John Culpeper of Folkington, co. Sussex1

Male, #8860, (1568 - 6 Oct 1607)
Father*Francis Culpeper of Greenway Court, co. Kent (1538 - 31 May 1591)
Mother*Philippa Hinckstead (s 1549 - b 7 Jul 1574)
Name Variation He was also known as John Culpeper of Pennington.2 
Name-AltSpell This surname is sometimes spelled Colepeper. 
Name-AltSpell This surname is sometimes spelled Culpepper. 
Birth*1568 John was born in 1568. 
Will20 May 1590 He is mentioned in the will of Francis Culpeper of Greenway Court, co. Kent at co. Kent, England, on 20 May 1590.3 
Death of Father31 May 1591 His father Francis Culpeper of Greenway Court, co. Kent died on 31 May 1591. 
Middle Temple*12 Mar 1593/94  On 12 Mar 1593/94, John was admitted to the Honourable Society of the Middle Temple, commonly known as Middle Temple, one of the four Inns of Court (professional associations for barristers and judges) in London.4 
Marriage*say 1597 He married Ann Scott of Seven Oaks, Kent say 1597. 
Birth of Son1 Dec 1598 His son John Culpeper was born on 1 Dec 1598.5 
Birth of Soncirca 1600 His son Sir Thomas Culpeper of Folkington, co. Sussex was born circa 1600. 
Will22 Oct 1602 John, Elizabeth, Thomas, Anthony, Henry, John, William and Elizabeth named as heir(s) in the will of Thomas Culpeper of Wilmington, co. Sussex on 22 Oct 1602.6 
Will13 Jun 1604 He is mentioned in the will of Elizabeth Broke at Wilmington, co. Sussex, England, on 13 Jun 1604.7 
Biography* John, who, as may be seen from his father's Inquisition, was 23 years of age and more in 1591, and therefore born about 1568, married Anne, daughter of Thomas and Margery Scott, of Sevenoaks, in Kent, and widow successively of Edward Puckering, gent., and of Mr. Bourchier (vide Visitation of London, 1634, published by the Harl. Soc.) He matriculated at Oxford from Hart Hall, 18 Nov 1586, aged 17, and was admitted of the Middle Temple, 1593, as son and heir of Francis, of Hollingbourne. Soon after this he married and settled at Folkington, in Sussex, and by his wife Anne had two sons:

(i.) Thomas, bap. at St. Mary Woolchurch, Haw, London, 4 Jan 1600/1, as son of Mr. John Culpepper, of Fointon (Folkington), in Sussex; (ii.) John; and a daughter: (iii.) Frances, who married about 1619, Herbert Hay, of Glyndebourne, near Lewes, Esq.

He was buried at Wilmington, as of Folkington, 6 Oct 1607, and his widow re-married at Folkington 2 Jan 1608/9, as her fourth husband, Edmund Hayes, or Hay, of Battle, gent., who was buried there 10 Nov 1621, leaving her surviving.8 
Biography He matriculated at Hart Hall, Oxford, November 18, 1586, as 'of Kent, aged 17' (Foster); and was described in his father's inq. p. m., October, 1591, as 'son and next heir, of the age of 23 years and more.' On March 12, 1593/4, he was admitted to the Middle Temple as 'Mr. John Culpeper, late of Clements Inne [was he a contemporary of justice Shallow?], gent., son and heir of Francis C., late of Hollingbourne, Esq., deceased' (Hopwood, i, 339). By his will (P.C.C. Windebank, 30) proved in 1607, he styled himself 'of Fogington.' By his wife, who was a Scott of Seven Oaks (an aunt of that George Scott who was a diligent 'private member' of the Virginia Company to its end. Cf. Brown, Genesis, ii, 996) and with whom he had Folkington, he left issue which persisted for three generations and became extinct in 1693 with John Culpeper of Riverhead in Seven Oaks, co. Kent. For this family see the pedigree of 'Culpeper of Fogington,' recorded at the Visitation of Sussex, 1633-34; the wills P.C.C. Coke, 136; Duke, 130; and Coker, 100; and the case of Culpeper v. Wigg, 1679, in Chancery Reports temp. Finch, 426.4 
Will*7 Sep 1607 He made a will at Folkington, co. Sussex, England, on 7 Sep 1607.

