Majorie Layne

Female, #9422, (1887 - 1973)
Father*Francis Ambrose Layne (s 1855 - )
Mother*Jessie Vinton Culpeper of Barbados (7 Oct 1857 - 7 Aug 1928)
Birth*1887 Majorie was born in 1887.1 
Death of Mother7 Aug 1928 Her mother Jessie Vinton Culpeper of Barbados died on 7 Aug 1928 at Barbados.2 
Death*1973 She died at England or Barbados in 1973.1 
Biography* Majorie Layne and her sister Evelyn Layne reportedly moved to England and were living at Wakehurst, Worthing, Sussex, England in 1970. Wakehurst Place was the old Culpeper family home. However, this seems highly unlikely to have been the home of Majorie and Evelyn as the estate was bequeathed to the National Trust in 1963. (See: Perhaps they were living in the area of Wakehurst Place. In any event, in the Richard Culpeper GEDCOM1 is a note that Majorie and Evelynnnn gave the book "Wakehurst Place, Sussex" by Gerald W.E. Loder (Spottiswoode and Co, Ltd, London, 1907) to Greeba Marguerive Anciaux on their visit back to Barbados in 1970, while they were living at "Wakehurst, Worthing, Sussex, England". In 1998, the address of this historic facility was "Wakehurst Place, Ardingly, West Sussex, England".

On 13 Jul 2012, Diana Birkett Grimwood3, born in Barbados, wrote Warren Culpepper, "My parents were friends of Evelyn and Marjorie Layne and of Gracie Culpepper. Evelyn and Marge as she was called did not return to England. They died in Barbados. 
ChartsThe Culpepers of Barbados and the Colepepers of South Africa: Descendant Chart
Last Edited22 Jul 2012


  1. E-mail written 1998-2006 to Warren Culpepper from Richard Clark Culpeper (#9447), 139A Little Norway Road, Station F, RR 3, Site 3, Compartment 11, Oliver & Paipoonge Township, Thunder Bay Ontario P7C 4V2 Canada, Phone 807-625-6341, e-mail address.
  2. E-mail written 1999-2008 to Lew Griffin and Warren Culpepper from Ian George Colepeper (#36386), South Africa, (deceased 2008).
  3. E-mail written 13 Jul 2012 to Warren L. Culpepper from Diana Birkett Grimwood, Barbados, e-mail address.