Charlotte van Hesse

Female, #8971, (1629 - 1716)
Father*Jan van Hesse Seigneur de Persehill and Wena (s 1599 - )
Mother*Catharina van Cats (s 1601 - )
Birth*1629 Charlotte was born in 1629. 
Marriage*say 1649 She married Thomas Killigrew say 1649. 
Married Namesay 1649  As of say 1649, her married name was Killigrew. 
Death*1716 She died in 1716. 
Biography* After the Restoration, she became a Lady of the Privy Chamber to Charles II's queen. 

Family

Thomas Killigrew (say 1627 - )
Last Edited1 Apr 2000

Thomas Killigrew

Male, #8972, (say 1627 - )
Birth*say 1627 Thomas was born say 1627. 
Marriage*say 1649 He married Charlotte van Hesse say 1649. 
Biography* He was a noted poet. 

Family

Charlotte van Hesse (1629 - 1716)
Last Edited6 Aug 2000

Thomas Englefield

Male, #8973, (after 1686 - )
Father*Sir Charles Englefield of Englefield, co. Berks, Bart. (1670 - 1728)
Mother*Susanna Culpeper (1672 - 1720)
Birth*after 1686 Thomas was born after 1686. 
Biography* Thomas died in his youth. 
ChartsThe Culpepers of Hollingbourne, co. Kent, England (Possibly extinct): Descendant Chart
Last Edited4 Feb 2011

Charlotte Englefield

Female, #8974, (after 1686 - )
Father*Sir Charles Englefield of Englefield, co. Berks, Bart. (1670 - 1728)
Mother*Susanna Culpeper (1672 - 1720)
Birth*after 1686 Charlotte was born after 1686. 
Biography* Charlotte died in her youth. 
ChartsThe Culpepers of Hollingbourne, co. Kent, England (Possibly extinct): Descendant Chart
Last Edited4 Feb 2011

Thomas Pershall

Male, #8975, (1691 - )
Father*John Pershall of Sugnal, co. Staff. (1669 - 1706)
Mother*Charlotte Culpeper (1677 - a 1702)
Birth*1691 Thomas was born in 1691. 
Biography* Thomas died in his youth. 
ChartsThe Culpepers of Hollingbourne, co. Kent, England (Possibly extinct): Descendant Chart
Last Edited3 Jan 2003

Frances Pershall

Female, #8976, (1693 - 1718)
Father*John Pershall of Sugnal, co. Staff. (1669 - 1706)
Mother*Charlotte Culpeper (1677 - a 1702)
Married Name Her married name was Ireland. 
Birth*1693 Frances was born in 1693. 
Marriage* She married Thomas Ireland Esq., of co. Salop
Death of Father1706 Her father John Pershall of Sugnal, co. Staff. died in 1706. 
Death*1718 She died in 1718. 

Family

Thomas Ireland Esq., of co. Salop (say 1691 - )
ChartsThe Culpepers of Hollingbourne, co. Kent, England (Possibly extinct): Descendant Chart
Last Edited3 Jan 2003

Thomas Ireland Esq., of co. Salop

Male, #8977, (say 1691 - )
Birth*say 1691 Thomas was born say 1691. 
Marriage* He married Frances Pershall

Family

Frances Pershall (1693 - 1718)
Last Edited14 Sep 2002

Charlotte Pershall

Female, #8978, (1696 - )
Father*John Pershall of Sugnal, co. Staff. (1669 - 1706)
Mother*Charlotte Culpeper (1677 - a 1702)
Birth*1696 Charlotte was born in 1696. 
Biography* Charlotte died in her youth. 
ChartsThe Culpepers of Hollingbourne, co. Kent, England (Possibly extinct): Descendant Chart
Last Edited3 Jan 2003

Arabella Pershall

Female, #8979, (say 1701 - 10 Sep 1762)
Father*John Pershall of Sugnal, co. Staff. (1669 - 1706)
Mother*Charlotte Culpeper (1677 - a 1702)
Birth*say 1701 Arabella was born say 1701. 
Death of Father1706 Her father John Pershall of Sugnal, co. Staff. died in 1706. 
Marriage*23 Jan 1730 She married J. Campbell Viscount Glenorch Rt. Hon. on 23 Jan 1730. 
Married Name23 Jan 1730  As of 23 Jan 1730, her married name was Campbell. 
Birth of Sonafter 1730 Her son George Campbell was born after 1730. 
Birth of Son1737 Her son John Campbell Viscount Glenorch was born in 1737. 
Death*10 Sep 1762 She died on 10 Sep 1762. 

