Anne Culpeper of Clapham, Surrey1

Female, #62471, (between 1656 and 1721 - between 1747 and 1760)
Ancestry Unknown* The ancestry of this person and the identity of her husband, if any, are unknown. If you can help in the identification of her husband or parents or provide other genealogical information about this family, please contact us using the info at the bottom of this page. 
Name-AltSpell This surname is sometimes spelled Culpepper. 
Name-AltSpell This surname is sometimes spelled Colepeper. 
Birth*between 1656 and 1721 She was born between 1656 and 1721. Her birth is estimated as a range that would make her at the time of creating her will as no younger than 25 years of age and no older than 90.1 
Will*4 Dec 1746 She made a will at Clapham, co. Surrey, England, on 4 Dec 1746.

In the Name of God Amen. I Anne Culpepper of Clapham in the County of Surrey, Spinster being of Sound, Disposing Mind, Memory and Understanding Do make this my last Will and Testament in manner following Imprinis
     I recommend my Soul into the hands of Almighty God my Creator hoping to be saved by and through the Merits of Jesus Christ my Blessed Saviour and Redeemer and my Body I commit to the Earth to be Decently buried by my Executrix Elizabeth Davis my Cousin.
     Item, to her after all my Debts are first paid to every Creditor that my Cousin Elizabeth do pay my funeral Expenses. I do hereby Constitute her Sole Executrix of the residue of what shall be left that is in the house with all my Wearing Apparel and Linen of all sorts and likewise all Rings and plate to have and to hold the same unto my Cousin Elizabeth Davis.
     Item, I so appoint my said Cousin Elizabeth Davis Sole Executrix this my Will and I do hereby revoke all former Will or Wills by me at any time hereafore made by me whereof I the said Anne Cullpepper the Testatrix have hereunto set my hand this 4 day if December Anno Domi One Thousand Seven Hundred Forty Six (4 Dec 1746)
     Anne Cullpepper
     And if Mrs Rawson should outlive me that Cousin Elizabeth Davis shall give her half that shall be left in the house that is after every thing is paid.1 
Death*between 1747 and 1760 She died between 1747 and 1760
Estimated range for date of death is from when she wrote her will on 4 Dec 1746 until a deposition was taken for probate of the will on 20 Nov 1760.1 
Probate*19 Dec 1760 Probate action was taken on Anne's estate on 19 Dec 1760 at Canterbury, co. Kent, England,

The 20th day of November 1760. Which Day Appeared personal William Killik of the parish of Clapham in the County of Surrey, Carpenter who being Sworn on the Holy Evangelists to Dispose the truth did Dispose and say as follows to will that that this Deponent well knew and was Intimately Acquainted with Anne Cullpepper late of the Parish of Clapham in the County of Surrey aforesaid, Spinster Deceased for Several years before and to the time of her Death and Suring such his Knowledge of and Acquaintance with her have often seen her write and Subscribe her name by which means he became well acquainted with her Manner and Character of hand writing and Subscriptions and having now carefully Viewed and Perused the paper writing he could annexed purporting to be the last Will and Testament of the said deceased beginning with thus~ In the Name of God Amen. I Anne Cullpepper of Clapham in the County of Surrey, Spinster being of Sound Disposing Mind, Memory and Understanding Do make this my last Will and Testament in manner following and ending thus~ ( I the said Anne Cullpepper the Testator have hereunto set my hand this Day of December Anno Domi One Thousand Seven Hundred Forty Six) and thus Subscribed Anne Cullpepper and thus Underwrote (And if Mrs Rawson should out live me that Cousin Elizabeth Davis Shall give her half that shall be left in the House that is after every thing is paid / Doth say that he verily and in his conscientious belief the whole Body and series of the said Wife Subscription thereunto made and the Under writing thereof to be totally wrote and Subscription of the said Ann Cullpepper, Spinster deceased.
     William Killik
     same day the said William Killik was sworn to the Truth of the above written Affidavit before me, Arthur Collier Surrogate, present Richard Cheslyn Notery public

The 17th day of December 1760. Which Day Appeared Personally James Rawson of the parish of Allhallows in the Great London, Cooper who being Sworn on the Holy Evangelists to Dispose the Truth did Dispose and say as far as follows (to wit) that he this Deponent well known and was Intimately acquainted with Anne Cullpepper late of the Parish of Clapham in the County of Surrey, Spinster deceased for Several years before and to thus of her Death and during such his Knowledge of and his Acquaintance with her have seen her write and subscribe her name by which means he became well Acquainted with her Manner and Character of Hand Writing and Subscription and having now carefully viewed and perused the papers Writing hereunto annexed purporting to be the last Will and Testament of the said Deceased beginning thus, (In the Name of God Amen I Anne Cullpepper of Clapham in the County of Surrey, Spinster being of Sound Disposing Mind, Memory and Understanding Do make this my last Will and Testament in manner following) and ending thus (Also said Ann Cullpepper the Testator have thereunto set my hand this 4 day if December Anno Dom One Thousand Seven Hundred Fort Six) and thus Subscribed Ann Cullpepper, and thus underwrote~ And if Mrs Rawson should outlive me that Cousin Elizabeth Davis shall give her half that shall be left in the house that is after every thing is paid) Doth say that he verily and in his Conscious belief the whole Body and Series of the said Will Subscription thereto made and the understanding thereof to be Totally wrote and Subscribed by and with the proper hand Writing and Subscription of the said Ann Cullpepper Spinster deceased
     James Rawson
     Same day the said James Rawson was Sworn to the Truth of the above written Affidavit before me Arther Collier Surrogate Present Edward Cheslyn, Notary Public

This Will was proved at London with a Codicil the Nineteenth day of December in the Year of out Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty (19 Dec 1760) before the Worshipful James Marriott Doctor of Laws Surrogate of the Right Worshipful Edward Simpson also Doctor of Laws Master Keeper or Commissary of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury lawfully constituted by the Oath of Elizabeth Davis Wife of John Davis the Sole Executrix named in the said Will to whom Administration was Granted of all and Singular the Goods Chattels and Credits of the Deceased, she having been first Sworn duly to Administer. Ex.1 
Biography* In her will, she refers to herself as a spinster and appointed as Executrix her cousin Elizabeth Davis, wife of John Davis. 
Last Edited6 Jun 2011

Citations

  1. Public Records Office, National Archives, London.
    Will of Anne Culpeper of Clapham, Surrey (#62741), dated 4 Dec 1746, proved 19 Dec 1760, transcribed by Charles Andrew Grigsby from images at: http://gen.culpepper.com/archives/uk/wills/images/Anne_of_Clapham_1760.pdf.