Sir John Culpeper of Hardreshull and Bayhall1

Male, #8402, (say 1305 - after 1370)
Father*Sir Thomas Culpeper of Bayhall in Pembury, co. Kent (s 1260 - 1321)
Mother*Margery Bayhall (s 1265 - )
Name-AltSpell This surname is sometimes spelled Culpepper. 
Name-AltSpell This surname is sometimes spelled Colepeper. 
Birth*say 1305 John was born at England say 1305. 
Marriage*say 1345 He married Elizabeth Hardreshull at Pembury, co. Kent, England, say 1345. 
Birth of Sonsay 1356 His son Sir Thomas Culpeper of Bayhall, Hardreshull & Exton was born say 1356. 
Death*after 1370 He died at co. Kent, England, after 1370. 
Biography* Sir John, who in 1348 had purchased the manor of Wigsell, in Salehurst, co. Sussex, from Simon de Etchingham, by marriage with Elizabeth, daughter and co-heiress of Sir John Hardreshull, of Hardreshull, co. Warwick, considerably augmented his patrimonial estates, and left at his death an only son and heir, Sir Thomas Colepeper, of Bayhall, in Kent., and Hardreshull, in Warwickshire.1

Sir John succeeded to Bayhall on the death of his brother Walter. Sheriff 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. (Rymer)

In Burke's Extinct and Dormant Baronetcies of England, Ireland & Scotland, p. 144-145, is the following on John Culpeper, Sheriff of Kent: "John Colepeper, esq. of Bay Hall, who was sheriff of Kent in the 43rd an unknown date of Edward III [around 1370]. He m. Elizabeth, daughter and co-heir of Sir John Hardrishall, knt. of Hardrishall, in the county of Warwick, by Maud Mussenden, an heiress, and thereby became possessed of divers manors." 
Will26 Oct 1427 He is mentioned in the will of Sir Thomas Culpeper of Bayhall, Hardreshull & Exton on 26 Oct 1427.2 
Biography He is referenced in a biographical note for Sir Thomas Culpeper of Bayhall in Pembury, co. Kent.3 

Family

Elizabeth Hardreshull (say 1320 - )
Marriage*say 1345 He married Elizabeth Hardreshull at Pembury, co. Kent, England, say 1345. 
Child
ChartsDiana, Princess of Wales: Culpeper Ancestral Chart
John Culpeper the Merchant: Ancestral Chart
The 12th century Culpepers of England: Descendant Chart (16 generations, Males only)
LWG / Clarissa Eugenia Culpepper Griffin (Lew Griffin's gtgm): Ancestral Chart
WLC / Ashlynne (and Jenna) Culpepper: Ancestral Chart
Last Edited24 May 2011

Citations

  1. Col. F.W.T. Attree R.E./F.S.A. & Rev. J.H.L. Booker M.A., "The Sussex Colepepers, Part I", Sussex Archaeological Collections, XLVII,47-81, (1904)http://gen.culpepper.com/historical/sussex/default.htm.
  2. Medieval Kent Wills at Lambeth - Book 22 Page 139. A translation into English from Latin / French transcriptions made by Leland L. Duncan
    www.kentarchaeology.org.uk/Research/Libr/Wills/Lbth/Bk22/page%20139.htm.
  3. Sussex Archeological Collections, Sussex, England: Sussex Archaeological Society.
    Janet H. Stevenson, "Alexander Nesbitt, a Sussex antiquary, and the Oldlands estate", 1999, Volume 137, pages 163-164.