Family

J. Campbell Viscount Glenorch Rt. Hon. (say 1701 - )
Marriage*23 Jan 1730 She married J. Campbell Viscount Glenorch Rt. Hon. on 23 Jan 1730. 
Children
ChartsThe Culpepers of Hollingbourne, co. Kent, England (Possibly extinct): Descendant Chart
Last Edited3 Jan 2003

J. Campbell Viscount Glenorch Rt. Hon.

Male, #8980, (say 1701 - )
Birth*say 1701 J. was born say 1701. 
Marriage*23 Jan 1730 He married Arabella Pershall on 23 Jan 1730. 
Birth of Sonafter 1730 His son George Campbell was born after 1730. 
Birth of Son1737 His son John Campbell Viscount Glenorch was born in 1737. 

Family

Arabella Pershall (say 1701 - 10 Sep 1762)
Children
Last Edited4 Oct 2000

George Campbell

Male, #8981, (after 1730 - after 1730)
Father*J. Campbell Viscount Glenorch Rt. Hon. (s 1701 - )
Mother*Arabella Pershall (s 1701 - 10 Sep 1762)
Death*after 1730 He died after 1730. 
Birth*after 1730 George was born after 1730. 
Biography* George died in infancy. 
ChartsThe Culpepers of Hollingbourne, co. Kent, England (Possibly extinct): Descendant Chart
Last Edited4 Oct 2000

John Campbell Viscount Glenorch

Male, #8982, (1737 - 14 Nov 1771)
Father*J. Campbell Viscount Glenorch Rt. Hon. (s 1701 - )
Mother*Arabella Pershall (s 1701 - 10 Sep 1762)
Birth*1737 John was born in 1737. 
Death of Mother10 Sep 1762 His mother Arabella Pershall died on 10 Sep 1762. 
Death*14 Nov 1771 He died on 14 Nov 1771. 
Biography* John, the second son of the earl of Breadalbane, was killed in a duel, s.p.s., November 14, 1771, in his 34th year. See G. E. C. Complete Peerage, s. v. Breadalbane. - Fairfax Harrison. 
ChartsThe Culpepers of Hollingbourne, co. Kent, England (Possibly extinct): Descendant Chart
Last Edited4 Oct 2000

Ralph Woodcock Alderman of London1

Male, #8983, (1519 - 1 Sep 1586)
Father*William Woodcock (s 1489 - )
Birth*1519 Ralph was born in 1519. 
Marriage*20 Jan 1557 He married Good Bower of co. Wilts at St. Lawrence Jewry, City of London, London, England, on 20 Jan 1557. 
Marriage He married Helen Collier
Death of Spouse29 Jun 1573 His wife Good Bower of co. Wilts died on 29 Jun 1573. 
Death*1 Sep 1586 He died at St. Mary the Virgin, Aldermanbury, London, England, on 1 Sep 1586. 
Burial*12 Sep 1586 His body was interred on 12 Sep 1586 at St. Mary the Virgin, Aldermanbury, London, England
Biography* Inscription on the Tomb of Ralph Woodcock:
"Here lieth entombed Ralph Woodcock, Grocer and Alderman of London, who departed this first day of September 1686, aged 67 years. He had four wives: Helen Collier, by whom he had five sons and three daughters; Good Bower, by whom he had ten sons and five daughters (including Ursula, first wife of John Culpepper of Astood in Feckenham); Elenor Carew, by whom he had one daughter, and Mary Lonyson, by whom he had no issue." The coat of Arms here for his second wife Bower was a "Cross patee"; for Carew his third wife was a "Paly of six Argent and Sable, on a chief Gules three lions rampant Or". His fourth wife Lonyson bore, "Argent, a fess Sable between three wolves or talbots passant of the second."
Source: Stow's "London" (Strype), Book iii, p. 72):

