Elizabeth Culpeper1

Female, #8941, (circa 1637 - Feb 1709)
Father*John Lord Culpeper 1st Baron of Thoresway (7 Aug 1599 - 11 Jul 1660)
Mother*Judith Culpeper (c 1606 - Nov 1691)
Name-AltSpell This surname is sometimes spelled Culpepper. 
Name-AltSpell This surname is sometimes spelled Colepeper. 
Birth*circa 1637 Elizabeth was born circa 1637. 
Baptism4 Jan 1637/38 She was baptized at Hollingbourne Church, Hollingbourne, co. Kent, England, on 4 Jan 1637/38.2  
Married Name1661  As of 1661, her married name was Hamilton.2 
Marriage*1661 She married James Hamilton Groom of the Chamber to Charles II in 1661.2 
Will3 Jul 1660 She is mentioned in the will of John Lord Culpeper 1st Baron of Thoresway at co. Kent, England, on 3 Jul 1660.3 
Death of Father11 Jul 1660 Her father John Lord Culpeper 1st Baron of Thoresway died on 11 Jul 1660 at co. Kent, England.3 
Birth of Soncirca 1661 Her son Sir James Hamilton 6th Earl of Abercorn was born circa 1661 at Ireland.4 
Birth of Sonsay 1663 Her son William Hamilton was born say 1663. 
Death of Spouse6 Jun 1673 Her husband James Hamilton Groom of the Chamber to Charles II died on 6 Jun 1673.5 
Death of MotherNov 1691 Her mother Judith Culpeper died in Nov 1691.2 
Death*Feb 1709 She died in Feb 1709.2 
Biography* She was baptised in Hollingbourne, January 4, 1637/8, as 'Elizabeth Culpep', daughter of Sir John Culpep' and Dame Judith, his wife;' and was named in her father's will as unmarried, 1660, with provision for her portion. Her m., 1661, is noted in Collins Peerage, ed. Brydges, 1812, ii, 527, to record the fact that her son succeeded as sixth earl of Abercorn. In 1695 she recorded herself on her father's MI. as 'Elizabeth, widow of James Hamilton, late Groom of the Bed Chamber to King Charles the Second,' and was buried in Hollingbourne, February 6, 1709/10, as 'the Honourable Elizabeth Hamilton.' She had acquired in 1698 the manor of Chilston, co. Kent, and it was there that she died, aet. 72; and was succeeded by her younger son, William, who m. a dau. of Sir Thomas C.13 of Hollingbourne, and d. 1737, having served the office of Sheriff of Kent (Hasted, ii, 435). - Fairfax Harrison. 
Burial*6 Feb 1709/10 Her body was interred on 6 Feb 1709/10 at Hollingbourne Church, Hollingbourne, co. Kent, England.2 
Will12 Aug 1710 She is mentioned in the will of John Lord Culpeper 3rd Baron of Thoresway on 12 Aug 1710.6,7 
Will18 May 1717 She is mentioned in the will of Philippa Culpeper (The Younger Sister) on 18 May 1717.8,7 
Note* The connection between the modern day Culpeppers and Diana, Priness of Wales, came about from the marriage of Elizabeth Culpeperand James Hamilton and is through their son James, 6th Earl of Abercorn.
(Names referenced above include: James Hamilton Groom of the Chamber to Charles II, Sir James Hamilton 6th Earl of Abercorn). 

Family

James Hamilton Groom of the Chamber to Charles II (circa 1620 - 6 Jun 1673)
Marriage*1661 She married James Hamilton Groom of the Chamber to Charles II in 1661.2 
Children
ChartsDiana, Princess of Wales: Culpeper Ancestral Chart
The Culpepers of Hollingbourne, co. Kent, England (Possibly extinct): Descendant Chart
Last Edited21 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. Richard K. Evans, The Ancestry of Diana Princess of Wales for Twelve Generations, Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2007, Repository: Warren Culpepper's Personal Library.
  3. Fairfax Harrison, The Proprietors of the Northern Neck - Chapters of Culpepper Genealogy, Richmond, VA: The Old Dominion Press (Privately printed), 1926, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN Film #929429. Transcription available online at: http://gen.culpepper.com/historical/nneck/default.htm
    P. C. C. Nabbs, 235.
    Will dated July 3, 1660.
    Codicil dated July 9, 1660.
    Proved August 6, 1660.
  4. James Hamilton, 6th Earl of Abercorn. (2008, March 6). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 14:45, March 9, 2008, from http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=James_Hamilton%2C_6th_Earl_of_Abercorn&oldid=196266660
  5. James Hamilton (British army officer). (2007, October 29). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 14:04, March 9, 2008, from http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=James_Hamilton_%28British_army_officer%29&oldid=167800406
  6. Public Records Office, National Archives, London.
    Will of John 3rd Lord Culpeper, dated 12 Aug 1710, transcribed by Charles Andrew Grigsby. Image at: http://gen.culpepper.com/archives/uk/wills/images/John_Baron_of_Thoresway_1719-1.pdf and
    http://gen.culpepper.com/archives/uk/wills/images/John_Baron_of_Thoresway_1719-2.pdf.
  7. E-mail written 2007 to Warren Culpepper from Charles Andrew Grigsby, England, e-mail address.
  8. Public Records Office, National Archives, London.
    Will of Honourable Francis Philippa Culpeper, 18 May 1717, transcribed by Charles Andrew Grigsby from images at: http://gen.culpepper.com/archives/uk/wills/images/Philippa_of_KirbyCane_1720-1.pdf.