Katherine St. Leger1

Female, #8473, (circa 1602 - 1658)
Father*Sir Warham St. Leger (1579 - 11 Oct 1631)
Mother*Mary Hayward (c 1580 - 1662)
Birth*circa 1602 Katherine was born at co. Kent, England, circa 1602. 
Marriage*10 Jul 1628 She married Thomas Culpeper of the Middle Temple at Ulcombe, co. Kent, England, on 10 Jul 1628. 
Married Name10 Jul 1628  As of 10 Jul 1628, her married name was Culpeper. 
Birth of Son1631 Her son Alexander Culpeper Surveyor General of VA was born in 1631. 
Death of Father11 Oct 1631 Her father Sir Warham St. Leger died on 11 Oct 1631 at Ulcombe, co. Kent, England
Birth of Soncirca 1633 Her son John Culpeper son of Thomas & Katherine was born circa 1633 at Hollingbourne, co. Kent, England
Will13 Jan 1644 She is mentioned in the will of Sir Alexander Culpeper of Greenway Court, Knight at Greenway Court, Hollingbourne, co. Kent, England, on 13 Jan 1644.2,3 
Will30 Jan 1644 She is mentioned in the will of Sir Alexander Culpeper of Greenway Court, Knight on 30 Jan 1644.4,5 
Death*1658 She died at Maidstone, co. Kent, England, in 1658. 
Probate*28 Aug 1658 Probate action was taken on Katherine's estate on 28 Aug 1658 at co. Kent, England
Biography* Katherine St. Leger, who was adopted by Sir Alexander Culpeper, and, as rehearsed post, married his nephew, Thomas Culpeper of Feckenham, one of the proprietors of the Northern Neck named in the charter of 1649, and was the mother of Frances Culpeper, wife of Sir William Berkeley, Governor of Virginia.

From Fairfax Harrison, "The Proprietors of the Northern Neck":
The m. is entered in the Ulcombe register, July 10, 1628, as 'Thomas Culpeper et Katherina Sentleger.' The bride appears in her place, and the m. is noted, in the Stemnuzta St. Leodigaria (hereinbefore cited), but the best evidence for her is the reference in the will of Sir Alexander C. (1645) to 'Katherine, the grandchild of my wife, whom I therefore call daughter... on her marriage with my nephew Thomas Culpeper.' The only other contemporary testimony available is the admon. granted August 28, 1658 (P.C.C. Admon. Act Book, 1658) on goods of 'Katherine Culpeper of Maidstone, Kent, to her son Alexander C.' That she was sister to that Ursula St. Leger, wife of Daniel Horsmanden, parson of Ulcombe, and grandmother of the wife of the first William Byrd of Virginia, explains the intimacy in Virginia between the Byrds and Frances, Lady Berkeley, as shown by contemporary letters. See Va. Mag., xxvi, 128.

 

Family

Thomas Culpeper of the Middle Temple (say 1602 - say 1652)
Marriage*10 Jul 1628 She married Thomas Culpeper of the Middle Temple at Ulcombe, co. Kent, England, on 10 Jul 1628. 
Children
Last Edited18 Mar 2001

Citations

  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)http://gen.culpepper.com/historical/sussex/default.htm.
  2. E-mail written 2007 to Warren Culpepper from Charles Andrew Grigsby, England, e-mail address.
    Transcription of Will of Sir Alexander Culpeper of Greenway Court Hollingbourne Kent 1649
    Ref: 422.
  3. Public Records Office, National Archives, London.
    Image of will at: /archives/uk/wills/images/Alexander_of_Greenway_Court_1649.pdf .
  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. Rivers, 157.
    Image:http://gen.culpepper.com/archives/uk/wills/images/Alexander_of_Greenway_Court_1645-1.pdf.
  5. Public Records Office, National Archives, London.
    Image of will at: /archives/uk/wills/images/Alexander_of_Greenway_Court_1645-1.pdf.