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Funeral Certificate of Raufe Woodcock:
Raufe Woodcock, Esquire, Citizen and Alderman of London, departed this lyf at his house in the parishe of Saint Mary Aldermanbury in London on Thursday the first of September Anno d'ni 1586 in the vvviij-th year of the reigne of our Sov'egn Lady Queen Elizabeth. And was buryed in the parishe churche of St. Mary aforesaid on Monday the 12 of the same moneth. The said Rauf tooke to his first wyf Elene the daughter of . . . . Collyer of Staffordshire, gent., by whom he had yssue Will'm his sonne and heire, Ambrose second sonne, and Timothie his third sonne. His second wyf was Good the daughter of . . . . Bower of . . . . in the countie of Wilt, by whom he had yssue Thomas, Robert, Michael, Elizabeth wyf to Thomas Antrobus of London, gen', Margery wyf to Robert second sonne of Will'm Kempton, Alderman of London, Sara wyf to Rolland Beresford of Linsters in the countie of Hertford, gen', and Ursula wyf to Salomon Pordage of Redmersham in Kent, gen'. His third wyf Eleanor was the daughter of Elias Gisbright native of Holland by whome he had yssue Francesse a daughter. His fourth wyf which survyved was Mary the daughter of Robert Colt of Hertforshire, gent., and wydow of John Lanyson, citizen and goldsmith of London, by whom he had no yssue. Sole executor and perfourmer of the Last will and testament to the defunct was Thomas Woodcock his eldest sonne by his second wyf. Overseers thereof ar Salomon Pordage his sonne in lawe, John Fox, citizen and goldsmith of London, John Bourne, citizen and letherseller of London, and Richard Aldworth, citizen and grocer of London. Mourners at the same funerall wer Ambrose, Timothie and Robert sonnes to the defunct. And Clarencieulx, Kinge of Armes, with Somersett Herald wer present and did direct and order the same funerall by whom this certificat or letter testiomoniall was taken to be registred in the Office of Armes. Which certificat in every the partes and contentes threof is witnessed to be true by the subscription of these followinge.
(Source: College of Arms, I, 10, fo. 157, 1586.) 

Family 1

Helen Collier (say 1521 - )
Marriage He married Helen Collier
Child

Family 2

Good Bower of co. Wilts (circa 1534 - 29 Jun 1573)
Marriage*20 Jan 1557 He married Good Bower of co. Wilts at St. Lawrence Jewry, City of London, London, England, on 20 Jan 1557. 
Child
Last Edited29 Sep 2001

Citations

  1. LDS Church, compiler, Ancestral File, Intellectual Reserve, Inc..
    http://www.familysearch.org
    AFN: PGZC-Z6.

Solomon Pordage of Rodmersham, co. Kent

Male, #8984, (say 1560 - 12 Sep 1599)
Birth*say 1560 Solomon was born say 1560. 
Marriage*1581 He married Ursula Woodcock in 1581. 
Death*12 Sep 1599 He died on 12 Sep 1599. 
Biography* Solomon Pordage's will (P.C.C. Kidd, 74) commended his wife to his kinsman, William Stede of Harrietsham, and it was through the Stedes that the widow Pordage met her second husband. (Fairfx Harrison.) 

Family

Ursula Woodcock (before 27 Jan 1566 - before 2 Jun 1612)
Last Edited1 Apr 2000

Elinor Norwood

Female, #8985, (say 1585 - Feb 1624)
Father*William Norwood of Leckhampton, co. Glouc. (s 1583 - )
Birth*say 1585 Elinor was born say 1585. 
Marriagesay 1605 She married Sir George Blount of Sodington in Worc. say 1605. 
Married Namesay 1605  As of say 1605, her married name was Blount. 
Marriage*say 1615 She married John Culpeper of Astwood in Feckenham, co. Worcs. say 1615. 
Married Namesay 1615  As of say 1615, her married name was Culpeper. 
Burial*Feb 1624 Her body was interred in Feb 1624 at Mamble, Worcestershire, England
Death*Feb 1624 She died in Feb 1624. 
Biography* Because she had several Blount children, including the heir to Sodington, she was buried among the Blounts in Mamble church (See the MI. in Nash, Worcestershire, ii, 161); the available evidence for her Culpeper m. being the entry of her burial in the Mamble register. Her significance on this record is that she brought the Culpepers a new link with Virginia, for she was the aunt of Henry Norwood, the cavalier, whose romantic Voyage to Virginia in 1649 is a classic of adventure (Force's Tracts, vol. iii, No. 10), and who was, after the Restoration, the Treasurer of the colony. See Rudder, Gloucestershire, p. 521 ; Fosbrook, Abstracts of Smiths Lives of the Berkeleys, p. 181; Nash, Worcestershire, ii, 163; and Henry Norwood's will, 1689, P.C.C. Ent, 143. (Source: Fairfax Harrison, "The Proprietors of the Northern Neck.") 

Family

John Culpeper of Astwood in Feckenham, co. Worcs. (1565 - circa 16 Dec 1635)
Marriage*say 1615 She married John Culpeper of Astwood in Feckenham, co. Worcs. say 1615. 
Last Edited1 Apr 2000

Sir George Blount of Sodington in Worc.

