Benjamin Culpeper of Wakehurst, Esq.1,2

Male, #9147, (circa 1628 - 3 Aug 1670)
Father*Sir William Culpeper of Wakehurst, Bart. (4 Jul 1602 - c 5 Dec 1678)
Mother*Jane Pellett (b 4 Jul 1602 - 1660)
Name-AltSpell This surname is sometimes spelled Culpepper. 
Name-AltSpell This surname is sometimes spelled Colepeper. 
Birth*circa 1628 Benjamin was born circa 1628. 
Baptism11 Nov 1628 He was baptized at Bolney, co. Sussex, England, on 11 Nov 1628.  
Marriage*1651 He married Margaret Hodgson at Ardingly, co. Sussex, England, in 1651. 
Deed*10 Sep 1652 Deed of Feoffment SAS-B/174 10 Sep 1652 By
     Thomas Chaloner of Kenwards, esq., and Jane his wife, John Chaloner, esq., son and heir apparent of the said Thomas, Thomas Chaloner, gent., another son of the said Thos.,
     Sir William Culpepper of Wakehurst, bart., Benjamin Culpepper, esq., son and heir apparent of the said Sir William, and
     Henry Faulconer of Gravetye, esq.,
     To Walsingham Lintott, 2nd son of John Lintott of Southwater, co. Sussex, yeoman,
     For £1420
     Of a messuage or tenement and one yard of land, meadow, &c. in Lynfeild called Cockheys, containing 100 ac
     A messuage and barn and 25 ac. of land called Jenners in Lynfeild
     A tenement and lands in Lynfeild called Plomerden sometime Newnhams containing 30 ac., together with a barn, gardens &c. thereto belonging
     Lands in Lynfeild called Jenkins containing 15 ac
     And all woods, underwoods, and timber excepted from John Ward's lease of the premises and all woods &c. in Lindfeild belonging to Cockheys, Jenners, Plomerdens and Jenkins
     And all the herbage, pasturage &c upon the green or waste ground called Cockheys greene and Mounts green or on the waste, common or green next adjoining the wastes or greens or lands called Cockheys, Jenners, Plomerdens and Jenkins; all which said greens or wastes were within the manor of Plompton Buscage
     And also all tithes of corn, grain, barley, oats, pease, tares, honey, pigs, goose, wool, lambs, fruit, wax &c. upon or out of the said messuage, lands &c. And of all those messuages, lands tenements, rivers, waters, wastes &c. in Lynfeild within or upon the bounds mentioned, i.e., from Caffordsbridge to Bromham Meade, N.E. and S. and bounding to lands late of George Newton, S. and W., to the highway from the said Geo. Newton's lands to Stone Crosse, S. and W., and to the several lands late of Harbert Board, esq., and then or late of the said Thos. Challoner, W. and N
     And appointment of Robert Muzzell of Lynfeild, as attorney to give seisin
     Signatures of all grantors and broken seals
     Witnesses to deed: Nic. Sheppard, Alex. Bridges, John Lintot
     To livery of seisin:- the same, with John Lintott junr., John Ward and John Walter (mk.)3 
Death of Mother1660 His mother Jane Pellett died in 1660. 
Marriage*say 1667 He married Judith Wilson say 1667. 
Birth of Soncirca 1668 His son Sir William Culpeper of Wakehurst, 2nd Bart. was born circa 1668. 
Birth of Soncirca 1670 His son Benjamin Culpeper was born circa 1670. 
Will*3 Aug 1670 He made a will at Wakehurst, Ardingly, co. Sussex, England, on 3 Aug 1670.

Abstract of the Will of Benjamin Culpeper of Wakehurst, Esq. (P.C.C.)
     I Benjamin Culpeper, of Wakehurst co. Sussex Esq. To be buried iii the Church of Ardingly. Unto my daughter Mary Culpeper (Mary Culpeper) £1800 to be paid out of my lands or tenements or those which will descend to William Culpeper my eldest son (Sir William Culpeper of Wakehurst, 2nd Bart.) at 21 or day of marriage. To my youngest son Benjamin Culpeper (Benjamin Culpeper) £1600 to be raised as above and paid him at 21.
     I appoint Judith my loving wife (Judith Wilson), Sir William Culpeper of Wakehurst Bart. (Sir William Culpeper of Wakehurst, Bart.) and Sir William Wilson of Eastbourne Bart. (Sir William Wilson of Eastbourne, Bart.) Executor. Wife to bring up children till 21.
     Witnesses Rebecca Farnfold, Jane Naylor, Thomas Moore. Proved 8 Feb 1671/2 by Judith Culpeper one executor. Power reserved for Sir William Culpeper knight and Bart. and Sir William Wilson Bart.1 
Death*3 Aug 1670 He died on 3 Aug 1670. 
Burial*4 Aug 1670 His body was interred on 4 Aug 1670 at Ardingly, co. Sussex, England.1 
Biography* Benjamin Culpeper was the only son of Sir William Culpeper who left issue. He was baptized at Bolney, 11 Nov 1628; married, first, at Ardingly, in 1651, Margaret, daughter of Goldsmith Hodson, by whom he had two daughters. He married, secondly, Judith, daughter of Sir William Wilson, of Eastbourne, Bart., by whom he had three children, including William Culpeper who succeeded his grandfather in the Baronetcy, and at whose death it became extinct.1 

Family 1

Margaret Hodgson (say 1631 - before 1667)
Marriage*1651 He married Margaret Hodgson at Ardingly, co. Sussex, England, in 1651. 

Family 2

Judith Wilson (say 1631 - 9 May 1685)
Marriage*say 1667 He married Judith Wilson say 1667. 
ChartsThe 12th century Culpepers of England: Descendant Chart (16 generations, Males only)
Last Edited5 Jun 2011


  1. Col. F.W.T. Attree R.E./F.S.A. & Rev. J.H.L. Booker M.A., "The Sussex Colepepers, Part II", Sussex Archaeological Collections, XLVIII,65-98, (1905)
  2. William Berry, compiler, Pedigrees of the Families of the County of SussexSherwood, Gilbert and Piper, 1830.
  3. British National Archives, West Sussex Records Office, Arcon Code 182