Elizabeth Culpeper1

Female, #8437, (say 1499 - between 1520 and 1532)
Father*Walter Culpeper of Calais and Wigsell (s 1475 - 1514)
Mother*Anne Aucher (s 1480 - c 1533)
Name-AltSpell This surname is sometimes spelled Culpepper. 
Name-AltSpell This surname is sometimes spelled Colepeper. 
Birth*say 1499 Elizabeth was born at Ford Hall, Wrotham, co. Kent, England, say 1499. 
Married Namebefore 1514  As of before 1514, her married name was Wilford. 
Marriage*before 1514 She married Thomas Wilford of Hartridge in Cranbrooke, Kent before 1514. 
Will14 Sep 1514 She is mentioned in the will of Walter Culpeper of Calais and Wigsell on 14 Sep 1514.2,3 
Birth of Sonafter 1514 Her son Sir James Wilford was born after 1514. 
Death*between 1520 and 1532 She died between 1520 and 1532. 
Biography* She is named in her father's will (1514) 'my daughter Elizabeth Welford,' and referred to in her mother's will (1532) as then dead, by provision for 'the children of Elizabeth, my daughter… the children of Thomas Wylford.' The m. was noted at the Visitation of Kent, 1619, not only in the Culpeper pedigree but in that of the Wylfords (Harl. Pub., x1ii, 53, 61, 104). From the latter it appears that the James Wylford, who witnessed his maternal grandmother's will in 1532, was that outstanding soldier, Sir James Wylford (1516-1550), who distinguished himself at the battle of Pinkie (1547) and subsequently withstood a notable siege at Haddington (D. N. B. re-issue, xxi, 236; Froude, Edward VI, chap. ii).
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As a family, the Wylfords had several ties with Virginia. One sister of Sir James in. Archbishop Sandys (see her MI. in Morant Essex, ii, 34) and another in. Leonard Digges of Wooton, co. Kent, from whom descended the Edward Digges of Belfield, York County, Virginia, Governor of the colony, 1655-58, whose name was long a synonym for the best Virginia mild tobacco, the 'E Dees' (Va. Mag., xvii, 292). It would be interesting to prove a connection with these Wylfords of that Dr. Robert Wellford of Fredericksburg, of the generation after the American Revolution whose descendants have inter-married with Virginia families. See W. & M. Quar., xi, I; x, 139.
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Source: Fairfax Harrison, "The Proprietors of the Northern Neck." 
Will4 Sep 1532 She is mentioned in the will of Anne Aucher at co. Kent, England, on 4 Sep 1532.4,5 

Family

Thomas Wilford of Hartridge in Cranbrooke, Kent (say 1491 - )
Marriage*before 1514 She married Thomas Wilford of Hartridge in Cranbrooke, Kent before 1514. 
Children
Last Edited4 Jun 2011

Citations

  1. E-mail written 1999 to Lew Griffin from Trudy Standridge, e-mail address.
  2. Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Company, 2005.
    Page 249.
  3. 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).
  4. 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.
    C. Liber 15, No. 169.
  5. 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
    Chapter 2a.