gen.culpepper.com/archives/uk/places/plaxtol.htm), built in Kentish ragstone in 1290 by Culpepper of Preston. William of Preston died possessed of it in 1326. By 1601 Thomas had sold it to Nicholas Miller for £2000. Nicholas was the richest member of a local family originating from yeoman farmers of the 15th century.
     In 1604 Thomas purchased from James I (1603-25) the tenure by ancient demesne of the royal manor of Aylesford (See: http://gen.culpepper.com/archives/uk/places/prestonhall.htm). He became Sir Thomas and inherited the estate.
     Against the east gable and under the central piers of the chancel of the parish church at Aylesford was erected one of the finest rectangular tomb chests in Kent (See: http://gen.culpepper.com/archives/uk/places/aylesford.htm#culpeperMonument).This well-preserved monument of Elizabethan style, supported the life-size recumbent effigies of a knight and his lady. It was in grey alabaster mottled with veins of iron oxide. The black paint on the lower of the two steps of the marble plinth was flaking away. Below the architrave the long north and south sides were divided into three equal bays. The east and west ends were each of one bay.
     Surmounting was the effigy of a bearded bare-headed knight in black armour edged in gilt. His bare hands were clasped together in an attitude of prayer. After the Netherlandish fashion introduced during Elizabethan times, he lay on a rush mat with rolledup ends, on one of which rested his saboton heels. He wore rowel spurs. Contrary to tradition, there was no canine effigy at his feet. Probably, this was because he was a farmer, not a soldier.
     On his left was his lady. Her hands were similarly clasped together. Both effigies were orientated with the feet pointing eastwards. Under each head was carved a cushion with piped edges, gilt brocade on the upper surface, and heavy tassels at each corner.
     The lady wore a plain white dress draped from the neck and tucked in concealing her feet. A plain white shawl was pleated over the head and cascaded below the knee. The absence of jewellery was particularly remarkable. The rather sombre nature of the lady's apparel was in contrast to the ostentation of her husband.
     An inscription on the west end of the monument recorded:

     Here liethe intombed Sir Thomas Colepeper, Knighte, by bloode & descente descended of many worthye ancestors: in his life time for his worth and desarte beloved of all men: and in his death as much lamented and bemoned: he had by Dame Marie, his only wife at the time of his decease, three sonnes and two daughters: which Dame Marie to performe her last duty in remembrance of her faithfull love to her deceased husband at her owne cost erected this gratefull monumente: under which he resteth and by his lively faithe hopeth a joyfull resurrection. He died 12 Oct 1604.

This monument was embellished with armorial bearings in colour of six coats quarterly;
     1) Argent, a bend engrailed gules (Arms of Culpepper).
     2) Argent, a chevron sable between nine martlets gules (Arms of Hardreshall).
     3) Gules, on a cross argent five escallops of the first
     4) Barry of four, vert and gules, three bezants, two and one in chief a cross formee or.
     5) Gules, seven mascles, three, three and one, or.
     6) Sable, a fesse chequy argent and sable between three owls proper, impaling azure a chevron argent between three lions' heads erased, ermine crowned or.

     The Culpepper crest is a falcon volant argent, belled or.
     A large undecorated floriated armorial device on the east end was obscured by the close proximity of the column of the east wall of the chancel.
     In the central bay of the south side were carved effigies of three kneeling sons, viz. William, Richard and Thomas. In the corresponding bay on the north were similarly displayed carved effigies of three kneeling daughters, viz. Francisca, Maria and Ann.
     There is an anomaly concerning the effigies carved on the sides of the monument, and the text of the inscribed tablet on the west end. This was probably the original stone commemorating Sir Thomas's interment in 1604. Dame Marie was probably pregnant when her husband died, such that the birth of the third daughter, Ann, was posthumous.
     The imposing monument was commissioned after 1604 by their eldest son, Sir William, to commemorate not only his father but also his mother. The original simple tablet pertinent to his father, of dissimilar stone, was incorporated into this later design.
     There was no evidence on the monument to identify the sculptor. An inset of stone 2 in square on the south cornice may be a later attempt to erase his signature. However, the style in Dame Marie's effigy resembled that of Lady Elizabeth's black and white marble tomb chest in All Saints Church, Hollingbourne (See: http://gen.culpepper.com/archives/uk/places/hollingbournechurch.htm#Chapel). Lady Elizabeth was wife to Sir Thomas Culpepper of Greenway Court. She died in 1638 and was interred in the Culpepper family vault beneath the chapel at the east end of the north aisle of All Saints Church. Lady Elizabeth's monument was the work of the sculptor Edward Marshall (1578-1675). His signature was incised on the top moulding of the west side of the plinth.
     E. Marshall was employed by the Culpepper family to create two delightful memorial brasses at Ardingly, Sussex (See: http://gen.culpepper.com/archives/uk/places/ardingly.htm). Elizabeth, baptised in Bolney on 20 November 1627, died aged seven years and was interred on 8 December 1634 at the side of her grandmother, Dame Elizabeth, who died in 1633.
     On the death of Sir Thomas of Preston Hall in 1604, the estate passed to the eldest son William.5 

