Francis Culpeper of St. Sepulchre, Middlesex1

Male, #8872, (circa 1635 - circa 1669)
Father*Sir Thomas Culpeper of Folkington, co. Sussex (c 1600 - b 19 Mar 1639)
Mother*Elizabeth Goodridge (s 1611 - b 5 May 1638)
Name-AltSpell This surname is sometimes spelled Culpepper. 
Name-AltSpell This surname is sometimes spelled Colepeper. 
Birth*circa 1635 Francis was born at Folkington, co. Sussex, England, circa 1635. 
Baptism16 Jun 1635 He was baptized at Wilmington, co. Sussex, England, on 16 Jun 1635.  
Marriage*say 1656 He married Mary Wiggs say 1656. 
Will*19 Feb 1668 He made a will at Saint Sepulchres, co. Middlesex, England, on 19 Feb 1668, naming as heir(s) Mary Wiggs.

In the Name of God Amen. The Nineteenth Day of February in the One and Twentieth Year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord Charles the second by the Grace of God of England Scotland France and Ireland, King Defender of the Faith Anno Domini 1668.
     I Francis Culpeper of the Parish of Saint Sepulchres in the County of Middlesex and late of Battle in the County of Sussex, yet being in good health , and of sound and perfect memory, praised be God therefore I do make and Ordain this my last Will and Testament in writing and manner & form followeth.
     First and principally I give and bequeath my Soul into the hands of Almighty God and my Body to the Earth to be decently buried with a Christian Burial at the discretion of my Executrix herein after in named and for my Worldly Estate I give and dispose thereof as followeth
     First, I give and bequeath unto my dearest loving Wife Mary (Mary Wiggs) all that my Tos** or place of grounds wherein lately stood messuage or Dwelling house at or near the Stock market in the parish of St. Mary Woolchurch London in the City of London And all other my Messuage, Lands, Tenements and Hereditaments whatsoever and whatsoever within the Kingdom of England to have and to hold unto her the said Mary her Heirs and Assigns forever.
     Item, I give and bequeath unto my loving friend Mr John Purfield of Battle the sum of Twenty Pounds to be paid by my Executor within twelve months next after my decease.
     All the rest and residue of my goods, Chattles, Plate, F**nells, Utensils. Household stuff with Personal Estate. I give and bequeath unto my said Dear and Loving Wife Mary whom I make and ordain solo Executrix of this my last Will and Testament
     in witness whereof I hereunto sett my Hand & Seal the day and year first above written.
     Francis Culpeper. Signed, Sealed and Published in the presence of Francis Brookes, John Purfield, Roger Chambers.2,3 
Death*circa 1669 He died circa 1669. 
Probate*3 Nov 1669 Probate action was taken on Francis's estate on 3 Nov 1669 at co. Kent, England,

P.C.C. 136 Coke. 
Biography* Francis Culpeper, the third son of Sir Thomas Culpeper of Folkington, born 1635, was, from his will, sometime of Battle, and afterwards of St. Sepulcre’s, county Middlesex, gentleman. He married Mary Wigge. His will, dated 19 Feb 1668, was proved 3 Nov 1669, by Mary, his widow and executrix, to whom, after various legacies, he left the residue of his property.4 

Family

Mary Wiggs (say 1638 - circa 1671)
Marriage*say 1656 He married Mary Wiggs say 1656. 
ChartsThe 12th century Culpepers of England: Descendant Chart (16 generations, Males only)
The Culpepers of Hollingbourne, co. Kent, England (Possibly extinct): Descendant Chart
Last Edited6 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. Public Records Office, National Archives, London.
    Image of will at: http://gen.culpepper.com/archives/uk/wills/images/Francis_of_St_Sepulchre_1669.pdf.
  3. E-mail written 2007 to Warren Culpepper from Charles Andrew Grigsby, England, e-mail address.
    Transcribed will of Francis Culpeper of Saint Sepulchres, Co. Middlesex, dated 19 Feb 1668, from image at PRO.
  4. 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. 81.