Philippa Culpeper (The Younger Sister)1

Female, #8945, (circa Feb 1650 - 1719)
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 Feb 1650 Philippa was born at Hollingbourne, co. Kent, England, circa Feb 1650. 
Baptism14 Feb 1650 She was baptized at Hollingbourne, co. Kent, England, on 14 Feb 1650.2  
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 
Death of MotherNov 1691 Her mother Judith Culpeper died in Nov 1691.4 
Will12 Aug 1710 She is mentioned in the will of John Lord Culpeper 3rd Baron of Thoresway on 12 Aug 1710.5,6 
Biography* She was baptised in Hollingbourne, February 14, 1649/50, as 'Dame Phillip Culpeper, daughter of the Rt. Hon'ble John Culpeper, Baron of Thoresway, and Dame Judith his wife;' and is named in her father's will with provision for her education until 18. In 1675 she was brought into the family controversy over the 'six clerk place' (Cal. State Papers, Dom., 1675-76, p. 294), but there is no further record of her until her death.7 
Will*18 May 1717 She made a will on 18 May 1717.

Will of Honourable Francis Philippa Culpeper, 18 May 1717
In the name of God Amen.
     I Philippa Culpeper being in good health of Body and of Sound mind and perfect mind and memory Do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following my Soul I Surrender to Almighty God that created me hoping through the merits, Death and passion of my Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ to have full and free pardon of all my sins and to inherit everlasting life and
     my Body I commit to the Earth to be privately and decently buried at the discretion of my Executor whom I hereby appoint to be my Nephew John Hamilton, Esquire the eldest Son and Heir Apparent of my Nephew William Hamilton (William Hamilton) of Chilson in the Parish of Boughton Malherbe in Kent the youngest son of my Sister the Honourable Elizabeth Hamilton, Widow (Elizabeth Culpeper) deceased and as concerning the disposition of my moneys with which it hath pleased Almighty God by his good providence to bless me. I do give and dispose thereof and of the rest of my Worldly goods as followeth.
     My moneys which I have placed out at interest and most of it upon Land Securities are Nineteen Hundred pounds and I have also besides this Nineteen Hundred Pounds & Forty Pounds a year Annuity paid out of the Exchequer settled upon the fund of Ninety Nine years which I purchased in 1704 and for which I paid just Six Hundred and Twenty Pounds.
     Item, I do will and require that all my debts and funeral charges shall be first paid and as soon as maybe conscientiously discharged.
     Item, I do give and bequeath unto my Brother John Lord Culpeper (John Lord Culpeper 3rd Baron of Thoresway) the sum of One Hundred Pounds to be paid within six months after my decease.
     Item, I do give and bequest unto my sister Culpeper (Frances Culpeper) my aforesaid Brother John Lord Culpeper's Lady my Brilliant Diamond ring for the little finger worth about Twenty and Five pounds which Brilliant Diamond ring I desire my said sister, Culpeper will get it made fit and now set it and wear it for my sake.
     Item, I do give and bequeath for the use of my Brother Cheney Culpeper (Cheney Lord Culpeper 4th Baron of Thoresway) the sum of Two Hundred Pounds which I do hereby order and appoint my aforesaid Executor my Nephew John Hamilton to receive but in Trust only and for the use of my said Brother Chaney Culpeper until my said Executor shall have laid out the said Two Hundred Pounds to purchase an Annuity of about Twenty Pounds a year for my said Brother during his natural life: And I do hereby order and appoint that my aforesaid Executor my Nephew John Hamilton shall within a year after my decease purchase with the said Two Hundred Pounds an Annuity of about Twenty Pounds a year for my said Brother Cheney Culpeper to be paid unto him yearly during his natural life, but if my aforesaid Executor my Nephew John Hamilton shall chose rather than himself to pay unto my said Brother an Annuity of Twenty Pounds a year during my said Brother Cheney Culpeper's natural life, in that case my aforesaid Executor my Nephew John Hamilton shall keep the above mentioned Two Hundred Pounds for his own use for ever provided and upon this Condition that within less than a year after my Decease my said Nephew John Hamilton do make and give unto my said Brother Cheney Culpeper's deed of surety drawn up by a good Lawyer and to my said Brother's satisfaction and signed, sealed and well witnessed and wherein my said Executor my Nephew John Hamilton shall oblige both himself and his heirs Executors and Assigns perpetually to pay unto my said Brother Cheney Culpeper the aforesaid Twenty Pounds a year during my said Brother's natural life by half yearly payments and when this said Deed of surety is given to my said Brother Cheney Culpeper then after that the aforesaid Two Hundred Pounds shall be my aforesaid Nephew John Hamilton's own money and to remain for my said Nephew's own use and benefit for ever.
