Culpeper Alumni, 1261-1900
was compiled by J. A. Venn, a former president of Queen's College. This
list of all known students, graduates, and officers at The University of
Cambridge offers information from the university's earliest records through
1900. This is quite an impressive span when one considers that the earliest
records of the university date from around 1261. This entire collection contains
10 volumes in 2 sets. The first set covers alumni from the earliest records to
1752 and the second set from 1752 to 1900. The compilation was published by
Cambridge University Press in 1921.
Every entry offers important information which may include any of the
following: notable accomplishments, occupation, birth date, birth place, other
schooling, spouse's name, parent's names, siblings and other important
Individuals named Culpeper or Culpepper
The first name below is for
someone with a given name, not surname, of Culpepper. He is included
recognizing the possibility that he may be descended from a Culpepper.
The others are all individuals born with a Culpeper or Culpepper
surname. The Colepeper spelling was not used for any of the names
listed, although this may well have been the decision of the complier
and not how the names were actually entered in the University records.
All entries where the birth is noted as "circa" have been estimated by
Alumni Cantabrigienses, a compliation of Cambridge University Alumni
Alexander Culpeper of
Bedgebury, Kent, Born circa 1535. Matriculated as Pensioner (One
whose matriculation was granted as a favor or reward) from St John's
College, Michaelmas 1550. Probably son of Sir Thomas Culpeper of
Goudhurst, Kent, Knight. Admitted at Gray's Inn, 1553. Knighted, 1573.
Catholic recusant (I.e., a Roman Catholic who refused to attend services
of the Church of England). Imprisoned at Wisbech, 1588. (From about 1570
to 1791, recusancy was a statutory offense.) (#8612)√
Born circa 1605. Admitted as Fellow-commoner (The first of the three
ranks in which students were matriculated) (age 16) at Caius College, 12
Nov 1621. Son of Sir Edward Culpeper, of Wakehurst, Sussex, Knight.
School, Eton. Matriculated 1621; B.A. 1624-5. Admitted at Gray's Inn, 11
Apr 1627. Living, 1634. Brother of William Culpeper (1621). (#9127)√
John Culpeper, Born
circa 1529. Matriculated as Pensioner (One whose matriculation was
granted as a favor or reward) from Corpus Christi College, Michaelmas
1545; B.A. 1547-8; M.A. 1552. Fellow of Peterhouse College, 1549-54.
Rector of Ardingley, Sussex, 1564-90. Buried there 13 Mar 1589-90. Will
at Lewes. (Cooper, I. 112; W. C. Harrison.) (#8702)√
John Culpeper, Born
circa 1595. Matriculated as Fellow-commoner (The first of the three
ranks in which students were matriculated) from Peterhouse College,
Michaelmas 1611. (#9132)√
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.(#8917)√
Born circa 1582. Admitted as Pensioner (One whose matriculation was
granted as a favor or reward) at Queens' College, 19 Apr 1601. Of Kent.
Born at East Grinstead, Sussex. B.A. 1604-5; M.A. 1608. Ordained deacon
(London) 19 Mar 1608-9, age 27; Priest, 4 Mar 1609-10. Canon of Withiham,
Sussex. Vicar of Alciston, 1613. Rector of Ockley. 1615. Buried there 5
Oct 1616. Father of Nicholas, below. (Surrey Archaeol. Coll., X.
Born in London, 18 Oct 1616. At Cambridge, 1634, for a time, but no
University or College record. Son of Nicholas, above. Apprenticed to an
apothecary in London; and set up as physician and astrologer in
Spitalfields. Parliamentarian and Schismatic. Author, medical. Died 10
Jan 1653-4. (Dictionary of National Biography) (#8720)√
Born circa 1535. Matriculated as Sizar (A student who receives an
allowance towards his college expenses and who originally acted as a
servant to other students in return for this allowance) from Peterhouse
College, Easter, 1549, impubes (Under age). (#8714)√
Sir Thomas Culpepper,
Born 1578. M.A. 1635-6, Litterae Regiae (Royal mandates directing the
conferring of a degree). Son of Francis Culpeper, of Greenway Court,
Hollingbourne, Kent. Matriculated from Hart Hall, Oxford, 15 Oct 1591.
Of the Middle Temple, 1594. Bought Leeds Castle, Kent. Knighted, 1619.
Member of Parliament for Chippenham, 1614; for Tewkesbury, 1628-9.
Author, Tract against Usury. Died 26 Jan 1661-2, Buried at
Hollingbourne. (Dictionary of National Biography; Viscount of
Born circa 1602. Admitted as Fellow-commoner (The first of the three ranks in
which students were matriculated) (age 19) at Caius College, 12 Nov
1621. Son and heir of Sir Edward Culpeper, of Wakehurst, Sussex. School, Eton.
Matriculated 1621. Migrated to Oxford. B.A. from Balliol College, 1625; M.A.
from Hart Hall, 1633-4. Admitted at Lincoln's Inn, 13 Nov 1623. Created
Baronet, 20 Sep 1628. Member of Parliament for East Grinstead, 1640; return
disallowed by the House. Died circa 1651 (sic). Will, P.C.C. Brother of Edward
Culpeper (1621). (Venn, I. 255; G.E.C.) (#9143)√
02 Jan 2015