Mary Richardson

Female, #832, (say 1675 - after 1724)
Father*Thomas Richardson (b 1653 - 1719)
Mother*Elizabeth Horne (b 1655 - )
Birth*say 1675 Mary was born say 1675. 
Marriage*say 1696 She married Henry Culpepper Jr. of Norfolk Co., VA at Norfolk Co., Virginia, say 1696. 
Married Namesay 1696  As of say 1696, her married name was Culpepper. 
Birth of Soncirca 1698 Her son Thomas Culpepper of Norfolk Co., VA was born circa 1698 at Norfolk Co., Virginia
Will25 Jul 1698 Mary named as executor(s) in the will of Henry Culpepper Jr. of Norfolk Co., VA at Norfolk Co., Virginia, on 25 Jul 1698.1 
Birth of Sonsay 1699 Her son Henry Culpepper III, of Norfolk Co., VA was born say 1699 at Norfolk Co., Virginia
Death*after 1724 She died at Norfolk Co., Virginia, after 1724. 
Biography* Evidence that Henry Culpepper's wife was named Mary is based on two sources. One is the will of Henry's father-in-law, Thomas Richardson, which mentions several daughters including one named Mary: "unto my five daughters Marey Frances Margarett Ruith and Sarah one Shilling a peace and to ye heirs of my daughter Elizabeth one Shilling." (Norfolk Wills, proven March 1718/19). This shows that Thomas Richardson had a daughter named Mary.

The second source is a deed transcript found in the book "Derivation of the Herbert Family," by Alice G. Walter. This deed transcript, dated 1699, of Willoughby to Herbert, is witnessed by William Maund and Mary (her "M" mark) Culpepper. At this early date, the only Mary Culpepper who would have been living in Norfolk County would have been Mary Richardson, wife of Henry Culpepper.

That she was a Richardson is proven by Henry's 1699 will.

The following deed shows that Mary was still living as late as 1724:
24 Feb 1724 -- Deed Bk F, p 132. Thomas Culpepper, cooper, and Ann his wife, to Henry Culpepper, cooper, for £25, 100 acres of the South side of Deep Creek, South Branch of the Elizabeth River. "Only my mother's thirds her lifetime." Wit: Faithful Cherry, Ruth Cherry, Ruth Suggs. Signed: Thomas Culpepper, Ann Culpepper. 

Family

Henry Culpepper Jr. of Norfolk Co., VA (say 1669 - 1699)
Marriage*say 1696 She married Henry Culpepper Jr. of Norfolk Co., VA at Norfolk Co., Virginia, say 1696. 
Children
Last Edited21 Jul 2011

Citations

  1. Norfolk Co., VA, Deed Book 6, p. 155.