I John Culpeper of Fogington in the county of Sussex, Esquire. To my daughter Frauncis (Frances Culpeper) £500 at marriage or 21, if married with the consent of her mother and my overseers. To Henry Parker, son of my good friend Sir Nicholas Parker, Kt. and my godsonne, a colt or £5. To John Ranger and Agnes Honny who have attended me in my sickness 10s. To the residue of my servants 5s. each--land in co. Southampton to myself for life, then to my wife Anne (Ann Scott of Seven Oaks, Kent), then to my daughter Fraunces, remainder to my brother Thomas Culpeper (Sir Thomas Culpeper of Hollingbourne, the Elder, Knight) (i.e. half brother) and his heirs, with remainder to my right heirs. To my mother in law Mrs. Margerie Scott (Margery Scott) a ring of 5 marks. To William Jurden 20 nobles. Residuary legatee and Executrix my wife Anne. Overseers my brothers in law Richard Scott and George Scott and my friend Herbert Springett Esq. Witnesses Jo. Rivers, Clemens Athurst, William Jurden. Proved 28 Apr. 1608 by Anne Culpeper the relict.8 
Burial*6 Oct 1607 His body was interred on 6 Oct 1607 at Wilmington, co. Sussex, England
Death*6 Oct 1607 He died at Penton Mewsey Manor, co. Sussex, England, on 6 Oct 1607.1 
Probate28 Apr 1608 Probate action was taken on John's estate on 28 Apr 1608 at co. Kent, England,

P.C.C. 30 Windebank. 
Note*14 Sep 1610 By Inquisition taken at Winchester on 14 Sep 8 James I (1610) after the death of John Culpeper gent. it was found that he died seized of the manor of Penyton Meysey in the county of Southampton and of a messuage and carucate of land in Penyton Meysey, lately William Peverells, and to the aforesaid John Culpeper a fine was levied in the 4th year of the now King between George Scott and Edmund Scott plaintiffs and the aforesaid John Culpeper and Anne his wife deforciants of the manor of Pennyngton Mewsey alias Penyton Meysey with the appurtenances 20 messuages 10 cottages, 10 lofts, 3 dovecots, 20 gardens, 12 orchards, 2000 acres of land, 200 acres of meadow 1000 acres of pasture 200 acres of wood, 200 acres of furze and heath and £6 rents with appurtenances in Pennyngton Mewsey, Fascott, and Hatherden, to the use of the said John Culpeper and Anne and the longer liver of them, afterwards to the heirs male on the body of the said Anne, and afterwards to John Culpepers right heirs, according to an Indenture 1 May 4 James I between the said parties. The said John Culpeper in the brief named had issue male on the body of the said Anne a certain John Culpeper. The said John Culpeper in the brief named was also seized of the Advowson Rectory and church of Penyton Meysey, and so seized died 6 Oct 5 James I at Penyton Meysey, but Anne survives him and is living at Penyton Meysey. John Culpeper is son and heir of the above John and Anne and was aged 8 years 10 months and 5 days at the death of his father. The manor of Penyton Meysey is held of the King as of the heredity of Thomas Seymor who died without heir, and the messuage and carucate are held of the King as of his honour of Gloucester both by military service. The advowson is held of the King in capite, and is worth nothing because it is filled (quia plena).8 
Probate30 Jul 1639 He is mentioned in the probate of the estate of an unknown person at Winchester, Hampshire, England, on 30 Jul 1639.2 

Family

Ann Scott of Seven Oaks, Kent (say 1572 - after 1621)
Marriage*say 1597 He married Ann Scott of Seven Oaks, Kent say 1597. 
Children
ChartsThe 12th century Culpepers of England: Descendant Chart (16 generations, Males only)
The Culpepers of Hollingbourne, co. Kent, England (Possibly extinct): Descendant Chart
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.
    Pages 76-77. Chancery Inq. P.M., 15 Charles I (1639), pt. 2, No. 75.
  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
    P.C.C. 85 Sainberbe, Will dated May 20, 1590, Proved November 22, 1591.
  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.
  5. 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.
    John "was aged 8 years 10 months and 5 days at the death of his father". (His father died 6 Oct 1607.).
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
    Pages 74-75.