Sir Thomas Culpeper of St. Stephen's

Male, #8671, (1598 - say 10 Apr 1643)
Father*Sir Anthony Culpeper of Bedgebury, Knight (7 Oct 1560 - 1618)
Mother*Anne Martin (s 1562 - )
Name Variation He was also known as Thomas Culpeper Lieutenant of Dover Castle. 
Name Variation He was also known as Thomas Culpepper of Hackington, Kent. 
Name-AltSpell This surname is sometimes spelled Culpepper. 
Name-AltSpell This surname is sometimes spelled Colepeper. 
Birth*1598 Thomas was born at Hackington, co. Kent, England, in 1598. 
Will27 Feb 1615 He is mentioned in the will of Sir Anthony Culpeper of Bedgebury, Knight at Bedgebury, Goudhurst, co. Kent, England, on 27 Feb 1615.1,2 
Death of Father1618 His father Sir Anthony Culpeper of Bedgebury, Knight died in 1618 at Goudhurst, co. Kent, England
Marriage*1636 He married Barbara Sydney at Canterbury Cathedral, Canterbury, co. Kent, England, in 1636. 
Milit-Beg*1637 Thomas served in the military at Dover Castle, Dover, co. Kent, England, in 1637, and was a in Lieutenant. 
Birth of Son25 Dec 1637 His son Col. Thomas Culpeper was born on 25 Dec 1637. 
Death*say 10 Apr 1643 He died at co. Kent, England, say 10 Apr 1643. 
Burial11 Apr 1643 His body was interred on 11 Apr 1643 at Hackington, co. Kent, England.3 
Probate*1643 Probate action was taken on Thomas's estate in 1643 at co. Kent, England

Family

Barbara Sydney (say 1610 - 1643)
Marriage*1636 He married Barbara Sydney at Canterbury Cathedral, Canterbury, co. Kent, England, in 1636. 
Children
ChartsThe 12th century Culpepers of England: Descendant Chart (16 generations, Males only)
Last Edited29 Apr 2018

Citations

  1. Public Records Office, National Archives, London.
    Image of will at: http://gen.culpepper.com/archives/uk/wills/images/Anthony_of_Bedgebury_1618-1.pdf
    and http://gen.culpepper.com/archives/uk/wills/images/Anthony_of_Bedgebury_1618-2.pdf.
  2. E-mail written 2007 to Warren Culpepper from Charles Andrew Grigsby, England, e-mail address.
    Transcribed the will of Sir Anthony Culpeper of Bedgebury from the PRO images.
  3. "England, Kent, Canterbury Parish Registers, 1538-1986," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QGNL-KMJQ : 13 March 2018), Thomas Culpeper, 11 Apr 1643; from " Kent, Canterbury Archdeaconry Parish Registers Browse, 1538-1913," database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d); citing Burial, Hackington, Kent, England, United Kingdom, Citing Canterbury Cathedral Archives, England.

Robert Sydney Earl of Leicester

Male, #8672, (say 1580 - )
Birth*say 1580 Robert was born say 1580. 

Family

Child
Last Edited12 Dec 1999

Barbara Sydney

Female, #8673, (say 1610 - 1643)
Father*Robert Sydney Earl of Leicester (s 1580 - )
Birth*say 1610 Barbara was born say 1610. 
Marriagesay 1630 She married Thomas Smythe 1st Viscount Strangford say 1630. 
Married Namesay 1630  As of say 1630, her married name was Smythe. 
Birth of Sonsay 1634 Her son Philip Smythe 2nd Viscount Strangford was born say 1634. 
Marriage*1636 She married Sir Thomas Culpeper of St. Stephen's at Canterbury Cathedral, Canterbury, co. Kent, England, in 1636. 
Married Name1636  As of 1636, her married name was Culpeper. 
Birth of Son25 Dec 1637 Her son Col. Thomas Culpeper was born on 25 Dec 1637. 
Will*1641 She made a will at co. Kent, England, in 1641. 
Death*1643 She died in 1643. 

Family 1

Thomas Smythe 1st Viscount Strangford (say 1608 - before 1636)
Marriagesay 1630 She married Thomas Smythe 1st Viscount Strangford say 1630. 
Child

Family 2

Sir Thomas Culpeper of St. Stephen's (1598 - say 10 Apr 1643)
Marriage*1636 She married Sir Thomas Culpeper of St. Stephen's at Canterbury Cathedral, Canterbury, co. Kent, England, in 1636. 
Children
Last Edited23 Feb 2002

Thomas Smythe 1st Viscount Strangford

Male, #8674, (say 1608 - before 1636)
Birth*say 1608 Thomas was born say 1608. 
Marriage*say 1630 He married Barbara Sydney say 1630. 
Birth of Sonsay 1634 His son Philip Smythe 2nd Viscount Strangford was born say 1634. 
Death*before 1636 He died before 1636. 

Family

Barbara Sydney (say 1610 - 1643)
Child
Last Edited14 Sep 2002

Roberta Anna Culpeper

Female, #8675, (3 Jul 1639 - )
Father*Sir Thomas Culpeper of St. Stephen's (1598 - s 10 Apr 1643)
Mother*Barbara Sydney (s 1610 - 1643)
Name-AltSpell This surname is sometimes spelled Colepeper. 
Name-AltSpell This surname is sometimes spelled Culpepper. 
Birth*3 Jul 1639 Roberta was born on 3 Jul 1639. 
Baptism7 Jul 1639 She was baptized at St. Stephen's, Hackington, co. Kent, England, on 7 Jul 1639.  
Last Edited5 Jun 2011