Male, #8986, (say 1580 - say 1612)
Birth*say 1580 George was born say 1580. 
Marriage*say 1605 He married Elinor Norwood say 1605. 
Death*say 1612 He died say 1612. 

Family

Elinor Norwood (say 1585 - Feb 1624)
Last Edited14 Sep 2002

William Norwood of Leckhampton, co. Glouc.

Male, #8987, (say 1583 - )
Birth*say 1583 William was born say 1583. 
Marriage* He married an unknown person . 

Family

Child
Last Edited5 Aug 2000

Hugh Goddard citizen and draper of London

Male, #8988, (say 1585 - say 1623)
Birth*say 1585 Hugh was born say 1585. 
Marriage*say 1610 He married Anne (?) say 1610. 
Birth of Sonafter 1610 His son Hugh Goddard was born after 1610. 
Death*say 1623 He died say 1623. 

Family

Anne (?) (say 1590 - 1645)
Child
Last Edited1 Apr 2000

Hugh Goddard

Male, #8989, (after 1610 - after 1645)
Father*Hugh Goddard citizen and draper of London (s 1585 - s 1623)
Mother*Anne (?) (s 1590 - 1645)
Birth*after 1610 Hugh was born after 1610. 
Death*after 1645 He died after 1645. 
Last Edited1 Oct 2000

Mary Culpeper

Female, #8990, (circa 1629 - circa 2 Dec 1630)
Father*Thomas Culpeper of the Middle Temple (s 1602 - s 1652)
Mother*Katherine St. Leger (c 1602 - 1658)
Name-AltSpell This surname is sometimes spelled Culpepper. 
Name Variation She was also known as Mary Colepeper. 
Birth*circa 1629 Mary was born circa 1629. 
Baptism26 Apr 1629 She was baptized at Ulcombe, co. Kent, England, on 26 Apr 1629.  
Death*circa 2 Dec 1630 She died circa 2 Dec 1630. 
Burial*3 Dec 1630 Her body was interred on 3 Dec 1630 at Ulcombe, co. Kent, England
Biography* She was baptised at Ulcombe, April 26, 1629, as 'Maria, filia, Thomae Culpeper, generos:' and was buried there beside her maternal grandmother for whom she was named, on December 3, 1630.1 
Last Edited6 Jan 2011

Citations

  1. 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.

Sir Thomas Danby of Thorpe Perrow

Male, #8991, (say 1610 - )
Birth*say 1610 Thomas was born say 1610. 
Marriage* He married Catherine Wandesford
Birth of Son1630 His son Christopher Danby of Thorpe Perrow, co. Yorks. was born in 1630. 

Family

Catherine Wandesford (say 1613 - )
Child
Last Edited14 Sep 2002

Christopher Danby of Thorpe Perrow, co. Yorks.

Male, #8992, (1630 - )
Father*Sir Thomas Danby of Thorpe Perrow (s 1610 - )
Mother*Catherine Wandesford (s 1613 - )
Birth*1630 Christopher was born in 1630. 
Marriage*say 1652 He married Anne Culpeper say 1652. 

Family

Anne Culpeper (circa 1630 - 1695)
Last Edited6 Aug 2000

Catherine Wandesford

Female, #8993, (say 1613 - )
Father*Christopher Wandesford Lord Deputy of Ireland (1592 - 1640)
Married Name Her married name was Danby. 
Marriage* She married Sir Thomas Danby of Thorpe Perrow
Birth*say 1613 Catherine was born say 1613. 
Birth of Son1630 Her son Christopher Danby of Thorpe Perrow, co. Yorks. was born in 1630. 

Family

Sir Thomas Danby of Thorpe Perrow (say 1610 - )
Child
Last Edited6 Aug 2000

Christopher Wandesford Lord Deputy of Ireland

Male, #8994, (1592 - 1640)
Birth*1592 Christopher was born in 1592. 
Marriage*say 1612 He married an unknown person say 1612. 
Death*1640 He died in 1640. 

Family

Children
Last Edited6 Aug 2000

Alice Wandesford

Female, #8995, (1627 - 1707)
Father*Christopher Wandesford Lord Deputy of Ireland (1592 - 1640)
Married Name Her married name was Thorton. 
Birth*1627 Alice was born in 1627. 
Marriage* She married William Thorton of East Newton
Death of Father1640 Her father Christopher Wandesford Lord Deputy of Ireland died in 1640. 
Death*1707 She died in 1707. 

