John Spencer Colepeper of Charterhouse, Middlesex

Male, #8917, (circa Apr 1712 - between 28 Jun 1788 and 1788)
Father*William Culpeper of Hollingbourne (1664 - 1726)
Mother*Elizabeth Gill (c 1686 - )
Name-AltSpell This surname is sometimes spelled Culpepper. 
Name-AltSpell This surname is sometimes spelled Culpeper. 
Birth*circa Apr 1712 John was born at England circa Apr 1712. 
Baptism17 Apr 1712 He was baptized at Hollingbourne, co. Kent, England, on 17 Apr 1712.  
Marriage*21 Dec 1743 He married Ruth Webb at Cathedral Church of St. Paul, London, England, on 21 Dec 1743.1,2 
Will17 Oct 1746 He is mentioned in the will of Rev. Thomas Colepeper M.A. at Stoneham Aspall, co. Suffolk, England, on 17 Oct 1746.3,4 
Birth of Son18 Dec 1746 His son John Spencer Colepeper (2) was born on 18 Dec 1746 at London, England.5 
Marriage4 Apr 1752 He married Mary Webb at Charterhouse Chapel, Clerkenwell, co. Middlesex, England, on 4 Apr 1752.6,2 
Birth of Son11 Feb 1753 His son Robert Spencer Colepeper was born on 11 Feb 1753 at Clerkenwell, co. Middlesex, England.7 
Will*28 Jul 1768 He made a will at Charterhouse Square, co. Middlesex, England, on 28 Jul 1768.

I John Spencer Colepeper of Charter House Square within the County of Middlesex so make this my Last Will and Testament in a manner and form following that is to say…
     I give and bequeath to my son John Spencer Colepeper (John Spencer Colepeper (2)) my brilliant Diamond Ring set in Gold which was the ring of my Grandfather (Sir Thomas Culpeper of Hollingbourne, Knight) and I hope any son will not take it ill or think it is owing to the want of paternal affection in me.
     I do not leave 'licui' or handsome or any other provision by this my Will he being sufficiently provided for by my marriage settlement with his Mother (Ruth Webb) and whereas previous to my marriage with my present wife (Mary Webb) I gave and executed a bond bearing the date First day of April One Thousand Seven Hundred and Fifty Two.
     Whereby I become going nuts(?). John Webb of Abingden in the County of Berkshire Gentleman deceased and Edward Grant Turkwell of Bud*ewater Squire in the Parish of St. Giles Cripplegate Sunday in the penalty of Two Thousand Pounds conditioned for the payment of One thousand Pounds unto my present Wife in case she should Su***e me out of my Seat and personal Estates or for the making of such other provision for her as therein mentioned.****
     I so by this my Will confirm the said Bond and all benefit thereof which my Wife is or may be entitled to under and by virtue thereof.
     Also I give, devise and Bequeath unto my said Wife all my Real Estates and provisions *emainders or **aportaury of and in any Real Estates which I may happen to be possessed of interested in or entitled unto at the time of my death and all my Estate therein to hold unto my said Wife her heirs and Assigns forever.
     And whereas by a certain policy of Disclosure No 1309 made by the Society and for Equitable Insurance on lives and survivors lives bearing date the Nineteenth Day of April last I have insured the sum of Three Thousand pounds upon my own life. Now I do by this my Will give and bequeath the said policy of Insurance and the money thereby served and all benefit and advantage to be made thereof or arise therefore and also all annual or renewals thereof unto my said Wife for lawful uses and benefit And I do also give and bequeath the said policy of insurance and money thereby served and all benefit and advantage to be made thereof or arise therefrom and all the annual or other renewals thereof unto my said wife for lawful uses *** and benefit and
     I do give and bequeath unto my said Wife all such sum and sums of money which I shall be possessed of or which shall be due and owing to me at the time of my decease and give my coach and horses and all my Jewels, plate *ar* and all my China, Linen and *** and all my Household Goods and furniture of what ****** or find soever and also all my Library of Books together with all my hobby Telescopes, Microscopes and all other my Mathematical Instruments and all other my personal Estates of what nature or kind soever which I shall be possessed of Entrusted in or Entitled unto at the time of my decease to hold unto my said Wife for her own proper use and benefit
     and it is my desire and I request the favour of Mr Loale of Bowden in the County of *orester or such of his family as may survive him to permit me to be buried in the Parish Church there as able to the body of my late very dear and amiable son Robert Spencer Colepeper (Robert Spencer Colepeper) and I wish and heartily recommend it to my wife to direct that she be also interred with us but my expressed will known is that I be carried down with as little charge as possible and be interred in the most private manner.
     I have thus put my whole confidence in my wife upon a full condition of her prudence and that she will supply my love of our only daughter Mary and to whom under God good providence.
     I solely commit the *ov* not thinking it advisable to make any division of property between them or to make her in any way independent of here Brothers and I do hereby nominate and appoint my said present Wife solo Executrix of this my Last Will and Testament and revoking all other former Wills declare this to be my Last Will and Testament. In witness whereof I the said John Spencer Colepeper have to this my Last Will and Testament consisting of two sheets of paper set my hand and Seal that is to say to the first sheet thereof I have set my hand only and to the second sheet my hand and Seal this Twenty Eighth day of July in the year of our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty Eight. (28 Jul 1768)
     J S Colepeper
     Signed, Sealed and Declared by the said Testator John Spencer Colpeper as and for his Last Will and Testament in the presence of us who at his request and in his presence and in the of each other have subscribed our names as Witnesses hereto
R Marshal,l Et a Jefferson, Et a Cleator.8,3 
Death*between 28 Jun 1788 and 1788 He died at Boulogne, France, between 28 Jun 1788 and 1788.9 
Probate*14 Jan 1789 Probate action was taken on John's estate, with Mary Webb as executor(s) on 14 Jan 1789 at Prerogative Court of Canterbury, England,

