Nicholas Culpeper

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Nicholas Culpepper

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Goudhurst, Kent, England, United Kingdom
Death: May 23, 1510 (76)
Wakehurst, Ardingley, Sussex, England
Place of Burial: St. Peter's Church, Ardingly, co. Sussex, England
Immediate Family:

Son of Walter Culpeper and Agnes Culpeper
Husband of Elizabeth Culpeper
Father of Richard Culpepper, of Wakehurst; Margaret Colepepper; Rev. Edward Culpeper, D.C.L.; Thomas Colepepper; Elizabeth Colepepper and 2 others
Brother of Sir John Culpepper, Kt., of Bayhall, Hardreshull & Bedgebury; Margaret Culpeper; Elizabeth Culpeper and Richard Culpepper

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About Nicholas Culpeper

Nicholas, with his brother, Richard, under somewhat romantic circumstances, married the Wakehurst sisters, (granddaughters and co-heiresses of Richard Wakehurst, sen., of Wakehurst, in Ardingly). These two girls were confided by Elizabeth, their grandmother, to the care of John Culpeper and Agnes, his wife, the former of whom "promysed on the faithe and trouthe of his bodye and as he was a gentylman," that they should not be wronged. In spite of this promise, however, Richard and Nicholas, "with force and armes riotously agense the Kynges peas arayed in the manor of warre at Goutherst toke and caried" them away to Bobbing, Alexander Clifford's place in Kent, and afterwards transported them to London to a place of John Gibson, "the seide Margarete and Elizabeth at the tyme of their takyng away makyng grete and pittious lamentacion and wepyng."

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This high-handed proceeding on the part of the two fortune hunting brothers was productive of much litigation, as Elizabeth Wakehurst, grandmother of the two heiresses, refused to resign the title deeds of their estates, and it was some time before a peaceable settlement was obtained. Richard died without issue, but Nicholas became the ancestor of the Culpepers of Wakehurst, and as the brass to him and his wife Elizabeth in Ardingly Church shows ten sons and eight daughters, we may conclude that they lived long and happily together.


Nicholas Colepeper lived at Wakehurst, Sussex, England.

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Nicholas Culpeper's Timeline

1434
1434
Goudhurst, Kent, England, United Kingdom
1465
1465
Age 31
Wakehurst, Ardingly, Sussex, England
1474
1474
Age 40
Wakehurst, Sussex, UK
1476
1476
Age 42
Of Wakehurst, Sussex, , England
1476
Age 42
Of Wakehurst, Sussex, , England
1479
1479
Age 45
of Crowley, Sussex, , England
1483
1483
Age 49
1490
1490
Age 56
of Nayland, Balcombe, Sussex, England
1510
May 23, 1510
Age 76
Wakehurst, Ardingley, Sussex, England