Joan Pordage1

Female, #8468, (1538 - 23 Mar 1598)
Father*John Pordage of Rodmersham, co. Kent (1493 - 14 May 1589)
Birth*1538 Joan was born in 1538. 
Marriage1550 She married William Stede of Harrietsham, co. Kent, Esq. in 1550. 
Married Name1550  As of 1550, her married name was Stede. 
Birth of Sonsay 1566 Her son Sir William Stede of Harrietsham, Knight was born say 1566. 
Married Name1574  As of 1574, her married name was Colepeper. 
Married Name1574  As of 1574, her married name was Colepeper. 
Married Name1574  As of 1574, her married name was Culpeper. 
Marriage*1574 She married Francis Culpeper of Greenway Court, co. Kent at Hollingbourne, co. Kent, England, in 1574. 
Birth of Soncirca 1575 Her son Sir Thomas Culpeper of Hollingbourne, the Elder, Knight was born circa 1575. 
Death of Father14 May 1589 Her father John Pordage of Rodmersham, co. Kent died on 14 May 1589. 
Will20 May 1590 She is mentioned in the will of Francis Culpeper of Greenway Court, co. Kent at co. Kent, England, on 20 May 1590.2 
Death of Spouse31 May 1591 Her husband Francis Culpeper of Greenway Court, co. Kent died on 31 May 1591. 
Will*8 Mar 1594 She made a will on 8 Mar 1594.

Abstract of the Will of Joan (Pordage) Colepeper

My goods and chattels to my welbeloved son Wm. Steede of Harrietsham Esq (Sir William Stede of Harrietsham, Knight) to pay my debts. He is executor. £100 to purchase land for the poor in Harrietsham and Hollingbourne. To my son (i.e. son in law) William Covert (William Covert). Executor to have 10 rings made for the following:

To my sonne Wm. Covert and his wife: 2.

To my sonne (i.e. son in law) Richard Colepeper (Richard Culpeper of Newton Longville, co. Bucks.) and his wife: 2.

To my sonne Thomas Colepeper (Sir Thomas Culpeper of Hollingbourne, the Elder, Knight): 1.

To my sonne Edward Patriche (Edward Partriche) and to my daughter Susanna (Susanna Stede): 2.

To my sonne Walter Colepeper (Walter Culpeper): 1. (This must mean her stepson, the half brother of Thomas Colepeper above, who in putting up the monument to his parent's memory in Hollingbourne Church, styles himself "unicus iis communis filius" and therefore shows that he was not "slain in Holland" before 1594.)

To my sonne Steed (Sir William Stede of Harrietsham, Knight) to retain 1 for himself and to deliver 1 other to my daughter his wife (Cicely Culpeper). Residue to my son Thomas Colepeper (Sir Thomas Culpeper of Hollingbourne, the Elder, Knight) when 24. As to Greenway Court I give it as I am empowered by my husband's will to my son Thomas for a period of 2 years after my decease.3 
Death*23 Mar 1598 She died at Hollingbourne, co. Kent, England, on 23 Mar 1598. 
Burial*7 Apr 1598 Her body was interred on 7 Apr 1598 at Hollingbourne, co. Kent, England.1 
Probate9 May 1598 Probate action was taken on Joan's estate on 9 May 1598 at co. Kent, England.3 
Biography* For Pordage of Rodmershain (near Sittingbourne and only a few miles north of Greenway Court) see Hasted, ii, 593; The Genealogist, vi, 76.
     For Stede of Harrietsham, with whom the Wigsell Culpepers several times intermarried in consequence of this alliance of Francis, see the pedigree returned at the Visitation of Kent, 1619 (Harl. Soc. Pub., xlii, 71) and Berry's continuation in his Kent. One of these Stedes, whose mother was a Culpeper, served in America as Governor of Barbados.
     Joan Pordage was buried in Hollingbourne, April 7, 1598, as Joane Culpeper, vidua' and left a will, which combines genealogical material of the Stedes and Culpepers.4 

Family 1

William Stede of Harrietsham, co. Kent, Esq. (say 1529 - )
Marriage1550 She married William Stede of Harrietsham, co. Kent, Esq. in 1550. 
Children

Family 2

Francis Culpeper of Greenway Court, co. Kent (1538 - 31 May 1591)
Marriage*1574 She married Francis Culpeper of Greenway Court, co. Kent at Hollingbourne, co. Kent, England, in 1574. 
Child
ChartsDiana, Princess of Wales: Culpeper Ancestral Chart
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 I", Sussex Archaeological Collections, XLVII,47-81, (1904)http://gen.culpepper.com/historical/sussex/default.htm.
  2. Fairfax Harrison, The Proprietors of the Northern Neck - Chapters of Culpepper Genealogy, Richmond, VA: The Old Dominion Press (Privately printed), 1926, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN Film #929429. Transcription available online at: http://gen.culpepper.com/historical/nneck/default.htm
    P.C.C. 85 Sainberbe, Will dated May 20, 1590, Proved November 22, 1591.
  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.
    C. Liber 38, No. 168.
  4. Fairfax Harrison, The Proprietors of the Northern Neck - Chapters of Culpepper Genealogy, Richmond, VA: The Old Dominion Press (Privately printed), 1926, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN Film #929429. Transcription available online at: http://gen.culpepper.com/historical/nneck/default.htm.