Will was proved at London the Fourteenth of January in the year of our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and Eighty Nine before the Right Worshipful Sir William Guynn Knight Doctor of Law Master of Keeper of Commission of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury lawfully constituted by the Oath of Mary Colepeper widow and Relic of the deceased and Solo Executrix named in the said Will to whom administration was granted of all and Singular the Goods Chattels and Credits of the said deceased having been sworned Commission duly to Administer.8 
Probate*13 Jul 1798 Probate action was taken on John's estate, with Mary Colepeper as executor(s) on 13 Jul 1798

Addendum found at the bottom of the recorded will of John Spencer Culpeper
     "On the 13th July 1798 ***** with the will received of the goods, John Spencer Colepeper formally of Charter House Square the County of Middlesex but late of Boulogne in the Kingdom of France deceased left unministered by Mary Colpeper widow deceased whilst living the Relic solo Executor and *ov*du*ing Legatee named in the said will now granted to Mary Colepeper Spinster the daudgter to be Executrix of the Goods of the said Mary Colepeper widow deceased she having first sworn duly in Administration. 
Biography* From Alumni Cantabrigienses, a compliation of Cambridge University Alumni
     John Spencer Culpepper. Born circa 1711. Admitted as Pensioner (One whose matriculation was granted as a favor or reward) (age 18) at Trinity College, 23 Feb 1729-30. Son of William Culpepper of Hollingbourne, Kent. School, Charterhouse, London. Matriculated 1729-30; Scholar, 1730.10 

Family 1

Ruth Webb (say 1722 - 18 Dec 1746)
Marriage*21 Dec 1743 He married Ruth Webb at Cathedral Church of St. Paul, London, England, on 21 Dec 1743.1,2 
Child

Family 2

Mary Webb (say 1725 - say 1798)
Marriage4 Apr 1752 He married Mary Webb at Charterhouse Chapel, Clerkenwell, co. Middlesex, England, on 4 Apr 1752.6,2 
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 Edited21 May 2011

Citations

  1. E-mail from D. D. to Warren Culpepper, 9 Nov 2007.
  2. Various Parish Churches, compiler, Middlesex, England, Extracted Parish Records, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2001.
    http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5908
    John Spencer Colepeper, Esq. (Receiver 1739 ), was married to Ruth Webb, of Lond., Spr., in the Cathedral Church of St. Paul, 21 Dec 1743 (St. Thomas Day), and after to Mary Webb, Spinster, in this Chapel, 04 Apr 1752 , by whom he has two children, as one by his first wife. One of the former, a son, is dead.
  3. E-mail written 2007 to Warren Culpepper from Charles Andrew Grigsby, England, e-mail address.
  4. 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.
  5. Various Parish Churches, compiler, Middlesex, England, Extracted Parish Records, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2001.
    http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5908
    25 Dec 1746 John Spencer son of John Spencer Colepeper, Esq. (the Receiver), and Ruth his wife, deceas'd, was born thursday the 18 Dec 1746 one thousand seven hundred and forty six, and was baptized on thursday following, being Christmas day. The Sponsors were Robert Webb and Nathaniel Webb, Esqrs., Brothers of the said Ruth, and Sarah Irish, Spinster, daughter of William Irish, late of the Island of Montserrat in America, Esq. Baptized by me Wm. Salisbury.
  6. Various Parish Churches, compiler, Middlesex, England, Extracted Parish Records, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2001.
    http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5908
    04 Apr 1752 marriage of John Spencer Colepeper, Esqr., of Charterhouse, within the County of Middlesex, Widower, and Mary Webb, of the same place, Spinster.
  7. Various Parish Churches, compiler, Middlesex, England, Extracted Parish Records, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2001.
    http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5908
    18 Feb 1753 Robert Spencer second son of John Spencer Colepeper, but first son of the said John Spencer Colepeper and Mary his wife, was born on Sunday the 11 Feb 1753 one thousand seven hundred and fifty three, and was baptized on ye Sunday following. The Sponsors were the Honorable Robert Fairfax, Esq., and Samuel Martin, of ye Inner Temple, London, Esqr., and Cornelia Bridges, Widow, of Philadelphia, in North America, second sister of ye said John Spencer Colepeper, by her Proxy Ruth Webb, Spr., Sister of ye said Mary Colepeper. Baptized by me W. Ramsden.
  8. Public Records Office, National Archives, London.
    Will of John Spencer Culpeper of Charterhouse, dated 28 Jul 1768, transcribed by Charles Andrew Grigsby. Image at: http://gen.culpepper.com/archives/uk/wills/images/John_Spencer_1789.pdf.
  9. Various publications of parish and probate records, compiler, England, Extracted Parish and Court Records, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2001.
    http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5877
    "Colepepper, Jn. Spencer, at Boulogne in France. 28 Jun 1788. (E.M. 79; G.M. 660.)"
    From Obituary Prior to 1800 (as far as Relates to England, Scotland, and Ireland), Compiled by Sir William Musgrave, 6th Bart., of Hayton Castle, Co. Cumberland, and Entitled by Him "A General Nomenclator and Obituary, with Referrence to the Books Where the Persons are Mentioned, and Where Some Account of Their Character is to be Found." From the Collection: England, Scotland, Ireland: Musgrave's Obituaries Prior To 1800, Parts 1 & 2



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    England, Scotland, Ireland: Musgrave's Obituaries Prior To 1800, Parts 1 & 2.
  10. J. A. Venn, compiler, Alumni Cantabrigienses (Alumni of Cambridge University), Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press, 1921.