     Item, I do give and bequeath unto my said Nephew James Hamilton now Earl of Abercorn (Sir James Hamilton 6th Earl of Abercorn) the Eldest Son of my Dear Sister the Honourable Elizabeth Hamilton, Widow deceased the sum of one Hundred pounds to be paid within six months after my Decease.
     Item, I do give and bequeath unto my Niece the Lady Philippa Hamilton who is my Goddaughter and the third Daughter of my aforesaid Nephew James Hamilton now Earl of Abercorn the sum of Five Hundred Pounds to be paid unto my aforesaid Niece within six months after my Decease either unto her own self or unto whoemsoever my said Niece the said Lady Hamilton shall order and appoint to receive the said Five Hundred Pounds either in England or in Ireland: And as to my Forty Pounds a year hereabove mentioned and which I now have in the Exchequer (upon the fund for ninety nine years) and for which said Annuity I paid into the Exchequer Six Hundred and Twenty pounds. I do hereby give and bequeath the aforesaid Annuity of forty pounds a year and the principle moneys of it when ever it shall be sold or transferred in this manner following,
     Item, first I do require Order and appoint my aforesaid Executor my Nephew John Hamilton deliver and give into the hands of his father my aforesaid Nephew William Hamilton of Chilson The Talleys and the Order and whatsoever yet more appertains to the aforesaid Annuity of Forty Pounds a year out of the Exchequer: And I do hereby desire, order and appoint my aforesaid Nephew William Hamilton of Chilson to take the care thereof half of the said Annuity of forty pounds a year being for his own and for my Niece Margarett Hamilton his Nieces use and the other half of the aforesaid Annuity of Forty Pounds a year being in Trust for the use of my aforesaid Nephews second Son my Nephew George Hamilton and for the use and in trust for my aforesaid Nephews third Son my Nephew Thomas Hamilton: And I do hereby order and appoint my aforesaid Nephew William Hamilton of Chilson to calculate and devise the aforesaid Annuity of forty pounds a year out of the Exchequer into six parts which said, six parts I give hereby Bequeath and dispose of as followeth,
     Item, two parts of the said six parts I do give and bequeath unto my aforesaid Nephew William Hamilton of Chilson for his own use for ever.
     Item, one sixth part of the said six parts I do give and bequeath unto my Niece Margarett Hamilton of Chilson (Margaret Culpeper) my aforesaid Nephew William Hamilton of Chilson's Wife for my said Nieces own use for ever.
     Item, I do give and bequeath unto my aforesaid Nephew George Hamilton the second Son of my said Nephew William Hamilton of Chilson one sixth part of the said six parts of the said Annuity of Forty Pounds a year out of the Exchequer which I do estimate to be now worth about a Hundred Pounds And therefore I do order and hereby appoint my aforesaid Nephew William Hamilton of Chilson his father to pay within six months after my Decease unto his second son my aforesaid Nephew George Hamilton the sum of One hundred pounds instead of this before mentioned sixth part of the said Annuity of forty pounds a year out of the Exchequer because my said Nephew George Hamilton being a Merchant he having this aforesaid hundred pounds paid him within six months in ready money it may be some small benefit to my Nephew George Hamilton by way of Trade and after my aforesaid Nephew William Hamilton of Chilson his Father shall have (within six months after my Decease) actually paid according to this my Order and Appointment the aforesaid sum of One hundred pounds unto his second Son my aforesaid Nephew George Hamilton Then my Will and pleasure is that the aforesaid one sixth part of my before mentioned Annuity of Forty Pounds a year( out of the Exchequer) do remain to the use and benefit of my aforesaid Nephew William Hamilton of Chilson for ever, not with standing my having before (in this my Will Bequested) the aforesaid sixth part of this my said Annuity unto my Nephew George Hamilton his second Son.
