Thomas Culpeper of Wilmington, co. Sussex1

Male, #8827, (1543 - 7 Oct 1603)
Father*William Culpeper of Hunton and Wigsell (1509 - Nov 1559)
Mother*Cicely Dingley Barrett (1512 - b 6 Dec 1559)
Name-AltSpell This surname is sometimes spelled Colepeper. 
Name-AltSpell This surname is sometimes spelled Culpepper. 
Birth*1543 Thomas was born at Wigsell, Salehurst, co. Sussex, England, in 1543. 
Will16 Nov 1559 He is mentioned in the will of William Culpeper of Hunton and Wigsell on 16 Nov 1559.2 
Death of FatherNov 1559 His father William Culpeper of Hunton and Wigsell died in Nov 1559 at Salehurst, co. Sussex, England
Biography* He is named in his father's will (1559) as 'Thomas Culpeper my fifth son,' and in the will (1581) of John Sydley of Southfleet, as 'my brother-in-law, Mr. Thomas Colepepyr.' His mar. lic. at Canterbury, December 17, 1579, describes him as 'of Hawkhurst, gent.,' but he is named in the will of his brother, Francis (1590), as 'of Willmington, Sussex, esquire.' He died, 1603, and was buried at Wilmington, 'aged 60;' leaving a will which was proved as P. C. C. Bolein, 102.

He married in 1579, Elizabeth, widow of John Gode of London, but described in the mar. lic. as 'of Harrietsham.' His will shows that he left no issue.3 
Marriage*17 Dec 1589 He married Elizabeth Broke at co. Kent, England, on 17 Dec 1589. 
Will20 May 1590 He is mentioned in the will of Francis Culpeper of Greenway Court, co. Kent at co. Kent, England, on 20 May 1590.4 
Will*22 Oct 1602 He made a will on 22 Oct 1602, naming as heir(s) John Culpeper of Wigsell, Elizabeth Sedley, Thomas Culpeper of Wigsell, Sir Anthony Culpeper of Bedgebury, Knight, Rev. Henry Culpeper, John Culpeper of Folkington, co. Sussex, William Stede LL.D. and Elizabeth Broke.

I Thomas Culpeper, of Wilmington in the County of Sussex Esq. 22 Oct 1602. My brother John Culpeper of Wigsell co. Sussex Esq. his wife Elizabeth and their son Thomas. My cousin Anthony Culpeper of Bedgbury in Kent Esq. and his son Henry. My nephew (John) Culpeper of Fokington co. Sussex. My nephew William Steede of Steede Hill Esq. To my wife Elizabeth the relict of John Gode of London merchant taylor my lease of Courtlodge in Wilmington, and the lease of the Rectory of Westham. To her son John Gode of London, gent. To my good Mr and landlord Lord Buckhurst £20. Servauts Wm. Jurden, Edmond Shibbard and Richard Colliar. Leaves his personal property to be divided into 6 parts as follows: 2 parts to John Godes brother in law and my son in law John Leake marchant taylor and Mary Leake his wife. To Anne late the wife of Cassian Cooper my said wife's eldest daughter a third part. To Katheryn Hampson, daughter of my said wife, and wife of Robert Hampson Esq. one of the Aldermen of London a fourth part. To Mary Leake third and now youngest daughter of my said wife, and now wife of John Leake marchant taylor a fifth part, and the sixth of the said six parts to my overseers. My son in law Francis Gode. Wife Elizabeth residuary legatee and executrix, by whom the will was proved 22 Oct 1603.5 
Death*7 Oct 1603 He died at Wilmington, co. Sussex, England, on 7 Oct 1603. 
Burial*10 Oct 1603 His body was interred on 10 Oct 1603 at Wilmington, co. Sussex, England
Probate22 Oct 1603 Probate action was taken on Thomas's estate on 22 Oct 1603 at Canterbury, co. Kent, England,

P.C.C.,10 BoleinAlso: Lewes, A. 11, 218. 
Will13 Jun 1604 He is mentioned in the will of Elizabeth Broke at Wilmington, co. Sussex, England, on 13 Jun 1604.6 

Family

Elizabeth Broke (before 1547 - say 2 Jul 1606)
Marriage*17 Dec 1589 He married Elizabeth Broke at co. Kent, England, on 17 Dec 1589. 
ChartsCharlemagne, 'Emperor of the West': Descendent Chart
The 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 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.
    Colepepers of Wigsell, in Salehurst (pages 60-74).
  3. 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.
  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
    P.C.C. 85 Sainberbe, Will dated May 20, 1590, Proved November 22, 1591.
  5. 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
    Abstract of the Will of Thomas Culpeper, of Wilmington, from Lewes, A. 11, 218, and P.C.C., 102 Bolein.
  6. 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.
    P.C.C. 54 Staffordes.