Col. Thomas Culpeper

Male, #8676, (25 Dec 1637 - Dec 1708)
Father*Sir Thomas Culpeper of St. Stephen's (1598 - s 10 Apr 1643)
Mother*Barbara Sydney (s 1610 - 1643)
Name-AltSpell This surname is sometimes spelled Colepeper. 
Name-AltSpell This surname is sometimes spelled Culpepper. 
Birth*25 Dec 1637 Thomas was born on 25 Dec 1637. 
Death of Fathersay 10 Apr 1643 His father Sir Thomas Culpeper of St. Stephen's died say 10 Apr 1643 at co. Kent, England
Death of Mother1643 His mother Barbara Sydney died in 1643. 
Marriage*1662 He married Frances Frecheville in 1662. 
Death of Spouse3 Dec 1698 His wife Frances Frecheville died on 3 Dec 1698. 
Death*Dec 1708 He died at Westminster, London, England, in Dec 1708. 
Burial*28 Dec 1708 His body was interred on 28 Dec 1708 at St. Margaret's, Westminster, London, England
Biography* Thomas Culpeper (1637-1708). Colonel
Thomas Culpeper (1637-1708). colonel, was the only son of Sir Thomas Culpeper, knight, lieutenant of Dover Castle; and of St. Stephen's, otherwise Hackington, Kent, by his wife, Lady Barbara, daughter of Robert Sydney, earl of Leicester, and widow of Sir Thomas Smythe, K.B., first viscount Strangford (Hasted, Kent, fol. ed. iii. 595-6, iv. 76).
     Born, according to his own statement, on the Christmas day of 1637, he lost both his parents six years later. He lived as steward with the Strangford family. With his half-brother, Philip Smythe 2nd Viscount Strangford, he busied himself in promoting the king's return, and was imprisoned by the council of state in August and September 1659 (State Papers, Dom. 1659-60).
      In 1662 he married Frances, third and youngest daughter of John, lord Frecheville, of Staveley, Derbyshire, by his second wife, Sarah, daughter and heiress of Sir John Harrington, knight. It was a stolen match, and so displeasing to Lord Frecheville, that, while outwardly reconciled, he refused to make his daughter any settlement. At his death, in March 1682, he left her an annuity of £300, which owing to the reduced state of his fortune was probablv never paid. Lord Frecheville had in fact been obliged to sell his manor of Stavelev and other lands appurtenant thereto to the Earl of Devonshire [William Cavendish, 1640-1707] in the October previous to his death for the sum, it is stated, of £2,600. (Harl. MS. 6820, f. 100).
      This was afterwards made the subject of much litigation by Culpeper. He used every means in his power to set aside the sale, and, exasperated by repeated failure, he took occasion to publicly insult his opponent by striking him within the precincts of the court at Whitehall, on 9 July 1685. The assault was witnessed by Evelyn (Diary, 1850-2, ii. 227). For this offence Culpeper was imprisoned in the marshalsea, and subsequently condemned to lose his hand. His wife's devotion alone saved him. Her letters to him during his imprisonment (Harl. MS. 7005) and the account of her efforts to procure his release are deeply pathetic. At her entreaty Lord Danby used his influence with the king, and Culpeper was pardoned.
      After Monmouth's defeat, Culpeper for some reason was encouraged to show himself at court, where he would in all probability have obtained some minor office. But on the evening of 26 April 1687, the Earl of Devonshire, encountering him in the Vane Chamber at Whitehall, while the king and queen were in the presence, challenged him to walk out, and on Culpeper's refusal struck him with his cane (Bramston, Autobiography, Camd. Soc., pp 275, 278-9). It was now the earl's' turn to be imprisoned and tried. In the result he was fined £30,000. (Lords' Journals, April-May 1689), and in default of payment was committed to the king's bench, from which, however, he soon managed to escape, and in the next reign the fine was remitted (Collins, Peerage, ed. Brydges, i. 343). The sequel is recorded by Luttrell, who under the date of 1 Jul 1697 writes: "Yesterday the Duke of Devon meeting Coll. Culpepper at the auction house in St. Albans Street, caned him for being troublesome to him in the late reign' (Relation of State Affairs, iv. 246).
      Culpeper had now lost all hope of preferment at court, and, having sold his family estate in 1675, was left without provision in his old age. His wife had died on 3 Dec 1698, leaving no issue. The rest of his life is a dismal record, of want and sickness, of perpetual schemes for the amendment of his fortunes, by pretended discoveries of mines, and of various projects for the improvement of the army, navy, and revenue, besides inventions without number. He died at his lodging in Tothill Street, Westminster, in December 1708, and was buried on the 28th in the neighbouring church of St. Margaret (Burial Register).
      Although flighty and eccentric even to madness, Culpeper was possessed of undoubted abilities and knowledge. His scientific attainments had procured his election to the Royal Society on 28 May 1668. He was the familiar friend of Thomas Bushell, the engineer [q. v.] (Westminster Abbey Registers, Harl. Soc., pp: 183-4 n.)
      Many of his manuscripts are preserved in the British Museum. The more important are his transcript of the 'Frecheville Evidences,' from a copy 'made by some herald,' probably Richard St. George (Harl. MS. 7535), and the eighteen volumes of what he called 'Adversaria' (HarL MSS. 7587-7605). 'In these volumes; writes Sir F. Madden, 'is contained an immense mass of information relative to the lands and descent of the Frecheville family, and more particularly to the claims advanced by Col. Culpeper, in right of his wife, to the title and estate of Lord Frecheville, and to his own various schemes and undertakings; but the whole is written so negligently, and with so many errors, as to make these collections of less value than they otherwise would be' (Nichols, Collectanea, iv 218). Other manuscripts are 'Collections from Public Records, &c. (Harl. MS. 6833), 'Commonplace Books' (ib. 6817-18), 'Memorandum Book' (Addit. MS. 11265)
      At the end of Harl. MS. 7560, ff. 293-7, are some sheets of a petition to the court of chancery, a most extraordinary document, detailing a secret marriaga between the colonel and the widow of Sir Thomas Grosvenor, and told with a graphic vigour and minute references to dates and persons which make us think that Culpeper would have excelled as a writer of fiction.1
 
Biography He is referenced in a biographical note for William Culpeper of London.2,3 
Biography He is referenced in a biographical note for Henry Culpeper of Lower Norfolk Co., VA.2,3 

Family

Frances Frecheville (1 Nov 1638 - 3 Dec 1698)
Marriage*1662 He married Frances Frecheville in 1662. 
ChartsThe 12th century Culpepers of England: Descendant Chart (16 generations, Males only)
Last Edited5 Jun 2011

Citations

  1. The Dictionary of National Biography. The Concise Dictionary, London: Oxford University Press, 1953.
    Part 1, From the beginnings to 1900.
    (Reliquary, iii. 152, 154-6, xii. 27-32; Gent. Mag. lxvii. i. 477, ii. 563, xcvii. ii. 296 ; Luttrell's Relation of State Affairs, i, 401, iii. 197; Nichols's Collectanea, iv. 6, 6, 210, 213, 218, 384, 386-8; Wilson's Hist. of St. Laurence Pountney, p. 240 n (d) ; Cal. State Papers (Treas. 1702-7), p. 223 ; Harl. MSS. 6819-20, 7005, 7559-62 ; Addit. MSS. 11324, 28094, p. 127; Will of Lord Frecheville, reg. in P.C.C. 155, Cottle; Cal. State Papers (Dom.), 1660-7).
  2. Warren L. Culpepper (#1942), Former publisher of Culpepper Connections, e-mail address.
  3. Lewis W. Griffin Jr. (#47), Phoenix, AZ, e-mail address.

Frances Frecheville

Female, #8677, (1 Nov 1638 - 3 Dec 1698)
Father*John Lord Frecheville of Staveley on Derby (s 1608 - )
Mother*Sarah Harrington (s 1610 - )
Birth*1 Nov 1638 Frances was born on 1 Nov 1638. 
Marriage*1662 She married Col. Thomas Culpeper in 1662. 
Married Name1662  As of 1662, her married name was Culpeper. 
Death*3 Dec 1698 She died on 3 Dec 1698 at age 60. 

Family

Col. Thomas Culpeper (25 Dec 1637 - Dec 1708)
Last Edited11 Dec 1999

John Lord Frecheville of Staveley on Derby

Male, #8678, (say 1608 - )
Birth*say 1608 John was born say 1608. 
Marriage* He married an unknown person . 
Marriage* He married Sarah Harrington

Family

Sarah Harrington (say 1610 - )
Child
Last Edited6 Jan 2011

Elizabeth Culpeper

Female, #8679, (1593 - 1624)
Father*Sir Anthony Culpeper of Bedgebury, Knight (7 Oct 1560 - 1618)
Mother*Anne Martin (s 1562 - )
Name-AltSpell This surname is sometimes spelled Culpepper. 
Name-AltSpell This surname is sometimes spelled Colepeper. 
Birth*1593 Elizabeth was born in 1593. 
Will27 Feb 1615 She is mentioned in the will of Sir Anthony Culpeper of Bedgebury, Knight at Bedgebury, Goudhurst, co. Kent, England, on 27 Feb 1615.1,2 
Death of Father1618 Her father Sir Anthony Culpeper of Bedgebury, Knight died in 1618 at Goudhurst, co. Kent, England
Married Name9 Sep 1618  As of 9 Sep 1618, her married name was Thorpe. 
Marriage*9 Sep 1618 She married John Thorpe of Cudworth at Saint Laurence in Thanet, co. Kent, England, on 9 Sep 1618. An unidentified ancient pedigree shows Elizabeth Culpeper as the daughter of Sir Anthony Culpeper and the wife of John Thorpe of Cudworth, Surrey. Her memorial at Hurstpierpoint also records her as the wife of John Thorpe of Cudworth. The Cudworth manor house is in the village of Newdigate, Surrey.3,4 
Death*1624 She died in 1624. 
Burial*1624 Her body was interred in 1624 at Hurstpierpoint, co. Sussex, England

Family

John Thorpe of Cudworth (say 1590 - )
Marriage*9 Sep 1618 She married John Thorpe of Cudworth at Saint Laurence in Thanet, co. Kent, England, on 9 Sep 1618. An unidentified ancient pedigree shows Elizabeth Culpeper as the daughter of Sir Anthony Culpeper and the wife of John Thorpe of Cudworth, Surrey. Her memorial at Hurstpierpoint also records her as the wife of John Thorpe of Cudworth. The Cudworth manor house is in the village of Newdigate, Surrey.3,4 
Last Edited29 Apr 2018

