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Thursday, October 8, 2020

Sir Thomas Culpeper & Margery Bayhall

 2500096. Sir Thomas Culpeper & 2500097. Margery Bayhall

~1275, Thomas Colepeper de Brenchesle born in England, s/o 5000192. Sir Thomas Colepeper.

~1285, Margery Beyhall born in England, d/o 5000194. John atte Bayhalle & 5000195. Johanna ?.

1299, Grant to Thomas son of Thomas Colepeper, and Margery his wife of lands at Beghall with part of a mill in Pepinbury.

1306, Thomas and his son Thom’ Colepeper de Brenchesle indicted for stealing the goods of the vicar of Ringmer.

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

1308, Charter in which Cecilia, Margaret [Margery], Amicia and Christina, daughters of John atte Bayhalle grant to Thomas son of Thomas Colepeper, for 5 marks, all their part of a mill and lands in Pepinbury which they had after the death of their grandfather William atte Bayhalle.

1309, Johanna quae fuit  uxor Johannis atte Beyhalle petit versus Thomam Colepeper juniorem.

7/8/1310 at London, Debtor: John de Teppenhese, of Kent. Creditor: Thomas, the son of Thomas Colepeper [held half a fee in Brushing, Eyhorne Hundred, Kent]. Amount: £60. (S) UKNA.

By 1311, Thomas’ father died.

1311, Thomas and Margery purchased 50 acres in Foulsden.

1312, Grant from Ralph Newman and Agnes daughter and heir of Geoffry atte Bayhalle to Thomas Colepeper and Margery his wife of lands in Pepinbury. [Also a grant from Walter son of Jeffrey atte Beyhalle and Agnes his sister for 26 shillings ‘quandam granam terrae in Pepingebery’.]

1313, Gilbert ate Beyhalle grants to Thomas Colepeper and Margery for 50s land in Pepingbury.

7/5/1314, Commitment to Thomas Colpypere of the bailiwick of the forestership of Retherfeld in the chace of Tonebrigg. (S) CFRs.

1317, Quitclaim by Johanne widow of John atte Beyhalle to Thomas Colepeper and Margery his wife of a house and lands at Beyhalle for 3.5 marks.

1317, Thomas, s/o Thomas Colepeper, demised 113 acres to the prior of Tonebrigge. (S) CCRs, 4/25/1326.

1320, Thomas Colepeper granted land by deed to Thomas Botiller [Botyller] and Alice his wife at La Bayhall. (S) CCRs, 11/2/1325.

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.

3/1321, Thomas met with rebelling barons supporting Thomas, earl of Lancaster, at Pontefract.

3/16/1322, Battle of Boroughbridge, Yorkshire. Rebel barons with Thomas, earl of Lancaster defeated by King Edward II. Thomas and his brother John participated.

3/24/1322, Commission to … to render judgement upon … mandate to them to meet … on the day appointed by them for the execution of said judgement … the like to Nicholas Kyriel, James de Horn and Robert Paulyn to render judgement upon Thomas Colepeper, a traitor, at Winchelse. (S) CPRs.

1322, Thomas executed; hanged, drawn and quartered at Winchelsea.


3/12/1324, Petition of Margery Culpeper, widow of Thomas Culpeper. Margery, widow of Thomas Culpeper, states that her late husband's lands, tenements, goods and chattels have been taken into the King's hand, although they are her right by purchase, as can be proved by a good jury. She requests grace and a remedy. (S) UKNA.

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.]

 [––Post Mortem––]

2/20/1327, Order to escheator in the counties of Kent, Surrey, Sussex and Middlesex, and the city of London, to take into the king's hand the lands late of Thomas Colepeper, deceased, tenant in chief of Edward II. (S) CFRs. [On death of son Walter who died before taking livery of his lands.]

Margerie died.

(S) Sussex Arch. Coll’s., 1904,  V47, PP48.

Children of Thomas and Margery:

i. Walter Colepeper, born 2/2/1305 in England. [Heir]

Walter married 1st Elizabeth, widow of Thomas de Cobham.

7/21/1321, Commitment during pleasure to … in the county of Kent … Order to Walter Colpeper to deliver to him. (S) CFRs.

2/1327, Walter died without heirs. [Proof of age 2/2/1327.]

2/15/1327, Order to eseheator(s) in the counties of Surrey, Sussex, Kent and Middlesex, and the city of London, to take into the king's hand the lands late of Walter Colepeper, deceased. (S) CFRs.

ii. John  Colepeper (1250048), born 1307 in England

iii. Richard Colepeper, born ~1308 in England

1329, Richard added a label of 3 points to the amorial bearings: ‘Arg.: a bend engrailed, gu.’, used by his older brother John.

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