1/24/1327, Edward III succeeded Edward II as King of England.
~1330, Thomas Culpeper born in England, heir & s/o 1250048. John Colepeper & 1250049. Idonea ?.
6/1349, The Plague reached Dorset, and had spread across England by the end of 1349. [England would lose about a third of its population, France about a fourth.]
4/1367, John de Northwode, knight, … Richard atte Lese, knight, … Thomas Colpepir, … jurors in the IPM of William son and heir of William de Septvans, knight, at Canterbury, Kent. (S) CIsPM.
5/10/1367, John Clerk of Shillynghelde, planning to kill John Andrewe of Canterbury and to defraud the king … granted all his goods to Thomas Colepeper … (S) CPRs.
[––Thomas & Eleanor––]
1368, Sir Thomas and his wife Eleanora levied a fine on Ashene for the marriage of his son with Elizabeth Hardreshull.
1368-73, Thomas knighted.
1373, “Thomas Colepeper, knight, to grant one-third of the manor of Cuxwold and of the advowson of its church to John Biron, knight. Lincoln.” (S) UKNA.
4/2/1377, Thomas appointed justiciar and conservator of the peace in Ailesford, Sutton and Leucade Tunbridge.
6/21/1377, Richard II succeeded Edward III as King of England.
1377, Thomas presented William Syward to the church of Rode.
2/11/1378, Indenture made between Sir John Pecham clerk, William Brenchesle and Thomas Wallere of the one part and Sir Thomas Colpepir and Eleanor his wife of the other part, witnessing the grant of a yearly rent of £100 of all lands in Kent which the first parties have by feoffment of Sir Thomas. (S) CCRs.
5/1378, Thomas Colepeper and his wife Eleanor, plantiffs and Thomas atte Read … deforcients, of the manors of Hardreshull [Hartshill] and Anesley, who granted them to the said Thomas and Eleanor for ever. (S) Hist. of Warwick, V4, 1947, Hartshill.
5/23/1380, Sir Thomas Colepeper knight, son of John Colepeper, and Idonea who was wife of the said John. Indenture that the said Thomas delivered to her for life, so long as she should remain unmarried, in lieu of dower of all his 'gavelekynd' lands in Kent, … and in lieu of her dower of the manor of Wygeselle … rendering to Sir Thomas and his heirs 21s. 1½d., … (S) CCRs.
7/21/1380, Thomas of Woodstock led 5200 men in support of the barons of Brittany, landing at Calais. ‘Monsr. Thomas Colepeper’ a ‘Chivaler’ in the retinue of the Earl of Stafford. (S) Coll’s Hist. Staffordshire, V14, 1893, P232.
11/1380, Thomas at the siege of Nantes.
1/1381, The army returned to England.
3/21/1381, … to take carpenters and workmen to cut down … between Bodyham pond and the lands of Thomas Colepeper, knight, Wigeshull, … (S) CPRs.
11/6/1390, “Thomas At Reed of Bocherst in Wadeherst to Thomas Colepepyr, knt., Thomas Wallere junr., John Chytecrofte, …”. (S) UKNA.
1392, Thomas holding Hartshill manor, Warwickshire.
10/14/1392, Thomas presented Walter Kempston to the church of Rode.
2/2/1394, Thomas Colepeper, knight, Sheriff of Kent.
11/11/1394, Commitment of the county of Kent and castle of Canterbury to Thomas Colepepir, ' chivaler,' during pleasure, so that he answer at the Exchequer as sheriff and keeper. (S) CFRs.
12/29/1394, Debtor: John Hamyngherst. Creditor: Thomas Colepeper, knight [held Brushing in Eyhorne Hundred, Kent]. Amount £40. Before whom: John Proude, Keeper of the Seal of the city of Canterbury. (S) UKNA.
5/6/1395, Sir Thomas Culpeper of Bayhill, Pembury, High Sheriff of Kent. [Many records around this time. Thomas unable to respond to this writ.]
8/22/1395, Writ: Debtor: John Eyton of Stansted in Kent ... Thomas Colepeper, Sheriff, replies that he sent the writ to John Colepeper, seneschal of the liberty of the Archbishop of Canterbury, who said that John Eyton was not found in his bailiwick but all his lands and tenements, goods and chattels were seized into the King's hands. (S) UKNA.
11/9/1395, Order to Thomas Colepepir, late sheriff and keeper Kent, to deliver the county ancl castle to Nicholas Haut by indenture. (S) CFRs.
Thomas of “Bay Hall in p’ebia de Pepenbery p’pe Tunbridge, Miles” died.
(S) 1619 Visitation of Kent. (S) A Hist. of the co. of Warwick, V4, 1947. (S) Manduessedum Romanorum, Bartlet, 1791, P61.
· Thomas did not marry Eleanor, d/o Sir Nicholas Grene. 1370, Nicholas Grene and Joan his wife ... manor of Exton ... in special tail male; reminder to Elizabeth, daughter ... and her heirs of Sir John de Holand (Rutland.) (S) Her.&Gen., V9, 1874, P344. [Elizabeth died without heirs.] Her sister Eleanor married ? Colepeper, who’s son John Colepeper was age 40 and more in 1421 (i.e. born ~1381.) This John left an only daughter as his heir, Katherine, married to Robert Harryington, then the manor descended to her son Robert.
Children of Thomas and Eleanor:
i. Alianora Colepeper, born ? in England.
Alianora married Sir Reginald Cobham of Lingfield, Surrey.
ii. John Colepepper (312512), born ~1350 in England.
iii. Walter Colepeper, born ? in England.
[10/26/1427, Walter named as his uncle in the will of Thomas, s/o John.]