Family

Maria Pynner (say 1570 - )
Marriage*say 1587 He married Maria Pynner say 1587. 
Children
ChartsThe 12th century Culpepers of England: Descendant Chart (16 generations, Males only)
Last Edited3 Jun 2011

Citations

  1. Col. F.W.T. Attree R.E./F.S.A. & Rev. J.H.L. Booker M.A., "Colepeper of Aylesford Pedigree in The Sussex Colepepers, Part I", Sussex Archaelogical Collection, Vol. XLVII, 1904.
  2. Public Records Office, National Archives, London.
    Will of Thomas Colepeper of Aylesford (#8536), dated 18 Jul 1587, transcribed by Charles Andrew Grigsby from image at: http://gen.culpepper.com/archives/uk/wills/images/Thomas_of_Aylesford_1588.pdf.
  3. E-mail written 2007 to Warren Culpepper from Charles Andrew Grigsby, England, e-mail address.
  4. Public Records Office, National Archives, London.
    Will of Thomas Culpeper of Aylesford Kent (#8542), transcribed by Charles Andrew Grigsby from the images at: http://gen.culpepper.com/archives/uk/wills/images/Thomas_of_Aylesford_1604.pdf.
  5. James H. Sephton, Preston Hall, Aylesford, 496 Station Road, Aylesford, Kent: J. H. Sephton, 1997, Repository: Warren Culpepper's Personal Library.

Maria Pynner

Female, #8543, (say 1570 - )
Father*Thomas Pynner (s 1540 - )
Name-AltSpell This surname is sometimes spelled Puyer. 
Name Variation She was also known as Mary. 
Birth*say 1570 Maria was born say 1570. 
Marriage*say 1587 She married Sir Thomas Culpeper of Preston Hall in Aylesford, co. Kent say 1587. 
Married Namesay 1587  As of say 1587, her married name was Culpeper. 
Name-AltSpell This surname is sometimes spelled Colepeper. 
Name-AltSpell This surname is sometimes spelled Culpepper. 
Birth of Son1588 Her son Sir William Culpeper of Preston Hall in Aylesford, 1st Bart. was born in 1588. 
Birth of Sonsay 1591 Her son Thomas Culpeper of Aylesford was born say 1591.1 
Birth of Sonsay 1594 Her son Richard Culpeper was born say 1594. 
WillDec 1600 She is mentioned in the will of Sir Thomas Culpeper of Preston Hall in Aylesford, co. Kent in Dec 1600.2,3 
Biography She is referenced in a biographical note for Sir Thomas Culpeper of Preston Hall in Aylesford, co. Kent.4 
Will*27 Oct 1618 She made a will on 27 Oct 1618.

