Name: Elizabeth CULPEPER 1
ALIA: Elizabeth /Culpepper/
Birth: ABT 1500 in Bedgebury, Cranbrook, Kent, England
Death: BEF 1532
The following information about Walter was taken from the Culpepper Family Website, gen.culpepper.com, citing as a source, Fairfax Harrison, "The Proprietors of the Northern Neck":
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).
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.
Father: Walter CULPEPER , Lord of Wigsell b: ABT 1458 in Bedgebury, Cranbrook, Kent, England
Mother: Anne AUCHER , Heiress of Losenham b: ABT 1475 in Losenham Manor, Newenden, Kent, England
Thomas WILSFORD , of Hartridge, Sir b: ABT 1495 in Hartridge, Cranbrook, Kent, England
in 1st wife 2
- James WILSFORD , of Hartridge, Sir b: ABT 1518 in Hartridge, Cranbrook, Kent, England
- Title: Magna Charta Sureties 1215, Frederick Lewis Weis, additions by Walter Lee Sheppard Jr, 5th Edition, 1999
- Title: Magna Carta Ancestry, by Douglas Richardson, 2005, Genealogical Publishing Co.