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Saturday, May 8, 2010

Lord Walter Colepeper Esq. & Agnes Roper

156256. Lord Walter Colepeper Esq. & 156257. Agnes Roper    

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

~1405, Agnes, born in England, d/o 312514. Edmund Ropere & 312515. Katherine Burgh.

By 5/10/1405, William’s father died.

3/20/1413, Henry V succeeded Henry IV as King of England.

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

1415, Walter, at the siege of Harfleur, serving Sir William Bourchier, “resisted valiantly a sally of the enemy.” (S) Sussex Arch. Coll., V10, 1858, P152.

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”.]

8/31/1422, Henry VI (an infant) succeeded Henry V as King of England.

[––Walter & Agnes––]

By 1427, Walter married Agnes.

1433, Plaintiffs: Walter Colepeper, esq. and Nicholas Watton, executors of Nicholas Colepeper. Sussex. (S) UKNA, C 1/12/184.

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.

1437, John Braunspath and Julian his wife conceded the manor of Hartshill to Walter Colepeper [father of Sir John Colepeper.] (S) Hist. of Warwick, V4, 1947, Hartshill.

6/16/1446, Thomas Goldsmyth of Ealding to Rogers Fiennes, …, Walter Colepeper & … Esqrs., … Release of right in 17 pieces in Marden [East Sussex]. )S) UKNA. [See 2/8/1454 record of son John.]

5/14/1447, Roger Fiennes to Sir Thos. Stanley, John Hampton Esq. … to Walter Colepeper, & John Pympe Esqrs., & …; Release of right in the said 17 pieces in Marden. (S) UKNA, SAS-CO/1/524.

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.

1457, Plaintiffs: Walter Leukenore, esq., and Joyce his wife, daughter of Nicholas Culpeper. Defendants: Walter Culpeper, esq., feoffee. Subject: Manor of Barnet, and other lands, etc called Culverden, …, Networth, and Haselholt, in cos. Kent and Sussex. (S) UKNA, C 1/26/230.

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

[––Walter––]

11/10/1459, Richard Colepeper, Nicholas Colepeper, Sons of Walter Colepeper, Esq. of Goudhurst & John Horden of the same, to Thomas Rolf of Goudhurst; Feoffment of land called Hothfield. (S) UKNA, SAS-CO/1/772.

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 Culpeper (78128), born 1428 in Goudhurst, Kent, England.

ii. Richard Colepeper, born ? in Engalnd.

Richard married Margaret, co-heiress of Richard Wakehurst.

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.”

iii. Nicholas Colepeper, born ? in Engalnd.

Nicholas married Elizabeth, co-heiress of Richard Wakehurst.

11/10/1459, Feoffment. Richard Colepeper, Nicholas Colepeper, Sons of Walter Colepeper, Esq. of Goudhurst & John Horden of the same, to Thomas Rolf of Goudhurst; Feoffment of land called Hothfield. (S) UKNA.


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