Sir Geoffrey Culpeper of Preston Hall in Aylesford, co. Kent1

Male, #9215, (1317 - 1390)
Father*Walter Culpeper of Preston Hall (s 1266 - 1321)
Mother*Joane Bayhall (s 1271 - )
Name-AltSpell This surname is sometimes spelled Culpepper. 
Name-AltSpell This surname is sometimes spelled Colepeper. 
Birth*1317 Geoffrey was born in 1317. 
Death of Father1321 His father Walter Culpeper of Preston Hall died in 1321 at Winchelsea, co. Sussex, England
Birth of Sonsay 1342 His son William Culpeper of Preston Hall in Aylesford, co. Kent was born say 1342. 
Birth of Sonsay 1347 His son John Culpeper was born say 1347 at Aylesford, co. Kent, England.2 
Will*8 Feb 1389 He made a will on 8 Feb 1389, naming as heir(s) Margery Culpeper, John Culpeper, John Culpeper and Katherine (?).

GEOFFREY COLPEPER of West Pecham. Monday next after the feast of the Purification of Blessed Mary the Virgin. To be buried in the parish church. To the Prior of Ledis the best silver cup that I have with a cover and twelve silver spoons to pray for the health of my soul and the soul of Walter my father. To each canon there 40d. To the parish church of West Pecham 100s. The Vicar there 20s. The Vicar of the church of Wrotham 10s., of Hadloo 40d. The Carmelite Friars of Ailesford 20s. To William Anngi (?) 5 mrcs. To Walter Waltier 5 mrcs. William Goudere 10s. To the parish church of Schynglewell a new chalice. To each poor person coming to my funeral a penny. To Richard son of Isabelle Muston 6s. 8d. To Johan at Thorne my attendant (famulo) 10 mrcs. I will there be six poor men to hold six torches round my tomb on the day of my burial and each to have a gown. Executor the reverend and my special friend, Sir Emericus Prior of Ledes and John my son and they to dispose for the health of my soul. I leave Thomas at Crouche kinsman (cognato) of Master John Colpeper 7s. To Margery my sister 40s. Residue to John my son and Katherine his wife. Proved 5 June 1390 by John Colpeper executor, reserved power for the other.
(NOTE: he does not call himself Knight). (235b Courteney).3 
Probate*5 Jun 1390 Probate action was taken on Geoffrey's estate on 5 Jun 1390 at Lambeth, co. Surrey, England
Death*1390 He died in 1390. 
Biography* Sheriff in 1364-5, and 1372-3 (39 and 47 Edw III), according to Hasted, who also says that Sir John Colepeper of Bedgebury was sheriff in 1364-5. Will (Lambeth, proved 1390) says, "to be buried at West Peckham." 


ChartsCatherine Howard (Fifth Queen of Henry VIII): Culpeper Ancestral Chart
The 12th century Culpepers of England: Descendant Chart (16 generations, Males only)
Last Edited16 May 2011


  1. Col. F.W.T. Attree R.E./F.S.A. & Rev. J.H.L. Booker M.A., "Colepeper of Aylesford Pedigree in The Sussex Colepepers, Part I", Sussex Archaelogical Collection, Vol. XLVII, 1904.
  2. John was an heir in his father's will.
  3. Book 24 A translation into English from Latin / French transcriptions made by Leland L. Duncan