     Item, I do further give and bequeath two sixth parts of the aforesaid Annuity of Forty Pounds a year out of the Exchequer unto my Nephew Thomas Hamilton the third Son of my aforesaid Nephew William Hamilton of Chilson which two said six parts I do hereby require and appoint my aforesaid Nephew William Hamilton of Chilson his father to give and transfer into the hands of my aforesaid Nephew Thomas Hamilton's own possession as soon as he shall have attained the age of Thirty years or the day of his marriage whichsoever shall first happen: And provided my aforesaid Nephew Thomas Hamilton do marry with the consent of his Father and Mother or the Supervisor of them and in the mean time until his age of Thirty years or day of Marriage with consent as aforesaid I do hereby order and appoint my aforesaid Nephew William Hamilton of Chilson his father himself to receive from time to time out of the Exchequer the yearly income of those two sixth parts of this my aforesaid Annuity of Forty Pounds a year out of the Exchequer which will be between Twelve and Thirteen pounds a year which I desire my said Nephew William Hamilton of Chilson his Father will apply for the use of my Nephew Thomas Hamilton to help towards his support and maintenance: And I do hereby further order, appoint and empower my aforesaid Nephew William Hamilton of Chilson the uses aforesaid either to sell and transfer the aforesaid Annuity of Forty Pounds a year out of the Exchequer or continue it there as it is now just according as my said Nephew William Hamilton of Chilson shall think fit and best for the benefit of both himself my Niece his Wife and his two Sons. It being my true intent and meaning that my aforesaid Nephew shall have the whole power and management of both the principle and Income of my aforesaid Annuity of Forty Pounds a year out of the Exchequer settled upon the fund of Ninety Nine years and to be by my said Nephew William Hamilton of Chilson Divided into six parts for the uses aforementioned according as I have in this Will given and bequeathed it: And if it should happen that my said Nephew Thomas Hamilton should die unmarried before he should have attained unto thirty years of Age, in that case I do hereby give and bequeath the Reversion of the aforesaid Two sixth parts of my said Annuity of forty pounds a year out of the Exchequer unto his father my Nephew William Hamilton of Chilson to remain for his own use and benefit for ever.
     Item, I do give and bequeath unto my Niece Margarett Hamilton of Chilson the Wife of my Nephew William Hamilton of Chilson my pearl pendants sett with only two very large fine Pearls and two Crosslets each of three Diamonds' the pendants cost just Twenty Pounds Viz, the two fine Scotch Pearls cost Twelve Pounds and the six Diamonds in the two Crosslets cost Eight Pounds and my Dear Sister the Honourable Elizabeth Hamilton gave me these pendants some years before her Decease.
     Item, I do give and bequeath unto my Niece Elizabeth Hamilton the only Daughter of my aforesaid Nephew William Hamilton of Chilson the sum of Five Hundred Pounds to be paid unto her at her day of marriage and not before: And provided my said Niece do marry wit the consent of here Father and Mother or the Survivor of them: And I do hereby order and appoint my Executor(who as before mentioned in this my Will is my Nephew John Hamilton within six months after my Decease to pay the aforesaid sum of Five Hundred Pounds unto my Nephew William Hamilton of Chilson his father whom I do hereby order and appoint to take care thereof in Trust for his Daughter my aforesaid Niece Elizabeth Hamilton and to pay the said Five Hundred Pounds unto my said Niece at her day of Marriage wit consent as aforesaid and not before and in the mean time until the day of my said Nieces Marriage with Consents asforesaid. I do hereby give and bequeath all the interest and profits that shall be made of the said Five Hundred Pounds unto her father my aforesaid Nephew William Hamilton of Chilson from time to time for my said Nephews own use and benefit and if it should happen that my said Niece Elizabeth Hamilton should die before her day of Marriage, in that case I do hereby give and bequeath the Reversion of the aforesaid Five Hundred Pounds unto her father my said Nephew William Hamilton of Chilson to remain for my said Nephews own use and benefit for ever.
     Item, I do give and bequeath unto my Nephew John Hamilton the Eldest Son and Heir apparent of my aforesaid Nephew William Hamilton of Chilson who is my Executor the sum of Three Hundred Pounds.
     Item, I do further give and Bequeath unto my aforementioned my Nephew John Hamilton for the use of my said Nephews Wife my Niece Mary Hamilton and for my said Niece to wear my two Diamond Bars sett with nine large Diamonds worth about Two Hundred Pounds which Nine large Diamonds my Dear Sister the Honourable Elizabeth Hamilton gave me several years before her Decease.
