Mary Mainwaring1

Female, #8731, (say 1503 - before 9 Nov 1574)
Birth*say 1503 Mary was born say 1503. 
Marriage*say 1520 She married William Culpeper of St. Dunstan's in Canterbury say 1520.1 
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. 
Burial*9 Nov 1574 Her body was interred on 9 Nov 1574 at St. Dunstan's, Canterbury, co. Kent, England.1 
Death*before 9 Nov 1574 She died before 9 Nov 1574. 
Research note1607 See Feet of Fines, London and Middlesex, Mich. 31 Henry VIII (Oct-Dec 1607), Between John Freeman and Thomas Mainwaring, plaintiffs, and William Culpeper and Mary, his wife, deforciants, concerning premises in St. Andrew and St. Giles, in the wards of Aldergate and Crepulgate, London.

Also East. 31 Henry VIII (Apr-May 1607), between Thomas Assheby, plaintiff, and William Culpeper and Mary, his wife, deforciants, concerning premises in Herefyld and free fishery in the water of Colney.

(A "deforciant" is one who prevents a lawful owner from taking possesion of a property.)1 

Family

William Culpeper of St. Dunstan's in Canterbury (say 1500 - circa 3 Jun 1585)
Marriage*say 1520 She married William Culpeper of St. Dunstan's in Canterbury say 1520.1 
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.

Thomas Culpeper of Lowdham1

Male, #8732, (say 1498 - say Sep 1572)
Father*Richard Culpeper of Wakehurst (s 1465 - c 15 Sep 1539)
Mother*Joanna Naylor (s 1473 - a 1539)
Name-AltSpell This surname is sometimes spelled Colepeper. 
Name-AltSpell This surname is sometimes spelled Culpepper. 
Birth*say 1498 Thomas was born say 1498. 
Marriage*say 1535 He married Mary Bleuerhasset say 1535. 
Death of Fathercirca 15 Sep 1539 His father Richard Culpeper of Wakehurst died circa 15 Sep 1539. 
Will16 Dec 1562 He is mentioned in the will of John Culpeper of Ingham, co. Norfolk at Ingham, co. Norfolk, England, on 16 Dec 1562.2,3 
Biography* Thomas Culpeper in 1555 (3 Mary) is described as lately of Bysshe Court, co. Kent.24 His wife, Mary, was the daughter and sole heiress of Sir George Bleuerhasset, Knight, and afterwards married Francis Bacon. She died 7 Sep 1587, aged 70, and was buried at Frenze, co. Norfolk, where there is a monument to her memory. The following is an abstract of his will.1 
Will*12 Apr 1571 He made a will on 12 Apr 1571.

I Thomas Culpeper of Lowdham, co. Suffolk, Esq. Body to be buried by the appointment of Marie my wife (Mary Bleuerhasset).
     To the curate of Pistre if I be buried there 6s/8d and to churchwardens 20s but latter gift to be void if not buried there, but Marie my wife to deliver 6s/8d to the church wardens for the poor of the parish.
     To the reparation of the church of Frenze, co. Norfolk, 6s/8d. To the poor there, 3s/4d. To the poor of Diss, 6s/8d. To the poor of Pistre, 6s/8d. To the poor of these towns near Lowdham aforesaid, viz. Rendlesham, Ashe next Eyke, Vfford, Melton, Woodbridge, Bredfield, Dillinghoo, and Wickham Market 3s/4d each. To every child of a gentleman who is my godchild 5s/-. To every other 2s/-. Servants Roger Pynner 30s/-, Hugh Battell 20s/-, Robert Spillwater 20s/-, old servant Thomas Sumner.
     To the right. worshipful Mr. John Bleuerhasset, Esq., treasurer with the mighty Prince Thomas Duke of Norfolk £20, and I pray him to be aiding Mary, his niece, my well-beloved wife.
     To my brother William Culpeper (William Culpeper of St. Dunstan's in Canterbury), £20 in two years, and if he is not minded to continue in the house with my said wife, but will with his wife depart from thence, then I will that the first £10 shall be paid him at his departure and the other £10 within a year.
     To my niece Anne Fynch (Anne Culpeper), my brother Jasper Culpeper (Jasper Culpeper of Penshurst, Kent & Arlington, Sussex)'s daughter, £15 in two years.
     To Thomas Culpeper (Thomas Culpeper) and Richard Culpeper (Richard Culpeper of Moulsecoomb in Patcham), sons of my uncle George Culpeper (George Culpeper of Naylands in Balcombe, co. Sussex), 40s/- each.
     To my three sisters (Elizabeth Culpeper, Alice Culpeper, and Mary Culpeper), 20s/- each.
     To my wife's godson Richard Bleuerhasset, one of the sons of the said John Bleuerhasset, my two marshes in Orford and Gedgrave.
     The manor of Ellwell Hall in co. Essex to wife my wife Mary who is executrix.
     Proved 4 Nov 1572, by his widow Mary.4 
Death*say Sep 1572 He died at Lowdham, co. Suffolk, England, say Sep 1572.4 
Probate*4 Nov 1572 Probate action was taken on Thomas's estate on 4 Nov 1572 at co. Kent, England.4 

Family

Mary Bleuerhasset (say 1517 - 7 Sep 1587)
Marriage*say 1535 He married Mary Bleuerhasset say 1535. 
ChartsThe 12th century Culpepers of England: Descendant Chart (16 generations, Males only)
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. 29 Crymes.
  3. Public Records Office, National Archives, London.
    Image at: http://gen.culpepper.com/archives/uk/wills/images/John_of_Ingham_1566.pdf.
  4. 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.

