Sir Thomas Culpeper of Folkington, co. Sussex1

Male, #8864, (circa 1600 - before 19 Mar 1639)
Father*John Culpeper of Folkington, co. Sussex (1568 - 6 Oct 1607)
Mother*Ann Scott of Seven Oaks, Kent (s 1572 - a 1621)
Name-AltSpell This surname is sometimes spelled Colepeper. 
Name-AltSpell This surname is sometimes spelled Culpepper. 
Birth*circa 1600 Thomas was born circa 1600. 
Baptism4 Jan 1601 He was baptized at St. Mary Woolchurch, Haw, co. Kent, England, on 4 Jan 1601.  
Marriage*say 1629 He married Elizabeth Goodridge say 1629. 
Birth of Sonsay 1630 His son Thomas Culpeper of Penton, Southampton was born say 1630 at Folkington, co. Sussex, England
Birth of Sonbefore 18 Feb 1634 His son John Culpeper of Riverhead in Seven Oaks, co. Kent was born before 18 Feb 1634 at Folkington, co. Sussex, England
Birth of Soncirca 1635 His son Francis Culpeper of St. Sepulchre, Middlesex was born circa 1635 at Folkington, co. Sussex, England
Birth of Sonbefore 26 Oct 1637 His son William Culpeper Leather-seller of London was born before 26 Oct 1637 at Folkington, co. Sussex, England
Burial*19 Mar 1639 His body was interred on 19 Mar 1639 at Folkington, co. Sussex, England
Death*before 19 Mar 1639 He died at Folkington, co. Sussex, England, before 19 Mar 1639. 
Biography* By an Inquisition taken at King's Clere, co. Southampton, 8 Oct 1610 (8 James I), it was found that John Culpeper, gent., had issue male on the body of Anne his wife a certain Thomas Culpeper, who is his son and heir, and was aged 11 on 25 Dec 1609..
     This Thomas, though from the Inquisition it would appear that he was born 25 Dec 1598, is presumably the Thomas baptized at St. Mary Woolchurch, Haw, on 4 Jan 1600/1, and was probably the Sir Thomas Culpeper knighted at Whitehall 10 Dec 1628. From the Visitation of Sussex in 1634 he married Elizabeth, daughter of ___ Goodridge, of ___ in co. York, sister to Henry Goodridge, by whom he had the following children, all baptized at Folkington on the dates given:
     (i) Anne, daughter of Thomas Culpepper, Knight, 21 Jun 1632. She married at Wilmington, 1 Aug 1648, John Honey, of Ditchling, gent., but died s.p., and was buried at Wilmington 4 Apr 1649.
     (ii) John, son of Thomas Culpepper, Knight, 18 Feb 1663/4.
     (iii) Francis, son of Thomas Culpepper, Knight, 16 Jun 1635.
     (iv) William, son of Thomas Culpepper, Knight, 26 Oct 1637.

     His wife Elizabeth was buried at Folkington 5 May 1638, and Sir Thomas himself was buried there 19 Mar 1638/9.2 
Probate30 Jul 1639 Probate action was taken on Thomas's estate on 30 Jul 1639 at Winchester, Hampshire, England,

He left no will, but by an Inquest P.M., the jurors found that:
     On a day before the death of the said Sir Thomas Culpeper, a certain John Culpeper (John Culpeper of Riverhead in Seven Oaks, co. Kent) father of the aforesaid Thomas was in his lifetime seized in fee simple of the manor of Pennington Mewsey alias Pennyton Mewsey with appurtenances in the county of Southampton, and of and in one messuage (dwelling house) and one carucate of land (as much land as could be tilled by a team of eight oxen in one year) with appurtenances (rights) in the parish of Pennington Mewsey alias Pennyton Mewsey, lately the lands of William Peverell, and that the aforesaid John Culpeper by Indenture dated 1 May 4 James, late King of England (1606) made between the aforesaid John Culpeper by the name of John Culpeper of Pennington co. Southampton Esq. and Anne (Ann Scott of Seven Oaks, Kent) his wife of the first part and George Scott and Edmund Scott of the other part agreed with the said George and Edmund Scott that he and the said John and Anne his wife should before Easter term next ensuing levy a fine of all the premises to the use of the aforesaid John Culpeper and Anne his wife for the terms of their lives, and after their decease to the use of their heirs male, with remainder to the right heirs of the aforesaid John. And the said fine was accordingly levied by which fine and Indenture and Act of Parliament of 4 Feb 27 Henry VIII (1536), the aforesaid John Culpeper and Anne his wife were seized of the aforesaid manor in lordship as of a free tenement for the term of their lives. The aforesaid John Culpeper was also seized of the advowson, Rectory and Church of Pennington Mewsey alias Pennyton Mewsey, and having issue by the aforesaid Anne, (John) died on 6 Oct 5 James (1607) and that the aforesaid Anne survived him, and is yet living. After the death of the said John the advowson of Pennington Mewsey and the reversion of the premises descended to the aforesaid Sir Thomas Culpeper Knight named in the brief and afterwards he had a release out of the hands of the King of so much of the premises as devolved on the King by the death of the aforesaid John Culpeper. The aforesaid Sir Thomas Culpeper died on 6 Mar last past and John Culpeper Esq. (John Culpeper of Riverhead in Seven Oaks, co. Kent) is his son and next heir, and at the time of the death of Thomas Culpeper his father was aged 5 years 2 months and 21 days. The aforesaid Anne widow of the aforesaid John is still alive. The Manor of Pennington Mewsey is held of the King as of the heredity of Sir Thomas Seymor Knight, who died without heirs, by military service and is worth 20s per annum. The messuage and carucate is held of the King as of his honour of Gloucester by military service and is worth 5s. The advowson is held of the King in capite and is worth nothing because it is filled.3 

Family

Elizabeth Goodridge (say 1611 - before 5 May 1638)
Marriage*say 1629 He married Elizabeth Goodridge say 1629. 
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.
  3. 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.