     Item, I do also further give and bequeath unto my aforesaid Executor my Nephew John Hamilton for the use of my Niece Mary Hamilton his Wife for her to wear my Gold Sterling Watch with a Gold chain to it and a Gold seal sett very curiously round with very small Diamonds which all together cost Seventy odd Pounds and was given me by my Sister the Honourable Elizabeth Hamilton, my said Nephews dear Grandmother in her Will.
     Item, I do further give and bequeath unto my aforesaid Nephew John Hamilton my two Oval pictures; one of them is a copy of a picture of my said Nephew's Grandfather my Brother Hamilton and the other is my Dear Sister Hamilton's own picture both these pictures I saw drawn by one Mrs Trebutee an Italian painter.
     Item, I do give and bequeath unto my said Niece Mary Hamilton the Wife of my Executor of my Executor my aforesaid Nephew John Hamilton my Diamond Bauble for a Girdle which is sett with twelve Diamonds which are worth about Twenty Pounds or more.
     Item, I do give and bequeath unto my Niece Elizabeth Hamilton the Eldest Daughter of my Executor my before mentioned Nephew John Hamilton my Diamond Ear Rings of which the two Diamonds weigh about eleven grams and a half and they cost me about Sixty Pounds and are now worth much more and the said Diamond Ear Rings I do hereby order and appoint my said Executor my Nephew John Hamilton to deliver into the hands of his Wife my Niece Mary Hamilton whom I do order and appoint for her to keep the said Diamond Ear Rings in Trust for her eldest Daughter my aforesaid young Niece Elizabeth Hamilton until her age of Eighteen years and in the meantime I desire and hereby order my Niece Mary Hamilton her Mother to use and wear then herself: And if my said Niece Elizabeth Hamilton her Daughter should happen to die before she shall have attained the age of Eighteen years, in that case I do hereby give and bequeath the Resertion of the aforesaid Diamond Ear Rings unto my said Niece Mary Hamilton my said young Niece Elizabeth Hamilton's Mother.
     Item, I do in the manner aforesaid give and bequeath unto my aforesaid young niece Elizabeth Hamilton the Eldest Daughter of my before mentioned Nephew John Hamilton my Jappen Toilet with all the Silver plate that belongs to it and all the other Appurtances that belong to this Toilet which altogether cost about Fifty Pounds and
     Item, I do also give and bequeath yet further unto my before mentioned young Niece Elizabeth Hamilton my aforesaid Executor my Nephew John Hamilton's Eldest Daughter my Old Gold Watch with the Chain thereunto belonging which is set with Fifty one small Diamonds which cost me about six Shillings apiece and there is also sett in the top of the Chain seven small but right Rubies which are of some little Value there is also Six very little Garnets in this chain but they are worth nothing.
     Item, I do yet further give and bequeath unto my aforesaid young Niece Elizabeth Hamilton the Eldest Daughter of my said Executor my Nephew John Hamilton my Green Emerald Ring for the middle finger sett with a Diamond underside six of the Emeralds this Ring cost Ten Pounds: And I also give unto my aforesaid young Niece Elizabeth Hamilton my Ring for the little finger which is sett quite round with Eleven small flat table Diamonds, both these Rings I do appoint my said Executor my Nephew John Hamilton to give into the hands of his Wife my Niece Mary Hamilton to keep for her aforesaid young Daughter and to give unto my said young niece Elizabeth Hamilton her Daughter when she is about Sixteen or Eighteen years of age or and in the mean time my aforesaid Niece Mary Hamilton her Mother may be pleased to make use of these said two Rings and wear them herself, if my said niece Mary Hamilton shall think fit and worth her wearing.
     Item, I do give and bequeath unto my Aunt Culpeper (Alicia Culpeper) the Widow of my dear Uncle Sir Thomas Culpeper of Hollingbourne (Sir Thomas Culpeper of Hollingbourne, Knight) parsonage in Kent the sum of Twenty and Five pounds.
     Item, I do give and bequeath unto my Cousin William Culpeper of Hollingbourne in Kent (William Culpeper of Hollingbourne) the Eldest son of my said Uncle Sir Thomas Culpeper the sum of Twenty pounds.
