William Culpeper of Hollingbourne

Male, #8913, (1664 - 1726)
Father*Sir Thomas Culpeper of Hollingbourne, Knight (c 1625 - c 26 Sep 1697)
Mother*Alicia Culpeper (s 1640 - 1730)
Name-AltSpell This surname is sometimes spelled Colepeper. 
Name-AltSpell This surname is sometimes spelled Culpepper. 
Birth*1664 William was born at Hollingbourne, co. Kent, England, in 1664. 
Baptism8 Feb 1665 He was baptized at Hollingbourne, co. Kent, England, on 8 Feb 1665.  
Will2 Mar 1695 He is mentioned in the will of Sir Thomas Culpeper of Hollingbourne, Knight on 2 Mar 1695.1,2 
Death of Fathercirca 26 Sep 1697 His father Sir Thomas Culpeper of Hollingbourne, Knight died circa 26 Sep 1697. 
Will7 Aug 1703 He is mentioned in the will of Thomas Culpeper of the Middle Temple on 7 Aug 1703.3 
Marriage*3 Jun 1709 He married Elizabeth Gill at St. Paul's Cathedral, City of London, London, England, on 3 Jun 1709.4 
Portrait*say 1710 He and Thomas Culpeper of the Middle Temple were in a portrait say 1710 at co. Kent, England:
A 1700's portrait in the National Portrait Gallery, London.

The pictured include:

At upper left: Thomas Culpeper, Esquire (1669-1703).
At the center: William Culpeper, Esquire (1664-1726), brother of Thomas above.
At the lower left: William Hamilton (1663-1737), husband of Margaret Culpepper (1666-1736) who was the sister of Thomas and William Culpeper above. The notorious "Blue Dick" pamphlet was directed by William Culpeper to his hated brother-in-law, William Hamilton.

Siblings Thomas, William and Margaret were the children of Thomas Culpeper of Hollingbourne-The Younger.
The Five Kent Worthies
Will12 Aug 1710 He is mentioned in the will of John Lord Culpeper 3rd Baron of Thoresway on 12 Aug 1710.5,2 
Birth of Soncirca Apr 1712 His son John Spencer Colepeper of Charterhouse, Middlesex was born circa Apr 1712 at England
Birth of Soncirca 1713 His son Rev. Thomas Colepeper M.A. was born circa 1713. 
Birth of Soncirca 1717 His son Francis Colepeper was born circa 1717. 
Will18 May 1717 He is mentioned in the will of Philippa Culpeper (The Younger Sister) on 18 May 1717.6,2 
Death*1726 He died in 1726. 
Biography* A second rate poet who was the author also of a petition to Parliament, quite reasonably adjudged scandalous, that that august body should take a vacation from politics and go to work.. His verses are included in Richard Savage's Miscellaneous Poems, 1726. For the Kentish Petition of 1701 see Luttrell, Brief Relation, v, 47; Somers Tracts; and the comment in Ranke, History of England. From this William descend the persisting Colepepers (as they once more spell the name) represented by Frederick Henry Colepeper (6th generation after William), of Brockley, living 1903.7
 
Biography William Culpeper, English Poet and Politician

William Culpeper (1664-1726), poet and politician, was the eldest son of Sir Thomas Culpeper, knight, of Hollingbourne, Kent.

On account of a quarrel with Sir George Rook, an attempt by Rook was made upon William's life.

After trial before Lord-justice Holt, 14 Feb 1701, certain persons were fined for attempts to do him injury.

He was one of five gentlemen who on 8 May 1701 delivered a petition to the House of Commons from the deputy-lieutenants, justices, and grand jurors of Kent, desiring that the house would turn their loyal addresses into bills of supply, etc. As the petition was deemed insolent and seditious, they were ordered into the custody of the sergeant-at-arms, and thence sent as prisoners to the Gatehouse, where they remained till the end of the session. Culpeper was chairman of the quarter sessions at Maidstone and drew up the petition.

