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John (Culpeper) Culpepper (bef. 1606 - bef. 1675)

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John "The Merchant" Culpepper [uncertain] formerly Culpeper
Born before in Harrietsham, Kent, Englandmap [uncertain]
Ancestors ancestors
Son of [uncertain] and [uncertain]
Brother of
Husband of — married in Virginiamap
Descendants descendants
Father of
Died before in Northumberland County, Virginiamap [uncertain]
Profile last modified | Created 15 Dec 2017
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"John Culpeper, merchant, baptized at Harrietsham, Kent, 26 Oct. 1606. He was admitted to the Middle Temple in 1621. He married Mary (Unknown). Part owner with his brother Thomas of the ship Thomas and John, in the Virginia trade."[1] No issue - descendants are of his brother Thomas Culpepper.
"He is believed to be identical with the John Culpeper who was Sheriff and Clerk of Northumberland County, Virginia, 1671-1674."[1]
His wife Mary was a widow in 1675 when she petitioned the Council for an allowance from his estate.[1]
NOTE: This surname is correctly spelled Culpeper.

Research Notes

Removed as spouse: Mary Bishop of Connecticut.
Removed as children:
  • Hannah (Culpepper) Frisbie of Connecticut.
  • Henry Culpepper of Lower Norfolk County, Virginia. Source on his profile (online family tree says:
    "Henry may have been the son of John Culpeper the Merchant, who was the son of John Culpeper of Astwood in Feckenham and Ursula Woodcock, but this is far from being proven. While there is some evidence to suggest that the name of Henry's father was John, it has not been possible to prove that this John was the one just mentioned. But he seems to be a good candidate, since he was the right age to have been Henry's father, was known to have been abroad from England, and belonged to a family with other connections in Virginia."


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, 5 vols., ed. Kimball G. Everingham (Salt Lake City, Utah: the author, 2013), Vol II, pp 370-371 CULPEPER #13


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Note: This profile for has been altered since the trail anchored on this profile was approved by the Magna Carta project. In Richardson, this John, son of John & Ursula, married Mary ______ but is not shown as having any children. Discussions for resolution are continuing, but in the meantime, the trail appears to have been broken and, therefore, the Magna Carta badge was changed to a Trail Pending project box and he was removed from the Gateway Anestors category. ~ Noland-165 13:11, 17 April 2019 (UTC)
John Culpepper is a descendant of Magna Carta surety baron William Malet.[1] The trail was developed, reviewed, and approved by the Magna Carta project (reviewer: April Dauenhauer; 2015).
  • Needs Re-review: Much has changed since then, most notably the addition of a son who is documented in Richardson as his brother Thomas's son.

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On 23 Oct 2018 at 15:31 GMT Liz (Noland) Shifflett wrote:

On 15 Dec 2017 at 16:17 GMT Liz (Noland) Shifflett wrote:

I went ahead and added the project as profile manager... we had requested that all profiles with the project box have the project added, but this profile had had a coded badge instead of the template.

For more information about this change & project-managed profiles, please see this G2G post.

Cheers, Liz

On 15 Dec 2017 at 16:03 GMT Liz (Noland) Shifflett wrote:

um. hmm. This Culpeper line continued from the nephew of the same name (who had only one daughter).

I cannot find any support for Hannah, whose bio says her parents are unknown; Richardson shows no children for John. They are also not in the same location.

The source for Henry - - says: "Henry may have been the son of John Culpeper the Merchant, who was the son of John Culpeper of Astwood in Feckenham and Ursula Woodcock, but this is far from being proven. . . ." (not enough room here - I'll add to text AND disconnect Hannah and Henry as children).

Sorry Angela, that means this Culpeper family is not yours.

On 15 Dec 2017 at 10:47 GMT Liz (Noland) Shifflett wrote:

Orphaned, not abandoned. It is watched over by the Magna Carta project. Glad to have a descendant manager! If you'd be interested in joining the project, um... we're transitioning to a new leader for membership & he hasn't posted yet, but the old post has info about the project. Let me know if you'd like to join!

Cheers, Liz

On 10 Dec 2017 at 18:40 GMT Angela Hockenberry wrote:

I just adopted my 11th GGF profile since it was orphaned. Autocorrect.

On 10 Dec 2017 at 17:33 GMT Liz (Noland) Shifflett wrote:

Hi! Please replace the coding for the Gateway template with the actual project box (see this page).


On 19 Jan 2017 at 16:16 GMT Angela Hockenberry wrote:

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