     Item, I do give and bequeath unto the best of friends my ever good Lady Turner of Kirkby Court in Norfolk the sum of fifty pounds.
     Item, I do give and bequeath unto my very good friend Sir Charles Turner of Barham in Norfolk the sum of Twenty pounds.
     Item, I do give and bequeath unto Mrs Ann Turner the Oldest Daughter of the said Sir Charles Turner of Barham in Norfolk the sum of Ten Pounds.
     Item, I do give and bequeath unto Mrs Elizabeth Turner the second Daughter of the said Sir Charles Turner of Barham in Norfolk the sum of Ten Pounds.
     Item, I do give and bequest unto my Cousin Paulina Flood the Widow of Otteredge in Bearstead in Kent the sum of Ten Pounds.
     Item, I do give and bequeath unto Mrs Elizabeth Cary the Widow of Mr Thomas Cary whose maiden name was North the sum of Five pounds,
     Item, I do give and bequeath unto Mr George Farfson ( who has served my Dear Sister Hamilton and since the whole family above for Thirty years, the sum of Ten Pounds.
     Item, I do give and bequeath unto my young Godson Mr Charles Baker the Second Son now living of Mr Abraham Baker Minister of the Parish of Kirkby Cane in Norfolk the sum of Ten Pounds to be paid to the said Mr Abraham Baker to keep for his said Son Charles Baker until his said Father shall think fit to give it unto his Son my said Godson Charles Baker.
     Item, I do give and bequeath unto my own Maid who ever she be that lives with me and waits upon me by way of a Servant at the time of my Death the sum of Ten Pounds as also Five Pounds more to put my said Servant Maid into mourning to be bought now for her.
     Item, I do give and bequeath for the use of Mrs Elizabeth Hemblon of Bunggey in Suffolk whose maiden name was Flowerdewe and who lived with me as my Servant near Twelve Years, I say I do give and bequeath for her own use the sum of Twenty Pounds and also I do give and bequeath for the use of Charles Hemblon the son of the said Mrs Elizabeth Hemblon and who is my Godson the sum of Ten Pounds and both these two sums of Twenty Pounds and of Ten Pounds I do hereby order and appoint my aforesaid Executor my Nephew John Hamilton to pay unto the before mentioned Sir Charles Turner of Barham in Norfolk: And I desire that Sir Charles Turner as an Act of goodness and charity will be pleased I say as an act of very great goodwill and Charity will be pleased to keep and manage the said Twenty Pounds in Trust and for the use of the said Mrs Elizabeth Hemblen and also the said Ten Pounds in Trust also for the use of Charles Hemblen my Cousin: And I do further desire that the Sir Charles Turner will be pleased also at the trouble to lay out those two aforesaid sums either altogether or in parcels from time to time according as Sir Charles Turner shall think fit and must for the advantage of the said Mrs Elizabeth Hemblen and for her said Son my Godson Charles Hemblen, but I will not that Mr Peter Hemblen of Bunggey the said Mrs Elizabeth Hemblon's Husband shall have any part at all of these Two said Legacy's nor shall he concern himself to meddle with or about the said Twenty Pounds not with this said Ten Pounds for if he does, in that case my Will and pleasure is that this said Twenty Pounds Legacy for the use of his said Wife Elizabeth Hemblen and also the said Ten Pounds Legary for the use of his Son Charles Hemblon my Godson shall be utterly said.
     Item, I do give and Bequeath unto the poor in Norfolk or Suffolk the sum of Twenty Pounds which I do hereby order and appoint my aforesaid Executor to pay also unto the before mentioned Sir Charles Turner of Barham in Norfolk who I desire and appoint that with the said Twenty Pounds Sir Charles Turner will be pleased to bind out either in Norfolk or in Suffolk two very poor Children of honest parents Apprentices unto good useful Trades, but I desire that either of the two poor Children that shall be bound out Apprentices nor their parents may be such as take any Alms of the parish or are helped to be maintained by the parish for to Bind out ant such. I do not account it Charity.
     Item, I do further give and bequeath unto the poor the sum of Ten Pounds more, which Ten Pounds I do order and appoint my Executor therewith to bind out some poor boy of Honest Parents who belong to and live in the Parish of Hollingbourne.
     Item, I do further give and bequeath to be distributed to the poor in whatsoever parish I shall happen to die the sum of Five Pounds.
