Cheney Lord Culpeper 4th Baron of Thoresway1,2

Male, #8944, (circa 1642 - circa 18 Jun 1725)
Father*John Lord Culpeper 1st Baron of Thoresway2 (7 Aug 1599 - 11 Jul 1660)
Mother*Judith Culpeper2 (c 1606 - Nov 1691)
Note See the page for Thomas Lord Culpeper 2nd Baron of Thoresway for an article entitled "Four Lords, Not Enough Sons" which discusses the erroneous notion passed down to many modern-day Culpeppers that they are descended from Lord Culpeper of Virginia.3 
Name-AltSpell This surname is sometimes spelled Culpepper. 
Name-AltSpell This surname is sometimes spelled Colepeper. 
Birth*circa 1642 Cheney was born at Hollingbourne, co. Kent, England, circa 1642. 
Baptism6 Sep 1642 He was baptized at Hollingbourne, co. Kent, England, on 6 Sep 1642.2  
Will3 Jul 1660 He is mentioned in the will of John Lord Culpeper 1st Baron of Thoresway at co. Kent, England, on 3 Jul 1660.4 
Death of Father11 Jul 1660 His father John Lord Culpeper 1st Baron of Thoresway died on 11 Jul 1660 at co. Kent, England.4 
Death of MotherNov 1691 His mother Judith Culpeper died in Nov 1691.5 
Will18 May 1717 He is mentioned in the will of Philippa Culpeper (The Younger Sister) on 18 May 1717.6,7 
Death*circa 18 Jun 1725 He died at Hollingbourne, co. Kent, England, circa 18 Jun 1725. 
Burial*19 Jun 1725 His body was interred on 19 Jun 1725 at Hollingbourne, co. Kent, England.2 
Biography* He was baptised in Hollingbourne, September 6, 1642, as 'Cheney, sonne of the right honourable Sir John Culpeper, Chancellor of the Exchequer, and Dame Judith his wife;' and went to France with his brothers in 1651. In the roaring days of the Restoration he killed an officer of the guards with a blunderbuss and was pardoned only because he was brother to a peer. In 1667 he was called to the Bar (Inderwick, Inner Temple Records, iii, 49).

The only other records of him are that, surviving his brother John, he was buried in Hollingbourne, June 19, 1725, as 'Cheney, Lord Culpeper,' and was included in John's MI. by the following notice (omitted supra): "He left one Brother, Cheney, who succeeded him in Honour, a Gentleman of great worth and fine Accomplishments, who survived his brother till the year 1725, and then died in his retirement at Hoffron St. John, where he had lived many years; by which this branch of that most antiente and Knightly family became extinct."2 
ChartsThe 12th century Culpepers of England: Descendant Chart (16 generations, Males only)
The Culpepers of Hollingbourne, co. Kent, England (Possibly extinct): Descendant Chart
Last Edited9 Aug 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. 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
    Chapter 3b.
  3. Warren L. Culpepper (#1942), Former publisher of Culpepper Connections, e-mail address.
  4. 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
    P. C. C. Nabbs, 235.
    Will dated July 3, 1660.
    Codicil dated July 9, 1660.
    Proved August 6, 1660.
  5. Richard K. Evans, The Ancestry of Diana Princess of Wales for Twelve Generations, Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2007, Repository: Warren Culpepper's Personal Library.
  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. E-mail written 2007 to Warren Culpepper from Charles Andrew Grigsby, England, e-mail address.