Citations

  1. Public Records Office, National Archives, London.
    Image of will at: http://gen.culpepper.com/archives/uk/wills/images/Anthony_of_Bedgebury_1618-1.pdf
    and http://gen.culpepper.com/archives/uk/wills/images/Anthony_of_Bedgebury_1618-2.pdf.
  2. E-mail written 2007 to Warren Culpepper from Charles Andrew Grigsby, England, e-mail address.
    Transcribed the will of Sir Anthony Culpeper of Bedgebury from the PRO images.
  3. E-mail written 2003, 2010 to Warren Culpepper from Helen Thorpe Wright (desc of #8680), e-mail address.
  4. "England, Kent, Canterbury Parish Registers, 1538-1986," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QGN2-JFCP : 13 March 2018), John Thorpe and Elizabeth Cullpepper, 09 Sep 1618; from " Kent, Canterbury Archdeaconry Parish Registers Browse, 1538-1913," database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d); citing Marriage, St Laurence in Thanet, Kent, England, United Kingdom, page , Citing Canterbury Cathedral Archives, England.

John Thorpe of Cudworth

Male, #8680, (say 1590 - )
Birth*say 1590 John was born say 1590. 
Marriage*9 Sep 1618 He married Elizabeth Culpeper at Saint Laurence in Thanet, co. Kent, England, on 9 Sep 1618. An unidentified ancient pedigree shows Elizabeth Culpeper as the daughter of Sir Anthony Culpeper and the wife of John Thorpe of Cudworth, Surrey. Her memorial at Hurstpierpoint also records her as the wife of John Thorpe of Cudworth. The Cudworth manor house is in the village of Newdigate, Surrey.1,2 
Biography* John Thorpe of Cudworth was the grandson of John Thorpe of Hedgecourt, Worth (1527-1607), by his oldest son John (1561-1626). John of Cudworth and the farm are mentioned in my transcription of the grandfathers will below:

In the name of God Amen this tenth day of October Anno Domini one thousand six hundred and five. I John Thorpe of Worth in the country of Sussex gentleman being sicke in body but of good and perfect memorie praised be God therefore daily [expertinge] the dissolution of my aged and fraile fleshe, hereby utterly revoking all former wills by me heretofore made, doe nowe make and ordaine this my last will and testament in manner and forme following. First I commend my soule in to the hands of the Almightie, and my most mercifull God…… [hopinge] to be saved by the … … and passion of my saviour Christ …., my body I leave to the earth from whence it was taken to be ….. buried at the [direction] of my ….., And as for the …inge of that temporall state which it hath pleased God to …… uppon me. First I doe give and bequeath unto the poore of the parish of Worth the some of fortie shillings to be distributed at the discretion of [Maithew] Linton parson thence and myne executors hereafter named. And to the repairing of the Church of Worth the some of Twentie Shillings to be bestowed by the discretion of the churchwardens there for the tyme beinge, both those somes to be paid within two months after my decease. Item I give and bequeath unto the poore of the parish of Horne the some of fortie shillings to be distributed at the discretion of the parson there for the tyme being and of my executors. Item I give the some of twentie shillings to the repairing of the parish church of Horne, to be bestowed by the discretion of the churchwardens theire for the time being and by myne executors both which somes to be paid within two monthes after me decease. Item I doe give and bequeth to Richard Thorpe, George Thorpe, William Thorpe, and Alice Thorpe the [fewer] children of my sonne Thomas and to John Turner the sonne of Mercie my daughter the wife of George Turner of Lingfield, to each of them the some of one hundred pounds to be paid to theize …. within two years after my decease uppon suriety given to myne executors hereafter named that their severall portions shalbe [finlit] paid unto them severallie, at their severall ages of one and twentie years, and imployed in the mean tyme for theire severall proffitte and benefitt. Item I give to Thomas Thorpe my sonne my whole lease or terme of years in Hedgecourte, and all the landes thereunto belonginge, and all things conteyned in the same lease for the whole term or number of years therin yet to come and ….. except the last yeare of the paid terme only if he the said Thomas Thorpe my sonne shall for longe lyve, the residue of the said terme I give and bequeath unto the eldest sonne of the said Thomas Thorpe, which shalbe living at the tyme of the [decease] of the said Thomas my sonne. Item I give unto Gyles Thorpe my sonne the some of fiftie pounds to be paid unto him within two years after my decease. Item I give unto my sister Julian Wood the some of five pounds and to her daughter Margarett, the some of five pounds, and to John [Stanley] sonne of the said Julyan the some of five pounds, and to one other brother of the said John Stanley dwelling in [Somthmarke] a joyner the some of five pounds to be paid unto them within one year after my decease. Item I doe give unto my said daughter Marey Turner the some of fiftie pounds to be paid unto her within two years after my decease. Item I give unto Richard Ledger my servant the house wherin he [once] dwelleth and the lands thereunto belonginge now in the occupation of the said Richard Ledger himself and also all that parcell of grownde parcell of [covinglye] now in the occupation of one William Blundell or his assigns for the terme of fifteen years next after my decease payinge therefore yearly during the said terme the yearly rent of five pounds at the usuall feastes of Saint Michaell the Archangell, and the annunciation of the virgin Mary in equal portions, To such person or persons as shall have the estate and interest of and in my lease of Hedgecourte duringe the said terme by force of this my will Item I will and bequeath unto Andrewe Turner my servant the house and lands now in his tenure and occupation, for the terme of fifteen years, [nigh] after my decease, payinge therefore yearly during the said terme the rent of five pounds at the two feastes stated aforesaid, to my person or persons as shall have the estate and interest in my lease of Hedgecourt during the said terme, Provided allways and uppon condition that the said Richard Ledger and Andrew Turner, and their severall Executors and administrators shall severallie [lease] their severall houses and lands to them devised as aforesaid during the said terme with convenient [reporations] and [in…res], and shall not comitt any volountary [wast] in any parte of those premisses to them demised as aforesaid nor dispose of the said houses and lands, to any other person or persons, then to their severall wives or children, without the speciall virtue of such person or persons as shall for that tyme have the estate and interest in my said lease of Hedgecourte first had and obtained . Item I give to John Wallis of [New]digate the elder, my farmer, the some of tenne pounds, and to John Wallis his sonne my servant the some of fortie shillings to be paid unto them within one year after my decease. Item I give to Ellenor Ledger my goddaughter the some of fortie shillings to be paid unto her within one year after my decease. Item I give to Edmond Robinson servant to my sonne Thomas Thorpe fortie shillings to be paid within one year after my decease. Item I doe give to the widdowe [Nicholas] servant to my daughter Thorpe at Hedgecourt, the some of five pounds, to be paid within one year after my decease. Item I doe give to Anne [Top]field servant to my sonne Thomas twentie shillings to be paid within one year after my decease. Item I doe give to Thomas Boorer servant to my sonne Thomas fortie shillings to be paid within two years after my decease. Item I doe give to George Ashburner the sonne of Edward Ashburner of [Greene] in Sussex the some of tenne pounds to be paid when he shall have accomplished his full age of one and twenty years. Item I give unto Alice Ashburner sister by the said George the some of five pounds to be paid unto her at her daye of marriage or when she shall have accomplished her age of eighteen years, which of them thait first happen. Item I doe give to John [Topner], and to fortie foote, and to Robert [Rawling] servants to my sonne Thomas, to each of them fortie shillings, to be paid within four years after my decease. Item I give unto Richard Thorpe my grandchild the sonne of my eldest sonne John Thorpe, the some of three hundred pounds to be paid unto him and his age of threee and twenty years, upon condition that the said Richard Thorpe doe before the ret…. thereof make unto John Thorpe his brother a sufficient …case and discharge in [lewe] of all such rents Annuities … estates, as I have heretofore granted or assigned, or caused to be granted or assigned to him or to his use out of the Manor of farme of [Cridworth], or out of my lands in [Nri]digate or any other my lands in the county of Surry. And if it shall happen the said Richard Thorpe to die before his age of three and twentie years, then my will is that the said three hundred pounds shall be paid unto George Thorpe, and William Thorpe the sonnes of Thomas Thorpe my sonne, and to Alice Thorpe daughter of my said sonne Thomas or the survivor of them equallie. And my will and meaning is that the said some of three hundred pounds shall be delivered to myne executors hereafter named within one year after my decease to my trustie friends John [Delathamber] of Rodmell in the county of Surrey gentleman, George Turner of Lingfield in the county of Sussex gentleman, Anthony Linton of Worth in the said county of Sussex, [Clerke], and Richard Heath of [Lewis] in the said county gentleman or to the survivor of them they [puttinge] in sufficient bond unto myne executors to repair the same according to this my will uppon special trust and confident that they shall employe the same to the benefit of the said Richard Thorpe my grandchild accordinge to their good directions . Item I give to Alice Thorpe my grandchild, the daughter of John Thorpe my eldest sonne the some of one hundred pounds to be paid unto her at her age of eighteen years or day of her marriage which of them shall first happen, and my will and meaning is that the said some of one hundred pounds shall be delivered unto the said John [Delathamber] in one year after my decease uppon surietie given to myne executors to discharge him for the best benefit of the said Alice. Item I give to my sonne John Thorpe [although] his behaviour unto me hitherto hath [defered] not remeberance of him at all the some of one hundred pounds which my will is shall not be paid or delivered unto him self but shall be delivered and paid unto my good friends aforesaid John Delathamber, George Turner, Anthony Linton and Richard Heath or the survivor of them within five years after decease, by them to be disposed for his maintenance at their good directions. And as [for to] [mirthe] of my said will as E…nith the disposinge of my lease of Hedgecourt and althings therein to belonginge I make my said fewer friends John Delathamber George Turner, Anthony Linton and Richard Heath myne Executors. And as concerning the residue of my said will I make and ordaine my sonne Thomas Thorpe my sole executor unto whome after my depts and legacies paid and funeralls in convenient and decent [forte] performed I give the residue of my goodes and chattells not bequethed. And I [intriate] my said former friends to be my overseers to that parte of my said will, and I give to each of them the some of five pounds of current money to be bestowed by [everie] of them at their directions for a remembrance of me. And further my will and meaninge is that my said executor Thomas Thorpe shall put in bond with two sufficient [sureties] unto my said overseers or to the survivor or survivors of them with condition for the true performance of this my last will, before he take upon him the [execution] thereof or as my will unto him to be void. In witness of which my last will, I have left my hand and seale and published the same in the presence of the whole named are underwritten, By me John Thorpe, Robert Heath [junior] John Greene. I John Thorpe [of worth] in the county of sussex gentleman beinge in good and perfect rememberance thanks be to almighty god this eighteenth of February one thousand and six hundred and sixe doe add and annexe this Codecill followinge unto my last will and testament aforesaid in manner followinge, That whereas William [En]ssell, and Edmonde Gammon citizens of London doe owe unto me the some of five hundred pounds for whith they have given their bond of one thousand pounds unto John Delathamber of Rodmell in the county of Sussex gentleman, dated the five and twentieth daie of August now late past, [it] was and is intended to the use of me the said John Thorpe, [onely]. And whereas Gyles Fleminge and Edmond T[urwill] citizens and executors of London doe owe unto me the some of [four] hundred and forty pounds payable of the feast day of St. Michaell the Archangell now next [ensuinge] by their hand dated the first and twentieth of August now last past. All [these] somes of money amount in all to nyne hundred and fortie pounds, my will and meaning is that my trusty friends John Delathamber George Turner Anthony Linton and Richard Heath inmy said will mentioned shall have and [receive] the said severall somes os for minth thereof as my self in my life tyme shall, not imploye or bestowe to the … hereafter mentioned to the intent and purpose that they of the survivor of them or their executors or administrators shall dispose and have out the same and br…ye therein at their good discretions, [from] the lands tenements herediments as they can pr..ise and purchase for that money, and shall cause the same to be conveyed and assigned unto the use of John Thorpe eldest sonne of my sonne John Thorpe and of the heired males of his body lawfully begotten, and for lack of such issue, to the use of Richard Thorpe second sonne of John Thorpe my sonne, and of the heires males of his body lawfully begotten and for lack of such issue to the use of Richard Thorpe sonne of my sonne Thomas Thorpe and of the heires males of his body lawfully begotten, and for the lack of such issue to the use of George Thorpe second of my said sonne Thomas Thorpe, and of the heires males of his body lawfully begotten, and for lack of such issue, to the use of William Thorpe third sonne of my said sonne Thomas and of the heires males of his body lawfully begotten, and for lack of such issue to the use of Gyles Thorpe my sonne and of his heires for ever. And I doe further give and bequeath unto the said John Thorpe my grandchilde my silver salt …., a silver goblet and a silver beaker, a bedstedle, and a fether bed.. ….. cob…tt blanketts and all other ….. thereunto belonging to be delivered unto him at his age of four and twentie years, and if he dye before that age, then I give the same to his brother Richard Thorpe, at his age of four and twentie years, and as to those somes of money and plate conteyned in this my codicill I make and ordaine my said former friends John Delathamber George Turner Anthony Linton and Richard Heath myne executors, and none other. And to this my codicill I have subscribed my name, and published that same in the presence of theise whose names are underwritten. By me John Thorpe witnesses to the publishing of this codecill Richard Heath John Greene John Wallis.