     Item, whatsoever ready monies I shall have by me and also all the interest money that shall be due unto me at the day of me Decease all those monies I do order and appoint towards the payment of the Legaries here bequeathed in this my Will and also the payment of my Debts and the charges of my Burial which I desire may be no more than is necessary for a decent and private funeral. All the rest and residue of my personal Estate whatsoever and all my plate which I have not herein nor shall use thereafter give away in any Codicil I do hereby give and bequeath unto my before mentioned Executor my Nephew John Hamilton for his own use and benefit: and of this my last Will and Testament I do hereby make, Constitute and appoint my before mentioned Nephew John Hamilton the Eldest Son and Heir Apparent of my aforesaid Nephew William Hamilton of Chilson in Kent my sole Executor who I desire and am very confident will be very punctual in performing and executing thereof in every particular.
     Now I the said Phillipa Culpeper having read over and seriously considered this my last Will and Testament do allow, ratify and publish the same to be my last Will and Testament, but provided always that any Codicil that I shall make either now or hereafter under my hand and Seal shall be also part of this my last Will and Testament.
     In witness whereof I the said Phillipa Culpeper to this my last Will and Testament containing four sheets of paper besides my Codicil (and all of them written in my own hand) have hereunto sett my Hand and Seal the is Eighteenth day of May in the year of Our Lord God.. One Thousand Seven Hundred and Seventeen (18 May 1717).
     Phillipa Culpeper
     Signed, Sealed and Published to be the last Will and Testament of Mrs Phillipa Culpeper in the presence of us Samuel Belcher, Edward Rowland, Thomas Pirke, Mary Goodwyn, John Janes.8,6 
Will18 May 1717 She made a will on 18 May 1717.

First Codicil
Be it Known unto All Men.
     By these here present that Whereas I Philippa Culpeper have made and Declared my last Will and Testament in Writing and signed and sealed and bearing date the Eighteenth day of May in the year of our Lord God One Thousand Seven Hundred and Seventeen. I the said Philippa Culpeper by this present Codicil confirm and ratify my said last Will and Testament And my true intent and meaning is that this Codicil be also adjusted to be part of my last Will and Testament.
     Item, I do give and bequeath unto my good Lady Turner of Kirby Cane in Norfolk now the Wife of Sir Charles Turner of Barham in Norfolk All my furniture that is in my Chamber in the said Lady Turners house in Kirby Cane in Norfolk Viz my now grown old Norwich Camlet Bed lined with yellow thread Satin, my hangings called English stitched Waxen and my eight Chairs, My Window Curtains, my Olive Wood Chest of drawers, my Jappan Corner Cupboard, my great English Jappan Lookinglass that hangs up over the Toilet Table, my brass fire hearth five shovels and tongs, Walnut tree wood Cabinet and all that can be accounted furniture that I bought and put into my said Chamber of Kirby Cane all this and any other furniture that I shall hereafter buy. I do hereby order and appoint my Executor my Nephew John Hamilton to give in my aforesaid Chamber in Kirby Cane in Norfolk after my Decease for the use of my said good Lady Turner and I wish it were better and not so very old.
     Item, I do give and bequeath unto the said Mrs Elizabeth Cary, Widow of Mr Thomas Cary of Bunggey whose Maiden name is North my right sable Tippet and my right Sable Muff and I desire the said Mrs Elizabeth Cary to wear them for my sake.
     Item, I do give and bequeath unto my said Maid who ever she be that lives with me and that waits upon me by way of a Servant all my wearing Clothes and all my wearing Linen (my aforesaid Sable Tippet and sable Muff excepted) to be delivered unto her by my Executor as soon as conscientiously may be after my Decease, and
     Whereas in my aforesaid last Will and Testament I have made my Nephew John Hamilton the Eldest Son and Heir Apparent of my before mentioned Nephew William Hamilton of Chilson in Kent my sole Executor. I do hereby confirm the same and do now here again make and constitute and appoint my aforesaid Nephew John Hamilton the Eldest Son and Heir Apparent of my said Nephew William of Chilson in Kent my sole Executor of this my last Will and Testament and also of this my Codicil which is part of my said Will and Testament.
