Thomas Culpeper of Lowdham1

Male, #8732, (say 1498 - say Sep 1572)
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 1498 Thomas was born say 1498. 
Marriage*say 1535 He married Mary Bleuerhasset say 1535. 
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 
Biography* Thomas Culpeper in 1555 (3 Mary) is described as lately of Bysshe Court, co. Kent.24 His wife, Mary, was the daughter and sole heiress of Sir George Bleuerhasset, Knight, and afterwards married Francis Bacon. She died 7 Sep 1587, aged 70, and was buried at Frenze, co. Norfolk, where there is a monument to her memory. The following is an abstract of his will.1 
Will*12 Apr 1571 He made a will on 12 Apr 1571.

I Thomas Culpeper of Lowdham, co. Suffolk, Esq. Body to be buried by the appointment of Marie my wife (Mary Bleuerhasset).
     To the curate of Pistre if I be buried there 6s/8d and to churchwardens 20s but latter gift to be void if not buried there, but Marie my wife to deliver 6s/8d to the church wardens for the poor of the parish.
     To the reparation of the church of Frenze, co. Norfolk, 6s/8d. To the poor there, 3s/4d. To the poor of Diss, 6s/8d. To the poor of Pistre, 6s/8d. To the poor of these towns near Lowdham aforesaid, viz. Rendlesham, Ashe next Eyke, Vfford, Melton, Woodbridge, Bredfield, Dillinghoo, and Wickham Market 3s/4d each. To every child of a gentleman who is my godchild 5s/-. To every other 2s/-. Servants Roger Pynner 30s/-, Hugh Battell 20s/-, Robert Spillwater 20s/-, old servant Thomas Sumner.
     To the right. worshipful Mr. John Bleuerhasset, Esq., treasurer with the mighty Prince Thomas Duke of Norfolk £20, and I pray him to be aiding Mary, his niece, my well-beloved wife.
     To my brother William Culpeper (William Culpeper of St. Dunstan's in Canterbury), £20 in two years, and if he is not minded to continue in the house with my said wife, but will with his wife depart from thence, then I will that the first £10 shall be paid him at his departure and the other £10 within a year.
     To my niece Anne Fynch (Anne Culpeper), my brother Jasper Culpeper (Jasper Culpeper of Penshurst, Kent & Arlington, Sussex)'s daughter, £15 in two years.
     To Thomas Culpeper (Thomas Culpeper) and Richard Culpeper (Richard Culpeper of Moulsecoomb in Patcham), sons of my uncle George Culpeper (George Culpeper of Naylands in Balcombe, co. Sussex), 40s/- each.
     To my three sisters (Elizabeth Culpeper, Alice Culpeper, and Mary Culpeper), 20s/- each.
     To my wife's godson Richard Bleuerhasset, one of the sons of the said John Bleuerhasset, my two marshes in Orford and Gedgrave.
     The manor of Ellwell Hall in co. Essex to wife my wife Mary who is executrix.
     Proved 4 Nov 1572, by his widow Mary.4 
Death*say Sep 1572 He died at Lowdham, co. Suffolk, England, say Sep 1572.4 
Probate*4 Nov 1572 Probate action was taken on Thomas's estate on 4 Nov 1572 at co. Kent, England.4 

Family

Mary Bleuerhasset (say 1517 - 7 Sep 1587)
Marriage*say 1535 He married Mary Bleuerhasset say 1535. 
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.