Sir Thomas de Colepeper the Recognitor

Male, #8397, (say 1170 - )
Name-AltSpell This surname is sometimes spelled Culpeper. 
Name-AltSpell This surname is sometimes spelled Culpepper. 
Birth*say 1170 Thomas was born at England say 1170. 
Biography* Thomas de Colepeper was a Recognitor of the Grand Assize. The Grand Assize was a judicial proceeding or inquiry, and the Recognitors, who were summoned on such a tribunal, were the jurors. Their function was to investigate all cases involving questions of right. As Recognitors were probably neighbors of the disputing parties, they were bound to "recognize" and speak the truth concerning the matter at issue.1 
Birth of Sonsay 1200 His son John Culpeper was born say 1200 at England


ChartsCatherine Howard (Fifth Queen of Henry VIII): Culpeper Ancestral Chart
Diana, Princess of Wales: Culpeper Ancestral Chart
John Culpeper the Merchant: Ancestral Chart
The 12th century Culpepers of England: Descendant Chart (16 generations, Males only)
Last Edited3 Feb 2012


  1. 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)
    Pp. 48-49.