In the Name of God Amen.
     I Dame Mary Culpeper Widow do make and Ordain this my Last will and Testament in manner and form following.
     First I bequeath my Soul into the hands of Almighty God my Heavenly Father to Jesus Christ my other Saviour to the Holy Ghost my Gracious Comforter to be saved amongst the elect families of God by and through the only merits of my Saviour Christ Jesus and my body to be buried in the Parish Church of Aylesford in Kent and as touching my Worldly goods...
     I give and bequeath to my Son Thomas (Thomas Culpeper of Aylesford) Thirty Pounds in Money and do appoint my Executor to pay him Thirty Pounds upon my Bond and also I give him the Great piece of Hanging in the Dining Room, two Guilt Spoons, the great Guilt Bowl, the Silver Turin and a Plaster Plate and a Chest of Linen.
     I give and bequeath to my Son Richard (Richard Culpeper) one Silver Bowl. One little Plate, Two Spoons, Four pairs of Sheets, Two table Cloths. Three dozen of Napkins and I give between him and my son Thomas the Beds and Bed Spreads furnished **** ton.
     Item, I give unto my Daughter Mary (Mary Culpeper) my broad Silver Pot, Two Solid Spoons.
     Item, I give unto my Daughter Francis (Frances Culpeper) the Marlin Cup, the pouring two Spoons of Silver and I give unto her and my said Daughter Mary between them the Bed and Bedstead furnished in the next Chamber to that I lye on.
     Item, I give to my Executor 10 Pounds and 10 Pounds more and have Appointed my Daughter Mary to be *****.
     Item, I make and ordain my Son no1 to be my Executor and do give and Bequeath unto him all the rest of my goods , my debts and funeral discharged and all my plate and household stuff whatsoever and not herein before given.
     In witness whereof I have sett my hand and Seal the 27th Day of October 1618.
     M.C.
     Read, Sealed and Published to be her Last Will in presence of Thomas Hobbs, John Sanderson.5 

Family

Sir Thomas Culpeper of Preston Hall in Aylesford, co. Kent (say 1549 - 12 Oct 1604)
Marriage*say 1587 She married Sir Thomas Culpeper of Preston Hall in Aylesford, co. Kent say 1587. 
Children
Last Edited3 Jun 2011

Citations

  1. Col. F.W.T. Attree R.E./F.S.A. & Rev. J.H.L. Booker M.A., "Colepeper of Aylesford Pedigree in The Sussex Colepepers, Part I", Sussex Archaelogical Collection, Vol. XLVII, 1904.
  2. Public Records Office, National Archives, London.
    Will of Thomas Culpeper of Aylesford Kent (#8542), transcribed by Charles Andrew Grigsby from the images at: http://gen.culpepper.com/archives/uk/wills/images/Thomas_of_Aylesford_1604.pdf.
  3. E-mail written 2007 to Warren Culpepper from Charles Andrew Grigsby, England, e-mail address.
  4. James H. Sephton, Preston Hall, Aylesford, 496 Station Road, Aylesford, Kent: J. H. Sephton, 1997, Repository: Warren Culpepper's Personal Library.
  5. Public Records Office, National Archives, London.
    Transcription of the will of Dame May Culpeper, dated 27 Oct 1618, trancribed by Charles Andrew Grigsby from images found at: http://gen.culpepper.com/archives/uk/wills/images/Mary_1618.pdf.

Mary Culpeper1

Female, #8544, (say 1551 - )
Father*Sir Thomas Culpeper of Preston Hall, Knight (1517 - 1587)
Mother*Margaret Culpeper (s 1525 - )
Name-AltSpell This surname is sometimes spelled Culpepper. 
Name-AltSpell This surname is sometimes spelled Colepeper. 
Name-Comm Her was commonly known as Maria. 
Birth*say 1551 Mary was born say 1551. 
Married Namesay 1569  As of say 1569, her married name was Crispe. 
Marriage*say 1569 She married Henry Crispe of St. Johns say 1569. 
Will18 Jul 1587 She is mentioned in the will of Sir Thomas Culpeper of Preston Hall, Knight on 18 Jul 1587.2,3 

Family

Henry Crispe of St. Johns (say 1548 - )
Marriage*say 1569 She married Henry Crispe of St. Johns say 1569. 
Last Edited3 Jun 2011

Citations

  1. Col. F.W.T. Attree R.E./F.S.A. & Rev. J.H.L. Booker M.A., "Colepeper of Aylesford Pedigree in The Sussex Colepepers, Part I", Sussex Archaelogical Collection, Vol. XLVII, 1904.
  2. Public Records Office, National Archives, London.
    Will of Thomas Colepeper of Aylesford (#8536), dated 18 Jul 1587, transcribed by Charles Andrew Grigsby from image at: http://gen.culpepper.com/archives/uk/wills/images/Thomas_of_Aylesford_1588.pdf.
  3. E-mail written 2007 to Warren Culpepper from Charles Andrew Grigsby, England, e-mail address.

