John Culpeper of Wakehurst1

Male, #8726, (say 1492 - 28 Mar 1565)
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 1492 John was born say 1492. 
Marriage*say 1520 He married Emma Erneley say 1520. 
Birth of Sonsay 1521 His son Edward Culpeper was born say 1521. 
Birth of Sonbefore 1525 His son Thomas Culpeper of Wakehurst was born before 1525. 
Birth of Sonsay 1527 His son Richard Culpeper of Onstye in Cuckfield, Sussex was born say 1527. 
Birth of Sonsay 1529 His son Nicholas Culpeper of Wakehurst, gent. was born say 1529. 
Birth of Sonsay 1531 His son Thomas Culpeper of Naylands in Balcombe, co. Sussex was born say 1531. 
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. 
Will16 Dec 1562 He is mentioned in the will of John Culpeper of Ingham, co. Norfolk at Ingham, co. Norfolk, England, on 16 Dec 1562.3,4 
Death*28 Mar 1565 He died on 28 Mar 1565.5 
Burial*circa 29 Mar 1565 His body was interred circa 29 Mar 1565 at Ardingly, co. Sussex, England
Probate7 Oct 1565 Probate action was taken on John's estate, with Thomas Culpeper of Wakehurst as heir(s) on 7 Oct 1565 at East Grinstead, co. Sussex, England,

He left no will, but from an Inq. P.M., taken at East Grinstead, 24 Oct 1565 (7 Elizabeth), we find that he died on 28 Mar 1565, leaving Thomas Culpeper, his son and heir, then aged 40 and more, seized of the following properties: The Manor of Wakehurst and of lands in Ardingly, Hoathly, East Grinstead, Horsted Keynes… and Balcombe, co. Sussex. Also of the advowson of Ardingly, and of an annuity of 6s/8d from certain lands in Ardingly. The said advowson is held of the Queen in free socage (free rent in exchange for services) as of her manor of Grafton, co. Northampton, and the annuity as of her manor of East Greenwich, co. Kent. The Manor of Wakehurst is held of Thomas Browne Esq. as of his manor of Walsted co. Sussex at a rent of 12d. It and the advowson are worth £7 per annum. Strudgate, 40 acres in Ardingly, is held of Thomas Duke of Norfolk; Edward Earl Derby, and Henry Nevell, Knight, Lord Burgavenny, as of their manor of Hoathly, rent 3s/- worth 26s/- per annum. Hawkeland, 160 acres in Ardingly, is held of the said Lord Burgavenny as of his manor of Ditchling rent 6s/8d, worth £5. Piersland in Ardingly, 50 acres, held of the said Lord Burgavenny, also 50 acres called Hylland in Ardingly, of the said Lord Burgavenny, both of the said manor. Rent of latter 3s/- worth 20s/-. All other lands in other parishes are worth 33s/4d per annum. The said John Culpeper was seized of the manor of Grout Wickham with appurtenances in Clayton, Kymer, Hurstpierpoint, and of one third of the manor of Little Wickham in Stenyng, also of Bevendean in Falmer. Of a messuage, barn and lands in Southwick, Stumbleholm, Christmas land and Lynders in Ifeld and Rusper, and of Culpeper's land in Kingston by Lewes, now occupied by William Newton. Of Tinsley in Worth; of Mylland and Pickeridge in Ardingly, held of above Lords as of their Lordship of Lewes by one-tenth of a Knight's fee and worth £20 per annum.5 
Biography* John Culpeper of Wakehurst, eldest son of Richard Culpeper and Joan Naylor married about 1520, or shortly after, Emma, daughter of Sir John Erneley, Knight, Chief Justice of the Common Pleas, and had at least five sons and four daughters.1 

Family

Emma Erneley (say 1502 - )
Marriage*say 1520 He married Emma Erneley say 1520. 
Children
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. 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.
  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.
    Chancery Inq. P.M.2nd Ser., Eliz., Col. 141, No. 1.