Family

William Thorton of East Newton (say 1625 - )
Last Edited9 May 1999

William Thorton of East Newton

Male, #8996, (say 1625 - )
Birth*say 1625 William was born say 1625. 
Marriage* He married Alice Wandesford

Family

Alice Wandesford (1627 - 1707)
Last Edited25 Aug 2001

John Culpeper son of Thomas & Katherine

Male, #8997, (circa 1633 - circa 1674)
Father*Thomas Culpeper of the Middle Temple (s 1602 - s 1652)
Mother*Katherine St. Leger (c 1602 - 1658)
Name-AltSpell This surname is sometimes spelled Colepeper. 
Name-AltSpell This surname is sometimes spelled Culpepper. 
Name Variation He was also known as John Culpeper baptized at Hollingbourne.1 
Name Variation He was also known as John Culpeper Sheriff of Northampton Co., VA. 
Birth*circa 1633 John was born at Hollingbourne, co. Kent, England, circa 1633. 
Baptism4 Apr 1633 He was baptized at Hollingbourne, co. Kent, England, on 4 Apr 1633.  
Death of Fathersay 1652 His father Thomas Culpeper of the Middle Temple died say 1652 at Virginia
Death of Mother1658 His mother Katherine St. Leger died in 1658 at Maidstone, co. Kent, England
Court Records*15 Jul 1670 (CCR 179) Att a called Court, held the 15th July, 1670, at ye house of Samuel Davis, for ye county of Albemarle, in ye Province of Carolina. Present, the Honorable Peter Carteret, Governor and Commander-in-Chief. Left, Col. John Jenkins, John Harudy [Harvey], Major Richard Foster, Capt. Thomas Cullen, council.
     Whereas, Mr. John Culpeper, Gent, attorney for Sir William Berkeley, Knight, and Capt. General of Virginia, petition to this Court for letters of administration on ye estate [of] Capt. Sam'l Stephens, deceased, he putting in security to save ye Court harmless, it is ordered yt ye said Culpeper have orders of administration granted to him. 
     Whereas, Andrew Woolward was summoned to this Court of Chancery and being required to give his oath upon injury, of what he knew to be the estate of Samuel Stephens, Esq., deceased, he wilfully denyed and refused to give his oath, wherefore ye Court ordered yt he remain a close prisoner till further orders.2 
Court Records27 Sep 1670 Att a called Court, held the 27 September, 1670, at ye house of Sam'l Davis, for ye county of Albemarle, in ye Province of Carolina. Present, the Honorable Peter Carteret, Esq., Governor and Commander-in-Chief. Left, Col. John Jenkins, John Harudy [Harvey], Mr. Oliver Rithd. Foster, Mr. Francis Godfrey, Mr. John Willoughby, Capt. Thomas Cullen....  
     Mr. John Culpeper, atto. to Sir Wm. Berkeley, and administrator to ye estate of Capt. Sam'l Stephens, deceased, commences suit against Herman Smewin..
     Mr. Jo. Harudy [Harvey], petition against ye estate of Capt. Samuel Stevens.
     John Culpeper, atto. to Sir William Berkeley, Knight, and administrator of Sam'l Stephens, against Andrew Wellwood.....
     John Culpeper, atto., and administrator est. Sam'l Stephens, deceased, moved to ye Court that there is a son of Richd. Felton, by name Richard Felton, attached to said estate of above Wm. Stephens, and since Mr. Stephens, deceased, placed by Mr. John Hill, yt was no will concerned in ye estate to Wm. Luerton, wherefore ye Court orders yt ye said Luerton, deliver ye said Felton, to said atto., he paying yd fees.2 
Marriage*circa 1671 He married Mary (?) at Virginia circa 1671. 
Death*circa 1674 He died circa 1674.3 
Research note He is referenced in a research note for John Marlo Culpepper (Apocryphal).4,5,6 
Biography He is referenced in a biographical note for John Culpeper the Merchant.5 
Biography* John, son of Thomas and Katherine, was baptised in Hollingbourne, April 4, 1633, as 'John, sonne of Thomas Culpeper, esq.' No other certain record for him has been found in England, according to Fairfax Harrison6, suggesting that he may have lived abroad. Fairfax Harrison, writing in 1926, thought that this John must have been John Culpeper of Albemarle NC, aka 'the Rebel'. Likewise, Warren H. 'Dick' Culpepper7 believed the same.

