1428, John Culpepper born in Goudhurst, Kent, England, s/o 156256. Walter Colepeper & 156257. Agnes Roper.
~1430, Agnes born in Bedgebery, Kent, England, heir & d/o 156258. John Gainsford.
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 Hist. of the Weald of Kent, Furley, 1874, P339.
~1453, John married Agnes.
2/8/1454, John Packe to John Colepeper Esqr., … Feoffment of 17 pieces in Marden. [East Sussex] (S) UKNA. [See 6/16/1446 record of father Walter.]
6/28/1461, Edward IV crowned at Westminster, beginning the House of York.
11/1462, John’s father died.
1462-63, An act of Parliament for the purpose of disgavelling the possessions of divers gentlemen in Kent … Thomas Colepeper, of Bedgbury, John Colepeper, of Aylesford, Thomas Colepeper, son of the said John, … William Colepeper … (S) Hist. of Kent, V1, 1797, Socage and Gavelkind Tenures.
1467, Sir John Colepeper of Pembury and Goudhurst, Sheriff of Kent. (S) Hist. of Kent, V1, 1797, Sheriffs.
1468, John knighted by King Edward IV.
1468, John, sheriff of Kent.
Aft. 1468, Agnes heir of her brother.
10/15/1468, Writ to: Sheriff of Kent. Endorsement: John Colepeper, knight, Sheriff, replies … (S) UKNA.
10/7/1469, Henry Aucher, esq., received power of attorney to deliver seisin to John Culpepper, kt., Richard Forde the elder, ... of the manor of Derondale.
11/16/1469, John Tutsham, the elder, of West Peckham, Kent, to John Culpeper, kt, Henry Auger, esq, … Derondale … [East Sussex]. (S) UKNA.
12/6/1472, IPM of Humphrey de Bohun, earl of Hereford and Sussex. Sussex: Wiggeselle. One knight’s fee, held by Simon de Echingham and John Colepeper. (S) CIsPM.
2/1/1475, Quitclaim. John Pesemersshe, kt, to John Colepeper, kt. All the lands and tenements in Ticehurst which lately belonged to William Pesemersshe. [East Sussex.] (S) UKNA.
1475, John pledged the manor of Hartshill, Warwickshire [acquired by his great grandfather Thomas Colepeper in 1378] with other securities for a debt of 1,000 marks owed to Brian Talbot. (S) Hist. of Warwick, V4, 1947, Hartshill.
10/22/1475, “Sir John Colepeper Knt. & Thomas Roger, to Henry Patynden & Thomas Dodde of Goudhurst, appointing them to give seisin of said lands to Robert Kent of Hedcorne.” (S) UKNA.
1476, John cleard his debt to Brian Talbot.
Agnes died before John.
12/22/1480, John: Knt., of Bedgebery in Goudhurst, Kent; Hardreshull, Warwickshire; Wigsell in Salehurst, Sussex, buried next to his wife and father in St. Mary’s, Goudhurst. (S) Date on tomb.
(S) 1619 Visitation of Kent.
· From a 1/4/1529 indenture, John wrote a will which is lost.
· 9/22/1516, “Sir John Culpeper, sometime of Goudhurst, Knight” … “Walter Culpeper and Agnes his wife my father and mother”, named in the will of John’s brother Richard.
· 1490, a monumental brass depicting Sir John Culpeper and his wife placed in the church at Goudhurst. [Brass is next to that of John Bedgebury, 1st husband of John’s mother.]
Children of John and Agnes:
i. Alexander Culpeper, born 1454 in England.
[Named after his uncle Alexander Clifford.]
Alexander received the lands in Sussex and Essex.
ii. Walter Culpeper (39064), born ~1460 in Kent, England.
9/22/1516, The male heirs of Walter Culpeper my nephew to have the manor of Heronden, and the tenement of the Bavre. (S) Will of his uncle Richard Colepeper.