Eleanor (?) of Cuckfield, co. Sussex1

Female, #8766, (say 1550 - circa 1617)
Birth*say 1550 Eleanor was born say 1550. 
Marriage*say 1570 She married Richard Culpeper of Onstye in Cuckfield, Sussex say 1570. 
Married Namesay 1570  As of say 1570, her married name was Culpeper. 
Name-AltSpell This surname is sometimes spelled Colepeper. 
Name-AltSpell This surname is sometimes spelled Culpepper. 
Birth of Sonsay 1575 Her son Edward Culpeper was born say 1575. 
Birth of Sonbefore 1 Jul 1582 Her son John Culpeper of Perimans in Ardingly, co. Sussex was born before 1 Jul 1582. 
Will*10 Mar 1616 She made a will at Cuckfield, co. Sussex, England, on 10 Mar 1616.

I Eleanor Culpepper of Cuckfield, widow.
     To the poor of Cuckfield 40s/- if I die there, if not 20s/- to the poor of Cuckfield, and 20s/- to the poor of the parish where I die.
     To the preacher at my funeral 10s/-.
     To my son Edward Culpeper (Edward Culpeper)’s eldest child, £20 at 21, and if he die before then the £20 equally between my two grandchildren John (John Culpeper baptized at Harbledown) and Elizabeth Culpeper (Elizabeth Culpeper), children of my son John Culpepper (John Culpeper of Perimans in Ardingly, co. Sussex).
     To my son Edward's second child, if any such be, 5s/-.
     To my said two grandchildren John and Elizabeth Culpeper, £20 each at 21.
     To the said John Culpepper, my silver covered pot.
     To my cousin Richard Heaver, 20s/-.
     To my maid Joane Browne, 20s/-.
     To my cousin George Wood, my sister's son, £3 within one year of my decease.
     To my son John Culpepper, my bed of down and best bolster, my best coverlet with three of my best blankets.
     Executors to sell remainder and divide among three grandchildren, my son John Culpepepr having the benefit meanwhile until they are 21.
     Executors shall not take the sum of £60 I have in the hands of Sir Edward Culpepper knight (Sir Edward Culpeper of Wakehurst, Knight) from his keeping so long as he pay my son John Culpepper 2s/- in the £ for the profit thereof (i.e. pay 10% annual interest).
     Son, John Culpeper, sole executor.
     Overseers: Richard Kyttson of Ardingly, clerk, and my said kinsman, George Wood.
     Witnesses: Thomas Harbert, Thomas Sheldon, George Wood.
     Proved by John Culpepper, the son, 3 Jan 1617/8.2 
Death*circa 1617 She died circa 1617. 
Burial*12 Apr 1617 Her body was interred on 12 Apr 1617 at Cuckfield, co. Sussex, England. Buried as Eleanor, widow of Richard Culpeper, gent.1 
Probate3 Jan 1618 Probate action was taken on Eleanor's estate on 3 Jan 1618 at Lewes, co. Sussex, England.3 

Family

Richard Culpeper of Onstye in Cuckfield, Sussex (say 1527 - before 19 Nov 1598)
Marriage*say 1570 She married Richard Culpeper of Onstye in Cuckfield, Sussex say 1570. 
Children
Last Edited10 Aug 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.
    Lewes, A. 16, 91.
  3. Lewes, A.16,91.