However, the assumption that John, son of Thomas and Katherine, was John of Albemarle has been disproven. If his own deposition can be believed, then John Culpeper, 'the Rebel' of Albemarle was born between November 1641 and August 1648. This critical fact can be found in the Master's Thesis of William S. Smith, Jr., "Culpeper's Rebellion, New Data and Old Problems, page 19:

     "... while both [Fairfax] Harrison and others list John Culpeper's birthdate as about 1633, a transcript of Albemarle John Culpeper's deposition for the trial of Thomas Miller for blasphemous utterings lists John Culpeper's age as thirty one. Unfortunately, no specific date is given for this deposition although it must have been between November 1673 when the alleged offense occurred and August 1679 when Miller's final trial for these alleged offenses occurred. Reading of a photocopy of the original manuscript of the deposition from which William L. Saunders' Colonial Records data was taken shows that Culpeper's age was correctly transcribed."

Further, as will be established below, John, son of Thomas and Katherine is almost certainly one and the same with John Culpeper, Sheriff of Northampton. John, the Sheriff died in 1674 whereas John of Albemarle died 20 years later. So given the differences in both date of birth (1633 vs. 1644) and date of death (1674 vs. 1694), we can rule out the possibility of John, son of Thomas and Katherine, could have been John Culpeper, the Rebel, of Albemarle, NC.

Fairfax Harrison mentions that a son of Thomas Culpeper and wife Katherine was known to have been a "gentleman" in Virginia. This was probably a reference to this John.

Sir William Berkeley Governor of Virginia, whose wife was Frances Culpeper, apparently refers to this John, his brother-in-law, in a letter to the Commissioners of Surry County, VA, dated 29 April 1673:

     "Gentlemen: There is a despute between my brother Culpeper and Colonel Swann of the damage my brother Culpeper may sustaine by the lease was lett by Captain Graves to George Domingoe. I therefore desire that for the friendly ending of itt there may be a jury impanelled to give theire judgments what the damages may be by a just estimation. Your friend and Sarvt: William Berkeley. Recorded 9 May 1673." (From LDS microfilm 034098, Surry County Records 1671 -- 1684, page 23) [Surry County is on the south side of the James River. At that time, it was just west of Isle of Wight County, which was just west of Nansemond County, which was just west of Lower Norfolk County, all of which are on the south side of the James River. Nansemond County is now Suffolk (City), and western Lower Norfolk County is now Chesapeake (City).]

Arguments in favor of this John as the one who was a sheriff in Northampton Co, VA, and who died there in 1674, include:

     1) this John was around 40 years old in the early 1670's, a good age to have been a sheriff. Another possibility for the job, John Culpeper born in 1606, was in his mid to late 60's by this time and probably too old

     2) The estate of John the sheriff mentioned no descendants, and no descendants are currently known for the John born in 1633. He was about the same age as Henry Culpeper of Lower Norfolk Co., VA, and so might have been either his brother, or his first cousin. He could not have been Henry's father (John the Merchant), nor could he be John of Albemarle who had daughters.

     3) Mary, the wife of John Culpeper, the sheriff of Northampton County, VA, was known to have been a relatively young woman, since she married twice after John's death, and had additional children. This would suggest that her husband John Culpeper might have been a relatively young man as well.

Bill Russell8 suggests: "If John (son of Thomas and Katherine) came to Virginia with the rest of his family, he was only 18 when he left England. He could, of course, have had some training at law in Virginia by reading law - serving as an attorney's clerk while learning the law. He was at least literate enough to serve as clerk and sheriff. It is not clear one way or the other whether or not he was acting as an attorney - he may well have been."

As mentioned, John Culpeper of Northampton and wife Mary seem to have left no descendants. His land in Northampton County, VA was escheated back to the state of Virginia and re-sold.

From Cavaliers and Pioneers, Vol. III, p. 55: "[to] John Custis, 100 acres in Northampton County, 24 October 1701, p. 414 [of Patent Book 9]. Escheated from John Culpeper, dec'd, by inquisition under John Custis, Esquire, Escheater etc."