Will was 10th October 1605
18th February 1606 codicill added

Probate
2nd May 1607
Thomas Thorpe, John Delathamber and George Turner executors
Codicill, Anthony Linton, Richard Heath executors.1 

Family

Elizabeth Culpeper (1593 - 1624)
Last Edited29 Apr 2018

Citations

  1. E-mail written 2003, 2010 to Warren Culpepper from Helen Thorpe Wright (desc of #8680), e-mail address.
  2. "England, Kent, Canterbury Parish Registers, 1538-1986," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QGN2-JFCP : 13 March 2018), John Thorpe and Elizabeth Cullpepper, 09 Sep 1618; from " Kent, Canterbury Archdeaconry Parish Registers Browse, 1538-1913," database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d); citing Marriage, St Laurence in Thanet, Kent, England, United Kingdom, page , Citing Canterbury Cathedral Archives, England.

Catherine Culpeper

Female, #8681, (1601 - )
Father*Sir Anthony Culpeper of Bedgebury, Knight (7 Oct 1560 - 1618)
Mother*Anne Martin (s 1562 - )
Name-AltSpell This surname is sometimes spelled Culpepper. 
Name-AltSpell This surname is sometimes spelled Colepeper. 
Birth*1601 Catherine was born in 1601. 
Will27 Feb 1615 She is mentioned in the will of Sir Anthony Culpeper of Bedgebury, Knight at Bedgebury, Goudhurst, co. Kent, England, on 27 Feb 1615.1,2 
Married Name8 Oct 1640  As of 8 Oct 1640, her married name was Oldfield. 
Marriage*8 Oct 1640 She married Thomas Oldfield at Ticehurst, co. Sussex, England, on 8 Oct 1640. 

Family

Thomas Oldfield (say 1598 - )
Last Edited5 Jun 2011

Citations

  1. Public Records Office, National Archives, London.
    Image of will at: http://gen.culpepper.com/archives/uk/wills/images/Anthony_of_Bedgebury_1618-1.pdf
    and http://gen.culpepper.com/archives/uk/wills/images/Anthony_of_Bedgebury_1618-2.pdf.
  2. E-mail written 2007 to Warren Culpepper from Charles Andrew Grigsby, England, e-mail address.
    Transcribed the will of Sir Anthony Culpeper of Bedgebury from the PRO images.

