About William Colepeper
William Colepepyr, of Prestonhall [in Aylesford], co. Kent, Esq., s. and h. of Sir Thomas Colepeper, of the same, by Mary, da. of Thomas Pynnee, of Mitcham, Surrey, Chief Clerk comptroller to Queen Elizabeth ; was b. about 1588 ; suc. his father, 12 Oct. 1604 ; matric. at Oxford (St. Alban Hall) 31 Oct. 1606, aged 18 ; B.A., 11 May 1609 ; admitted to Gray's Inn, 1611, and was cr. a Bart., as above, 17 May 1627 ; Sheriff of Kent, 1635-36. He m. Helen, 1st da. of Sir Richard Spencer, of Offley, Herts, by Helen, da. of Sir John Brocket, of Brocket Hall in that county. He d. 1651. Will dat. 23 Dec. 1648, pr. 5 Nov. 1651. The will of his widow, dat. 10 Oct. 1663, pr, 19 Feb. 1678.
SOURCE: Complete baronetage; Cokayne, George E. (George Edward); 1902; Vol. II; page 16