From The Papers of William Berkeley (page 475), at Jamestown on 17 Jun 1675, "Mary Culpeper, Relict and Administratrix of the estate of Mr. Jno. Culpeper, deceased" petitioned the court for 50 pounds sterling, so John died shortly before this date.6,9 
Biography He is referenced in a biographical note for John Culpeper of Albemarle NC
Research note He is referenced in a research note for John Culpeper of Accomack Co., VA.8 
Research note*14 Apr 2019 From: Lew Griffin
To: 'Todd Stanton'

Hi Todd,
     I don’t have any problem with the parents of John Culpeper (b. 1644) being uncertain. There is only circumstantial evidence for his parents. And since there was also John Culpeper, son of Thomas, in early Virginia and the Carolinas, I’m not even sure which extant records pertain to which John, since they didn’t distinguish themselves by leaving signatures on documents, etc. It is just my own opinion, but I would tend to think that John, son of Thomas, was the more well educated of the two. So I would suspect he was favored by his brother-in-law Lord Berkeley, and would have been the Surveyor General of SC, and the Sheriff of Northampton, VA, two nice sinecures. I would suspect he was the one with the law degree from Oxford, the one who was working as a lawyer in early Albemarle NC as well.
     I would suspect John, the supposed son of John the Merchant, b. 1644, was further away from the seats of power, such as Lord Berkeley. The son of a merchant would have been more likely to rebel against the local government, than a closer relative of that government. This analysis may be too simple, but it has always been my suspicion.
     I understand why folks want to rely on Richardson, even though he was no expert on colonial America. He relied on earlier sources. For the Culpeppers, that would have been Fairfax Harrison, from the 1920’s. And his source was the Sussex Colepepers, a journal article. Both are in the Archives at the Culpepper website. Both lack the key document which mentions that John “the Rebel” was born in 1644, so both are probably incorrect in their conclusions. But I understand going with traditional sources – it’s safe. I’m not sure at this point that the various questions can ever be resolved, unless more documents are forthcoming.
Best,
Lew.
 

Family

Mary (?) (between 1645 and 1650 - circa 1682)
Marriage*circa 1671 He married Mary (?) at Virginia circa 1671. 
ChartsThe 12th century Culpepers of England: Descendant Chart (16 generations, Males only)
Last Edited14 Apr 2019

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. From "Records of Courts Held by The Governor and Council, from the North Carolina Historical and Genealogical Register, I, (1900), 135 (The original documents are now lost. This source appears to consist in part of abstracts and to reflect many misreadings of the manuscript.).
  3. Warren M. Billings, compiler, The Papers of Sir William Berkeley, 1605-1677, Richmond, Virginia: Library of Virginia, 2007.
    At Jamestown on 17 Jun 1675, "Mary Culpeper, Relict and Administratrix of the estate of Mr. Jno. Culpeper, deceased" petitioned the court for 50 pounds sterling.
  4. Warren L. Culpepper (#1942), Former publisher of Culpepper Connections, e-mail address.
  5. Lewis W. Griffin Jr. (#47), Phoenix, AZ, e-mail address.
  6. 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.
  7. Warren H. 'Dick' Culpepper (#6860), Culpeppers of England and America, Provo, Utah: Stevenson's Genealogy Center, 2008.
  8. E-mail written 1999-2011 to Culpepper Connections from William A. 'Bill' Russell, Alexandria, VA, e-mail address (Sep 2011).
  9. Warren M. Billings, compiler, The Papers of Sir William Berkeley, 1605-1677, Richmond, Virginia: Library of Virginia, 2007.

Samuel Stephens of Warwick, VA

Male, #8998, (say 1631 - 1670)
Birth*say 1631 Samuel was born say 1631. 
Marriage*1652 He married Frances Culpeper in 1652. 
Death*1670 He died in 1670. 
Biography* Sometime Governor of Carolina. 
Court Records15 Jul 1670 (CCR 179) Att a called Court, held the 15th July, 1670, at ye house of Samuel Davis, for ye county of Albemarle, in ye Province of Carolina. Present, the Honorable Peter Carteret, Governor and Commander-in-Chief. Left, Col. John Jenkins, John Harudy [Harvey], Major Richard Foster, Capt. Thomas Cullen, council.
     Whereas, Mr. John Culpeper, Gent, attorney for Sir William Berkeley, Knight, and Capt. General of Virginia, petition to this Court for letters of administration on ye estate [of] Capt. Sam'l Stephens, deceased, he putting in security to save ye Court harmless, it is ordered yt ye said Culpeper have orders of administration granted to him. 
     Whereas, Andrew Woolward was summoned to this Court of Chancery and being required to give his oath upon injury, of what he knew to be the estate of Samuel Stephens, Esq., deceased, he wilfully denyed and refused to give his oath, wherefore ye Court ordered yt he remain a close prisoner till further orders.1 
Court Records27 Sep 1670 Att a called Court, held the 27 September, 1670, at ye house of Sam'l Davis, for ye county of Albemarle, in ye Province of Carolina. Present, the Honorable Peter Carteret, Esq., Governor and Commander-in-Chief. Left, Col. John Jenkins, John Harudy [Harvey], Mr. Oliver Rithd. Foster, Mr. Francis Godfrey, Mr. John Willoughby, Capt. Thomas Cullen....  
     Mr. John Culpeper, atto. to Sir Wm. Berkeley, and administrator to ye estate of Capt. Sam'l Stephens, deceased, commences suit against Herman Smewin..
     Mr. Jo. Harudy [Harvey], petition against ye estate of Capt. Samuel Stevens.
     John Culpeper, atto. to Sir William Berkeley, Knight, and administrator of Sam'l Stephens, against Andrew Wellwood.....
     John Culpeper, atto., and administrator est. Sam'l Stephens, deceased, moved to ye Court that there is a son of Richd. Felton, by name Richard Felton, attached to said estate of above Wm. Stephens, and since Mr. Stephens, deceased, placed by Mr. John Hill, yt was no will concerned in ye estate to Wm. Luerton, wherefore ye Court orders yt ye said Luerton, deliver ye said Felton, to said atto., he paying yd fees.1 

