Cicely Dingley Barrett1

Female, #8390, (1512 - before 6 Dec 1559)
Father*John Barrett of Belhouse in Aveley, Essex (1485 - 4 Oct 1526)
Mother*Phillipe Bardfeld (1490 - )
Birth*1512 Cicely was born at Belhouse, Alvethley, co. Essex, England, in 1512. 
Marriage*4 Jan 1530 She married William Culpeper of Hunton and Wigsell at Wigsell, Salehurst, co. Sussex, England, on 4 Jan 1530. 
Name-AltSpell This surname is sometimes spelled Culpepper. 
Married Name4 Jan 1530  As of 4 Jan 1530, her married name was Culpeper. 
Name-AltSpell This surname is sometimes spelled Colepeper. 
Birth of Son1531 Her son John Culpeper of Wigsell was born in 1531 at Wigsell, Salehurst, co. Sussex, England
Birth of Son1538 Her son Francis Culpeper of Greenway Court, co. Kent was born in 1538 at Wigsell, Salehurst, co. Sussex, England
Birth of Son1540 Her son Dr. Martin Culpeper of Feckenham in Astwood, co. Worc. was born in 1540 at Wigsell, Salehurst, co. Sussex, England
Birth of Sonsay 1541 Her son Walter Culpeper of Handborough was born say 1541 at Wigsell, Salehurst, co. Sussex, England
Birth of Son1543 Her son Thomas Culpeper of Wilmington, co. Sussex was born in 1543 at Wigsell, Salehurst, co. Sussex, England
Birth of Soncirca 1544 Her son Canon Edmund Culpeper of Lincoln was born circa 1544 at Wigsell, Salehurst, co. Sussex, England
Birth of Son1545 Her son Richard Culpeper of Newton Longville, co. Bucks. was born in 1545 at Wigsell, Salehurst, co. Sussex, England
Will16 Nov 1559 She is mentioned in the will of William Culpeper of Hunton and Wigsell on 16 Nov 1559.2 
Death*before 6 Dec 1559 She died before 6 Dec 1559. 
Burial* Her body was interred at Salehurst, co. Sussex, England
Biography* The Culpeper family settlement of 4 January, 1529/30 (Harl. Chart., 76 H12, already cited) provided for the holding of Wigsell by trustees 'to the use of said Anne Colepepyr [widow of Walter[9] for life; remainder to said William Colepepyr and Cecele Barett, and the heirs of their bodies; in default to said William Colepepyr in tail, in default to the right heirs of said Sir Alexander Colepepyr [of Bedgebury].' This is testimony at once that on the date of the charter of 1530 the marriage had been arranged and was still to be consummated.
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In the Culpeper pedigree returned at the Visitation of Kent, 1619, the bride is described only as 'Cecelia, filia... Barrett,' but the Barrett pedigree returned at the Visitation of Essex, 1612, which also certifies the marriage, identifies the bride's father.
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The Barretts, descended from a companion of the Conqueror (see the Visitation of Essex, 1612, Harl. Pub., vol. xiii, 145), were long seated in Hawkhurst, co. Kent (Hasted, iii, 72), but in 1397 one of them married the heiress of the family of Belhouse in Essex and removed thither his residence (Morant, i, 78). His descendants were raised to the peerage by James I as barons Newburgh of Fife after an intermarriage with the Falkland Carys.
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The John Barrett of Belhouse, whose daughter married William[10], but who died in 1526, before that marriage was celebrated, is described by Morant as 'applying himself to the study of the law, became eminent in that profession.' His contemporary, John Leland the antiquary, in his Encomia Illust. viror. (Works, 1774 ed., v, p. 107), vaunts his forensic eloquence in latin verse: 'Sic tua sollicitos facundia rara clientes Sublevet, et medio stet tua caussa foro.'
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It would seem, therefore, that it must have been the tradition of this John Barrett, quite as much as the legal education of William Culpeper himself, which was the inspiration of the procession of the Wigsell Culpepers towards the Inns of Court.
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Source of the preceding: Fairfax Harrison, "The Proprietors of the Northern Neck"
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The following is from Jonathan Catton, Heritage & Museum Officer, Thurrock Museum (March 2000):
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Thurrock Museum, which covers the Parish of Aveley, has a privately published family history of the Barrett-Lennards (as they became) c19th century, we also have relics from the house, internal photo's c 1920, painting of the house c1710, engravings c1830.
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Aveley Parish Church has several burials of the Barret-Lennards.
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Should any of your Culpepper researchers require help I would be happy to try and deal with local history enquiry at jcatton@Thurrock.gov.uk. 
Research note*21 Aug 2013  (an unknown value.)3 

Family

William Culpeper of Hunton and Wigsell (1509 - Nov 1559)
Marriage*4 Jan 1530 She married William Culpeper of Hunton and Wigsell at Wigsell, Salehurst, co. Sussex, England, on 4 Jan 1530. 
Children
ChartsDiana, Princess of Wales: Culpeper Ancestral Chart (#1)
Diana, Princess of Wales: Culpeper Ancestral Chart (#2)
John Culpeper the Merchant: Ancestral Chart
Charlemagne, 'Emperor of the West': Descendent Chart
Last Edited23 Jan 2014

Citations

  1. 1612 Visitation, Essex.
  2. Col. F.W.T. Attree R.E./F.S.A. & Rev. J.H.L. Booker M.A., "The Sussex Colepepers, Part I", Sussex Archaeological Collections, XLVII,47-81, (1904)http://gen.culpepper.com/historical/sussex/default.htm.
    Colepepers of Wigsell, in Salehurst (pages 60-74).
  3. FamilySearch Community Trees.
    FamilySearch Community Trees http://histfam.familysearch.org/index.php
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