Name: John COLEPEPER , of Bayhall & Hartshill, Sir 1
ALIA: John /Culpepper/, of Bayhall & Hartshill, Sir
Birth: ABT 1308 in Brenchley, Tunbridge, Kent, England
Death: AFT 1376 in Bayhall Manor, Pembury, Kent, England
The following information about John was taken from the Culpepper Family Website, gen.culpepper.com, citing as a source, R.E., F.S.A. and Rev. J.H.L. Booker, M.A. Col. F.W.T. Attree, "The Sussex Colepepers," Sussex Archaeological Collections XLVII:
Sir John, who in 1348 had purchased the manor of Wigsell, in Salehurst, co. Sussex, from Simon de Etchingham, by marriage with Elizabeth, daughter and co-heiress of Sir John Hardreshull, of Hardreshull, co. Warwick, considerably augmented his patrimonial estates, and left at his death an only son and heir, Sir Thomas Colepeper, of Bayhall, in Kent., and Hardreshull, in Warwickshire.
- From The Sussex Colepepers-I, page 54
Sir John succeeded to Bayhall on the death of his brother Walter. Sheriff 1364-5, 1365-6, 1368-9 (39, 40 43 Edw III). Commissioner for equipping ships 1370, jointly with sheriffs of Kent, Surrey, Sussex and others. (Rymer)
In Burke's "Extinct and Dormant Baronetcies of England, Ireland & Scotland", p. 144-145, is the following on John Culpeper, Sheriff of Kent: "John Colepeper, esq. of Bay Hall, who was sheriff of Kent in the 43rd [year] of Edward III [around 1370]. He m. Elizabeth, daughter and co-heir of Sir John Hardrishall, knt. of Hardrishall, in the county of Warwick, by Maud Mussenden, an heiress, and thereby became possessed of divers manors."
Note: The Culpepper Family Website did not follow Burke's above, in that Margaret Stafford (not Maud Mussenden) was wife of John Hardreshull.
Father: Thomas COLEPEPER , of Brenchley & Bayhall, Sir b: ABT 1278 in Brenchley, Tunbridge, Kent, England
Mother: Margery BAYHALL b: ABT 1286 in Bayhall Manor, Pembury, Kent, England
Elizabeth de HARDRESHULL b: ABT 1333 in Hartshill, Atherstone, Warwickshire, England
- Thomas COLEPEPER , of Hartshill & Bayhall, Sir b: ABT 1356 in Hartshill, Atherstone, Warwickshire, England
- Title: Complete Peerage of England Scotland Ireland Great Britain and the United Kingdom, by G. E Cokayne, Sutton Publishing Ltd, 2000