Richard Culpeper of Wakehurst1

Male, #8692, (say 1465 - circa 15 Sep 1539)
Father*Nicholas Culpeper of Wakehurst (s 1437 - 23 May 1510)
Mother*Elizabeth Wakehurst (s 1449 - a 1517)
Name-AltSpell This surname is sometimes spelled Culpepper. 
Name-AltSpell This surname is sometimes spelled Colepeper. 
Birth*say 1465 Richard was born say 1465. 
Marriage*say 1491 He married Joanna Naylor say 1491. 
Birth of Sonsay 1492 His son John Culpeper of Wakehurst was born say 1492. 
Birth of Sonsay 1494 His son Gerard Culpeper was born say 1494. 
Birth of Sonsay 1496 His son Edward Culpeper was born say 1496. 
Birth of Sonsay 1498 His son Thomas Culpeper of Lowdham was born say 1498. 
Birth of Sonsay 1500 His son William Culpeper of St. Dunstan's in Canterbury was born say 1500. 
Birth of Sonsay 1504 His son Jasper Culpeper of Penshurst, Kent & Arlington, Sussex was born say 1504. 
Birth of Sonsay 1508 His son John Culpeper of Ingham, co. Norfolk was born say 1508. 
Death of Father23 May 1510 His father Nicholas Culpeper of Wakehurst died on 23 May 1510 at Wakehurst, Ardingly, co. Sussex, England
Birth of Sonsay 1512 His son Mary Culpeper was born say 1512. 
Will22 Sep 1516 He is mentioned in the will of Richard Culpeper of Wakehurst on 22 Sep 1516.2 
Biography* Richard Culpeper, the elder of two brothers with that name, was the son and heir of Nicholas Culpeper, and Elizabeth Wakehurst, his wife.
     He married Joan, daughter of Richard Naylor, Merchant Taylor and Alderman of London, by Elizabeth, his wife, who re-married George Lord Bergavenny, and whose will is in P.C.C., 1500. He died in 1539, and the following is an abstract of his will.1 
Will*6 Sep 1539 He made a will at Ardingly, co. Sussex, England, on 6 Sep 1539.

Abstract of the Will of Richard Culpeper of Wakehurst: 6 Sep 1539 (31 Henry VIII). I Richard Culpepper of Ardingly in the County of Sussex, Esq. To be buried within the church of Ardingly. To John my youngest son (John Culpeper of Ingham, co. Norfolk) my best gray gelding. Unto Edward my son (Edward Culpeper) a broach of gold and 8 pearls and a stone in it. Whereas John my eldest son (John Culpeper of Wakehurst) owes me 20 marks for wood that I sold him, I will the said 20 marks to Elizabeth (Elizabeth Culpeper) and Anne (Anne Culpeper) my daughters, if the said John does not pay it in my lifetime to the marriage of Alice my daughter (Alice Culpeper); and if he pay it for the said marriage, then he shall pay it to them after the rate as it rests among the other brothers and sisters. Also whereas I have paid to the marriage of Alice my daughter 20 marks, I bequeath the said 20 marks to Elizabeth and Anne my daughters accordingly to raise crops upon such lands as I and he agreed to be raised until £400 be paid. The residue of all my goods and cattle I give unto Joan my wife (Joanna Naylor) whom I make my sole executor and my son Jasper (Jasper Culpeper of Penshurst, Kent & Arlington, Sussex) to be overseer. Witnesses: Nicholas Harvey, clerk, parson of Balcombe, Jasper Culpeper, William Benye (William Byne of Rowdell in Washington, Esq.), Richard Landesdell clerk, Richard Stayne, and John Selyard. Proved at London 16 Oct. 1539 by the oath of Peter Lylly, proctor of the relict and executrix.3 
Death*circa 15 Sep 1539 He died circa 15 Sep 1539. 
Probate*16 Oct 1539 Probate action was taken on Richard's estate on 16 Oct 1539 at London, England.4 
Will4 Oct 1541 He is mentioned in the will of Constantia Chamberlayn at Goudhurst, co. Kent, England, on 4 Oct 1541.5,6 

Family

Joanna Naylor (say 1473 - after 1539)
Marriage*say 1491 He married Joanna Naylor say 1491. 
Children
ChartsThe 12th century Culpepers of England: Descendant Chart (16 generations, Males only)
Last Edited21 Mar 2012

Citations

  1. Col. F.W.T. Attree R.E./F.S.A. & Rev. J.H.L. Booker M.A., "The Sussex Colepepers, Part II", Sussex Archaeological Collections, XLVIII,65-98, (1905)http://gen.culpepper.com/historical/sussex/default.htm.
  2. Col. F.W.T. Attree R.E./F.S.A. & Rev. J.H.L. Booker M.A., "The Sussex Colepepers, Part II", Sussex Archaeological Collections, XLVIII,65-98, (1905)http://gen.culpepper.com/historical/sussex/default.htm.
    Pp 65-66.
  3. Col. F.W.T. Attree R.E./F.S.A. & Rev. J.H.L. Booker M.A., "The Sussex Colepepers, Part II", Sussex Archaeological Collections, XLVIII,65-98, (1905)http://gen.culpepper.com/historical/sussex/default.htm.
    P.C.C., 31 Dingeley.
  4. P.C.C., 31 Dingeley.
  5. Constance Culpeper of Goudhurst Will, 4 Oct 1541
    Tudor P.C.C. Will Transcription by L. L. Duncan - Book 54 page 37.
  6. Public Records Office, National Archives, London.
    Image of will at: http://gen.culpepper.com/archives/uk/wills/images/Constance_of_Goudhurst_1542-1.pdf
    and http://gen.culpepper.com/archives/uk/wills/images/Constance_of_Goudhurst_1542-2.pdf.