Family

Frances Culpeper (circa 1634 - after 31 May 1695)
Last Edited30 Mar 2011

Citations

  1. From "Records of Courts Held by The Governor and Council, from the North Carolina Historical and Genealogical Register, I, (1900), 135 (The original documents are now lost. This source appears to consist in part of abstracts and to reflect many misreadings of the manuscript.).

Sir William Berkeley Governor of Virginia

Male, #8999, (1606 - 1677)
Birth*1606 William was born in 1606. 
Marriage*1670 He married Frances Culpeper in 1670. 
Deed*16 Apr 1676 He granted a deed, witnessed by John Culpeper of Albemarle NC on 16 Apr 1676

17 Apr 1676 deed from William Berkeley, Capt. General and Chief Governor of Virginia, to Joshua Lamb, New England merchant, conveying the Island of Roanoke, County of Albemarle, Province of Carolina for 100 pounds sterling. Witnessed by James Bray, Darby Maguier and John Culpeper. Recorded 20 Dec 1676 (not clear where). Deposition of John Culpeper, 19 Sep 1677, before two members of the Massachusetts Court of Assistants, "that he was present & saw Sir William Berkeley Signe Seale & deliver the above mentioned Deed to which his name is Subscribed as a witness." Recorded 23 Sep 1684.

Subsequently, Lamb sold half of this land to Nicholas Paige:
Deed dated 19 Sep 1677 from Joshua Lamb of Roxbury, New England merchant, to Nicholas Paige of Boston, merchant, ½ of Island of Roanoke, County of Albemarle, Province of Carolina, which Lamb "lately purchased of Sir William Berkeley one of the Proprietors of Carolina and Albemarle."1 
Death*1677 He died in 1677. 
Biography He is referenced in a biographical note for Alexander Culpeper Surveyor General of VA.2 
Biography He is referenced in a biographical note for John Culpeper son of Thomas & Katherine.3,4 

Family

Frances Culpeper (circa 1634 - after 31 May 1695)
Last Edited3 Nov 2011

Citations

  1. Diane Rapaport--Historical/Genealogical Consultant, Lexington, MA, e-mail address, http://www.quillpenhistorical.com.
    Suffolk Deeds, Vol. 13, 1683-1686 (Boston: Rockwell & Churchill, 1903), Folios 180 – 181.
    Suffolk Deeds, Vol. 10 (Boston: Municipal Printing Office, 1899), Folio 180.
  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 4b.
  3. 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.
  4. Warren M. Billings, compiler, The Papers of Sir William Berkeley, 1605-1677, Richmond, Virginia: Library of Virginia, 2007.

Philip Ludwell of James City, VA

Male, #9000, (say 1638 - 1723)
Birth*say 1638 Philip was born say 1638. He was the son of Thomas Ludwell. 
Marriage*1680 He married Frances Culpeper in 1680. 
Biography He is referenced in a biographical note for Alexander Culpeper Surveyor General of VA.1 
Biography He is referenced in a biographical note for Catherine Culpeper.2 
Death*1723 He died in 1723. 
Biography* Sometime Governor of Carolina. 

Family

Frances Culpeper (circa 1634 - after 31 May 1695)
Last Edited6 Jan 2011

Citations

  1. 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 4b.
  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.