Impressive Monuments
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Church Monuments to the
English Culpepers

In the lists below, bold face is used for the church name to indicate that one or more of the monuments there are for direct ancestors of the modern day Culpeppers.

Must See

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Hollingbourne, Kent, All Saints.  Contains the Culpeper Chapel, honoring Elizabeth, Lady Culpeper, wife of Sir Thomas Culpeper12h. Many other impressive Culpeper monuments.

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Goudhurst, Kent, St. Mary.  Very impressive monuments to the Culpepers of Bayhall and Bedgebury, circa 1425-1618. 

Other Very Impressive

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Aylesford, Kent, St. Peter and St. Paul.  Very impressive recumbent effigies of Sir Thomas and Dame Marie Culpeper13p.

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

Other Interesting Monuments, Memorial Inscriptions and Arms
(Alphabetically)

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Crawley, West Sussex: St. John the Baptist. A brass for one of the Wakehurst Culpepers.

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East Farleigh, Kent, St. Mary's. Tomb of Sir Thomas Culpeper5a of Gallants.

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Feckenham, Worcester: St. John the Baptist:  Memorial inscription to Martin Culpeper.

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Headcorn, Kent, St. Peter and St. Paul. The Culpeper arms (probably from the Culpepers of Aylesford) are on a tomb and a buttress.

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Lenham, Kent, St. Mary. 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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Pembury, Kent, St. Peter. Culpeper arms are on a buttress.

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Rolvenden, Kent, St. Mary the Virgin. A unique baptismal font carved with the Culpeper arms.

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Salehurst, East Sussex: St. Mary the Virgin. 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.

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West Peckham, Kent, St. Dunstan's. A Culpeper pew, brass and tomb honoring the Culpepers of Oxen Hoath.

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Westminster Abbey. A memorial for Dame Grace Gethin (c1677-1697), citing that she is the great-granddaughter of Sir Thomas Culpeper of Kent, Knight, is on wall of the South Choir Aisle in Westminster Abbey.

Last Revised: 09 Jan 2006

 

 
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