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Thomas Colepeper

Male Abt 1356 - Abt 1429  (~ 73 years)


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  • Name Thomas Colepeper  [1
    Born Abt 1356  of Bayhall, Pembury, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Alternate birth Abt 1356  [3
    Died Abt 1429  [2, 4, 5
    Alternate death Bef 8 Mar 1429  [3, 6
    Buried Begham Abbey, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Person ID I12361  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestors of JTS, Ancestor of TNH
    Last Modified 9 Sep 2018 

    Father John Colepeper,   b. Abt 1305, of Bayhall, Pembury, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1370, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 66 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Hardreshull,   b. Abt 1320,   d. Aft 1370  (Age ~ 51 years) 
    Married Abt 1345  Pembury, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Family ID F8063  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Joyce Cornard,   bur. Begham Abbey, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Walter Culpepper,   b. Bef 1 Mar 1399,   d. 1460  (Age > 60 years)
    Last Modified 25 Sep 2018 
    Family ID F8059  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Eleanor Greene,   b. of Exton, Rutland, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef Jul 1400 
    Married Bef 6 Oct 1378  [8, 9
    Children 
    +1. John Culpepper,   b. of Exton, Rutland, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft May 1434
    Last Modified 25 Sep 2018 
    Family ID F8061  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • "Sir Thomas Culpeper was a member of Parliament for Kent in 1382 and 1383 and sheriff in 1393 and 1394." [The Family of Twysden and Twisden, by John Ramskill Twisden, 1939. Page 42.]

      "Sir John [i]'s eldest son, Sir Thomas Culpeper (d. 1429), was a Kentish JP, sheriff in 1394, and MP in 1382 and 1383. His marriage to Eleanor, daughter of Nicholas Green, brought her father's manors of Exton, Rutland, and Isham, Northamptonshire, to the family. By the time he died he was possessed of property in Lincolnshire, as well as in Warwickshire, Rutland, Northamptonshire, Kent, and Sussex. His will leaves no doubt as to his wealth. He left his body to be buried in Bayham Abbey, on the Sussex side of the border between Sussex and Kent, where an alabaster tomb had been prepared for him (his son Nicholas was also to seek burial there). As well as making a large number of bequests to religious houses, and leaving a total of £440 in cash to his sons, he provided for legacies to members of his household, who included a butler, a cook, a baker, and 'Malyne my little chambermaid', who received 20s. towards her marriage. A reference to another son, Richard, who had been buried at Pontoise in Normandy, suggests that at least one member of the family had served as a soldier in France. Sir Thomas's will also shows that he had married again; his second wife was Joyce, the widow of John Vyne, and she survived him." [Oxford Dictionary of National Biography]

  • Sources 
    1. [S128] The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant. Full citation details here.

    2. [S375] Col. F. W. T. Atree and the Rev. J. H. L. Booker, "The Sussex Colepepers." Sussex Archaeological Collections, 47:47, 1904, and 48:65, 1905.

    3. [S241] Culpepper Connections: The Culpepper Family History Site.

    4. [S76] The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (2004-ongoing).

    5. [S49] Leo's Genealogics, by Leo Van de Pas.

    6. [S436] History of the Manor and Parish of Saleby with Thoresthorpe in the County of Lincoln, With Some Owners, by Reginald C. Dudding, Rector of Saleby. Horncastle: W. K. Morton and sons, 1922., year only.

    7. [S436] History of the Manor and Parish of Saleby with Thoresthorpe in the County of Lincoln, With Some Owners, by Reginald C. Dudding, Rector of Saleby. Horncastle: W. K. Morton and sons, 1922.

    8. [S241] Culpepper Connections: The Culpepper Family History Site, year only.

    9. [S504] Jan Wolfe, 9 Aug 2015, post to soc.genealogy.medieval.