Henry Crispe of St. Johns1

Male, #8545, (say 1548 - )
Father*John Crispe of Cline in Thanett, Kent (s 1518 - )
Mother*Anna Tuke (s 1520 - )
Birth*say 1548 Henry was born say 1548. 
Marriage*say 1569 He married Mary Culpeper say 1569. 
Biography* For details on descendants, see the Crispe Pedigree in the Visitation of Kent, 1619. 

Family

Mary Culpeper (say 1551 - )
Last Edited4 Feb 2011

Citations

  1. Col. F.W.T. Attree R.E./F.S.A. & Rev. J.H.L. Booker M.A., "Colepeper of Aylesford Pedigree in The Sussex Colepepers, Part I", Sussex Archaelogical Collection, Vol. XLVII, 1904.

Thomas Culpeper of Aylesford1,2

Male, #8546, (say 1591 - 1632)
Father*Sir Thomas Culpeper of Preston Hall in Aylesford, co. Kent2 (s 1549 - 12 Oct 1604)
Mother*Maria Pynner2 (s 1570 - )
Name-AltSpell This surname is sometimes spelled Culpepper. 
Name-AltSpell This surname is sometimes spelled Colepeper. 
Birth*say 1591 Thomas was born say 1591. 2nd son of Sir Thomas, of Aylesford and Maria Pynner.2 
WillDec 1600 He is mentioned in the will of Sir Thomas Culpeper of Preston Hall in Aylesford, co. Kent in Dec 1600.3,4 
Death of Father12 Oct 1604 His father Sir Thomas Culpeper of Preston Hall in Aylesford, co. Kent died on 12 Oct 1604. 
Will27 Oct 1618 He is mentioned in the will of Maria Pynner on 27 Oct 1618.5 
Will*20 Dec 1631 He made a will on 20 Dec 1631.

In the Name of God Amen
     Thomas Colepepyr of Aylesford in the County or may have of Kent Gentleman being sick and weak in body but sound of mind and perfect memory and having a ***** to give and dispose of such worldly goods and personal estate as I now have or may **** beyond ***at the time of my death do hereby make and declare this my proper Last Will and Testament therein manner and form following. But first & especially Lord I give and resign into thy most merciful hands my sinful soul most humbly desiring even for the death merits & His sufficient sacrifice of the son Christ my alone & only Saviour that it will please the O Lord to ****** the same being purified & purged from sin by Him my only saviour to receive ****the same *** the number of thy **oi* and I will my body to go to the Earth from whence it came and to be buried in such decent place and manner as shall seem fit unto my Executrix hereafter named in this my said personal Last Will.
[:TAB:Item I give and bequeath unto such Minister of Gods word as shall perform the Rites & Ceremonies of my **erally the sum of Twenty Shillings to be paid unto him immediately after the executing therof.
[:TAB:Item I give and bequeath to my loving brother Mr Richard Colpepyr (Richard Culpeper) and unto other of my loving sisters the sum of Forty Shillings a piece to be rewarded by them **ortisely into Ring or Jewels and **** as*o*en* my love to them
:TAB:Item I give and bequest unto the poor of the parish of Aylesford aforesaid the sum of Twenty shillings to be distributed amongst them by my Executors at the day of my burial in such manner as it shall deemed fit unto my said Executor and whereas brothe[r in Law Mr John Witheringe (John Witheringe) is **** possessed of ***ine lease for years nethertheless in trust & to and for my life of and in certain Lands lying and in B***minster and S**ster in the county of Leicester and **** I my*** wife possessed of & ***** goods chattels plate ready money bills bonds fees for years also and all my estate, interest, rights, tythe *** trust and demanded of or into the said lease & other the ****** & into *** or any of them my debts funeral & legatees aforesaid first being satisfied paid & discharged unto my loving brother Sir William Colpepyr Baronet (Sir William Culpeper of Preston Hall in Aylesford, 1st Bart.) whom also I do hereby nominate and appoint sole & only Executrix of this my Last Will and Testament and do hereby revoke and ***** all forms & other Wills or Testaments at any time whereas to before made or declared by me and in writing thereof & that this my Last Will I have hereunto set my hand & seal the Twentieth day of December in the fourteenth year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord Charles by the Grace of God King of England Scotland France and Ireland defender of the faith. Anno Domini 1631 (20 Dec 1631)
[:TAB:Thomas Colepepyr Signed sealed published and declared in the presence of Henry Crispe also Jonathan Eaton.1,4 
Death*1632 He died in 1632
He had no children.2 
Probate*1632 Probate action was taken on Thomas's estate in 1632 at co. Kent, England,

