Rev. William Culpeper of England and Barbados

Male, #8794, (before 23 Dec 1605 - 1674)
Father*Canon Edmund Culpeper of Lincoln (c 1544 - a 1605)
Mother*Marye (?) of Berkshire, England (s 1580 - )
DNA* From DNA and genealogical evidence we conclude that Rev. William Culpeper of England and Barbados is a member of the International branch whose most recent common ancestor is either William Culpeper of Hunton and Wigsell, or the Rev. William Culpeper of Barbados. 
Name-AltSpell This surname is sometimes spelled Colepeper. 
Name-AltSpell This surname is sometimes spelled Culpepper. 
Baptism23 Dec 1605 He was baptized at Sunningwell, Berkshire, England, on 23 Dec 1605.1  
Birth*before 23 Dec 1605 William was born at Berkshire, England, before 23 Dec 1605. 
Marriage*30 Apr 1633 He married Margaret Alleyne of England and Barbados at Stowting, co. Kent, England, on 30 Apr 1633. 
Birth of Sonafter 1633 His son Abel Culpeper of Barbados was born after 1633. 
Birth of Sonafter 1633 His son John Alleyne Culpeper of Barbados was born after 1633. 
Birth of Son1635 His son Thomas Culpeper of Barbados was born in 1635 at England
Will30 Jan 1644 He is mentioned in the will of Sir Alexander Culpeper of Greenway Court, Knight on 30 Jan 1644.2,3 
Birth of Son1644 His son John Culpeper of Barbados was born in 1644. 
Birth of Sonbefore 1647 His son Peter Culpeper of Barbados was born before 1647. 
Birth of Sonbefore 1650 His son Alleyne Culpeper of Barbados was born before 1650. 
Will21 Apr 1650 Christian, Anne, Reynold, Margaret, Abel, William and Alleyne named as heir(s) in the will of Rev. Richard Alleyne of Stowting D.D. at London, England, on 21 Apr 1650.4 
Birth of Sonbefore 1663 His son Francis Culpeper of Barbados was born before 1663. 
Death*1674 He died at Barbados in 1674. 
Biography* [From an e-mail message to Warren Culpepper from Lew Griffin, 22 Jun 1998]: Fairfax Harrison thought the line probably went back to Edmund (1547-post 1605)... (See Edmund's biography for Harrison's comments.)
     This William was the one who married Margaret Allen or Alleyne, and was the father of John Alleyne Culpepper of Barbados, the one (who some think) is one and the same as John of Albemarle.
     The only source I have on this family is "Genealogies of Barbados Families" and that only gives a sketchy account of William's children as part of an extensive article on the Alleyne family. It suggests that William had the following children (no proof offered): Abel, Alleyne, John Alleyne, Francis, and Margaret.
     So my first question would be, were there really two different sons, one named Alleyne, and the other, John Alleyne ? Can these two men (if there really were two) be distinguished in Barbados records? Does this John Alleyne Culpepper disappear from Barbados records at the same time that "John the Rebel" showed up in Charleston, SC, or in Albemarle? If for instance, he was still merrily engaged in land transactions in Barbados while John the Rebel was known to have been in NC, then that would be worth knowing, and would prove that they were two different men. Also, if there is no evidence in Barbados of TWO brothers, one John Alleyne and the other just Alleyne, that would be worth knowing. Because of the unusual naming pattern, I have my doubts about their being two men, I think it is possible that John Alleyne just went by the "Alleyne" and dropped the John. So I would need to see more evidence than I currently have on this before just assuming that John the Rebel was John Alleyne. If he were John Alleyne, then why didn't he use the Alleyne or initial "A" in any records found so far in NC? Also, which of these sons of William is the ancestor of Culpeppers who still live in the West Indies?
Crest of the Barbados Culpepers reads: J'espere
Biography He is referenced in a biographical note for John Culpeper of Barbados

Family

Margaret Alleyne of England and Barbados (29 Jun 1613 - after 1650)
Marriage*30 Apr 1633 He married Margaret Alleyne of England and Barbados at Stowting, co. Kent, England, on 30 Apr 1633. 
Children
ChartsThe 12th century Culpepers of England: Descendant Chart (16 generations, Males only)
The Culpepers of Barbados and the Colepepers of South Africa: Descendant Chart
Last Edited13 Feb 2011

Citations

  1. Church of Latter Day Saints, compiler, International Genealogical Index (IGI), Intellectual Reserve, Inc..
    http://www.familysearch.org/
    Film 0088422, Parish registers, 1561 -- 1958 Church of England, Parish Church of Sunningwell (Berkshire).
  2. 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.
  3. Public Records Office, National Archives, London.
    Image of will at: /archives/uk/wills/images/Alexander_of_Greenway_Court_1645-1.pdf.
  4. James C. Brandow, compiler, Genealogies of Barbados families: From Caribbeana and The Journal of the Barbados Museum and Historical Society, Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Pub. Co., 1983, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. 972.981 D29g.
    "Alleyne of Barbados", page 5.