Sir George Bleuerhasset Knight1

Male, #8733, (say 1471 - )
Birth*say 1471 George was born say 1471. 
Marriage* He married an unknown person . 

Family

Child
Last Edited14 Sep 2002

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.

Mary Bleuerhasset1

Female, #8734, (say 1517 - 7 Sep 1587)
Father*Sir George Bleuerhasset Knight (s 1471 - )
Birth*say 1517 Mary was born say 1517. 
Marriage*say 1535 She married Thomas Culpeper of Lowdham say 1535. 
Married Namesay 1535  As of say 1535, her married name was Culpeper. 
Name-AltSpell This surname is sometimes spelled Colepeper. 
Name-AltSpell This surname is sometimes spelled Culpepper. 
Will12 Apr 1571 She is mentioned in the will of Thomas Culpeper of Lowdham on 12 Apr 1571.2 
Death of Spousesay Sep 1572 Her husband Thomas Culpeper of Lowdham died say Sep 1572 at Lowdham, co. Suffolk, England.2 
Married Namesay 1574  As of say 1574, her married name was Bacon. 
Marriagesay 1574 She married Francis Bacon say 1574. 
Death*7 Sep 1587 She died on 7 Sep 1587. 
Burial*circa 8 Sep 1587 Her body was interred circa 8 Sep 1587 at Frenze, co. Norfolk, England

Family

Thomas Culpeper of Lowdham (say 1498 - say Sep 1572)
Marriage*say 1535 She married Thomas Culpeper of Lowdham say 1535. 
Last Edited25 May 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.
    Will of Thomas Culpeper of Lowdham dated 12 Apr 1571, proved 4 Nov 1572, P.C.C. 35 Draper.

Francis Bacon1

Male, #8735, (say 1514 - )
Birth*say 1514 Francis was born at England say 1514. 
Marriage*say 1574 He married Mary Bleuerhasset say 1574. 

Family

Mary Bleuerhasset (say 1517 - 7 Sep 1587)
Last Edited25 May 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.

Jasper Culpeper of Penshurst, Kent & Arlington, Sussex1,2

Male, #8736, (say 1504 - before Feb 1564)
Father*Richard Culpeper of Wakehurst (s 1465 - c 15 Sep 1539)
Mother*Joanna Naylor (s 1473 - a 1539)
Name-AltSpell This surname is sometimes spelled Culpepper. 
Name-AltSpell This surname is sometimes spelled Colepeper. 
Birth*say 1504 Jasper was born say 1504. 
Degree*1522 He received a degree from B.A., at Oxford University, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, in 1522. 
Marriage*say 1535 He married Anne Stafford say 1535. 
Will6 Sep 1539 He is mentioned in the will of Richard Culpeper of Wakehurst at Ardingly, co. Sussex, England, on 6 Sep 1539.3 
Will4 Oct 1541 He is mentioned in the will of Constantia Chamberlayn at Goudhurst, co. Kent, England, on 4 Oct 1541.4,5 
Election*4 Nov 1547 Jasper was elected at East Grinstead, co. Sussex, England, on 4 Nov 1547. 
Will16 Dec 1562 He is mentioned in the will of John Culpeper of Ingham, co. Norfolk at Ingham, co. Norfolk, England, on 16 Dec 1562.6,7 
Death*before Feb 1564 He died before Feb 1564. 
Probate*Feb 1564 Probate action was taken on Jasper's estate in Feb 1564

Cambridge, Kent, EnglandP.C.C. 
Biography* Jasper Culpeper, B.A. Oxford, 1522. Returned M.P. for East Grinstead, co. Kent, 4 Nov 1547. Married Anne Stafford, widow of Richard Clifford, by whom he had a daughter: Anne, who married Mr. Fynch. Administration of his estate as "of Arlington" was granted Feb 1564, in P.C.C. to George Roberts, next of kin.1 
Biography Family and Education
b. by 1508, 6th s. of Richard Culpeper of Wakehurst, Suss. by Joan, da. of Richard Naylor of London. educ. Oxf. BA 1522. m. Anne, da. of Henry Stafford, 11th Earl of Wiltshire, wid. of Richard Clifford, 1da.

Offices Held
Servant of Thomas Culpeper by 1541, of Sir John Gage by 1545.

Biography
Of the several branches of his family in Kent and Sussex, Jasper Culpeper came of the senior line established at Wakehurst in Sussex. He probably owed his education at Oxford to the example of his uncle Edward Culpeper, a fellow of All Souls, but although he may have been intended for the Church he was to spend his life in the service of courtiers.

Culpeper’s first known master was his cousin Thomas Culpeper, a gentleman of the privy chamber to Henry VIII, and it was probably this relationship which yielded him two grants of presentations from the crown. The first, in 1533 was a share in the next one to the rectory of Middleton in the diocese of Durham. The second, two years later, was a share with his kinsman Sir Edward Neville, of the next presentation to the incumbency of Stone, in the diocese of Rochester. The connexion was not, however, without its hazards, as when his purchase of fabrics on his cousin’s behalf from two London merchants led to a dispute over their value and to a warrant for his arrest for debt: he petitioned Audley to hear the case in Chancery on the ground that his ‘labouring and attending upon the King’s business’ had not allowed him to answer his summons in person and that as a stranger to the capital he feared the partiality of a London jury. The Queen may have had a hand in Jasper Culpeper’s marriage to a kinswoman of hers, but he emerged unscathed from the disaster which overwhelmed both the Queen and his master. In November 1541 he was instructed to make an inventory of his cousin’s goods at Penshurst, and not long afterwards he found employment with Sir John Gage.

