Thomas Culpeper of Naylands in Balcombe, co. Sussex1

Male, #8772, (say 1531 - 17 Apr 1602)
Father*John Culpeper of Wakehurst (s 1492 - 28 Mar 1565)
Mother*Emma Erneley (s 1502 - )
Name-AltSpell This surname is sometimes spelled Colepeper. 
Name-AltSpell This surname is sometimes spelled Culpepper. 
Birth*say 1531 Thomas was born say 1531. 
Will16 Dec 1562 He is mentioned in the will of John Culpeper of Ingham, co. Norfolk at Ingham, co. Norfolk, England, on 16 Dec 1562.2,3 
Death of Father28 Mar 1565 His father John Culpeper of Wakehurst died on 28 Mar 1565.4 
Marriage*say 1584 He married Joane Fynes say 1584. 
Biography He is referenced in a biographical note for Rev. John Culpeper of Warnham.1 
Will6 Apr 1594 He is mentioned in the will of Richard Culpeper on 6 Apr 1594.5,6 
Biography* Thomas, the younger, brother of Thomas of Wakehurst, and son of John and Emma, of Wakehurst, in 1574 purchased Naylands in Balcombe, of his second cousin George Culpeper (George Culpeper), and about 1584 married his first cousin Joan, daughter and heiress of John Fynes of Claverham, Esq., by Elizabeth Culpeper (Elizabeth Culpeper), his wife, by whom he had no issue.1 
Will*16 Mar 1602 He made a will on 16 Mar 1602.

I Thomas Culpeper of Naylands in the parish of Balcombe, co. Sussex, Esq.
     To the poor of Balcombe, 40s/-, and of Ardingly 40s/-.
     To Mr. John Love my loving friend, my young bay mare.
     To my goddaughter Elizabeth Culpeper, 20s/- to make her a ring.
     To my godson John Redstone, 20s/-.
     To my godson Thomas Brett, 10s/-.
     Unto George Cheuerton, John Awood, and Dorothy Whiting, my servants 40s/- each.
     To William Ranger my servant 40s/- and such money as I owe him.
     Wife Joan ( an unknown person , residuary legatee and executrix. The said John Love overseer
     Witnesses Richard Amherste, the X of Abraham Burradge.7 
Burial*17 Apr 1602 His body was interred on 17 Apr 1602 at Ardingly, co. Sussex, England.8 
Death*17 Apr 1602 He died on 17 Apr 1602.9 
Probate28 Apr 1602 Probate action was taken on Thomas's estate on 28 Apr 1602 at co. Kent, England,

Proved by Alexander Serle, proctor of Joan, the relict, 28 Apr 1602 (P.C.C. 28 Montague)
     By Inquisition taken at East Grinstead 30 Jun 1602 (31 Elizabeth), it was found that Thomas Culpeper, gent., died on 17 Apr 1602 (44 Elizabeth, seized of Naylands and Hilland in Balcombe, and by a writing, dated 1 Aug 1584 (26 Elizabeth), he conveyed the premises to John Threll, Esq., and to John Fynes, son of John Fynes, of Claverham, to the uses of the said Thomas Culpeper and Joan Fynes and their heirs, with remainder to Edward Culpeper, of Wakehurst, Esq. Edward Culpeper, Esq., is his cousin and heir, and aged 26 and more (read 40 or 41). Joan, his widow, is still living.9 
Biography He is referenced in a biographical note for John Culpeper of Perimans in Ardingly, co. Sussex

Family

Joane Fynes (say 1532 - before 1609)
Marriage*say 1584 He married Joane Fynes say 1584. 
ChartsThe 12th century Culpepers of England: Descendant Chart (16 generations, Males only)
Last Edited3 Jun 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. 29 Crymes.
  3. Public Records Office, National Archives, London.
    Image at: http://gen.culpepper.com/archives/uk/wills/images/John_of_Ingham_1566.pdf.
  4. 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.
  5. Public Records Office, National Archives, London.
    Will of Richard Culpeper, dated 6 Apr 1594, transcribed by Charles Andrew Grigsby from the image at: http://gen.culpepper.com/archives/uk/wills/images/Richard_1595.pdf.
  6. E-mail written 2007 to Warren Culpepper from Charles Andrew Grigsby, England, e-mail address.
  7. 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.
    Abstract of the Will of Thomas Culpeper of Naylands in Balcombe, dated 16 Mar 1602 (1 Elizabeth).
  8. 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.
    He was buried at Ardingly, 17 Apr 1602, as Mr. Thomas Culpeper of Balcombe, Esq.
  9. 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.
    Chanc. Inq. P.M., Eliz., Vol. 270, No. 134.