Mary Beeston1

Female, #8445, (say 1575 - circa 1661)
Father*Roger Beeston of London (s 1545 - )
Birth*say 1575 Mary was born say 1575. 
Marriagesay 1598 She married Francis Gibbon of Benenden, Kent, Esq. say 1598. 
Married Namesay 1598  As of say 1598, her married name was Gibbon. 
Marriage*say 1605 She married Thomas Culpeper of Wigsell say 1605. 
Name-AltSpell This surname is sometimes spelled Colepeper. 
Married Namesay 1605  As of say 1605, her married name was Culpeper. 
Name-AltSpell This surname is sometimes spelled Culpepper. 
Birth of Soncirca Dec 1607 Her son Thomas Culpeper was born circa Dec 1607. 
Death of Soncirca 29 Dec 1607 Her son Thomas Culpeper died circa 29 Dec 1607. 
Will16 Sep 1613 She is mentioned in the will of Thomas Culpeper of Wigsell on 16 Sep 1613.2 
Biography* Thomas married, secondly, Mary, daughter of Roger Beeston, citizen of London, and widow of Francis Gibbon, of Benenden, in Kent, Esq., by whom he had one son: Thomas, bapt. 13th December, 1607, at Hawkhurst, and buried at Salehurst 30th December, 1607; and three daughters: Mary, bapt. at Salehurst 10th August, 1606, Cicely, bapt. at Salehurst 8th July, 1610, Ann, bapt. at Hawkhurst 10th November, 1611, and mar. at Frittenden, Kent, 3rd November, 1636, to Thomas Scott, of Smeeth, Esq. Thomas Culpeper, of Wigsell, was buried at Salehurst 19th September, 1613, but his widow Mary survived him many years. From her will it would appear that her daughters Mary and Cicely died without issue.3 
Will*15 Aug 1660 She made a will on 15 Aug 1660.

Abstract of Will of Mary Beeston Culpeper:
     To my sonne Thomas Scott (Thomas Scott of Smeeth) £3. To my daughter (Anna Culpeper) his wife xls. to buy each of them a ringe. All my old gould to be equally divided between my sonne Edmund Gibbon and my grandchild Robert Scott. The latter to have £20 per annum during his and his father's joynt lives and I do tye my farme in the east end of Benenden for the payment thereof. To my loving son Edmund Gibbon of the Middle Temple, Esq., all my lands and messuages, with remainder to my grandchild Robert Scott. Residue to Edmund Gibbon, who is executor.4 
Death*circa 1661 She died circa 1661. 
Probate*11 Apr 1661 Probate action was taken on Mary's estate on 11 Apr 1661 at co. Kent, England,

A. 71 Avery, No. 70. 

Family

Thomas Culpeper of Wigsell (1561 - before 19 Sep 1613)
Marriage*say 1605 She married Thomas Culpeper of Wigsell say 1605. 
Children
Last Edited22 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 I", Sussex Archaeological Collections, XLVII,47-81, (1904)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 I", Sussex Archaeological Collections, XLVII,47-81, (1904)http://gen.culpepper.com/historical/sussex/default.htm.
    Extract from the Will of Thomas Culpeper of Wigsell, Esq.
  3. Col. F.W.T. Attree R.E./F.S.A. & Rev. J.H.L. Booker M.A., "The Sussex Colepepers, Part I", Sussex Archaeological Collections, XLVII,47-81, (1904)http://gen.culpepper.com/historical/sussex/default.htm.
    Pp 66-67.
  4. Col. F.W.T. Attree R.E./F.S.A. & Rev. J.H.L. Booker M.A., "The Sussex Colepepers, Part I", Sussex Archaeological Collections, XLVII,47-81, (1904)http://gen.culpepper.com/historical/sussex/default.htm.
    Pp 66-67. The will of Mary Beeston Culpeper is at Canterbury, dated 15th August, 1660, and proved 11th April 1661, by Edmund Gibbon, Esq., her son.