As a dependent of Gage, Culpeper may have entered the Commons before 1547, the names of all but one of the Members for East Grinstead in Henry VIII’s later Parliaments being lost. His Membership in both 1547 and November 1554 was undoubtedly due to Gage, whose bequest of £5 to him in 1556 is the last reference found to Culpeper in his lifetime. After Culpeper himself had died intestate the administration of his property was granted in 1564 to his kinsman George Roberts.2 
Will12 Apr 1571 He is mentioned in the will of Thomas Culpeper of Lowdham on 12 Apr 1571.8 

Family

Anne Stafford (say 1507 - )
Marriage*say 1535 He married Anne Stafford say 1535. 
Child
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. History of Parliament Online, The History of Parliament Trust, 1964-2012.
    http://www.historyofparliamentonline.org/
    R.J.W. Swales, "CULPEPER, Jasper (by 1508-56/64), of Penshurst, Kent and Arlington, Suss.", Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1509-1558, ed. S.T. Bindoff, 1982.
  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. Constance Culpeper of Goudhurst Will, 4 Oct 1541
    Tudor P.C.C. Will Transcription by L. L. Duncan - Book 54 page 37.
  5. 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.
  6. 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. 29 Crymes.
  7. Public Records Office, National Archives, London.
    Image at: http://gen.culpepper.com/archives/uk/wills/images/John_of_Ingham_1566.pdf.
  8. 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.

Henry Stafford Earl of Wiltshire1

Male, #8737, (say 1477 - )
Birth*say 1477 Henry was born say 1477. 

Family

Child
Last Edited31 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.

Anne Stafford1

Female, #8738, (say 1507 - )
Father*Henry Stafford Earl of Wiltshire (s 1477 - )
Birth*say 1507 Anne was born say 1507. 
Marriagesay 1525 She married Richard Clifford say 1525. 
Married Namesay 1525  As of say 1525, her married name was Clifford. 
Marriage*say 1535 She married Jasper Culpeper of Penshurst, Kent & Arlington, Sussex say 1535. 
Married Namesay 1535  As of say 1535, her married name was Culpeper. 
Name-AltSpell This surname is sometimes spelled Colepeper. 
Name-AltSpell This surname is sometimes spelled Culpepper. 

Family

Jasper Culpeper of Penshurst, Kent & Arlington, Sussex (say 1504 - before Feb 1564)
Marriage*say 1535 She married Jasper Culpeper of Penshurst, Kent & Arlington, Sussex say 1535. 
Child
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.

Richard Clifford1

Male, #8739, (say 1504 - say 1530)
Birth*say 1504 Richard was born say 1504. 
Marriage*say 1525 He married Anne Stafford say 1525. 
Death*say 1530 He died say 1530. 

Family

Anne Stafford (say 1507 - )
Last Edited31 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.

Anne Culpeper1

Female, #8740, (say 1536 - )
Father*Jasper Culpeper of Penshurst, Kent & Arlington, Sussex (s 1504 - b Feb 1564)
Mother*Anne Stafford (s 1507 - )
Name-AltSpell This surname is sometimes spelled Culpepper. 
Name-AltSpell This surname is sometimes spelled Colepeper. 
Birth*say 1536 Anne was born say 1536. 
Married Namesay 1556  As of say 1556, her married name was Fynch. 
Marriage*say 1556 She married (?) Fynch say 1556. 
Will16 Dec 1562 She is mentioned in the will of John Culpeper of Ingham, co. Norfolk at Ingham, co. Norfolk, England, on 16 Dec 1562.2,3 
Will12 Apr 1571 She is mentioned in the will of Thomas Culpeper of Lowdham on 12 Apr 1571.4 

Family

(?) Fynch (say 1533 - )
Marriage*say 1556 She married (?) Fynch say 1556. 
Last Edited25 Nov 2002

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. 29 Crymes.
  3. Public Records Office, National Archives, London.
    Image at: http://gen.culpepper.com/archives/uk/wills/images/John_of_Ingham_1566.pdf.
  4. 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.

(?) Fynch1

Male, #8741, (say 1533 - )
Birth*say 1533 (?) was born say 1533. 
Marriage*say 1556 He married Anne Culpeper say 1556. 

Family

Anne Culpeper (say 1536 - )
Last Edited31 Dec 2002

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.

John Caunton alderman of London

Male, #8742, (say 1481 - )
Birth*say 1481 John was born say 1481. 
Marriage* He married an unknown person . 

Family

Child
Last Edited5 Aug 2000

Elizabeth Caunton1

Female, #8743, (say 1511 - say 1550)
Father*John Caunton alderman of London (s 1481 - )
Birth*say 1511 Elizabeth was born say 1511. 
Marriagesay 1529 She married Sir Christopher Hales Master of the Rolls say 1529. 
Married Namesay 1529  As of say 1529, her married name was Hales. 
Marriage*say 1542 She married John Culpeper of Ingham, co. Norfolk say 1542.1 
Married Namesay 1542  As of say 1542, her married name was Culpeper. 
Birth of Sonsay 1543 Her son Thomas Culpeper I was born say 1543. 
Birth of Sonsay 1545 Her son Thomas Culpeper II was born say 1545. 
Death*say 1550 She died say 1550. 

Family

John Culpeper of Ingham, co. Norfolk (say 1508 - circa 1566)
Marriage*say 1542 She married John Culpeper of Ingham, co. Norfolk say 1542.1 
Children
Last Edited14 May 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.

Sir Christopher Hales Master of the Rolls1

Male, #8744, (say 1508 - Jun 1541)
Birth*say 1508 Christopher was born say 1508. 
Marriage*say 1529 He married Elizabeth Caunton say 1529. 
Death*Jun 1541 He died in Jun 1541. 

