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Thursday, June 3, 2010

Sir John Colepeper & Idonea ?

1250048. Sir John Colepeper & 1250049. Idonea ?

1307, John born in England, s/o 2500096. Sir Thomas Culpeper & 2500097. Margery Bayhall.

7/7/1307, Edward II succeeded Edward I as King of England.

9/7/1320, A fine levied between Thomas Colepeper and his wife Margery, demandants, and Richard de Headen and John Colepeper, deforciants, concerning 2 messuages, 2 mills, 405a. of land, 20a. of meadow, 60a. of pasture, 80a. of wood, and 20s. of rent in Peapymbury, Tonebrug', and Tendele, whereby Thomas acknowledged the tenements aforesaid to be the right of John, and Richard and John, in consideration of that acknowledgment, granted and rendered the tenements to Thomas and Margery for their lives, with remainder to Walter, their son, and to the heirs male of his body, with remainder to John, brother of Walter, and the heirs male of his body, with remainder to Richard, John's brother, and the heirs male of his body, with remainder over to the right heirs of Thomas. (S) CCRs.

1321, John’s father arrested as a traitor.

8/20/1321, Pardon … of actions by reason of anything done against Hugh le Despenser, the son, and Hugh le Despenser , the father … on the testimony of Sir Hugh Daudele, the son :- John son of Thomas de Colepeper. (S) CPRs.

1322, John’s father executed, John’s older brother Walter the heir. [A writ was issued to the sheriff of York to receive ‘John Colepeper’ into the custody of York castle – this was John’s uncle.]

7/1/1324, Grant for life to Margery late the wife of Thomas Colepeper of 12 marks … in consideration of a release made by her to the king … between Thomas Colepeper and the said Margery his wife … and John Colepeper … Peapymbury, Tonebrigg, … to be the right of the said John, … the remainder men in tail male to Walter their son and John his brother … the premises being in the king’s hands by forfeiture of the said Thomas. (S) CPRs. [All of her lands except Pepyngbery were soon after restored.]

1/24/1327, Edward III succeeded Edward II as King of England.

2/1/1327, IPM of John’s father Thomas: died seized of Bayhalle, with lands in Pepyngbery, Thonebregg and Teudele; Walter his son age 22 on 2/2/1327.

2/1327, John’s older brother Walter died without heirs. (S) England’s Topographer, V3, 1829, P220.

1327, John’s uncle, John Colepeper of Lynlegh, released from prison. [John and his wife Johanna alive in 1338.]

1329, John recorded as using the family amorial bearings: ‘Arg.: a bend engrailed, gu.’ His brother Richard added a label of 3 points. [This coat of arms previously held of Robert Walrand temp. Henry III.]

1348, John purchased part of the manor of Wigsell, in Salehurst, co. Sussex: ‘John son of Thomas Colepeper, Knight, v. Simon de Hechynghamme and Alice his wife; manor of Wyggeselle and 4 messuages, 400 acres of land, 50 acres of meadow, 300 acres of wood, 60s. rent in Salherst, Westefelde, Pesemersshe and Setlescombe; the premises, including homage and services of the Master of the Hospital of St. Bartholomew of la Rye and his successors, James de Echynghamme, Knight, ..., to John for 200 marks. (S) Feet of Fines, Sussex.

6/1349, The Plague reached Dorset, and had spread across England by the end of 1349.

11/20/1360, John Colepeper to Alice who was wife of Simon de Ecchingham. Recognisance for £100, to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in Kent. (S) CCRs.

1364, John Colepeper attended parliament at Westminster for Kent. (S) Hist. of Kent, V1, 1797, Members of Parliament.

5/1/1365, “…Writ to: Sheriff of Kent. Sent by: Chancery. Endorsement: John Colepeper, the Elder, Sheriff [of Kent], …”. (S) UKNA.

1366, 1367, John Culpeper of Bayhill, Pembury, sheriff of Kent. (S) CCRs.

1369, John Culpeper of Bayhill, Pembury, High sheriff of Kent.

7/12/1369, “…Writ to: Sheriff of Kent. Sent by: Chancery. Endorsement: John Colpeper, Sheriff, replies …”. (S) UKNA.

11/7/1369, Commission to John Colepeper, sheriff of Kent, and … (S) CFRs.

1370, John sheriff of co. Kent. and commissioner for equipping ships in Kent, Surrey, and Sussex.

3/28/1371, Commission to John Colepeper … to assess, levy and collect the subsidy in all parishes in the county of Kent, … (S) CFRs.

1/8/1373, IPM of Humphrey de Bohun, earl of Hereford and Essex at Sussex: Wiggeselle. One knight’s fee, held by Simon de Echingham and John Colepeper. (S) CIsPM.

5/13/1374, Licence, for 20 marks … John Colpeper, for the alienation in mortmain by him … in Tonbrigge, Pepyngbury, Brenchesle, Tudele, Hadlo, Burgham, Eladyng, Estpekham and Capel … to celebrate devine service daily in the chapel of St. Mary … the said John, and for the souls after their death, and for the souls of Richard Colpeper and Walter Colpeper. (S) CPRs. [Richard and Walter his brothers.]

6/10/1374, Commission to … to keep the peace … determine all trespasses … William de Latymer, John de Cobham, Robert Bealknap, Henry Asty, John Colpeper, the elder, Roger Digges, … Kent. (S) CPRs.

Bef. 5/23/1380, John died, Idonea living.


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.

 (S) 1619 Visitation of Kent. (S) Manduessedum Romanorum, Bartlet, 1791, P61. (S) Sussex Arch. Coll’s., 1904,  V47, PP48.

Family notes:

·         The contemporary ‘John Colepeper’, clerk and then judge, is of the Colepeper family of Preston Hall, near Aylesford. (S) Biographia Juridica, Foss, 1870, P180.

Child of John and ?:

i. Thomas Colepepper (625024), born ~1330 in England.

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