P.C.C. 53 Audelay.2 
ChartsThe 12th century Culpepers of England: Descendant Chart (16 generations, Males only)
Last Edited3 Jun 2011

Citations

  1. Public Records Office, National Archives, London.
    Will of Thomas Culpeper of Aylesford Kent (#8546), transcribed by Charles Andrew Grigsby from the images at: http://gen.culpepper.com/archives/uk/wills/images/Thomas_of_Aylesford_1632.pdf.
  2. Col. F.W.T. Attree R.E./F.S.A. & Rev. J.H.L. Booker M.A., "Colepeper of Aylesford Pedigree in The Sussex Colepepers, Part I", Sussex Archaelogical Collection, Vol. XLVII, 1904.
  3. Public Records Office, National Archives, London.
    Will of Thomas Culpeper of Aylesford Kent (#8542), transcribed by Charles Andrew Grigsby from the images at: http://gen.culpepper.com/archives/uk/wills/images/Thomas_of_Aylesford_1604.pdf.
  4. E-mail written 2007 to Warren Culpepper from Charles Andrew Grigsby, England, e-mail address.
  5. Public Records Office, National Archives, London.
    Transcription of the will of Dame May Culpeper, dated 27 Oct 1618, trancribed by Charles Andrew Grigsby from images found at: http://gen.culpepper.com/archives/uk/wills/images/Mary_1618.pdf.

Richard Culpeper1

Male, #8547, (say 1594 - )
Father*Sir Thomas Culpeper of Preston Hall in Aylesford, co. Kent (s 1549 - 12 Oct 1604)
Mother*Maria Pynner (s 1570 - )
Name-AltSpell This surname is sometimes spelled Culpepper. 
Name-AltSpell This surname is sometimes spelled Colepeper. 
Birth*say 1594 Richard was born say 1594. 
Biography* 3rd son of Sir Thomas, of Aylesford and Maria Pynner. James H. Sephton, in "Preston Hall, Aylesford" says that this Richard was one and the same as the 2nd Baronet who in the Culpepper Connections and Colepeper of Aylesford pedigrees is a different person: the son (not brother) of Sir William and his wife, Helen. 
WillDec 1600 He is mentioned in the will of Sir Thomas Culpeper of Preston Hall in Aylesford, co. Kent in Dec 1600.2,3 
Will27 Oct 1618 He is mentioned in the will of Maria Pynner on 27 Oct 1618.4 
Will20 Dec 1631 He is mentioned in the will of Thomas Culpeper of Aylesford on 20 Dec 1631.5,3 
Will23 Dec 1648 He is mentioned in the will of Sir William Culpeper of Preston Hall in Aylesford, 1st Bart. at Aylesford, co. Kent, England, on 23 Dec 1648.6 
ChartsThe 12th century Culpepers of England: Descendant Chart (16 generations, Males only)
Last Edited3 Jun 2011

Citations

  1. Col. F.W.T. Attree R.E./F.S.A. & Rev. J.H.L. Booker M.A., "Colepeper of Aylesford Pedigree in The Sussex Colepepers, Part I", Sussex Archaelogical Collection, Vol. XLVII, 1904.
  2. Public Records Office, National Archives, London.
    Will of Thomas Culpeper of Aylesford Kent (#8542), transcribed by Charles Andrew Grigsby from the images at: http://gen.culpepper.com/archives/uk/wills/images/Thomas_of_Aylesford_1604.pdf.
  3. E-mail written 2007 to Warren Culpepper from Charles Andrew Grigsby, England, e-mail address.
  4. Public Records Office, National Archives, London.
    Transcription of the will of Dame May Culpeper, dated 27 Oct 1618, trancribed by Charles Andrew Grigsby from images found at: http://gen.culpepper.com/archives/uk/wills/images/Mary_1618.pdf.
  5. Public Records Office, National Archives, London.
    Will of Thomas Culpeper of Aylesford Kent (#8546), transcribed by Charles Andrew Grigsby from the images at: http://gen.culpepper.com/archives/uk/wills/images/Thomas_of_Aylesford_1632.pdf.
  6. Public Records Office, National Archives, London.
    Will of Sir William Colepeper of Preston Hall in Aylesford (#8550), dated 23 Dec 1648, proved 5 Nov 1661, P.C.C., 208 Grey, transcribed by Charles Andrew Grigsby from images at: http://gen.culpepper.com/archives/uk/wills/images/William_of_Aylesford_1651.pdf.