He intermeddled with poetry as well as with politics, and was the author of a Heroick Poem upon the King 1694, and a Poem to the Lady Duty, and Poem to the Rev. John Brandreth, in Miscellaneous Poems and Translations by several Hands, published by Richard Savage, son of Earl Rivers, 1726. He died in 1726. By his wife, Elizabeth Gill, he had three sons and three daughters.

(Hasted's Kent; Parliamentary History, v. 1247-57; History of the Kentish Petition in 1701 in Somers Tracts.) T. F. H.8
 
Will6 Jan 1727 He is mentioned in the will of Alicia Culpeper on 6 Jan 1727.9,10 
Will17 Oct 1746 He is mentioned in the will of Rev. Thomas Colepeper M.A. at Stoneham Aspall, co. Suffolk, England, on 17 Oct 1746.2,11 
Research note It is possible that Edmund Culpeper of India descends either from the Culpepers of Hollingbourne of the Culpepers of Barbados. If you can identify the parents of Edmund, please contact Warren Culpepper.12 

Family

Elizabeth Gill (circa 1686 - )
Marriage*3 Jun 1709 He married Elizabeth Gill at St. Paul's Cathedral, City of London, London, England, on 3 Jun 1709.4 
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 Edited4 Jun 2011

Citations

  1. Public Records Office, National Archives, London.
    Will of Thomas Culpeper of Hollingbourne (#8907), dated 2 Mar 1695 and proved P.C.C. Pyne, 274, transcribed by Charles Andrew Grigsby from the images at: http://gen.culpepper.com/archives/uk/wills/images/Thomas_of_Hollingbourne_1697.pdf.
  2. E-mail written 2007 to Warren Culpepper from Charles Andrew Grigsby, England, e-mail address.
  3. Public Records Office, National Archives, London.
    Will of Thomas Culpeper of Hollingbourne (#8907), dated 7 Aug 1703, transcribed by Warren Culpepper from the images at: http://gen.culpepper.com/archives/uk/wills/images/Thomas_of_Middle_Temple_1704.pdf.
  4. Various churches and courts, compiler, London, England, Extracted Parish Records, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2001.
    http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5901
    On 3 Jun 1709, William Colepeper, Esq., of Hollingbourn, Kent, Bachelor, 40, & Mrs Elizabeth Gill, of St Martin's Fields, Spinster, 23, her father dead; married at St Paul's Cathedral, London.
  5. Public Records Office, National Archives, London.
    Will of John 3rd Lord Culpeper, dated 12 Aug 1710, transcribed by Charles Andrew Grigsby. Image at: http://gen.culpepper.com/archives/uk/wills/images/John_Baron_of_Thoresway_1719-1.pdf and
    http://gen.culpepper.com/archives/uk/wills/images/John_Baron_of_Thoresway_1719-2.pdf.
  6. Public Records Office, National Archives, London.
    Will of Honourable Francis Philippa Culpeper, 18 May 1717, transcribed by Charles Andrew Grigsby from images at: http://gen.culpepper.com/archives/uk/wills/images/Philippa_of_KirbyCane_1720-1.pdf.
  7. 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.
  8. The Dictionary of National Biography. The Concise Dictionary, London: Oxford University Press, 1953.
    Part 1, From the beginnings to 1900.
  9. Public Records Office, National Archives, London.
    Image at: http://gen.culpepper.com/archives/uk/wills/images/Alicia_of_Aylesford_1734.pdf.
  10. E-mail written Sep 2012 to Warren L. Culpepper from John Buckley, Lancaster, England, e-mail address.
  11. Public Records Office, National Archives, London.
    Will of Thomas Colepeper, Rector of Stoneham Aspall in Suffolk (#8918), dated 17 Oct 1746, proved P.C.C. 25 Nov 1746, transcribed by Charles Andrew Grigsby from images at: http://gen.culpepper.com/archives/uk/wills/images/Thomas_of_Stonham_Aspall_1746.pdf.
  12. Warren L. Culpepper (#1942), Former publisher of Culpepper Connections, e-mail address.