Thomas Oldfield

Male, #8682, (say 1598 - )
Birth*say 1598 Thomas was born say 1598. 
Marriage*8 Oct 1640 He married Catherine Culpeper at Ticehurst, co. Sussex, England, on 8 Oct 1640. 

Family

Catherine Culpeper (1601 - )
Last Edited2 Apr 2000

Marie Culpeper

Female, #8683, (1584 - 31 Oct 1618)
Father*Sir Anthony Culpeper of Bedgebury, Knight (7 Oct 1560 - 1618)
Mother*Anne Martin (s 1562 - )
Name Variation She was also known as Mary Culpeper.1 
Name-AltSpell This surname is sometimes spelled Colepeper. 
Name-AltSpell This surname is sometimes spelled Culpepper. 
Birth*1584 Marie was born in 1584. 
Married Namesay 1602  As of say 1602, her married name was Crispe. 
Marriage*say 1602 She married Henry Crispe of Quex in Thanett, Kent say 1602. 
Death of Father1618 Her father Sir Anthony Culpeper of Bedgebury, Knight died in 1618 at Goudhurst, co. Kent, England
Death*31 Oct 1618 She died on 31 Oct 1618.2
Marie (Culpeper) Crispe

Family

Henry Crispe of Quex in Thanett, Kent (say 1581 - )
Marriage*say 1602 She married Henry Crispe of Quex in Thanett, Kent say 1602. 
Last Edited18 Feb 2014

Citations

  1. 1619 Visitation, Kent, England.
  2. From "Collections Relating to the Family of Crispe" Vol.4; by Frederick Arthur Crisp 1893. The book can be found and downloaded at archive.org. Courtesy of Peter W. Kuhlmann.

Henry Crispe of Quex in Thanett, Kent1

Male, #8684, (say 1581 - )
Father*Henry Crispe of Quex in Thanett, Kent (s 1545 - )
Mother*Anne Culpeper (s 1548 - 1594)
Birth*say 1581 Henry was born say 1581. 
Marriage*say 1602 He married Marie Culpeper say 1602. 
Biography* For details on descendants, see the Crispe Pedigree in the Visitation of Kent, 1619. 
Will27 Feb 1615 He is mentioned in the will of Sir Anthony Culpeper of Bedgebury, Knight at Bedgebury, Goudhurst, co. Kent, England, on 27 Feb 1615.2,3 

Family

Marie Culpeper (1584 - 31 Oct 1618)
Last Edited1 Jan 2000

Citations

  1. 1619 Visitation, Kent, England.
  2. Public Records Office, National Archives, London.
    Image of will at: http://gen.culpepper.com/archives/uk/wills/images/Anthony_of_Bedgebury_1618-1.pdf
    and http://gen.culpepper.com/archives/uk/wills/images/Anthony_of_Bedgebury_1618-2.pdf.
  3. E-mail written 2007 to Warren Culpepper from Charles Andrew Grigsby, England, e-mail address.
    Transcribed the will of Sir Anthony Culpeper of Bedgebury from the PRO images.

Anne Culpeper

Female, #8685, (1597 - )
Father*Sir Anthony Culpeper of Bedgebury, Knight (7 Oct 1560 - 1618)
Mother*Anne Martin (s 1562 - )
Name-AltSpell This surname is sometimes spelled Culpepper. 
Name-AltSpell This surname is sometimes spelled Colepeper. 
Birth*1597 Anne was born in 1597. 
Will27 Feb 1615 She is mentioned in the will of Sir Anthony Culpeper of Bedgebury, Knight at Bedgebury, Goudhurst, co. Kent, England, on 27 Feb 1615.1,2 
Married Namesay 1629  As of say 1629, her married name was Smith. 
Marriage*say 1629 She married Roger Smith say 1629. 
Probate14 Jan 1675 During probate, Anne Culpeper was identified as an heir of Roger Culpeper of Delft, Holland on 14 Jan 1675 at Delft, Holland.3 

Family

Roger Smith (say 1594 - )
Marriage*say 1629 She married Roger Smith say 1629. 
Last Edited5 Jun 2011

Citations

  1. Public Records Office, National Archives, London.
    Image of will at: http://gen.culpepper.com/archives/uk/wills/images/Anthony_of_Bedgebury_1618-1.pdf
    and http://gen.culpepper.com/archives/uk/wills/images/Anthony_of_Bedgebury_1618-2.pdf.
  2. E-mail written 2007 to Warren Culpepper from Charles Andrew Grigsby, England, e-mail address.
    Transcribed the will of Sir Anthony Culpeper of Bedgebury from the PRO images.
  3. Public Records Office, National Archives, London.
    Trancribed by Chip Culpepper. Image at:
    http://gen.culpepper.com/archives/uk/wills/images/Roger_of_Holland_1679.pdf.

Roger Smith

Male, #8686, (say 1594 - )
Birth*say 1594 Roger was born say 1594. 
Marriage*say 1629 He married Anne Culpeper say 1629. 

Family

Anne Culpeper (1597 - )
Last Edited12 Dec 1999

Thomas Culpeper

Male, #8687, (1582 - before 1585)
Father*Sir Anthony Culpeper of Bedgebury, Knight (7 Oct 1560 - 1618)
Mother*Anne Martin (s 1562 - )
Name-AltSpell This surname is sometimes spelled Colepeper. 
Name-AltSpell This surname is sometimes spelled Culpepper. 
Birth*1582 Thomas was born in 1582. 
Death*before 1585 He died before 1585. 
Biography* O.v.p.s.p. 
ChartsThe 12th century Culpepers of England: Descendant Chart (16 generations, Males only)
Last Edited5 Jun 2011

Thomas Culpeper

Male, #8688, (1585 - before 1598)
Father*Sir Anthony Culpeper of Bedgebury, Knight (7 Oct 1560 - 1618)
Mother*Anne Martin (s 1562 - )
Name-AltSpell This surname is sometimes spelled Colepeper. 
Name-AltSpell This surname is sometimes spelled Culpepper. 
Birth*1585 Thomas was born in 1585. 
Death*before 1598 He died before 1598. 
Biography* O.v.p.s.p. 
ChartsThe 12th century Culpepers of England: Descendant Chart (16 generations, Males only)
Last Edited5 Jun 2011

John Culpeper

Male, #8689, (1586 - )
Father*Sir Anthony Culpeper of Bedgebury, Knight (7 Oct 1560 - 1618)
Mother*Anne Martin (s 1562 - )
Name-AltSpell This surname is sometimes spelled Colepeper. 
Name-AltSpell This surname is sometimes spelled Culpepper. 
Birth*1586 John was born in 1586. 
Biography* O.v.p.s.p. 
ChartsThe 12th century Culpepers of England: Descendant Chart (16 generations, Males only)
Last Edited5 Jun 2011

Walter Culpeper

Male, #8690, (1588 - )
Father*Sir Anthony Culpeper of Bedgebury, Knight (7 Oct 1560 - 1618)
Mother*Anne Martin (s 1562 - )
Name-AltSpell This surname is sometimes spelled Colepeper. 
Name-AltSpell This surname is sometimes spelled Culpepper. 
Birth*1588 Walter was born in 1588. 
Biography* O.v.p.s.p. 
ChartsThe 12th century Culpepers of England: Descendant Chart (16 generations, Males only)
Last Edited5 Jun 2011

Anthony Culpeper

Male, #8691, (1591 - )
Father*Sir Anthony Culpeper of Bedgebury, Knight (7 Oct 1560 - 1618)
Mother*Anne Martin (s 1562 - )
Name-AltSpell This surname is sometimes spelled Culpepper. 
Name-AltSpell This surname is sometimes spelled Colepeper. 
Birth*1591 Anthony was born in 1591. 
Biography* O.v.p.s.p. 
ChartsThe 12th century Culpepers of England: Descendant Chart (16 generations, Males only)
Last Edited5 Jun 2011

