James Culpeper of England and Virginia
Male, #36055, (say 1639 - )
|Father*||John Culpeper the Merchant (c 1606 - c 1674)|
|Name-AltSpell||This surname is sometimes spelled Culpepper.|
|Name-AltSpell||This surname is sometimes spelled Colepeper.|
|Birth*||say 1639||James was born at England say 1639.|
|Biography*||A James Culpepper came to Virginia from abroad several times, and may have been the son of John Culpeper (born 1606). |
The first mention of this James in immigration records was in 1665 or some time prior (Cavaliers and Pioneers Vol. I, p. 523, Patent Book 5, p. 397, one of the 52 headrights to Mr. Robert Davis or Davies, a ship captain.)
He is mentioned again as arriving in Virginia in 1667 or some time prior (Cavaliers and Pioneers, Vol. II, p. 23, Patent Book 6, p. 80, one of the 52 headrights of Anne Tofft or Toft. Anne was one of the more interesting characters in early Isle of Wight Co. VA history.
And James is mentioned a third time as arriving in Virginia in March 1670/1 or earlier (Cavaliers and Pioneers, Vol. II, p. 90, Patent Book 6, p. 348, one of the 85 headrights of Mr. John Prosser and Henry Creighton.
These multiple trips to Virginia suggest that James may have been a merchant, and was perhaps travelling between London, Barbados, and Virginia on business. This writer has seen no evidence as yet that James stayed in Virginia long enough to have left descendants, but it is possible. He may have been the son of John Culpeper (born 1606) in England, who was the son of John Culpeper of Feckenham and Ursula Woodcock.
|Research note*||It has been suggested that James Culpeper of England and Virginia, (born say 1639) might have been an ancestor of James Culpepper of Nash Co. NC, (s1728-b1799), but proof is lacking.|
|Charts||The 12th century Culpepers of England: Descendant Chart (16 generations, Males only)|
|Last Edited||19 Feb 2011|