Colepeper, John 1 2a 3

Birth Name Colepeper, John
Gender male
Age at Death more than about 68 years


Name Suffix:<NSFX> Of Bayhall & Hartshill, Sir
The following information aboutJohn was taken from the Culpepper Family Website,, citing asa source, R.E., F.S.A. and Rev. J.H.L. Booker, M.A. Col. F.W.T. Attree, "The Sussex Colepepers," Sussex Archaeological Collections XLVII:

Sir John, who in1348 had purchased the manor of Wigsell, in Salehurst, co. Sussex, from Simon de Etchingham, by marriage with Elizabeth, daughter and co-heiress of Sir John Hardreshull, of Hardreshull, co. Warwick, considerably augmented his patrimonial estates, and left at his death an only son and heir, Sir Thomas Colepeper, ofBayhall, in Kent., and Hardreshull, in Warwickshire.
- From The Sussex Colepepers-I, page 54
Sir John succeeded to Bayhall on the death of his brother Walter. Sheriff 1364-5, 1365-6, 1368-9 (39, 40 43 Edw III). Commissioner for equipping ships 1370, jointly with sheriffs of Kent, Surrey, Sussex and others. (Rymer)
In Burke's "Extinct and Dormant Baronetcies of England, Ireland & Scotland", p. 144-145, is the following on John Culpeper, Sheriff of Kent: "John Colepeper, esq. of Bay Hall, who was sheriff of Kent in the 43rd [year] of Edward III [around 1370]. He m. Elizabeth, daughter and co-heir of Sir John Hardrishall, knt. of Hardrishall, in the county of Warwick, by Maud Mussenden, an heiress, and thereby became possessed of divers manors."

Note: The Culpepper Family Website did not follow Burke's above, in that Margaret Stafford (not Maud Mussenden) was wife of John Hardreshull.


Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth about 1308 Brenchley, Tunbridge, Kent, England    
Death after 1376 Bayhall Manor, Pembury, Kent, England    

Age: 68y

Christening 2004-01-12 Of Bayhall & Hartshill, S    


Family of Colepeper, John and Hardreshull, Elizabeth De

Married Wife Hardreshull, Elizabeth De ( * about 1333 + Deceased )
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage before 1345   Religious Marriage 2b
Name Birth Date Death Date
Colepeper, Thomasabout 1356before 1428/9-03-08 (Julian)


    1. Colepeper, John
      1. Hardreshull, Elizabeth De
        1. Colepeper, Thomas