Mary Culpeper1

Female, #8548, (say 1597 - )
Father*Sir Thomas Culpeper of Preston Hall in Aylesford, co. Kent (s 1549 - 12 Oct 1604)
Mother*Maria Pynner (s 1570 - )
Name-AltSpell This surname is sometimes spelled Culpepper. 
Name-AltSpell This surname is sometimes spelled Colepeper. 
Name-Comm Her was commonly known as Maria. 
Birth*say 1597 Mary was born say 1597. 
WillDec 1600 She is mentioned in the will of Sir Thomas Culpeper of Preston Hall in Aylesford, co. Kent in Dec 1600.2,3 
Will27 Oct 1618 She is mentioned in the will of Maria Pynner on 27 Oct 1618.4 
Last Edited3 Jun 2011

Citations

  1. Col. F.W.T. Attree R.E./F.S.A. & Rev. J.H.L. Booker M.A., "Colepeper of Aylesford Pedigree in The Sussex Colepepers, Part I", Sussex Archaelogical Collection, Vol. XLVII, 1904.
  2. Public Records Office, National Archives, London.
    Will of Thomas Culpeper of Aylesford Kent (#8542), transcribed by Charles Andrew Grigsby from the images at: http://gen.culpepper.com/archives/uk/wills/images/Thomas_of_Aylesford_1604.pdf.
  3. E-mail written 2007 to Warren Culpepper from Charles Andrew Grigsby, England, e-mail address.
  4. Public Records Office, National Archives, London.
    Transcription of the will of Dame May Culpeper, dated 27 Oct 1618, trancribed by Charles Andrew Grigsby from images found at: http://gen.culpepper.com/archives/uk/wills/images/Mary_1618.pdf.

Frances Culpeper1

Female, #8549, (say 1600 - )
Father*Sir Thomas Culpeper of Preston Hall in Aylesford, co. Kent (s 1549 - 12 Oct 1604)
Mother*Maria Pynner (s 1570 - )
Name-AltSpell This surname is sometimes spelled Culpepper. 
Name-AltSpell This surname is sometimes spelled Colepeper. 
Birth*say 1600 Frances was born say 1600. 
WillDec 1600 She is mentioned in the will of Sir Thomas Culpeper of Preston Hall in Aylesford, co. Kent in Dec 1600.2,3 
Married Namesay 1618  As of say 1618, her married name was Witheringe. 
Marriage*say 1618 She married John Witheringe say 1618. 
Will27 Oct 1618 She is mentioned in the will of Maria Pynner on 27 Oct 1618.4 

Family

John Witheringe (say 1597 - )
Marriage*say 1618 She married John Witheringe say 1618. 
Last Edited3 Jun 2011

Citations

  1. Col. F.W.T. Attree R.E./F.S.A. & Rev. J.H.L. Booker M.A., "Colepeper of Aylesford Pedigree in The Sussex Colepepers, Part I", Sussex Archaelogical Collection, Vol. XLVII, 1904.
  2. Public Records Office, National Archives, London.
    Will of Thomas Culpeper of Aylesford Kent (#8542), transcribed by Charles Andrew Grigsby from the images at: http://gen.culpepper.com/archives/uk/wills/images/Thomas_of_Aylesford_1604.pdf.
  3. E-mail written 2007 to Warren Culpepper from Charles Andrew Grigsby, England, e-mail address.
  4. Public Records Office, National Archives, London.
    Transcription of the will of Dame May Culpeper, dated 27 Oct 1618, trancribed by Charles Andrew Grigsby from images found at: http://gen.culpepper.com/archives/uk/wills/images/Mary_1618.pdf.

