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Harrison: "Walter Culpeper
(1541?-1616) of Handborough, co. Oxon, o. s. p. m. He is
named in his father's will (1559) 'Walter Culpeper my fourth
son.' He seems to have been the first of his family to
matriculate at Hart Hall, Oxford, whence he graduated B. A. in
1569 (Foster). He was also of Grays Inn, 1565 (Foster) and
later was included in the commission of the peace of Oxfordshire.
The other records of him are chiefly in the parish register of
Handborough, co. Oxon, where his brother Martin had acquired an
estate, as appears from his Will."
HANDBOROUGH, a parish in the hundred of WOOTTON, county of OXFORD,
5¼ miles (E.N.E.) from Witney, containing 885 inhabitants. The
church, dedicated to St. Peter and St. Paul, has a fine Norman
Haselden Manor, (Hassell Street?), Kent
Haselden. Harrison: "It appears from an
indenture dated 4 January, 21 Henry VIII [1529/30] which has
survived (Harl. Charter, 76 H 12) that Sir John8 left a
will (otherwise lost) disposing of his estates among two sons,
Alexander and Walter, named respectively for their maternal uncle,
Alexander Clifford of Bobbing (thus introducing among the
Culpepers a name which was to appear in Virginia), and for their
grandfather, the Squire of Agincourt. These estates included the
manors acquired by the Bedgebury marriage (Bedgebury and Haselden)
in Kent, an inherited Culpeper manor (Wigsell) in Sussex, and
certain lands in Essex which Sir John had purchased."
Close, Ilford, London, England. A short street. Location pictured on
Culpepper Community Garden.
North London. A corner of London that is forever green.
House, a chain of 20 Herbal Shops scattered around
England and the rest of the world. Founded in 1927, this chain was named for Nicholas
Culpeper, the 17th century herbalist.
Palace.(retrieve photo) Hampton Court Palace (a 20
minute cab ride from Heathrow Airport and six miles from Windsor
Castle) was originally built by Thomas, Cardinal Wolsey, during
the reign of Henry VIII. When the issue of the dissolution of the
King's marriage to Catherine of Aragon came about, the Cardinal
saw his favor with the King begin to wane. After the Cardinal made
a comment to the King to the effect of 'anything that I have is
yours', Henry decided that the Cardinal just made a gift of
Hampton Court Palace!
The coat of arms of Catherine Howard appears in
a stained glass window in the Great Hall at Hampton Court Palace.
It has the Howard arms quartered with the Culpeper arms (her
mother having been Joyce Culpeper.) The same coat of arms, with
the quarterings of Howard and Culpeper, appears above the entrance
to the cathedral precinct at Canterbury Cathedral, together with
the coats of arms of Henry's five other wives. (Source: Glen
Culpeper of South Africa)
Abbey. A memorial for Dame Grace Gethin (c1677 - 1697)
is on wall of the South Choir Aisle in Westminster Abbey. An
annual sermon is still preached in her name, as she left a sum
of money for that purpose. (Source: Glen Culpeper of South
To the pious memory of Dame Grace Gethin,
wife of Sir Richard Gethin of Gethin Grott in Ireland,
Baronnet, Daughter of Sir George Norton and Granddaughter of
Sir George Norton, Knights, and great granddaughter of Sir
William Owen of Salop, Sir Thomas Freak of Dorset and Sir
Thomas Culpeper of Kent, Knights. Obiit 11 Oct 1697 at age 21.
Place Unknown. The coat of arms of John Lord Culpeper,
Master of the Rolls in the reign of Charles II, appears in a
stained glass window in a building somewhere in London. There is a
small museum attached, where Catherine Howard's incriminating
letter is on display. (Source: Glen Culpeper of South
Africa) If anyone knows where this is, please let us know.
Louedean (Luddesdown?) Manor, (Parish Unknown), Kent
William10 will: "As
to my lands in Sussex and Kent to John my son, my manors of
Lossenham and Louedean in Kent."
Could this be Luddesdown? See Hidden
Places of Kent, page 14.
Old Sulehay Lodge. Henry VIII Houses. Four properties with links
to the love life of Henry VIII, including The Old Sulehay Lodge in
Cambridgeshire, once belonging to Catherine Howard, lover of
Framlingham Castle, near Saxmundham, Suffolk. Here is a
destination worth visiting for many reasons -- genealogical,
history, architecture, setting, even the great pub meals a few yards
from the gate.
The first castle on the site was built by Roger
Bigod, on land he
received from Henry I. The castle seen today was begun some years
later, in 1190, by another Roger Bigod, 2nd Earl of Norfolk. An
earlier fortification had been destroyed after being forfeited by
Roger's father to King Henry II (for being part of the rebellion of
Framlingham has massive curtain walls 40 feet high and eight feet
thick, sectioned by 13 towers, and surrounded by deep ditches. It is
a good walk all the way around. For many years the castle was owned
by the Howard family. It was here that Mary Tudor waited out the
Lady Jane Grey crisis in 1553, and gathered her support, leaving
from Framlingham on her triumphal journey to London.
Years later, the Howard family sold the castle to Sir Robert
Hitcham, and when he died in 1636 he left it to Pembroke College,
Cambridge. The building on the site of the old great hall was built
during these times and subsequently served as the parish poorhouse
until it was closed in the 1830s. Now it houses the castle office
and gift shop of English Heritage, which maintains the site.
Framlingham is a fascinating place, whether or not you include
Howard or Hitcham or Bigod in your family tree. It played many parts
on the national and local stage. There is an audio tour to enhance
the visual impact -- with 28 points of interest on the walls and in
the castle yard. Some English Heritage sites are open year round,
and this is one of them (picture,
Upchurch, Kent (Aylesford Area)
Horsham Manor. Sir Cheney Culpeper was lessee in reign of
UPCHURCH, a parish in the hundred of MILTON,
lathe of SCRAY, county of KENT, 5½ miles (E. by S.) from Chatham,
containing 414 inhabitants. The church, dedicated to St. Mary, is a
handsome structure, partly in the decorated, and partly in the
later style, of English architecture; with a lofty spire, noted as
a land-mark, and some remains of stained glass. The parish is
bounded on the north by the Medway.
09 Jan 2006