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Saturday, May 8, 2010

Bond 156256 & 156257

156256. Walter Colepeper & 156257. Agnes Roper {Bond}

1398, Walter born in England, 2nd s/o 312512. John Colepepper & 312513. Elizabeth Hardreshall.

~1390, Agnes, born in England, d/o 312514. Ralph Ropere & 312515. Beatrice Lewknor.

Agnes 1st married John de Bedgebury, s/o John. [A brass to John was placed in Goudhurst church in 1424.]

10/25/1415, Walter, “Squire of Agincourt”, fought at the battle of Agincourt in northern France in the army of King Henry V. [Edward Colepeper is also listed with the “archers”.]

5/7/1434, Humphrey, duke of Gloucester, and Eleanor, his wife, querents, and John Colepeper, knight, and Julian, his wife, Walter Colepeper, esquire, and Agnes, his wife, and Nicholas Colepeper, esquire, and Elizabeth, his wife, deforciants. For this they received 200 marks of silver from the Duke and Eleanor. (S) Feet of Fines, CP 25/1/115/310, 412.

1450, Walter Culpeper, of Goudhurst, esquire; and his sons John Culpeper and Richard Culpeper of Goudhurst, gentlemen; were among the “Tall Personages” in the Weald of Kent or on its borders who obtained pardons for their participation in the Rebellion of Jack Cade. (S) A history of the Weald of Kent, Furley, 1874, P339.

1456-1460, “Walter Leukenore, esq., and Joyce his wife, daughter of Nicholas Culpeper. v. Walter Culpeper, esq., feoffee.: Manor of Barnet, and other lands, &c. called Culverden, Scotgrove, Brerborowe, Mariottes, Dodeherst, Barklee, Blackland, Networth, and Haselholt, in cos. Kent and Sussex.: Kent, Sussex.” (S) UKNA.

12/3/1457, Agnes buried at Bedgebury Chapel, St. Mary’s, Goudhurst. [Her tomb identifies her father.]

1460-62, “Drewe, son of Stephen Burn. v. Walter Culpeper and Thomas Wayte (feoffees of the said Stephen).: … ; (rejoinder only): Kent.” (S) UKNA.

11/24/1462, Walter buried at Bedgebury Chapel of St. Mary’s church, Godhurst, co. Kent.

(S) 1619 Visitation of Kent.

Children of Walter and Agnes:

i. John Colepeper (78128), born 1428 in England.

ii. Richard Colepeper, born ? in Engalnd.
9/22/1516, Will as to lands of Richard Culpeper, Esq. "one of the sons of Walter Culpeper of Goudhurst, Esquire, and brother to Sir John Culpeper, sometime of Goudhurst, Knight" … “Walter Culpeper and Agnes his wife my father and mother.”

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