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English Churches Associated
with the Culpepers

In the lists below, the churches shown in bold are ones believed to have had a presence by direct ancestors of the modern day Culpeppers.

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"Photo" means that a picture of the church building is available.

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"Monument" means that photographs of Culpeper monuments are also available.

County of Kent

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Ash, St. Peter & St. Paul (Photo) Culpepers of Bayhall, circa 1420-1460, during the Reign of Henry VI: Sir Thomas6, Nicholas7 and Joyce (Culpeper) Lewknor8.

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Aylesford, St. Peter and St. Paul (Monument).  The Aylesford Culpepers, including very impressive recumbent effigies of Sir Thomas and Dame Marie Culpeper13p.

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Bidborough, St. Lawrence (Photo). Sir Thomas Culpeper6bh of Bayhall.

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Biddenden, All Saints (Photo). Walter Culpeper9w of Wigsell and his son William Culpeper10w of Hunton and Wigsell.

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Brenchley, All Saints (Photo). The Culpepers of Bayhall, circa 1200-1425.

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Broomfield, St. Margaret (Photo), Catherine Culpeper (daughter of Thoams 2nd Lord Culpeper) and the Fairfaxes circa 1690-1775.

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Canterbury, St. Stephens (Photo). Col. Thomas Culpeper13b and his son Thomas Culpeper14b.

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Cranbrook, St. Dunstans (Photo):  Isabel Culpeper9bh, daughter of John Culpeper8bh of Bayhall, Hardreshull, and Bedgebury; and Hellen Hendley, wife of Sir Thomas Culpeper10b of Bedgebury.

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Ditton, St. Peter ad Vincula (Photo). The Aylesford Culpepers.

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East Barming, St. Margaret's (Photo). The Aylesford Culpepers.

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East Farleigh, St. Mary's (Monument). The Aylesford Culpepers. Has a large tomb of Sir Thomas Culpeper5a of Gallants.

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Eltham (Greater London), St. John the Baptist (Photo). Thomas Culpeper10, Esq. of Bedgebury.

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Faversham, St. Mary of Charity (Photo). Sir Thomas Culpeper10 of Bedgebury

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Frindsbury, All Saints (Photo). The Aylesford Culpepers, circa 1350-1600.

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Goudhurst, St. Mary (Monument).  Culpepers of Bayhall and Bedgebury, circa 1425-1618. Very impressive monuments!

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Hackington, St. Stephens (Photo). The Culpepers of Bedgebury: Sir (Col.) Thomas13b and son Thomas14b, circa 1640-1675.

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Hadlow, St. Mary's (Photo). The Aylesford Culpepers of Oxen Hoath in the 15th century.

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Harrietsham, St. John the Baptist (Photo). The Stedes and the Hollingbourne Culpepers, circa 1575-1650.

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Headcorn, St. Peter and St. Paul (Monument). The Aylesford Culpepers, circa 1400-1725, and the Bedgebury Culpepers, circa 1548-1581. 

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Hever, St. Peters (Photo). Monuments to Ann Boleyn's father and the Cobhams who intermarried with the Culpepers.

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Hollingbourne, All Saints (Monuments) The Hollingbourne Culpepers, 1572-1725. Contains the Culpeper Chapel, honoring Elizabeth, Lady Culpeper, wife of Sir Thomas Culpeper12h. Many other impressive Culpeper monuments.

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Hunton, St. Mary's (Photo). William Culpeper10w of Hunton and Wigsell, during  1530-1560, and the Culpepers of Bedgebury, 1540-1578.

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Leeds, Kent (Photo): The Culpepers of Leeds Castle in the 17th century?

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Leigh, Kent:St. Mary's Church (Photo). The Aylesford Culpepers in the 13th and 14th centuries.

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Lenham, St. Mary (Monument). Monument for Dame Alicia Culpeper14a, daughter of Sir William Culpeper13a of Preston Hall, Baronet, and widow of Sir Thomas Culpeper13h of Hollingbourne.

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Mereworth, St. Lawrence (Photo). Elizabeth Culpeper10b, daughter of Thomas Culpeper of Bedgebury9b, married Sir Thomas Fane of Mereworth Castle.

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Newenden, St. Peter (Photo). Culpepers of Wigsell, circa 1490-1628, including Walter9w, William10w, and John11w.

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Offham, St. Michael's Church (Photo). The Aylesford Culpepers, late 15th century.

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Pembury, St. Peter (Monument). The Culpepers of Bayhall, including the first eight generations of known Culpepers, all of whom are direct ancestors of the modern day Culpeppers.

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Penshurst, St. John the Baptist Church (Photo). Possible involvement by the 15th century Culpepers of both Bayhall and Bedgebury.

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Rainham, St. Margaret's (Photo). The Aylesford Culpepers in the 17th century.

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Rolvenden, St. Mary the Virgin (Monument). The Culpepers of Wigsell and Bedgebury from the 15th to the 18th century. Church has a unique baptismal font carved with the Culpeper arms.

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Sevenoaks, St. Nicholas (Photo). The Culpepers of Bedgebury in the 16th and 17th centuries.

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Stansted, St. Mary the Virgin Church (Photo). The Aylesford Culpepers in the 15th century.

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Tenterden St. Mildred Church (Photo). The Wigsell Culpepers in the 15th-17th centuries.

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Teston. St. Peter and St. Paul (Photo). The Aylesford Culpepers in the 15th century.

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Tonbridge Sts. Peter and Paul (Photo). The Bedgebury Culpepers in the 16th century.

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Ulcombe, All Saints (Monument). The St. Legers and the Hollingbourne Culpepers in the 15th-17th centuries.

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West Farleigh, All Saints (Photo). The Aylesford Culpepers in the 16th century.

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West Peckham, St. Dunstan's (Monument). The Aylesford Culpepers of Oxenhoath during the 14th-16th centuries.

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Wichling, St. Margaret (Photo). William Culpeper12w, progenitor of the Barbados and South African lines, was the minister at Wichling from 1628-c.1645.

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Wrotham, St. George (Photo). The Wigsell Culpepers in the 15th-16th centuries?

Other Counties

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Ardingly, West Sussex: St. Peter (Monuments). The Wakehurst Culpepers, who are memorialized on some of the finest brasses in England. The Wakehurst Culpeper progenitor, Nicholas8wk, is the son of Walter7.

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Balcombe, West Sussex: St. Mary's (Photo). George Culpeper9wk of Naylands and descendants.

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Crawley, West Sussex: St. John the Baptist (Monument). The Wakehurst Culpepers.

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Feckenham, Worcester: St. John the Baptist (Monument):  John Culpeper of Astwood in Feckenham (1565-1635), to whom virtually all American Culpeppers can trace their ancestry.

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Salehurst, East Sussex: St. Mary the Virgin (Monument). Prior to its desecration and subsequent removal, William Culpeper of Hunton and Wigsell10 (1509-1559) and his wife, Cicely Dingeley Barrett were once honored here in an elaborate carved monument with recumbent figures. The Culpeper arms may still be seen on the porch of the church

Last Revised: 04 Feb 2007

 

 
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