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John Colepeper

Male Abt 1305 - Aft 1370  (~ 66 years)


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  • Name John Colepeper  [1, 2, 3
    Born Abt 1305  of Bayhall, Pembury, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Gender Male 
    Died Aft 1370  Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Alternate death Abt 1377  [2
    Person ID I12366  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of GFS, Ancestor of JTS, Ancestor of TNH
    Last Modified 6 Jan 2018 

    Father Thomas Colepeper,   b. Abt 1260,   d. 1321, Winchelsea, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 61 years) 
    Mother Margery Bayhall,   b. Abt 1265 
    Married Abt 1299  [6
    Family ID F8065  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 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  [6
    Children 
    +1. Thomas Colepeper,   b. Abt 1356, of Bayhall, Pembury, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1429  (Age ~ 73 years)
    Last Modified 19 Jun 2015 
    Family ID F8063  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Sheriff of Kent 1364-5, 1365-6, 1368-9 (39, 40 43 Edw III). Commissioner for equipping ships 1370, jointly with sheriffs of Kent, Surrey, Sussex and others.

      Unusually divergent dates and facts, albeit with some overlap, can be found for this individual in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography article "Culpeper family":

      "The family suffered a severe setback late in 1321, when they supported Sir Bartholomew Badlesmere's unsuccessful resistance to the Despensers at Leeds Castle: Sir Thomas Culpeper, the castellan of Leeds, and his younger brother Walter were executed, while their brothers Nicholas and John suffered imprisonment and forfeiture respectively. Recovery ensued in the person of Sir John [i] Culpeper (d. 1414), who in June 1406 was appointed chief justice of common pleas. It was probably this John Culpeper who had been a retainer of John of Gaunt between 1367 and 1382. His first wife, Elizabeth, daughter and coheir of Sir John Hardreshull, brought to the family extensive Warwickshire property, including the manor of Hartshill. Sir John was a Kentish JP, and MP in 1382. In the 1412 tax assessment he figured as one of the wealthiest of Kentish landowners. He died on 30 August 1414, leaving a widow named Katherine, and was buried at West Peckham, where he had been a tenant of the hospitallers."

  • Sources 
    1. [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.

    2. [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.

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

    4. [S1340] The History and Antiquities of the County of Northampton by George Baker. London: J. B. Nichols and Son, 1822-30., place only.

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

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