Richard Culpeper of Wakehurst1

Male, #8692, (say 1465 - circa 15 Sep 1539)
Father*Nicholas Culpeper of Wakehurst (s 1437 - 23 May 1510)
Mother*Elizabeth Wakehurst (s 1449 - a 1517)
Name-AltSpell This surname is sometimes spelled Culpepper. 
Name-AltSpell This surname is sometimes spelled Colepeper. 
Birth*say 1465 Richard was born say 1465. 
Marriage*say 1491 He married Joanna Naylor say 1491. 
Birth of Sonsay 1492 His son John Culpeper of Wakehurst was born say 1492. 
Birth of Sonsay 1494 His son Gerard Culpeper was born say 1494. 
Birth of Sonsay 1496 His son Edward Culpeper was born say 1496. 
Birth of Sonsay 1498 His son Thomas Culpeper of Lowdham was born say 1498. 
Birth of Sonsay 1500 His son William Culpeper of St. Dunstan's in Canterbury was born say 1500. 
Birth of Sonsay 1504 His son Jasper Culpeper of Penshurst, Kent & Arlington, Sussex was born say 1504. 
Birth of Sonsay 1508 His son John Culpeper of Ingham, co. Norfolk was born say 1508. 
Death of Father23 May 1510 His father Nicholas Culpeper of Wakehurst died on 23 May 1510 at Wakehurst, Ardingly, co. Sussex, England
Birth of Sonsay 1512 His son Mary Culpeper was born say 1512. 
Will22 Sep 1516 He is mentioned in the will of Richard Culpeper of Wakehurst on 22 Sep 1516.2 
Biography* Richard Culpeper, the elder of two brothers with that name, was the son and heir of Nicholas Culpeper, and Elizabeth Wakehurst, his wife.
     He married Joan, daughter of Richard Naylor, Merchant Taylor and Alderman of London, by Elizabeth, his wife, who re-married George Lord Bergavenny, and whose will is in P.C.C., 1500. He died in 1539, and the following is an abstract of his will.1 
Will*6 Sep 1539 He made a will at Ardingly, co. Sussex, England, on 6 Sep 1539.

Abstract of the Will of Richard Culpeper of Wakehurst: 6 Sep 1539 (31 Henry VIII). I Richard Culpepper of Ardingly in the County of Sussex, Esq. To be buried within the church of Ardingly. To John my youngest son (John Culpeper of Ingham, co. Norfolk) my best gray gelding. Unto Edward my son (Edward Culpeper) a broach of gold and 8 pearls and a stone in it. Whereas John my eldest son (John Culpeper of Wakehurst) owes me 20 marks for wood that I sold him, I will the said 20 marks to Elizabeth (Elizabeth Culpeper) and Anne (Anne Culpeper) my daughters, if the said John does not pay it in my lifetime to the marriage of Alice my daughter (Alice Culpeper); and if he pay it for the said marriage, then he shall pay it to them after the rate as it rests among the other brothers and sisters. Also whereas I have paid to the marriage of Alice my daughter 20 marks, I bequeath the said 20 marks to Elizabeth and Anne my daughters accordingly to raise crops upon such lands as I and he agreed to be raised until £400 be paid. The residue of all my goods and cattle I give unto Joan my wife (Joanna Naylor) whom I make my sole executor and my son Jasper (Jasper Culpeper of Penshurst, Kent & Arlington, Sussex) to be overseer. Witnesses: Nicholas Harvey, clerk, parson of Balcombe, Jasper Culpeper, William Benye (William Byne of Rowdell in Washington, Esq.), Richard Landesdell clerk, Richard Stayne, and John Selyard. Proved at London 16 Oct. 1539 by the oath of Peter Lylly, proctor of the relict and executrix.3 
Death*circa 15 Sep 1539 He died circa 15 Sep 1539. 
Probate*16 Oct 1539 Probate action was taken on Richard's estate on 16 Oct 1539 at London, England.4 
Will4 Oct 1541 He is mentioned in the will of Constantia Chamberlayn at Goudhurst, co. Kent, England, on 4 Oct 1541.5,6 

Family

Joanna Naylor (say 1473 - after 1539)
Marriage*say 1491 He married Joanna Naylor say 1491. 
Children
ChartsThe 12th century Culpepers of England: Descendant Chart (16 generations, Males only)
Last Edited21 Mar 2012

Citations

  1. Col. F.W.T. Attree R.E./F.S.A. & Rev. J.H.L. Booker M.A., "The Sussex Colepepers, Part II", Sussex Archaeological Collections, XLVIII,65-98, (1905)http://gen.culpepper.com/historical/sussex/default.htm.
  2. Col. F.W.T. Attree R.E./F.S.A. & Rev. J.H.L. Booker M.A., "The Sussex Colepepers, Part II", Sussex Archaeological Collections, XLVIII,65-98, (1905)http://gen.culpepper.com/historical/sussex/default.htm.
    Pp 65-66.
  3. Col. F.W.T. Attree R.E./F.S.A. & Rev. J.H.L. Booker M.A., "The Sussex Colepepers, Part II", Sussex Archaeological Collections, XLVIII,65-98, (1905)http://gen.culpepper.com/historical/sussex/default.htm.
    P.C.C., 31 Dingeley.
  4. P.C.C., 31 Dingeley.
  5. Constance Culpeper of Goudhurst Will, 4 Oct 1541
    Tudor P.C.C. Will Transcription by L. L. Duncan - Book 54 page 37.
  6. Public Records Office, National Archives, London.
    Image of will at: http://gen.culpepper.com/archives/uk/wills/images/Constance_of_Goudhurst_1542-1.pdf
    and http://gen.culpepper.com/archives/uk/wills/images/Constance_of_Goudhurst_1542-2.pdf.

Richard Naylor1

Male, #8693, (say 1443 - say 1483)
Birth*say 1443 Richard was born say 1443. 
Marriage*say 1468 He married Elizabeth (?) say 1468. 
Will*1483 He made a will in 1483.

P.C.C., 7 Logge. 
Death*say 1483 He died say 1483. 

Family

Elizabeth (?) (say 1448 - )
Child
Last Edited22 Jul 2000

Citations

  1. Col. F.W.T. Attree R.E./F.S.A. & Rev. J.H.L. Booker M.A., "The Sussex Colepepers, Part II", Sussex Archaeological Collections, XLVIII,65-98, (1905)http://gen.culpepper.com/historical/sussex/default.htm.

Joanna Naylor1

Female, #8694, (say 1473 - after 1539)
Father*Richard Naylor (s 1443 - s 1483)
Mother*Elizabeth (?) (s 1448 - )
Birth*say 1473 Joanna was born say 1473. 
Marriage*say 1491 She married Richard Culpeper of Wakehurst say 1491. 
Married Namesay 1491  As of say 1491, her married name was Culpeper. 
Name-AltSpell This surname is sometimes spelled Colepeper. 
Name-AltSpell This surname is sometimes spelled Culpepper. 
Birth of Sonsay 1492 Her son John Culpeper of Wakehurst was born say 1492. 
Birth of Sonsay 1494 Her son Gerard Culpeper was born say 1494. 
Birth of Sonsay 1496 Her son Edward Culpeper was born say 1496. 
Birth of Sonsay 1498 Her son Thomas Culpeper of Lowdham was born say 1498. 
Birth of Sonsay 1500 Her son William Culpeper of St. Dunstan's in Canterbury was born say 1500. 
Birth of Sonsay 1504 Her son Jasper Culpeper of Penshurst, Kent & Arlington, Sussex was born say 1504. 
Birth of Sonsay 1508 Her son John Culpeper of Ingham, co. Norfolk was born say 1508. 
Birth of Sonsay 1512 Her son Mary Culpeper was born say 1512. 
Will6 Sep 1539 She is mentioned in the will of Richard Culpeper of Wakehurst at Ardingly, co. Sussex, England, on 6 Sep 1539.2 
Death*after 1539 She died after 1539. 

