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  • Source ID S1909 
    Text Richard Culpeper (C), the father, made his will on 2 Sep 1600, as of Moulsecoomb in Patcham (co. Sussex), gent. In it he desires to be buried in the church. Leaves to his wife Barbara £30 and £3 per annum out of lands in Worth; to his son John £160, and to his sons Nicholas and Richard £160 each at 21. He appoints as overseers his friends Edward Culpeper of Wakehurst, Esq., Thomas Culpeper of Naylands, gent., and John Mascall, Junior of Plumpton (co. Sussex), and makes Thomas Culpeper, his eldest son, his residuary legatee and executor, by whom his will was proved at Lewes, 20 Jun 1603, with an inventory amounting to £775, 2s, 6d.

    In 1573 (16 Elizabeth), or a year before his marriage, he appears to have bought half the manor of Clayton, with lands in (the Sussex parishes of) Clayton, Patcham, Keymer, Hurst, Balcombe, Ditchling, Cuckfield, Wivelsfield, Lindfield, Westmeston and Street, from the Earl of Derby.13 In 1577 (20 Elizabeth), he sold part of what he had bought. In 1592 (35 Elizabeth), he purchased Great Pilstye and Robins, in Ardingly, from Sir Francis Carewe, which premises he, with Barbara his wife, sold a year later to Sir Edward Culpeper.14 In 1576 (19 Elizabeth), he bought more property in Clayton manor from Henry Broadbridge15 and in 1587 (30 Elizabeth), he sold a small portion more.16

    He was buried at Patcham in 1603. 
    Linked to Colepeper, Richard 


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