Mercy Culpeper

Female, #8961, (say 1582 - 1629)
Father*Dr. Martin Culpeper of Feckenham in Astwood, co. Worc. (1540 - c 9 Oct 1605)
Mother*Lettice Clarke (s 1560 - )
Name-AltSpell This surname is sometimes spelled Colepeper. 
Name-AltSpell This surname is sometimes spelled Culpepper. 
Name-Comm Her was commonly known as Mary. 
Birth*say 1582 Mercy was born at Hanbury, Oxfordshire, England, say 1582. 
Married Namesay 1602  As of say 1602, her married name was Sandys. 
Marriage*say 1602 She married Sir Samuel Sandys of Wickhamford, co. Worc. say 1602. 
Death of Fathercirca 9 Oct 1605 Her father Dr. Martin Culpeper of Feckenham in Astwood, co. Worc. died circa 9 Oct 1605. 
Death of Spouse18 Aug 1623 Her husband Sir Samuel Sandys of Wickhamford, co. Worc. died on 18 Aug 1623. 
Death*1629 She died in 1629. 
Burial*1629 Her body was interred in 1629 at Wickhamford, Worcestershire, England
Biography* Her father named her in his will 'my daughter Sandys,' and appointed 'my son-in-law Sir Samuel Sandis of Ombersley, Worcs. Knight,' one of his trustees and executors. Her burial in 1629 among the Sandys at Wickhamford, with an elaborate MI., is recorded by Nash (Worcestershire, ii, 221, 462.
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Her husband was the eldest son of Archbishop Edwin Sandys by his second wife, Cicely, dau. (by a second marriage) of the Thomas Wilford who had married Elizabeth, sister of William Culpeper.
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By this marriage Mercy Culpeper was included in the innermost circle of the founders of Virginia. Her husband, long M. P., was a member of the Council of the Virginia Company, of which his two younger brothers were officers: Sir Edwin Sandys (1561-1629) as Treasurer and chief executive, and George Sandys (1577-1644), who translated Ovid while resident at Jamestown, as Secretary. She was, moreover, herself the mother of that Margaret Sandys who m. Sir Francis Wyatt (1588-1644), Governor of Virginia, 1621-26, and 1639-42. See Va. Mag., xvii, 292.]
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Source: Fairfax Harrison, "The Proprietors of the Northern Neck." 

Family

Sir Samuel Sandys of Wickhamford, co. Worc. (28 Dec 1560 - 18 Aug 1623)
Marriage*say 1602 She married Sir Samuel Sandys of Wickhamford, co. Worc. say 1602. 
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Last Edited21 May 2011