Family

Elizabeth Caunton (say 1511 - say 1550)
Last Edited14 Sep 2002

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.

Ralph Barney of Gonton1

Male, #8745, (say 1481 - )
Birth*say 1481 Ralph was born say 1481. 

Family

Child
Last Edited31 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.

Elizabeth Barney1

Female, #8746, (say 1520 - 24 Dec 1582)
Father*Ralph Barney of Gonton (s 1481 - )
Birth*say 1520 Elizabeth was born say 1520. 
Marriagesay 1542 She married Sir Francis Calthropp Knight say 1542. 
Married Namesay 1542  As of say 1542, her married name was Calthropp. 
Marriage*say 1551 She married John Culpeper of Ingham, co. Norfolk say 1551.1 
Married Namesay 1551  As of say 1551, her married name was Culpeper. 
Name-AltSpell This surname is sometimes spelled Colepeper. 
Name-AltSpell This surname is sometimes spelled Culpepper. 
Will16 Dec 1562 She is mentioned in the will of John Culpeper of Ingham, co. Norfolk at Ingham, co. Norfolk, England, on 16 Dec 1562.2,3 
Death of Spousecirca 1566 Her husband John Culpeper of Ingham, co. Norfolk died circa 1566.2 
Death*24 Dec 1582 She died on 24 Dec 1582. 
Burial*after 24 Dec 1582 Her body was interred after 24 Dec 1582 at Norwich Cathedral, Norwich, co. Norfolk, England
Biography* Elizabeth was the daughter of Rafe Barney of Gonton in Norfolk, and widow of Sir Francis Calthrop, of Norfolk. She died 24 Dec 1582, and has a monument in Norwich Cathedral. 

Family

John Culpeper of Ingham, co. Norfolk (say 1508 - circa 1566)
Marriage*say 1551 She married John Culpeper of Ingham, co. Norfolk say 1551.1 
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. 29 Crymes.
  3. Public Records Office, National Archives, London.
    Image at: http://gen.culpepper.com/archives/uk/wills/images/John_of_Ingham_1566.pdf.

John Culpeper of Ingham, co. Norfolk1

Male, #8747, (say 1508 - circa 1566)
Father*Richard Culpeper of Wakehurst (s 1465 - c 15 Sep 1539)
Mother*Joanna Naylor (s 1473 - a 1539)
Name-AltSpell This surname is sometimes spelled Culpepper. 
Name-AltSpell This surname is sometimes spelled Colepeper. 
Birth*say 1508 John was born say 1508. 
Will6 Sep 1539 He is mentioned in the will of Richard Culpeper of Wakehurst at Ardingly, co. Sussex, England, on 6 Sep 1539.2 
Death of Fathercirca 15 Sep 1539 His father Richard Culpeper of Wakehurst died circa 15 Sep 1539. 
Will4 Oct 1541 He is mentioned in the will of Constantia Chamberlayn at Goudhurst, co. Kent, England, on 4 Oct 1541.3,4 
Marriage*say 1542 He married Elizabeth Caunton say 1542.1 
Birth of Sonsay 1543 His son Thomas Culpeper I was born say 1543. 
Birth of Sonsay 1545 His son Thomas Culpeper II was born say 1545. 
Death of Spousesay 1550 His wife Elizabeth Caunton died say 1550. 
Marriage*say 1551 He married Elizabeth Barney say 1551.1 
Will*16 Dec 1562 He made a will at Ingham, co. Norfolk, England, on 16 Dec 1562.

I John Culpeper of Ingham in Norfolk, Esq. To be buried at Ingham. Poor of Ingham, Hickling, Sutton and Stalham, Brunstede, Lessingham, Hempstead, Eccles, Pawlinge, and Waxham. Dame Elizabeth my wife (Elizabeth Barney) to have tapestry in the princes chamber etc. and after her decease to my son-in-law (i.e., stepson) William Calthrop, Esq. Also to her bedsteads, etc. basin .& ewer parcel gilt, silver salts, spoons, etc. one Paxe of silver, her jewels now lying in gage to one Mr. Tropps, geldings etc. combs of malt wheat etc. £20 brewing vessels to her, then to my son-in-law William Calthrop. Also to her two pictures, one of the queen's majesty, the other of the French king, also use of cyprus chest and after to Brigett Calthrop. To said Brigett Calthrop (viz. his stepdaughter).£50, bed, etc. To Charles Calthrop, gentleman, my son-in-law (viz. stepson), £40. To Elizabeth Smith £10 sheep etc. To George Barney £30. To Edmond Brampton £6/13s/4d at 21. To Edward Bynde, my nephew, £13/6s/8d. To Anne Culpeper (Anne Culpeper), daughter of Jasper Culpeper (Jasper Culpeper of Penshurst, Kent & Arlington, Sussex), my brother, £40. To Jasper Culpeper, my brother, £10. To my brother Thomas Culpeper of Lowdham (Thomas Culpeper of Lowdham), gold ring of 20s/- and to his wife, one other of like value. I require my executors to make my brother William Culpeper (William Culpeper of St. Dunstan's in Canterbury) an acquittance of all debts between him and me. To said brother William, £4. To my sister Fynes (Elizabeth Fynes), my sister Bynde (Alice Byne), my cousin Farnefold (Dorothy Farnfold), my cousin Staple (Joane Stapeley), my cousins Elizabeth Culpeper (Elizabeth Culpeper) and Ann Culpeper (Anne Culpeper) (daughters of his brother John of Wakehurst) and my sister Hever (Anne Hever), each a ringworth 20s/-. To my cousin Elizabeth Fenne £10. To my aunt Wotton 5 marks. To my lady Woodhouse, wife of Sir William Woodhouse a ring worth 40s/-. To Mistress Dade a ring of 20s/-. My cousin Roger Woodhouse’s wife, Corbett's wife, Limseye’s wife, and Lewgar’s wife, rings worth 20s/-. To my cousin Paynell's wife, a ring of 20s/- and my cousin Paynell 5 marks. Richard Williams my servant. Residue one half to wife, other half to Brigett Calthrop, Anne Culpeper--my brother Jasper's daughter, George Berney and Edmond Brampton. Sir Thomas Woodhouse, Knight and said wife executors. To Thomas Woodhouse my regalls now in his custody. To my cousin Katherine Bynde £3/6s/8d. To my cousin Thomas Culpeper of Balcombe in Sussex (Thomas Culpeper of Naylands in Balcombe, co. Sussex), £3/6s/8d. To my sister Corbett, my cousin Darcie, my cousin Elizabeth Nune, rings worth 20s/-. Mrs. Blomefelde and Mrs. Geyne, the like. To Awderie Gayne, Margerie Gayne, and Marie Newton 40s/-. To parson Grene 20s/-.

