Judith (?)

Female, #10534, (say 1646 - )
Birth*say 1646 Judith was born say 1646. 
Marriage*between 1664 and 1671 She married John Culpeper of Albemarle NC between 1664 and 1671. On 2 Mar 1670/1, John Culpeper arrived in Charles Town, South Carolina from Barbados, accompanued by a Negro named Crow. Twelve days later, Judith Culpeper arrived in Charles Town from Barbados, accompanied by a servant, Alice Thomas. It is inferred from this that John and Judith were married.1 
Married Namebetween 1664 and 1671  As of between 1664 and 1671, her married name was Culpeper. 
Name-AltSpell This surname is sometimes spelled Culpepper. 
Residence*Feb 1670/71 John and Judith resided at Barbados in Feb 1670/71.1 
Relocation*14 Mar 1670/71 She relocated on 14 Mar 1670/71 at Charles Town, South Carolina,1 
Court Records*13 Oct 1681 Caleb and Joshua Lamb made bond to cover expenses of the "late wife of John Culpeper that is entertained in the Town . . . so long as she remains & inhabits amongst us. . . ."

Diane Rappaort comments:
     "New England towns were always worried about getting stuck supporting people. Despite the word 'late,' the language suggests that she was not deceased; perhaps John Culpeper was by that date?"

Warren Culpepper adds:
     Regarding this unnamed "late" wife, I agree with Diane that since the other text clearly suggests that the wife was living, the "late" must be a reference to John. My hunch is that John was "late" in so far as the folks in Roxbury knew, but that he was, in fact, John of Albemarle who was in the Albemarle from 1680 to 1694. No John has yet appeared in Roxbury after 1680. However, Joshua Lamb was one of those who made bond, and he clearly was a close associate of John's. If John wanted to flee a shrewish wife and/or "trade up" for Margaret Bird in Albemarle, then Joshua could have assisted John in this effort.
     It is not clear who this wife was, but assuming that the John Culpeper reference refers to John Culpeper of Albemarle, then the only known wife for John prior to this time was Judith who travalled after him from Barnados to Charles Town in 1671.2,3 

Family

John Culpeper of Albemarle NC (circa 1644 - circa Jan 1694)
Marriage*between 1664 and 1671 She married John Culpeper of Albemarle NC between 1664 and 1671. On 2 Mar 1670/1, John Culpeper arrived in Charles Town, South Carolina from Barbados, accompanued by a Negro named Crow. Twelve days later, Judith Culpeper arrived in Charles Town from Barbados, accompanied by a servant, Alice Thomas. It is inferred from this that John and Judith were married.1 
Last Edited15 Nov 2011

Citations

  1. See Culpepper immigrants to America at: http://gen.culpepper.com/archives/immigrants.htm.
  2. Diane Rapaport--Historical/Genealogical Consultant, Lexington, MA, e-mail address, http://www.quillpenhistorical.com.
    Robert J. Dunkle and Ann S. Lainhart, eds., The Town Records of Roxbury, Massachusetts 1647 to 1730, Being Volume One of the Original (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1997), p. 121.
  3. Warren L. Culpepper (#1942), Former publisher of Culpepper Connections, e-mail address.