Margery Wakehurst1

#2960, ( - 1504)
Relationship13th great-grandaunt of William David Lewis
Father*Richard Wakehurst Jr1
Mother*Agnes Gainsford1


Richard Colepeper d. 1516
Her married name was Colepeper.2 
Margery Wakehurst was also known as Margaret Wakehurst. 
Marriage*She married Richard Colepeper, son of Walter Colepeper and Agnes Roper, at EnglandG.2 
Burial*1504She was buried in 1504 at St. Peter's Church, Ardingly, West Sussex, EnglandG.2 
Death*1504She died in 1504 at EnglandG.2 


  1. [S301] Adrian Benjamin Burke, John Blythe Dobson and Janet Chevalley Wolfe, "The Exhurst Ancestry of the Stoughton Siblings of New England", The New England Historical and Genealogical Register 165,166 (Oct. 2011, Jan. 2012): Vol. 166, p. 57, footnote 105: "...William Dunn Gainsford, ed., Annals of the House of Gainsford, at Sometimes of the counties of Surrey, Oxon, Monmouth, Nottingham, Lincoln & Kent; between the years A.D. 1331 and A.D. 1909 (Horncastle, Lincs.: W. K. Morton & Sons, 1909), 21, reports that John Gainsford’s inquisition post mortem names his eldest son John as age 30 and more on 8 February 1450/1. Agnes was not named in John Gainsford’s will, but her identity as the sister of his sons John and William is confirmed by a court case (p. 18 in the Gainsford book, also discussed in Attree and Booker, 47:58–60) involving the abduction of Agnes’ daughters, Margery and Elizabeth Wakehurst, by Nicholas and Richard Culpepper, brothers of her second husband John Culpepper. Agnes’ first husband was Richard Wakehurst, son of Richard and Elizabeth Wakehurst..."
  2. [S335] Culpepper Connections, online, "Within the sanctuary is the altar tomb, with a fine brass, of Richard Wakehurst and Elizabeth his wife. He was member of Parliament and concerned in much public work. He was the last of the Wakehursts and died in 1454.
    In the central alley of the Chancel are the brasses (pictured below) of Richard and Margaret Culpeper, d. 1516 and 1504, which originally lay before the altar, and of Nicholas (d. 1510) and Elizabeth Culpeper, with their 10 sons and 8 daughters. These two Culpeper brothers married two sisters, granddaughters of Richard Wakehurst, who thus brought the Wakehurst estate into the Culpeper family. Within the altar rails (which are of 17th century date) are the brasses of Elizabeth Culpeper, died 1633, widow of Sir Edward, the builder of the present house at Wakehurst, and of Elizabeth, d. 1634, a grandchild of the same.