     And if I should happen to die in Norfolk I do hereby Order and appoint that my body should be Buried in my Lady Turners Vault that is in the Parish of Kirby Cane in Norfolk, my good Lady Turner aforesaid of Kirby Cane in Norfolk having already freely given me leave to be buried in her Lady's own Vault in the aforesaid Church, And if my aforesaid Executor my Nephew John Hamilton cannot conscientiously come so far as Norfolk soon enough after my Decease to take the care of my Burial In that case I do hereby appoint and do desire of the Relations or Friends (with whom I shall then live and be with) that they will take the trouble of ordering my funeral And I do further appoint and desire that my said Relations or Friends will take care that my Body may be wrapped up all over round the Coffin in a thick large sheet of lead and so be Buried decently and privately in the aforesaid Lady Turners vault in the Parish Church of Kirby in Norfolk, And if at the time of my Decease I should happen not to have ready money enough by me for to bury me in that case I desire of the Relations or Friends with whom I shall then be to disburse what further moneys shall be wanting, And I do hereby order and appoint my aforesaid Executor my Nephew John Hamilton to repay immediately as soon as maybe whatsoever my said Relations or friends shall have further paid out and disbursed towards the charges of my funeral.
     And I do hereby yet further desire of my said Executor my Nephew John Hamilton the Eldest Son and Heir Apparent of my before mentioned Nephew William Hamilton of Chilson in Kent that this is my Codicil being also part of my last Will and Testament may be very punctually performed also in every particular thereof in Witness whereof the said Philippa Culpeper have sett my hand and seal this Eighteenth day of May in the year of our Lord God One Thousand Seven Hundred and Seventeen. (18 May 1717)
     Philippa Culpeper
     Signed, Sealed and deliverd to be part of the last Will and Testament of Mrs Philippa Culpeper in the presence of us. Samuel Belcher, Edward Rouland, Thomas Pirke, Mary Goodwyn, John Danes.9,6 
Will15 May 1719 She made a will on 15 May 1719.

Second codicil
Whereas I did make my Last Will and Testament and Signed and Sealed it upon the Eighteenth day of May One Thousand Seven Hundred and Seventeen And did in my said last Will and Testament give and bequeath unto my Niece Elizabeth Hamilton the only Daughter of my Nephew William Hamilton of Chilson in the County of Kent Esquire the sum of Five Hundred Pounds to be paid unto here at her day of Marriage and not before provided my said Niece Elizabeth Hamilton do marry with the consent of her Father and Mother or the Survivor of them the profits and interest of the said Five Hundred Pounds to be received by my said Nephew William Hamilton of Chilson in Kent, Esq. Her Father for his own use and benefit until the day of marriage of my said Niece Elizabeth Hamilton. Now I do hereby by this my second Codicil which is also part of my aforesaid last Will and Testament revoke this said Legary therein mentioned of Five Hundred Pounds which I gave to my Niece Elizabeth Hamilton in my said Will and Testament made and Signed the 18th day of May 1717 by reason my aforesaid Niece Elizabeth Hamilton is lately married to my Cousin Edwin Stede of Stede Hill in the County of Kent Esquire and because my said Nephew William Hamilton of Chilson in the said County of Kent, Esq. Father to my said Niece Elizabeth Hamilton (Elizabeth Hamilton) now Mrs Elizabeth Stede hath promised to pay into the said Edwin Stede Esq. (Edwyn Stede) her Husband the sum of Two Thousand Pounds for a portion for his Daughter on his making her a good jointure and settlement on the Children he may have by my true meaning and desire being always to have given to my said Niece Elizabeth Hamilton Now my Niece Mrs Elizabeth Stede the sum of Five Hundred Pounds after my death as a mark of my kindness on her Marrying with her Fathers and Mothers consent to be added to what my said William Hamilton her Father designed to give his said daughter in order to prefer my said Niece in Marriage in Consideration that my said Nephew William Hamilton hath promised to give Edwin Stede Esq. Husband to my said Niece Mrs Stede the sum of Two Thousand Pounds as a portion I say as a portion for his said Daughter when a Jointure and Settlements maybe made on her and their Children he may have by here I say therefore t do hereby Will and Bequeath unto my aforesaid Nephew William Hamilton of Chilson in the County of Kent Esq. the aforesaid sum of Five Hundred Pounds which I made Signed, Sealed and Executed the Eight day of May One Thousand Seven Hundred and Seventeen unto my then Niece Elizabeth Hamilton but now my Niece Mrs Elizabeth Stede for my said Nephew's own use and benefit for ever besides any other Legary which I have given unto my said Nephew William Hamilton in the aforesaid last Will and Testament bearing date the 18th May 1717 the better to enable my said Nephew William Hamilton Esq. to pay unto my Cousin Edwin Stede Esq. the aforesaid Two Thousand pounds which my said Nephew promised him for my Niece Mrs Elizabeth Stede his Wives portion and I design that this said Five Hundred Pounds which I have therefore in the this Codicil given unto my aforesaid Nephew William Hamilton Esq. shall be part of the aforesaid Two Thousand pounds which my said Nephew hath promised to pay unto my said Cousin Edwin Stede Esq. upon making a Jointure and Settlement upon his Wife my now Niece Elizabeth Stede. And I do hereby Will and require that this my second Codicil shall be adjudged as really, it is my true intent and meaning that it is and shall be part of my last Will and Testament which I made Signed, Sealed and executed the 18th day of May 1717.
