William Culpeper of St. Dunstan's in Canterbury1

Male, #8730, (say 1500 - circa 3 Jun 1585)
Father*Richard Culpeper of Wakehurst (s 1465 - c 15 Sep 1539)
Mother*Joanna Naylor (s 1473 - a 1539)
Name-AltSpell This surname is sometimes spelled Colepeper. 
Name-AltSpell This surname is sometimes spelled Culpepper. 
Birth*say 1500 William was born say 1500. 
Marriage*say 1520 He married Mary Mainwaring say 1520.1 
Death of Fathercirca 15 Sep 1539 His father Richard Culpeper of Wakehurst died circa 15 Sep 1539. 
Will16 Dec 1562 He is mentioned in the will of John Culpeper of Ingham, co. Norfolk at Ingham, co. Norfolk, England, on 16 Dec 1562.2,3 
Will12 Apr 1571 He is mentioned in the will of Thomas Culpeper of Lowdham on 12 Apr 1571.4 
Will*circa 1585 He made a will circa 1585.

Body to he buried in St. Dunstan's Church beside my wife. To my sister Fynes (Elizabeth Culpeper) a coverlet of satin and a ring of gold with a stone in it. To my cousin Joanne her daughter (Joane Fynes) another ring with another stone in it. To my cousin Thomas Culpeper who was borne at Wakehurst (Thomas Culpeper), my hanging in my hall of arms. To my cousin Richard (Richard Culpeper of Moulsecoomb in Patcham) a stone jug covered with silver and gilt and tipped with silver and gilt. To Anne Mainwaring a silver spoon and the best cup. To my cousin Joanne, my sister’s daughter, a gilded spoon. To Neale, my wife’s brother, my mourning gown and my best cloak. To Edward Bowde my best coat and cap and his wife a pair of sheets. To Ellis an old bed. I give out of my house in Northgate with the appurtenances belonging unto it, 6s 8d to the poor of St. Dunstan’s a great piece to be paid at Easter yearly, and 6s 8d to the poor of Westgate and to Norgate as much to the poor and to St. Powles as much. Thomas Mainwaring gentleman to be my executor and he is also to have my house to him and his heirs seeing this paid yearly to the poor so long as the world lasts and endures. Residue to Thomas Mainwaring, gentleman. Proved at Canterbury, 17 Sep 1585.5 
Death*circa 3 Jun 1585 He died circa 3 Jun 1585
o.s.p. 
Burial4 Jun 1585 His body was interred on 4 Jun 1585 at St. Dunstan's, Canterbury, co. Kent, England.5 
Probate*17 Sep 1585 Probate action was taken on William's estate on 17 Sep 1585 at co. Kent, England,

A. 46, Stringer, No. 56. 
Research note*1607 See Feet of Fines, London and Middlesex, Mich. 31 Henry VIII (Oct-Dec 1607), Between John Freeman and Thomas Mainwaring, plaintiffs, and William Culpeper and Mary, his wife, deforciants, concerning premises in St. Andrew and St. Giles, in the wards of Aldergate and Crepulgate, London.

Also East. 31 Henry VIII (Apr-May 1607), between Thomas Assheby, plaintiff, and William Culpeper and Mary, his wife, deforciants, concerning premises in Herefyld and free fishery in the water of Colney.

(A "deforciant" is one who prevents a lawful owner from taking possesion of a property).1 

Family

Mary Mainwaring (say 1503 - before 9 Nov 1574)
Marriage*say 1520 He married Mary Mainwaring say 1520.1 
ChartsThe 12th century Culpepers of England: Descendant Chart (16 generations, Males only)
Last Edited5 Jun 2011

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.
    P.C.C. 29 Crymes.
  3. Public Records Office, National Archives, London.
    Image at: http://gen.culpepper.com/archives/uk/wills/images/John_of_Ingham_1566.pdf.
  4. 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.
    Will of Thomas Culpeper of Lowdham dated 12 Apr 1571, proved 4 Nov 1572, P.C.C. 35 Draper.
  5. 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.
    Abstract of Will of William Culpeper of St. Dunstan’s, A. 46, Stringer, No. 56.