Whereas I have made certain leases of the Manor of Elmsted in Kent my wife to be bound to my cousin Henry Paynell to suffer them to continue on pain of forfeiture of her legacy. As to manors and lands, the manor of Elmstead in Kent after the decease of me the said John and Dame Elizabeth now my wife shall be and remain unto John Culpeper of Wakehurst in co. Sussex, Esq., my brother (John Culpeper of Wakehurst), on payment to my executors of £320, otherwise to be sold and Sir Thomas Kemp, Knight shall have the preferment. 7 acres of land purchased in Ingham and Stalham unto one Elizabeth Smythe. Whereas I am possessed for a term of years of Gardiners at Churchstile and of houses late purchased of Sir Thomas Woodhouse, the dwelling of the said houses, and occupying of said land unto 3 poor widows of Ingham to be nominated during said years by the Bishop of Norwich. Witnesses Henry Paynell. Esq., Raff Hithe and others. Proved 6 Nov 1566 by William Babham notary of Dame Elizabeth the relict. Power reserved for Sir Thomas Woodhouse the other executor.5,6 
Death*circa 1566 He died circa 1566.5 
Probate*6 Nov 1566 Probate action was taken on John's estate on 6 Nov 1566 at Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England.5 
Biography* John Culpeper, the seventh son of Richard Culpeper, of Wakehurst, and brother of John of Wakehurst, was of Ingham, co. Norfolk. From the Visitation of Norfolk in 1563, he married, first, Elizabeth, daughter of ___ Caunton, of London, Alderman, and widow of Sir Christopher Hales, knight, by whom he had two sons, each named Thomas, who both died s.p.

He married, secondly, Elizabeth, daughter of Rafe Barney of Gonton in Norfolk, and widow of Sir Francis Calthrop, of Norfolk.1 

Family 1

Elizabeth Caunton (say 1511 - say 1550)
Marriage*say 1542 He married Elizabeth Caunton say 1542.1 
Children

Family 2

Elizabeth Barney (say 1520 - 24 Dec 1582)
Marriage*say 1551 He married Elizabeth Barney say 1551.1 
ChartsThe 12th century Culpepers of England: Descendant Chart (16 generations, Males only)
Last Edited16 May 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.
  3. Constance Culpeper of Goudhurst Will, 4 Oct 1541
    Tudor P.C.C. Will Transcription by L. L. Duncan - Book 54 page 37.
  4. 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.
  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.
    P.C.C. 29 Crymes.
  6. Public Records Office, National Archives, London.
    Image at: http://gen.culpepper.com/archives/uk/wills/images/John_of_Ingham_1566.pdf.

Thomas Culpeper I1

Male, #8748, (say 1543 - )
Father*John Culpeper of Ingham, co. Norfolk1 (s 1508 - c 1566)
Mother*Elizabeth Caunton1 (s 1511 - s 1550)
Name-AltSpell This surname is sometimes spelled Colepeper. 
Name-AltSpell This surname is sometimes spelled Culpepper. 
Birth*say 1543 Thomas was born say 1543. 
ChartsThe 12th century Culpepers of England: Descendant Chart (16 generations, Males only)
Last Edited14 May 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.

Thomas Culpeper II1

Male, #8749, (say 1545 - )
Father*John Culpeper of Ingham, co. Norfolk1 (s 1508 - c 1566)
Mother*Elizabeth Caunton1 (s 1511 - s 1550)
Name-AltSpell This surname is sometimes spelled Colepeper. 
Name-AltSpell This surname is sometimes spelled Culpepper. 
Birth*say 1545 Thomas was born say 1545. 
ChartsThe 12th century Culpepers of England: Descendant Chart (16 generations, Males only)
Last Edited14 May 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.

Alice Culpeper1,2

Female, #8750, (say 1506 - before 22 Jun 1578)
Father*Richard Culpeper of Wakehurst (s 1465 - c 15 Sep 1539)
Mother*Joanna Naylor (s 1473 - a 1539)
Name-AltSpell This surname is sometimes spelled Culpepper. 
Name-AltSpell This surname is sometimes spelled Colepeper. 
Birth*say 1506 Alice was born say 1506. 
Married Namesay 1536  As of say 1536, her married name was Byne. 
Marriage*say 1536 She married William Byne of Rowdell in Washington, Esq. say 1536. 
Will6 Sep 1539 She is mentioned in the will of Richard Culpeper of Wakehurst at Ardingly, co. Sussex, England, on 6 Sep 1539.3 
Will16 Dec 1562 She is mentioned in the will of John Culpeper of Ingham, co. Norfolk at Ingham, co. Norfolk, England, on 16 Dec 1562.4,5 
Will12 Apr 1571 She is mentioned in the will of Thomas Culpeper of Lowdham on 12 Apr 1571.6 
Death*before 22 Jun 1578 She died before 22 Jun 1578. 
Probate*22 Jun 1578 Probate action was taken on Alice's estate on 22 Jun 1578 at Chichester, co. Sussex, England,

Regr. 12, 47. 
Biography* Alice Culpeper married about 1536, William Byne of Rowdell in Washington, and of Ardingly, Esq., who died 1558 and had issue. Her will was proved 22 Jun 1578 in the Consistory Court of Chichester by her son John Byne, the executor. See William Berry's "Pedigrees of Sussex, page 186, for decendants. 