Family

Richard Culpeper of Wakehurst (say 1465 - circa 15 Sep 1539)
Marriage*say 1491 She married Richard Culpeper of Wakehurst say 1491. 
Children
Last Edited5 Jun 2011

Citations

  1. Col. F.W.T. Attree R.E./F.S.A. & Rev. J.H.L. Booker M.A., "The Sussex Colepepers, Part II", Sussex Archaeological Collections, XLVIII,65-98, (1905)http://gen.culpepper.com/historical/sussex/default.htm.
  2. Col. F.W.T. Attree R.E./F.S.A. & Rev. J.H.L. Booker M.A., "The Sussex Colepepers, Part II", Sussex Archaeological Collections, XLVIII,65-98, (1905)http://gen.culpepper.com/historical/sussex/default.htm.
    P.C.C., 31 Dingeley.

Rev. Edward Culpeper D.C.L.1

Male, #8695, (say 1476 - after 1544)
Father*Nicholas Culpeper of Wakehurst (s 1437 - 23 May 1510)
Mother*Elizabeth Wakehurst (s 1449 - a 1517)
Name-AltSpell This surname is sometimes spelled Culpepper. 
Name-AltSpell This surname is sometimes spelled Colepeper. 
Birth*say 1476 Edward was born say 1476. 
Will22 Sep 1516 He is mentioned in the will of Richard Culpeper of Wakehurst on 22 Sep 1516.2 
Death*after 1544 He died after 1544. 
Biography* Edward Culpeper, B.C.L., D.C.L. (7 Mar 1505/6 ; B. Can L. and (? D. Can L.), 26 Jan 1506/7; D.C.L., 1 Jul 1510 of All Souls College; third son of Nicholas Colepeper, who died 1510 (2 Henry VIII).
.
He was instituted Rector of Ockley, co. Surrey, 3 Aug 1514, Master or Provost of the Collegiate Church of St. Peter, Lingfield, 20 Jul 1524, and was alive 16 Apr 1544 (36 Henry VIII), when he acknowledged the receipt of £6. 13s. 4d. annuity out of the lands of the College of Lingfield, and during the four subsequent years, when he gave similar receipts.
.
Source: The Sussex Colepepers-II. 
ChartsThe 12th century Culpepers of England: Descendant Chart (16 generations, Males only)
Last Edited21 Mar 2012

Citations

  1. Col. F.W.T. Attree R.E./F.S.A. & Rev. J.H.L. Booker M.A., "The Sussex Colepepers, Part II", Sussex Archaeological Collections, XLVIII,65-98, (1905)http://gen.culpepper.com/historical/sussex/default.htm.
  2. Col. F.W.T. Attree R.E./F.S.A. & Rev. J.H.L. Booker M.A., "The Sussex Colepepers, Part II", Sussex Archaeological Collections, XLVIII,65-98, (1905)http://gen.culpepper.com/historical/sussex/default.htm.
    Pp 65-66.

Thomas Culpeper of Crawley, Esq.1

Male, #8696, (say 1473 - before 1540)
Father*Nicholas Culpeper of Wakehurst (s 1437 - 23 May 1510)
Mother*Elizabeth Wakehurst (s 1449 - a 1517)
Name-AltSpell This surname is sometimes spelled Culpepper. 
Name-AltSpell This surname is sometimes spelled Colepeper. 
Birth*say 1473 Thomas was born say 1473. 
Marriage*say 1512 He married Anne (?) say 1512. 
Will22 Sep 1516 He is mentioned in the will of Richard Culpeper of Wakehurst on 22 Sep 1516.2 
Death*before 1540 He died before 1540. 
Biography* Thomas Culpeper of Crawley, Esq., who from the Inq. P.M. of John Fenner and from the will of his uncle, Richard Culpeper, appears to have been married shortly before 1513 (when her younger son was aged four year) to Anne, the widow of Thomas Fenner, his son, who died shortly before his father. The will of John Fenner, the father, and Thomas Fenner, the son, were both proved in P.C.C. in 1513. John Fenner gives his messuage in Crawley with certain lands to Anne Fenner, late the wife of Thomas Fenner, his son, and nor;• the wife of Thomas Culpeper, for her life. She is also to have his lands in Ifeld called Bonewyks and Westland until her younger son, John Fenner, aged four years, shall attain the age of 21. "Anne" describes herself in her will as "Joane," widow of Thomas Culpeper of Crawley, Esq., and as she mentions no Culpepers in it we may assume that she left no issue by her second husband. Her will is not dated, but was proved between 1541-1549. Her husband, Thomas Culpeper, is probably the defendant in an action, William Williams, clerk, versus Thomas Culpeper.
.
Interrogatories:
Whether the said plaintiff made a lease of years of the parsonage of Burstow unto the said Thomas Culpeper or not and what rent the said Thomas should pay yearly and what chambers or any other things were reserved to the said person… and many other interrogatories.
Among the evidence given is that of Thomas Busse of Burstow, carpenter. He says that he does not know whether the said William Williams, clerk, leased the said parsonage to Thomas Culpeper or not, but at the end of his evidence he says he knows and did see the said Thomas Culpeper come to the said Williams clerk for to have a mattock from him which he claimed to be his mattock and thereupon the said Thomas Culpeper and William clerk fell out and made a fray together, but who was in the fault, this deponent knows not.
Thomas Bray, yeoman of Burstow deposed that he knows not whether the parsonage was leased to Thomas Culpeper or not "And he says that the said William clerk in the house of this deponent required the said Thomas Culpeper that he might have his rent of the said parsonage to him due, and thereupon they multiplied words together, and then the said Thomas Culpeper broke the brow of the said William, clerk, with the shaft of a knife so that the blade ran down his face in the presence of this deponent. And he says by the report of one William Playce and Robert Fulcher late of Burstow that the said Thomas Culpeper did assent the said William, clerk, to have a mattock from him which was the proper good of the said clerk, and then the said Culpeper gave the said William, clerk a blow or two with a staff for he was not able to sing mass for a fortnight after, and thereupon the said clerk plucked the said Culpeper down by the beard in the sight of the wife of the said Culpeper who with one or two of her servants came running to help to beat the said William clerk, so that he was forced to cry to the said William Playce and Robert Fulcher for aid. How be it the said Culpeper took away the said mattock by force, and by report the said Culpeper drew his dagger at another time to strike the said William, clerk, and more he cannot depose.
.
Source: The Sussex Colepepers-II.
 

Family

Anne (?) (say 1489 - before 1549)
Marriage*say 1512 He married Anne (?) say 1512. 
ChartsThe 12th century Culpepers of England: Descendant Chart (16 generations, Males only)
Last Edited21 Mar 2012

Citations

  1. Col. F.W.T. Attree R.E./F.S.A. & Rev. J.H.L. Booker M.A., "The Sussex Colepepers, Part II", Sussex Archaeological Collections, XLVIII,65-98, (1905)http://gen.culpepper.com/historical/sussex/default.htm.
  2. Col. F.W.T. Attree R.E./F.S.A. & Rev. J.H.L. Booker M.A., "The Sussex Colepepers, Part II", Sussex Archaeological Collections, XLVIII,65-98, (1905)http://gen.culpepper.com/historical/sussex/default.htm.
    Pp 65-66.

Anne (?)1

Female, #8697, (say 1489 - before 1549)
Birth*say 1489 Anne was born say 1489. 
Marriagesay 1507 She married Thomas Fenner of Crawley say 1507. 
Married Namesay 1507  As of say 1507, her married name was Fenner. 
Birth of Sonsay 1509 Her son John Fenner was born say 1509. 
Marriage*say 1512 She married Thomas Culpeper of Crawley, Esq. say 1512. 
Married Namesay 1512  As of say 1512, her married name was Culpeper. 
Name-AltSpell This surname is sometimes spelled Colepeper. 
Name-AltSpell This surname is sometimes spelled Culpepper. 
Will22 Sep 1516 She is mentioned in the will of Richard Culpeper of Wakehurst on 22 Sep 1516.2 
Will*say 1541 She made a will at Lewes, co. Sussex, England, say 1541.3 
Death*before 1549 She died before 1549. 