Sir William Culpeper of Preston Hall in Aylesford, 1st Bart.1

Male, #8550, (1588 - 1651)
Father*Sir Thomas Culpeper of Preston Hall in Aylesford, co. Kent (s 1549 - 12 Oct 1604)
Mother*Maria Pynner (s 1570 - )
Name-AltSpell This surname is sometimes spelled Culpepper. 
Name-AltSpell This surname is sometimes spelled Colepeper. 
Birth*1588 William was born in 1588. 
WillDec 1600 He is mentioned in the will of Sir Thomas Culpeper of Preston Hall in Aylesford, co. Kent in Dec 1600.2,3 
Death of Father12 Oct 1604 His father Sir Thomas Culpeper of Preston Hall in Aylesford, co. Kent died on 12 Oct 1604. 
Degree*1609 He received a degree from B.A., at St. Alban's Hall, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, in 1609. 
Honor*1611 William was honored in 1611. 
Marriage*say 1628 He married Helen Spencer say 1628. 
Birth of Sonsay 1630 His son Sir Richard Culpeper of Preston Hall, 2nd Bart. was born say 1630. 
Will20 Dec 1631 He is mentioned in the will of Thomas Culpeper of Aylesford on 20 Dec 1631.4,3 
Biography* On the death of Sir Thomas of Preston Hall in 1604, the estate passed to the eldest son William.
     He was admitted to St. Alban Hall in 1606 at age 18
     He was created a Baronet in 1627 by Charles 1 (1625-49) and became Sheriff of Kent in 1637. He had three daughters, Alicia, Francis and Helen.5,1 
Will*23 Dec 1648 He made a will at Aylesford, co. Kent, England, on 23 Dec 1648.

In the name of God Amen. The three and twentieth day of December in the Four and Twentieth year (23 Dec 1648) of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord Charles by the Grace of God King of England, Scotland, France and Ireland. Defender of the faith Anno Domi 1648. I Sir William Colepeyr of Aylesford in the County of Kent Baronet being of sound mind and perfect in memory desiring to settle my Estate in such good order that after my Death there may be no controversy therein do hereby make and Ordain this my Last Will and Testament in manor and form following.
     First I bequeath my Soul into the hands of my Creator to Jesus Christ my Redeemer and to the Holy Ghost my Comforter not doubting to be numbered amongst the elect Saints of God and by through the only merited Death and meritorious sacrifice of my only Saviour Jesus Christ, and I appoint my body to be buried in the Chancel of the Parish Church of Aylesbury aforesaid near the tomb of my dearest father and mother. And touching my Worldly goods which my gracious God of his bounteous mercy hath liberally bestowed upon me. I will and bequeath the same in manor and form following. First I will and bequeath to the poor of the parish of Aylesford Forty Shillings to be distributed amongst them at my funeral by my Executrix hereafter named.
     Item I give and bequeath to each of my children born and to be born that shall be living at the time of my Decease Ten Pounds a piece of lawful money of England to be paid unto them by my Executrix hereafter named within one month next after my Decease.
     Item I give and bequeath to my loving wife Dame Hellen (Helen Spencer) and her heirs for ever all that my Messuage and Lands called *oofe* with the appurtenances situate and being in the parish of East Malling in the said County of Kent and now of late in the tenure or occupation of Widow Stretfeild.
     Item I further give unto my said loving Wife and her heirs for ever one Annuity or Yearly rent of Thirty Three Shillings and Four Pence which I have out of certain lands lying at Boxley in the County aforesaid hereto for the inheritance of John Brewer Gent and granted by the John Fisher unto John Colepepyr the father (John Culpeper of Preston Hall, Aylesford, Esq.) and John Colepepyr the son (John Culpeper of Grays Inn, Essex) ancestors of me the said Sir William Colepepyr.
     Item I give and bequeath unto my said wellbeloved Wife Dame Hellen and her heirs and assigns for ever all my Lands Tenements Rents and Hereditaments with their and every of their appurtenances hereafter mentioned and expressed that is to say all that my Manor of Bethersden with their appurtenances in the Parish of Headcorn in the County as aforesaid and all other my Messuages Lands and Tenements and with all singular their appurtenances in Headcorn aforesaid with all our late tenure in the several tenures or occupation of Henry Dabbe Robert Waterman and Richard Hirgin and now of John Bishop and John Dabbe Senior of their assignes ****** or Indenteranto and all other my Messuages lands and Tenements whatsoever in Headcorn aforesaid to have and to hold the said Manor of Bethersden with the Appertenances and all other the said Messuages lands Tenements in Headcorn East Malling and Boxley aforesaid unto my said wellbeloved Wife her assigns for ever.
     Item my will and meaning is that the said Dame Hellen my Wife shall have and may hold and enjoy all that my Manor of Merston and all other Messuages Lands Tenements and Woods and Heriditaments whatsoever which heretofore upon marriage conveyed and assured to my said wife for her future the same to be had and holden unto her in such manner and form as by the same they are settled and enjoyed, and as touching all and singular my other goods chattels real and personal Debts, Bills, Bonds especially ready money Plate various Household stuff and Implements of House keeping ( my debts Legarties and Funeral expenditure first discharged satisfied and paid.)
     I give and bequeath to my dear and loving wife Dame Hellen Colepepyr whom also I ordain and appoint my sole and whole executrix of this my Last Will and Testament and revoking all former wills by me made do publish and declare this present writing consisting of five sheets of papers to the former whereof I have subscribed my name and to this have my hand and seal have set the day and year first above written in the presence of those wholly named and hereafter subscribed viz, Richard Colepepyr (Richard Culpeper), Thomas Baft, and Richard Beaver.
     William Colepepyr.6 
Death*1651 He died in 1651.6 
Probate*5 Nov 1651 Probate action was taken on William's estate on 5 Nov 1651 at Canterbury, co. Kent, England,

