Elizabeth Sedley1,2

Female, #8396, (say 1534 - 16 May 1618)
Father*William Sedley Esquire, of Southfleet, Kent (s 1509 - a 28 Nov 1553)
Mother*Anne Grove (s 1505 - )
AFN* Her Ancestral File Number is AFN:G5PW-WC. 
Birth*say 1534 Elizabeth was born at Southfleet, co. Kent, England, say 1534. 
Marriage*say 1560 She married John Culpeper of Wigsell at Salehurst, co. Sussex, England, say 1560. 
Married Namesay 1560  As of say 1560, her married name was Culpeper. 
Birth of Son1561 Her son Thomas Culpeper of Wigsell was born in 1561 at Wigsell, Salehurst, co. Sussex, England
Birth of Son1562 Her son William Culpeper of Sussex was born in 1562 at Wigsell, Salehurst, co. Sussex, England
Birth of Son1565 Her son John Culpeper of Astwood in Feckenham, co. Worcs. was born in 1565 at Wigsell, Salehurst, co. Sussex, England
Birth of Son1570 Her son Sir Alexander Culpeper of Greenway Court, Knight was born in 1570 at Wigsell, Salehurst, co. Sussex, England
Will22 Oct 1602 John, Elizabeth, Thomas, Anthony, Henry, John, William and Elizabeth named as heir(s) in the will of Thomas Culpeper of Wilmington, co. Sussex on 22 Oct 1602.3 
Death of Spouse20 Oct 1612 Her husband John Culpeper of Wigsell died on 20 Oct 1612 at Salehurst, co. Sussex, England
Probate7 May 1614 She is mentioned in the probate of the estate of an unknown person at East Grinstead, co. Sussex, England, on 7 May 1614.4 
Death*16 May 1618 She died at Salehurst, co. Sussex, England, on 16 May 1618. 
Burial*17 May 1618 Her body was interred on 17 May 1618 at Salehurst, co. Sussex, England
Biography* Before the Sydleys flowered at the last Stuart courts in the persons of Sir Charles Sedley the wit, and his historically well known dau., Catherine, Countess of Dorchester (entered by Berry as having married James II!), they had had a long history in Kent (Hasted, ii, 170). They rose to wealth, however, by the industry of a younger son temp. Henry VIII, and thereafter intermarried several times with the Culpepers. This particular marriage is shown on the Sydley pedigree, returned at the Visitation of Kent, 1619, but there is better evidence for it in the Sydley wills collected by Waters (Gleanings, ii, 961, ff.)
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John Sydley, grandfather of Elizabeth Culpeper, described himself in his long and racy will of 1530 (P. C. C. Thower, 20) as 'oon of the Kinges Auditours in His Exchequer, and Citezein and Stacioner of the Citie of London and late Warden of the Crafte of Stacioners.' The son William named in that will left in turn a will dated November 28, 1553 (P. C. C. More, 37), by which he devised 'to Elizabeth Sydley my daughter all my lands, etc., in Frensbury, in Kent,' with a bequest of money and plate and the injunction 'to my daughter Elizabeth, she to marry at her pleasure, by the counsel of her aunt, my sister [i. e., Dorothy, described in her father's will, before the dissolution of the monasteries, as 'a Norme in Dertford Abbey'], and of John, my son, her brother, and to have meat, drink and lodging till she be married or else be found in a good service.' That the Elizabeth so named was married to a Culpeper prior to May 14, 1574, appears from the reference to her in the will bearing that date (P. C. C. Pyckering, 5) of her brother Nicholas Sydley as 'my sister Elizabeth Culpeper;' while the will of her brother John, whose counsel she was to take, dated March 29, 1581 (P. C. C. Darcy, 31), completes the identification, in a bequest 'to my natural sister, Elizabeth Colepepir, wife of the said Mr. John CoIepepir, to make her a ring, ten shillings.'
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She survived her husband and her eldest son as well, living in Newenden, i.e., at Lossenharn (as shown by her son's inq. p. m.), and was buried in Salehurst, May 17, 1618, as 'Eliza, relict Johannes Culpeper, armiger.
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Source: Fairfax Harrison, "The Proprietors of the Northern Neck." 
Research note*3 Jan 2014  (an unknown value.)5 

Family

John Culpeper of Wigsell (1531 - 20 Oct 1612)
Marriage*say 1560 She married John Culpeper of Wigsell at Salehurst, co. Sussex, England, say 1560. 
Children
ChartsDiana, Princess of Wales: Culpeper Ancestral Chart
Last Edited23 Jan 2014

Citations

  1. LDS Church, compiler, Ancestral File, Intellectual Reserve, Inc..
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  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.
  3. Fairfax Harrison, The Proprietors of the Northern Neck - Chapters of Culpepper Genealogy, Richmond, VA: The Old Dominion Press (Privately printed), 1926, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN Film #929429. Transcription available online at: http://gen.culpepper.com/historical/nneck/default.htm
    Abstract of the Will of Thomas Culpeper, of Wilmington, from Lewes, A. 11, 218, and P.C.C., 102 Bolein.
  4. Fairfax Harrison, The Proprietors of the Northern Neck - Chapters of Culpepper Genealogy, Richmond, VA: The Old Dominion Press (Privately printed), 1926, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN Film #929429. Transcription available online at: http://gen.culpepper.com/historical/nneck/default.htm
    P.C.C. 79 Capell Chancery Inq. P.M. 1614 No. 53.
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