     In Witness whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and seal this Fifteenth day of May One Thousand Seven Hundred and Nineteen. (15 May 1719)
     Philippa Culpeper
     Signed, Sealed and executed and published as a second Codicil to be part of the last Will and Testament of Mrs Philippa Culpeper in the presence of us William Spence, Dal: Boyles, Giles Hogg, Mary Powell.

Additional item due to an omission:
     Item having Omitted to set down in my Will what however I assigned I do hereby give and bequeath unto my Niece Elizabeth Hamilton the only Daughter of my Nephew William Hamilton of Chilson the sum of Twenty Pounds to be paid unto my said Niece within six months after my Decease by my Executor my before mentioned Nephew John Hamilton who hath faithfully promised me to pay the Legary of Twenty Pounds to his Sister aforesaid my Niece Elizabeth Hamilton although it is not mentioned neither in my Will not in my Codicil but this Lease shall be joined to my Codicil which my said Executor must Account to be the very same thing as if it were written in the Codicil or in the Will Witness my hand and Seal to this Legary to my said Niece this day the Eighteenth day of May in the year of Our Lord God One Thousand Seven Hundred and Seventeen. Philippa Culpeper.

23rd June 1720.Appeared Personally John Hamilton of Lenham in the County of Kent, Esquire and being sworn upon the Holy Exchange Lists to depose the truth and depose that he knew and was well acquainted with the Honourable Philippa Culpeper late of Kirby Cane in the County of Norfolk, Spinster Deceased for several years before and to the time of her Death (he being her Nephew and Executor) and with the manner and Character of her handwriting he having often seen her write and revised Letters from her and he having now seen and perused the proper writing or Codicil here unto annexed (beginning thus, Viz : Item having omitted to set down in my Will what however I designed.


I do hereby give and bequeath unto my Niece Elizabeth Hamilton & also ending thus, Viz: Witness my hand and Seals to this Legary to my said Niece this Eighteenth day of May in the year of our Lord God. One Thousand Seven Hundred and Seventeen,
Philippa Culpeper.
Verily believes the same to be all of the proper hand writing of the said Philippa Culpeper.
John Hamilton Die pradit dirtus Johnes Hamilton jurat fuit super deritate premissorum corum me L. Kinaston Surd prasdute Thomas Eyles Fuul N.J.6,10 
Death*1719 She died in 1719. 
Burial*1719 Her body was interred in 1719 at Kirby Cane, co. Norfolk, England.7 
Probate1719 Probate action was taken on Philippa's estate in 1719 at co. Kent, England,

P.C.C. 132 Shaller.7 
ChartsThe Culpepers of Hollingbourne, co. Kent, England (Possibly extinct): Descendant Chart
Last Edited6 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 I", Sussex Archaeological Collections, XLVII,47-81, (1904)http://gen.culpepper.com/historical/sussex/default.htm.
  2. 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
    Chapter 3b.
  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. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. E-mail written 2007 to Warren Culpepper from Charles Andrew Grigsby, England, e-mail address.
  7. 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.
  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.
  9. Public Records Office, National Archives, London.
    First Codicil (dated 18 May 1717) to the 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_1720-2.pdf.
  10. Public Records Office, National Archives, London.
    Second Codicil (dated 15 May 1719) to the 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_1720-3.pdf.