Family 1

Thomas Fenner of Crawley (say 1486 - say 1512)
Marriagesay 1507 She married Thomas Fenner of Crawley say 1507. 
Child

Family 2

Thomas Culpeper of Crawley, Esq. (say 1473 - before 1540)
Marriage*say 1512 She married Thomas Culpeper of Crawley, Esq. say 1512. 
Last Edited5 Jun 2011

Citations

  1. Col. F.W.T. Attree R.E./F.S.A. & Rev. J.H.L. Booker M.A., "The Sussex Colepepers, Part II", Sussex Archaeological Collections, XLVIII,65-98, (1905)http://gen.culpepper.com/historical/sussex/default.htm.
  2. Col. F.W.T. Attree R.E./F.S.A. & Rev. J.H.L. Booker M.A., "The Sussex Colepepers, Part II", Sussex Archaeological Collections, XLVIII,65-98, (1905)http://gen.culpepper.com/historical/sussex/default.htm.
    Pp 65-66.
  3. Lewes A,1,16; S.A.C., Vol X, p 1.

Thomas Fenner of Crawley1

Male, #8698, (say 1486 - say 1512)
Birth*say 1486 Thomas was born say 1486. 
Marriage*say 1507 He married Anne (?) say 1507. 
Birth of Sonsay 1509 His son John Fenner was born say 1509. 
Death*say 1512 He died say 1512. 

Family

Anne (?) (say 1489 - before 1549)
Child
Last Edited28 Dec 1999

Citations

  1. Col. F.W.T. Attree R.E./F.S.A. & Rev. J.H.L. Booker M.A., "The Sussex Colepepers, Part II", Sussex Archaeological Collections, XLVIII,65-98, (1905)http://gen.culpepper.com/historical/sussex/default.htm.

George Culpeper of Naylands in Balcombe, co. Sussex1

Male, #8699, (say 1479 - 1543)
Father*Nicholas Culpeper of Wakehurst (s 1437 - 23 May 1510)
Mother*Elizabeth Wakehurst (s 1449 - a 1517)
Name-AltSpell This surname is sometimes spelled Culpepper. 
Name-AltSpell This surname is sometimes spelled Colepeper. 
Birth*say 1479 George was born say 1479. 
Court Records*30 Apr 1501 George Culpepyr was one of seven witnesses to an indenture of 4 acres in Salehurst made by John Smith in his will to the Abbot of Robertsridge.2 
Death of Father23 May 1510 His father Nicholas Culpeper of Wakehurst died on 23 May 1510 at Wakehurst, Ardingly, co. Sussex, England
Will22 Sep 1516 He is mentioned in the will of Richard Culpeper of Wakehurst on 22 Sep 1516.3 
Marriage*say 1520 He married Alice (?) say 1520. 
Birth of Son1528 His son William Culpeper of Worth was born in 1528. 
Birth of Sonsay 1532 His son Thomas Culpeper was born say 1532. 
Birth of Sonsay 1536 His son Richard Culpeper of Moulsecoomb in Patcham was born say 1536. 
Will*30 Jan 1543 He made a will at Lewes, co. Sussex, England, on 30 Jan 1543.4 
Death*1543 He died in 1543. 
Biography* In 1542, Naylands in Balcombe was his residence, and in June of that year it was conveyed by John Michelbourne to George Culpeper to hold to him and Alice, his wife, and the heirs of George. George Culpeper of Balcombe, gentleman, made his will 30 Jan 1542/3, and desires to be buried in the church of Balcombe "before the alter or memorial of our lady," and that all his land which he purchased in Balcombe, called Naylands, should go to William, his son, and gives his goods to his wife Alice and his son William equally. He makes Mr. Thomas Michell and Richard. Gaston overseers. Edmund Michell and John Michell, Junior are witnesses with others.1 
Will12 Apr 1571 He is mentioned in the will of Thomas Culpeper of Lowdham on 12 Apr 1571.5 

Family

Alice (?) (say 1495 - 1574)
Marriage*say 1520 He married Alice (?) say 1520. 
Children
ChartsThe 12th century Culpepers of England: Descendant Chart (16 generations, Males only)
Last Edited21 Mar 2012

Citations

  1. Col. F.W.T. Attree R.E./F.S.A. & Rev. J.H.L. Booker M.A., "The Sussex Colepepers, Part II", Sussex Archaeological Collections, XLVIII,65-98, (1905)http://gen.culpepper.com/historical/sussex/default.htm.
  2. http://books.google.com/books?id=3fEGAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA147#v=onepage&q&f=false.
  3. Col. F.W.T. Attree R.E./F.S.A. & Rev. J.H.L. Booker M.A., "The Sussex Colepepers, Part II", Sussex Archaeological Collections, XLVIII,65-98, (1905)http://gen.culpepper.com/historical/sussex/default.htm.
    Pp 65-66.
  4. Lewes, A.1,157.
  5. Col. F.W.T. Attree R.E./F.S.A. & Rev. J.H.L. Booker M.A., "The Sussex Colepepers, Part II", Sussex Archaeological Collections, XLVIII,65-98, (1905)http://gen.culpepper.com/historical/sussex/default.htm.
    Will of Thomas Culpeper of Lowdham dated 12 Apr 1571, proved 4 Nov 1572, P.C.C. 35 Draper.

Alice (?)1

Female, #8700, (say 1495 - 1574)
Birth*say 1495 Alice was born say 1495. 
Marriage*say 1520 She married George Culpeper of Naylands in Balcombe, co. Sussex say 1520. 
Married Namesay 1520  As of say 1520, her married name was Culpeper. 
Name-AltSpell This surname is sometimes spelled Colepeper. 
Name-AltSpell This surname is sometimes spelled Culpepper. 
Birth of Son1528 Her son William Culpeper of Worth was born in 1528. 
Birth of Sonsay 1532 Her son Thomas Culpeper was born say 1532. 
Birth of Sonsay 1536 Her son Richard Culpeper of Moulsecoomb in Patcham was born say 1536. 
Death of Spouse1543 Her husband George Culpeper of Naylands in Balcombe, co. Sussex died in 1543. 
Death of Son11 Jul 1568 Her son William Culpeper of Worth died on 11 Jul 1568. 
Will*12 Jan 1572 She made a will on 12 Jan 1572.1 
Death*1574 She died in 1574. 
Burial*1574 Her body was interred in 1574 at Balcombe, co. Sussex, England
Probate9 Dec 1574 Probate action was taken on Alice's estate on 9 Dec 1574 at Lewes, co. Sussex, England,

Lewes, A.6,366; B.1,11.1 
Biography* Alice Culpeper survived her husband many years, and from her will dated 12 Jan 1571/2, and proved 9 Dec 1574, which was written by her cousin Culpeper, parson of Ardingly Rev. John Culpeper of Warnham, we find that besides her eldest son, William Culpeper of Worth, then deceased, she had a daughter Alice, then wife of George Nin, and mother of Alice and Anne Nin, and two other sons, Thomas Culpeper and Richard Culpeper, her youngest son, who was residuary legatee and executor. She leaves to her grandsons, Charles and Edward Culpeper, sons of William Culpeper of Worth, deceased, 20s each. and mentions her granddaughter Jane, their sister. The witnesses were Richard Culpeper of Onstye, and her grandsons, Charles and Edward Culpeper.1 

Family

George Culpeper of Naylands in Balcombe, co. Sussex (say 1479 - 1543)
Marriage*say 1520 She married George Culpeper of Naylands in Balcombe, co. Sussex say 1520. 
Children
Last Edited19 Mar 2012

Citations

  1. Col. F.W.T. Attree R.E./F.S.A. & Rev. J.H.L. Booker M.A., "The Sussex Colepepers, Part II", Sussex Archaeological Collections, XLVIII,65-98, (1905)http://gen.culpepper.com/historical/sussex/default.htm.