Sir Richard Culpeper of Preston Hall, 2nd Bart.1

Male, #9200, (say 1630 - before 5 Jan 1659)
Father*Sir William Culpeper of Preston Hall in Aylesford, 1st Bart. (1588 - 1651)
Mother*Helen Spencer (s 1591 - 1677)
Name-AltSpell This surname is sometimes spelled Culpepper. 
Name-AltSpell This surname is sometimes spelled Colepeper. 
Birth*say 1630 Richard was born say 1630. 
Marriage*say 1651 He married Margaret Reynolds say 1651. 
Birth of Sonsay 1652 His son William Culpeper was born say 1652 at Aylesford, co. Kent, England
Birth of Sonsay 1654 His son Sir Thomas Culpeper of Preston Hall, 3rd Bart. was born say 1654. 
Will*30 Jul 1657 He made a will on 30 Jul 1657.

In the name of God Amen.
     I Sir Richard Colepepyr of Maidstone in the County of Kent Baronet being weake in body but of sound and perfect memory thanks be to God doe therefore make this my last Will and Testament in manner and forme followinge .
     First I bequeath my soule to Almightie god that gave it and my body I commit to the Earth to be decently buried at Aylesford near the body of Sir William Colepepyr (Sir William Culpeper of Preston Hall in Aylesford, 1st Bart.) my deceased father there to rest in expectation of a glorious resurrection into life everlasting by and through the death and merrits of Jesus Christ my onlye Saviour and Redeemer.
     Item I make my dear and loving Wife Dame Margaret Colpepyr (Margaret Reynolds) my honoured mother Dame Hellen Colpepyr (Helen Spencer) and my loving brother-in-law, John Beale Esquire (Sir John Beale of Chillington, Maidstone, Bart.), Executors of this my Last Will and Testament.
     Item I give and bequeath unto my said well beloved wife for payment of my debts education of my children all my goods Cattell Chattels Household stuffe plate and jewells ready money rents arrears debts and demannds whatsoever (my lease of Saint Katherines of lands in Raynham only excepted)
     Item I give and bequeath my farm and lands with their appurtenances in Burcott in Oxfordshire unto Alicia Colepepyr (Alicia Culpeper)
my only daughter and her heires forever And I alsoe give unto her my said daughter my said lease of Saint Katheryne's and the said lands thereby granted with the appurtenances
     Item I give and bequeath unto Thomas Colepepyr (Sir Thomas Culpeper of Preston Hall, 3rd Bart.) my sonne and heire apparent and to his heirs for ever All other my Manors Messuages lands tenements and heriditaments and the reversion & reversons remaynder and remaynders whatsoever and wheresoever.
     Item my will and desire is that my said executors shall take order that all the rents and proffitts of the said lands which I houlde of Saint Katheryne shall bee safely kept together untill my said daughter shall attayne her age of Eighteen years and then duely and finely bee paid unto her.
     Item I give unto the poore of the Parish of Maidstone five Pounds and unto the poore of the Parish of Aylesford five Pounds to be distributed amongst them by the overseers of the poore of the several parishes within one month after my funerall
     Witness my hand and Seale the Thirtyeth day of July in the year of our Lord one Thousand Six hundred Fifty Seven (30 Jul 1657) Richard Colepepyr

Memorandum that the name (Margarett) was interlyned and then signed sealed and Published in the presence of us Hellen Colepepyr Alisha Colepepyr Michaell Beaver

The will was proved on 4th September 1660 by Dame Margarett Colepepyr relict and Executrix and Helena Colepepyr and John Beale.2,3 
Death*before 5 Jan 1659 He died before 5 Jan 1659. 
Burial*5 Jan 1659 His body was interred on 5 Jan 1659 at St. Peter's Church, Aylesford, co. Kent, England.4 
Probate4 Sep 1660 Probate action was taken on Richard's estate on 4 Sep 1660 at co. Kent, England,

P.C.C. 242 Nabbs.5 

Family

Margaret Reynolds (say 1633 - 1691)
Marriage*say 1651 He married Margaret Reynolds say 1651. 
Children
ChartsThe 12th century Culpepers of England: Descendant Chart (16 generations, Males only)
Last Edited21 Sep 2012

Citations

  1. Col. F.W.T. Attree R.E./F.S.A. & Rev. J.H.L. Booker M.A., "Colepeper of Aylesford Pedigree in The Sussex Colepepers, Part I", Sussex Archaelogical Collection, Vol. XLVII, 1904.
  2. Public Records Office, National Archives, London.
    Will of Sir Richard Culpeper of Maidstone, dated 30 Jul 1657, transcribed by Charles Andrew Grigsby from the image at: http://gen.culpepper.com/archives/uk/wills/images/Richard_of_Maidstone_1660.pdf.
  3. E-mail written Sep 2012 to Warren L. Culpepper from John Buckley, Lancaster, England, e-mail address.
    John provided numerous edits, improving the accuracy of Charles Grigsby's transcription.
  4. C. Wykeham-Martin, Pedigree Chart 2 'Colepeper of Preston Hall & Oxenhoath' from The History of Leads Castle, , 1868.
  5. E-mail written Sep 2012 to Warren L. Culpepper from John Buckley, Lancaster, England, e-mail address.