Family

William Byne of Rowdell in Washington, Esq. (say 1503 - 1558)
Marriage*say 1536 She married William Byne of Rowdell in Washington, Esq. say 1536. 
Last Edited25 May 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. William Berry, compiler, Pedigrees of the Families of the County of SussexSherwood, Gilbert and Piper, 1830.
  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. 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. 29 Crymes.
  5. Public Records Office, National Archives, London.
    Image at: http://gen.culpepper.com/archives/uk/wills/images/John_of_Ingham_1566.pdf.
  6. 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.

William Byne of Rowdell in Washington, Esq.1

Male, #8751, (say 1503 - 1558)
Birth*say 1503 William was born say 1503. 
Marriage*say 1536 He married Alice Culpeper say 1536. 
Will6 Sep 1539 He is mentioned in the will of Richard Culpeper of Wakehurst at Ardingly, co. Sussex, England, on 6 Sep 1539.2 
Will*1558 He made a will in 1558.3 
Death*1558 He died in 1558. 
Biography* Surname also shown as Bird. 

Family

Alice Culpeper (say 1506 - before 22 Jun 1578)
Last Edited23 Feb 2002

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.
  3. P.C.C., 45 Welles.

Anne Culpeper1

Female, #8752, (say 1510 - )
Father*Richard Culpeper of Wakehurst (s 1465 - c 15 Sep 1539)
Mother*Joanna Naylor (s 1473 - a 1539)
Name-AltSpell This surname is sometimes spelled Culpepper. 
Name-AltSpell This surname is sometimes spelled Colepeper. 
Birth*say 1510 Anne was born say 1510. 
Married Namesay 1528  As of say 1528, her married name was Hever. 
Marriage*say 1528 She married John Hever of Slowes in Cuckfield say 1528. 
Biography* Anne Culpeper married John Hever of Slowes in Cuckfield. He died in 1558, and his will is in P.C.C. (Sussex Colepepers-II.) 
Will6 Sep 1539 She is mentioned in the will of Richard Culpeper of Wakehurst at Ardingly, co. Sussex, England, on 6 Sep 1539.2 
Will16 Dec 1562 She is mentioned in the will of John Culpeper of Ingham, co. Norfolk at Ingham, co. Norfolk, England, on 16 Dec 1562.3,4 

Family

John Hever of Slowes in Cuckfield (say 1507 - 1558)
Marriage*say 1528 She married John Hever of Slowes in Cuckfield say 1528. 
Last Edited25 May 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.
  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. 29 Crymes.
  4. Public Records Office, National Archives, London.
    Image at: http://gen.culpepper.com/archives/uk/wills/images/John_of_Ingham_1566.pdf.

John Hever of Slowes in Cuckfield1

Male, #8753, (say 1507 - 1558)
Birth*say 1507 John was born say 1507. 
Marriage*say 1528 He married Anne Culpeper say 1528. 
Will*say 1557 He made a will at co. Kent, England, say 1557.2 
Death*1558 He died in 1558. 
Biography* Surname also shown as Hayward. 

Family

Anne Culpeper (say 1510 - )
Last Edited23 Feb 2002

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. P.C.C. 3 Welles.

Gerard Culpeper1

Male, #8754, (say 1494 - before 1539)
Father*Richard Culpeper of Wakehurst (s 1465 - c 15 Sep 1539)
Mother*Joanna Naylor (s 1473 - a 1539)
Name-AltSpell This surname is sometimes spelled Colepeper. 
Name-AltSpell This surname is sometimes spelled Culpepper. 
Birth*say 1494 Gerard was born say 1494. 
Death*before 1539 He died before 1539. 
Biography* O.s.p. 
ChartsThe 12th century Culpepers of England: Descendant Chart (16 generations, Males only)
Last Edited25 May 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.

Mary Culpeper1

Male, #8755, (say 1512 - )
Father*Richard Culpeper of Wakehurst (s 1465 - c 15 Sep 1539)
Mother*Joanna Naylor (s 1473 - a 1539)
Name-AltSpell This surname is sometimes spelled Colepeper. 
Name-AltSpell This surname is sometimes spelled Culpepper. 
Birth*say 1512 Mary was born say 1512. 
Biography* Mary was recorded in the Visitation of Norfolk, but not mentioned in any of the wills of her parents or siblings. In the Visitation she is stated to have died s.p. 
Will12 Apr 1571 He is mentioned in the will of Thomas Culpeper of Lowdham on 12 Apr 1571.2 
ChartsThe 12th century Culpepers of England: Descendant Chart (16 generations, Males only)
Last Edited25 May 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.
    Will of Thomas Culpeper of Lowdham dated 12 Apr 1571, proved 4 Nov 1572, P.C.C. 35 Draper.

