Mary Austin1

Female, #8876, (say 1627 - circa 1664)
Father*Henry Austin Alderman of London (s 1597 - )
Name Variation She was also known as Mary Austen. 
Birth*say 1627 Mary was born say 1627. 
Marriagesay 1644 She married William Ellis of Kiddall of York, Esq. say 1644. 
Married Namesay 1644  As of say 1644, her married name was Ellis. 
Birth of Sonsay 1645 Her son William Ellis was born say 1645. 
Birth of Sonsay 1645 Her son Henry Ellis was born say 1645. 
Marriage*18 Jun 1653 She married Thomas Culpeper of Penton, Southampton at St. Olave's, Marygate, Yorkshire, England, on 18 Jun 1653. 
Name-AltSpell This surname is sometimes spelled Culpepper. 
Name-AltSpell This surname is sometimes spelled Colepeper. 
Married Name18 Jun 1653  As of 18 Jun 1653, her married name was Culpeper. 
Biography* Mary was the daughter of Henry Austin, Alderman of London, and widow of William Ellis, of Kiddall, co. York, Esq., slain in 1647. By her first husband she had a daughter, Fridiswide, wife of William Culpeper, citizen of London, and two sons, William and Henry. She married secondly Thomas Culpeper, of Penton, Co. Hants, at St. Olave, Marygate, York, 18 Jun 1653. Her will is as follows:

The children mentioned in Mary Culpeper’s will were her children by her first husband, William Ellis, and Lady Chester was William Ellis’s sister, Mary, who married Sir Anthony Chester, Bart., of Chicheley, co. Bucks, from which the inference is that Thomas and Mary Culpeper had no children. Whether Fridiswide Ellis was "acquitted" of her pretended marriage to John Henshawe and afterwards married William Culpeper, her mother’s brother-in-law, we have no yet been able to ascertain, nor what became of the Penton Mewsey property.2 
Will*9 Mar 1663 She made a will on 9 Mar 1663.

I Mary Culpeper the relict of Thomas Culpeper late of Penton in the county of Southampton, Esquire. Whereas by deed of articles between my said late husband of the one part, and Henry Parker Esquire and Nicholas More, gentleman on the other part, dated 20 Dec 1653, several sums of money are due from his heirs, executors and administrators to the appointment of me Mary Culpeper – in case my daughter Frydiswide (Fridiswide Ellis) shall be legally acquitted and discharged of a marriage pretended to be between her and John Henshawe, gentleman (John Henshawe), so as the said John Henshawe shall not have any right to her estate, then I will appoint the whole benefit of the said deed (except £5 to Henry (Henry Ellis) my son, to the use of the said Frydiswide, otherwise to my executors to pay such persons as my daughter Frydiswide shall appoint. And where as divers monies are due to me by my brother Edward Austin as administrator of Henry Austin my father (Henry Austin Alderman of London), one moiety (equal share) to my son Henry at 25, and the other moiety to my daughter Frydiswide when acquitted of her pretended marriage to John Henshawe. Executor’s son William Ellis and my cousin Nathaniel Parker, Esquire to manage my estate with the consent of Sir Phillip Parker, Bart. And my cousin Henry Parker the elder, Esquire. If my daughter Frydiswide die without issue then to my son Henry at 25. Executors £10 each. Cousin Henry Parker £5. To Master William Culpeper my brother-in-lawe (William Culpeper Leather-seller of London) £5. To my Lady Chester my sister-in-lawe 40 shillings. To Master Watts of Fish Street Hill, woolen draper 40 shillings. £20 for poor of Eling, co Middlesex. Dated 9 Mar 1663 (15 Charles II, viz 1662/3). Witnesses Wm. Culpeper, Wm. Gaseley, the X of Elizth Finch. Proved by Nathaniel Parker and Wm. Ellis 14 May 1664.3 
Death*circa 1664 She died circa 1664. 
Probate*14 May 1664 Probate action was taken on Mary's estate on 14 May 1664 at co. Kent, England,

P.C.C. 50 Bunce.3 

Family 1

William Ellis of Kiddall of York, Esq. (say 1620 - 1647)
Marriagesay 1644 She married William Ellis of Kiddall of York, Esq. say 1644. 
Children

Family 2

Thomas Culpeper of Penton, Southampton (say 1630 - circa 1662)
Marriage*18 Jun 1653 She married Thomas Culpeper of Penton, Southampton at St. Olave's, Marygate, Yorkshire, England, on 18 Jun 1653. 
Last Edited22 May 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 77-78.
  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.
    Pp 77-78. The will of Mary Austin Culpeper dated 9 Mar 1663, and proved 14 May 1664, by Nathaniel Parker and Wm. Ellis.