Sunday, May 2, 2010

Bond 78128 & 78129

78128. Sir John Colepeper & 78129. Agnes Gainsford {Bond}

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1428, John born in England, s/o 156256. Walter Colepeper & 156257. Anges Roper.

~1435, Agnes born in Bedgebery, 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 History of the Weald of Kent, Furley, 1874, P339.

Agnes heir to her brother John.

~1453, John married Agnes.

1468, John knighted by King Edward IV.
1468, John sheriff of Kent.

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.

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.

Family notes:
• 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 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.

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