Edward Culpeper1

Male, #8756, (say 1521 - before 1565)
Father*John Culpeper of Wakehurst (s 1492 - 28 Mar 1565)
Mother*Emma Erneley (s 1502 - )
Name-AltSpell This surname is sometimes spelled Culpepper. 
Name-AltSpell This surname is sometimes spelled Colepeper. 
Birth*say 1521 Edward was born say 1521. 
Death*before 1565 He died before 1565. 
Biography* Edward Culpeper must have been the eldest son and have died without issue in his father's lifetime, for on the death of John Culpeper in 1565 the Memorandum Roll, L. T. R., Trinity, 12 Eliz., rot. 41, contains an account of the arguments put forward by Thomas Culpeper when called upon to prove his title to the possession of the advowson of Ardingly, on the death of his father, John. Thomas Culpeper traces the descent of the advowson from the time of the suppression of the Monasteries, and then mentions a deed dated 1 Apr 1553 (7 Edward VI), which records the purchase of the advowson by his father, John, and his son, Edward. ("The Sussex Colepepers-II.") 
ChartsThe 12th century Culpepers of England: Descendant Chart (16 generations, Males only)
Last Edited26 May 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.

Thomas Culpeper of Wakehurst1

Male, #8757, (before 1525 - 1 Apr 1571)
Father*John Culpeper of Wakehurst (s 1492 - 28 Mar 1565)
Mother*Emma Erneley (s 1502 - )
Name-AltSpell This surname is sometimes spelled Colepeper. 
Name-AltSpell This surname is sometimes spelled Culpepper. 
Birth*before 1525 Thomas was born before 1525. 
Marriage*say 1540 He married Mary (?) say 1540. 
Marriage*say 1560 He married Philippa Thatcher say 1560. 
Birth of Son1561 His son Sir Edward Culpeper of Wakehurst, Knight was born in 1561.2 
Death of Father28 Mar 1565 His father John Culpeper of Wakehurst died on 28 Mar 1565.3 
Probate7 Oct 1565 During probate, Thomas Culpeper of Wakehurst was identified as an heir of John Culpeper of Wakehurst on 7 Oct 1565 at East Grinstead, co. Sussex, England.3 
Marriage*15 Oct 1565 He married Anne Ashborneham at Ardingly, co. Sussex, England, on 15 Oct 1565. 
Biography* Thomas Culpeper succeeded to Wakehurst on the death of his father, John, and appears to have married three times.

1st: Mary, one of the cousins and next heiress of John Pelham, Esq., deceased, as appears by an Indenture 10 Jul 1540 (32 Henry VIII), between Thomas Culpeper, of Wakehurst, gent., and Mary his wife, described as above, on the one part, and the King on the other part, whereby Thomas Culpeper and Mary, his wife, for £102 and 17d sell to the King, Hyde Meade in Tullington, co. Sussex, a moiety of Netherlands in Tullington, one-eighth of a capital house and other lands of the lordship of Rover; also one-eighth of a park called River Park, and other lands in River.

2nd: Philippa, daughter of John Thatcher, of Priesthawes, by whom he had a son and successor: Edward, the builder of Wakehurst Place, who was born about 1561.

3rd: At Bolney, on 15 Oct 1565, Anne, daughter of John Ashburnham of Ashburnham, Esq., and widow of John Bolney, Esq. After the death of Thomas Culpeper, she married for the third time, 27 Aug 1572, at Ardingly, Henry Berkeley, D.C.L. (who died 1587), and was buried at Bolney.

Thomas Culpeper, Esq., of Wakehurst, was buried at Ardingly, 30 Mar 1571, and the following is an abstract of his will.4 
Will*16 Feb 1571 He made a will on 16 Feb 1571.

