Jocosa Culpeper

Female, #38276, (say 1390 - )
Father*Sir Thomas Culpeper of Bayhall, Hardreshull & Exton (s 1356 - c 1428)
Mother*Joyce (?) (s 1348 - )
Name-AltSpell This surname is sometimes spelled Culpepper. 
Name-AltSpell This surname is sometimes spelled Colepeper. 
Birth*say 1390 Jocosa was born at England say 1390. 
Married NameSep 1410  As of Sep 1410, her married name was Hailsham. 
Marriage*Sep 1410 She married Sir Hugh Hailsham in Sep 1410. 
Biography* Catherine Robinson, February 15, 2000, regarding Jocosa Culpeper and Sir Hugh Hailsham:
I have become interested in the above because I bought two brass rubbings some time ago in an auction in England. On looking through an old book about English churches a few weeks ago, I saw my brass rubbings. When I contacted the vicar of the church where they were, he sent me a booklet about them. The brasses are in St. George's Church, West Grinstead, Sussex, England. They are of Sir Hugh Hailsham (died 1441) and his wife Jocosa Culpeper (died 1420). Sir Hugh went to Agincourt with Henry V.

Reply from Warren L. Culpepper:
I suspect, but cannot prove that Jocosa was the sister of Walter Culpeper of Goudhurst, Bayhall, and Hardreshull. His manors were all quite close (15-25 miles, as I recall) to West Grinstead. Walter, sometimes referred to as the Squire of Agincourt, fought at Agincourt under the banner of Sir William Bouchier with a younger brother and five yeomen archers from among his father's tenants. (Sir N. H. Nicolas, The Battle of Agincourt, 1832, P. 361) Walter's father (as well as Jocosa's, of course, if my theory is correct) was Sir Thomas Culpeper of Bayhall, Hardreshull and Exton (born abt. 1345, died abt. 1428). See: Individual 8404. Thomas is a direct ancestor of all modern-day Culpeppers.
Incidentally, it appears that Jocosa is often written as Joyce, and that is the form that I have used within our records. But no Jocosa or Joyce appears in our records that would fit the person you describe. You'll note that Thomas had two wives, and the first was named Joyce and she may well have been the mother of the Jocosa Culpeper that you have identified. 


Sir Hugh Hailsham (say 1380 - )
Last Edited9 Nov 2010