Thomas Culpeper of Barbados

Male, #9301, (1635 - )
Father*Rev. William Culpeper of England and Barbados (b 23 Dec 1605 - 1674)
Mother*Margaret Alleyne of England and Barbados (29 Jun 1613 - a 1650)
Name-AltSpell This surname is sometimes spelled Colepeper. 
Name-AltSpell This surname is sometimes spelled Culpepper. 
Birth*1635 Thomas was born at England in 1635. 
Research note* Since Thomas Culpeper of Barbados stated that he was age 27 when giving a deposition in 1662, he is assumed to have been born circa 1635. The ancestry of this Thomas is merely speculation, but there are no other known possible parents living in Barbados besides the Rev. William Culpeper and Margaret Alleyne. Whoever his parents were, Thomas was probably born in England as there is no evidence of any Culpepers in Barbados as early as 1635. The only other Thomas Culpeper born around this time in England was Thomas Lord Culpeper 2nd Baron of Thoresway. However, this Thomas was made a Lord in 1660 and should have been identified with his title in any court proceedings in 1662.1

Bill Russell believes that Thomas, along with his brother Peter Culpeper of Barbados, were most likely sons of John Culpeper the Merchant.2 
Research note He is referenced in a research note for Peter Culpeper of Barbados.2 
Miscellaneous1661/62 Thomas Culpeper (possibly the Thomas presented on this page) and Mr. Culpeper were mentioned in account records and letters dated 1661 and 1662 (which appeared in Suffolk County, Massachusetts court files in a 1671 dispute about sugar shipments from Barbados). It was not clear, from these documents, where Thomas Culpeper lived, but he appeared to be involved in trade with New England men (John Winslow, John Stoughton, etc.) Other documents in the file referred to transactions involving Virginia and London, as well as Barbados.3 
Miscellaneous*3 Nov 1662 Thomas Culpeper, age 27, gave a deposition on 3 Nov 1662 in the settlement of the estate of Robert Challenger.4 
ChartsThe 12th century Culpepers of England: Descendant Chart (16 generations, Males only)
The Culpepers of Barbados and the Colepepers of South Africa: Descendant Chart
Last Edited4 Mar 2013


  1. Warren L. Culpepper (#1942), Former publisher of Culpepper Connections, e-mail address.
  2. E-mail written 1999-2011 to Culpepper Connections from William A. 'Bill' Russell, Alexandria, VA, e-mail address (Sep 2011).
  3. Diane Rapaport--Historical/Genealogical Consultant, Lexington, MA, e-mail address,
  4. Joanne McRee Sanders, compiler, Barbados Records: Wills & Administrations, 1639-1725 (3 volumes), Marceline, Missouri: Walsworth Publishing Co., 1979-1981, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. 972.981 P2s.
    Vol. 1, page 69.