Culpeper of Wakehurst in Ardingly Esq. 16 Feb 1570/1 (13 Elizabeth).
     To be buried in the chancel of the parish Church of Ardingly.
     To four of the poorest householders 20s/- each to buy a cow.
     To four of the poorest householders of Balcombe 6s/8d each.
     To four of Hoathly 6s/8d each.
     My executor shall make three several tombs upon the graves of my grandfather, my father and myself, with inscriptions to be graven in brass and to be fair and comely.
     Anne, my wife, shall have all her apparel, rings, chains, jewels, and cattle--save my best geldings, which to Mr. Henry Poole, and my third gelding to Mr. George Russeyn.
     My household stuff, implements of husbandry, plate, armor, and furniture of the wars, half to my wife and half to my son Edward Culpeper when he shall be 21, and to him also my chest and great coffer wherein my evidence lies, furniture of the wars and two silver goblets.
     Richard Persone my man to have the occupying of Strudgate park which I took of my lord of Burgavenny, until son Edward is 21, maintaining the game of deer.
     To every one of my brothers--Richard, Nicholas and Thomas, 5 marks apiece.
     To each of my sisters--Dorothy, Jone, Elizabeth and Anne, 40s/-.
     To my cousin Thomas Culpeper, my servant, £6/13s/4d.
     To my cousin John Culpeper, parson of Ardingly, £6/13s/4d.
     To 'Margaret Tulhe my wife's maid, £10 and a cow.
     To Agnes Lansford, Anne Awood and Mary Wildebore, my wife's maids, 40s/-.
     To Barnabas Harvie my boy £20 at 24.
     To my cousins John Ward and Edmond Ward £6/13s/4d each.
     I make executors, Anne my wife, John Jefferie, Esq., sergeant at the law, William Apesley of Pooninges, the elder, Edward Culpeper my son, Thomas Culpeper my brothar. and Ninion Warde, of Cockfield, unless my wife remarry.
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     And I order my uncle John Fynes of Claverham, Esq., John Apsley the elder of Thackham, Esq. and William Moreley, Esq. to be supervisors.As to lands, my wife Anne to have the manor of Wakehurst and my lands in Ardingly, Hoathly, Balcombe, Horsted Keynes and Worth for life, and the reversion of these and all other lands to the other executors until my son Edward is 22 or be married.
     My said son to he educated first at the grammar school and in art, and after in the study of the common Laws of this Realm. Forasmuch as my house and all my other buildings at Wakehurst be now very ruinous and altogether decayed, my executors are to furnish new buildings I have set up at Wakehurst, and to either make them good and commodious or purchace free lands for said son and make him an account hereafter.
     Remainder of lands to: (i) Edward my son and his heirs, (ii) Richard Culpeper my brother and his heirs, (iii) Nicholas Culpeper my brother and his heirs, (iv) Thomas Culpeper, the younger, my brother and his heirs, (v) to my right heirs.
     To executors 33s/4d rent annually until Edward is 22 or married.
     To Ninion Ward 33s/4d yearly for his eldest son John Ward to travel on my business.
     To Thomas Culpeper my brother 20s/- yearly.
     If Ninion Ward die, John his eldest son to be executor.
     My cousin Michel Ward, now Master of Arts of Cambridge, to have next presentation of my manor of Oakleigh.
     Whereas John Michelborne of Westmeston may sue Ninion Ward for a conveyance from my father to him (J.M) of lands in Clayton held of my manor of Wickham, he is to be saved harmless.
     If John Gaston my servant shall remove from Strudgate Lodge to Bolney, he shall have £4.
     I owe Ellinor Rootes, now wife of Richard Hider, £30 to be paid from money due to me from John Bolney, Esq.
     To my brother Thomas Culpeper, my best gown, satin doublet, and velvet breeches.
     To my brother Nicholas Culpeper, £20 and lands called Farncombe and Giles now in the tenure or occupation of my cousin Thomas Culpeper of Balcombe, on condition he does not sell it except to Edward Culpeper my son.
     My cousin Ninion Ward.
     To Thomas Culpeper, my godson, the son of my brother Richard Culpeper, one of my best colts running in Strudgate.
     Witnesses: Thomas Payne of Stone, Richard Backshelde, Richard Pilbeame, Mary the wife of Ninion Ward, Margaret the wife of John Culpeper gent. parson of Ardingly, Agnes the wife of the said Thomas Payne, Alice the wife of Richard Burstie, Margaret Tully and others.
     Proved: 31 Nov 1571 by William Babham notary of Thomas Culpeper an executor. Power reserved for the other executors.4 
Burial*30 Mar 1571 His body was interred on 30 Mar 1571 at Ardingly, co. Sussex, England
Death*1 Apr 1571 He died on 1 Apr 1571.2 
Probate24 Nov 1571 Probate action was taken on Thomas's estate on 24 Nov 1571 at Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England.4 
Biography He is referenced in a biographical note for John Culpeper of Perimans in Ardingly, co. Sussex

Family 1

Mary (?) (say 1525 - before 1560)
Marriage*say 1540 He married Mary (?) say 1540. 

Family 2

Philippa Thatcher (say 1540 - before 1565)
Marriage*say 1560 He married Philippa Thatcher say 1560. 
Child

Family 3

Anne Ashborneham (1530 - 1600)
Marriage*15 Oct 1565 He married Anne Ashborneham at Ardingly, co. Sussex, England, on 15 Oct 1565. 
ChartsThe 12th century Culpepers of England: Descendant Chart (16 generations, Males only)
Last Edited24 May 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.
    Chancery Inq. P.M.37.
  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.
    Chancery Inq. P.M.2nd Ser., Eliz., Col. 141, No. 1.
  4. 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. 45 Holney.

Mary (?)1

Female, #8758, (say 1525 - before 1560)
Birth*say 1525 Mary was born say 1525. 
Marriage*say 1540 She married Thomas Culpeper of Wakehurst say 1540. 
Name-AltSpell This surname is sometimes spelled Culpepper. 
Married Namesay 1540  As of say 1540, her married name was Culpeper. 
Name-AltSpell This surname is sometimes spelled Colepeper. 
Death*before 1560 She died before 1560. 
Biography* 'cosen and next heyre' of John Pelham, Esq., deceased. 

Family

Thomas Culpeper of Wakehurst (before 1525 - 1 Apr 1571)
Marriage*say 1540 She married Thomas Culpeper of Wakehurst say 1540. 
Last Edited24 May 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.

John Thatcher of Priesthawes, Sussex1,2

Male, #8759, (say 1530 - )
Birth*say 1530 John was born say 1530. 

Family

Children
Last Edited19 Aug 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.
  2. William Berry, compiler, Pedigrees of the Families of the County of SussexSherwood, Gilbert and Piper, 1830.

Philippa Thatcher1

Female, #8760, (say 1540 - before 1565)
Father*John Thatcher of Priesthawes, Sussex (s 1530 - )
Birth*say 1540 Philippa was born say 1540. 
Marriage*say 1560 She married Thomas Culpeper of Wakehurst say 1560. 
Name-AltSpell This surname is sometimes spelled Colepeper. 
Married Namesay 1560  As of say 1560, her married name was Culpeper. 
Name-AltSpell This surname is sometimes spelled Culpepper. 
Birth of Son1561 Her son Sir Edward Culpeper of Wakehurst, Knight was born in 1561.2 
Death*before 1565 She died before 1565. 

Family

Thomas Culpeper of Wakehurst (before 1525 - 1 Apr 1571)
Marriage*say 1560 She married Thomas Culpeper of Wakehurst say 1560. 
Child
Last Edited24 May 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.
    Chancery Inq. P.M.37.