Proved before William Clarke Doctor of Law and Surrogate of Sir Nathaniel Brent Knight and also Doctor of Law Master or Keeper of the Prerogative Court the fifth day of November in the year of or Lord God One Thousand Six Hundred and Fifty One (5 Nov 1661) by the Oath of Dame Hellen Colepepyr the relic of the said Deceased and Execurtix named in the said Will to whom was committed Administration of all and singular the goods Chattels and debts of the said Deceased thee being first legally sworn will and freely administering the same.6,3 
Will30 Jul 1657 He is mentioned in the will of Sir Richard Culpeper of Preston Hall, 2nd Bart. on 30 Jul 1657.7,8 

Family

Helen Spencer (say 1591 - 1677)
Marriage*say 1628 He married Helen Spencer say 1628. 
Children
ChartsThe 12th century Culpepers of England: Descendant Chart (16 generations, Males only)
Last Edited25 Mar 2012

Citations

  1. Col. F.W.T. Attree R.E./F.S.A. & Rev. J.H.L. Booker M.A., "Colepeper of Aylesford Pedigree in The Sussex Colepepers, Part I", Sussex Archaelogical Collection, Vol. XLVII, 1904.
  2. Public Records Office, National Archives, London.
    Will of Thomas Culpeper of Aylesford Kent (#8542), transcribed by Charles Andrew Grigsby from the images at: http://gen.culpepper.com/archives/uk/wills/images/Thomas_of_Aylesford_1604.pdf.
  3. E-mail written 2007 to Warren Culpepper from Charles Andrew Grigsby, England, e-mail address.
  4. Public Records Office, National Archives, London.
    Will of Thomas Culpeper of Aylesford Kent (#8546), transcribed by Charles Andrew Grigsby from the images at: http://gen.culpepper.com/archives/uk/wills/images/Thomas_of_Aylesford_1632.pdf.
  5. James H. Sephton, Preston Hall, Aylesford, 496 Station Road, Aylesford, Kent: J. H. Sephton, 1997, Repository: Warren Culpepper's Personal Library.
  6. Public Records Office, National Archives, London.
    Will of Sir William Colepeper of Preston Hall in Aylesford (#8550), dated 23 Dec 1648, proved 5 Nov 1661, P.C.C., 208 Grey, transcribed by Charles Andrew Grigsby from images at: http://gen.culpepper.com/archives/uk/wills/images/William_of_Aylesford_1651.pdf.
  7. Public Records Office, National Archives, London.
    Will of Sir Richard Culpeper of Maidstone, dated 30 Jul 1657, transcribed by Charles Andrew Grigsby from the image at: http://gen.culpepper.com/archives/uk/wills/images/Richard_of_Maidstone_1660.pdf.
  8. E-mail written Sep 2012 to Warren L. Culpepper from John Buckley, Lancaster, England, e-mail address.
    John provided numerous edits, improving the accuracy of Charles Grigsby's transcription.