Richard Colepeper1

#2982, ( - 1516)
Relationship14th great-granduncle of William David Lewis
Father*Walter Colepeper1 (c 1398 - 1462)
Mother*Agnes Roper1 (b 1410 - )


Margery Wakehurst d. 1504
Marriage*He married Margery Wakehurst, daughter of Richard Wakehurst Jr and Agnes Gainsford, at EnglandG.2 
Birth*He was born at EnglandG.1 
Burial*1504He was buried in 1504 at St. Peter's Church, Ardingly, West Sussex, EnglandG.2 
Death*1516He died in 1516 at West SussexG.2 


  1. [S333] Col. F. W. T. Attree and Rev. J. H. L. Booker, "The Sussex Colepepers", Sussex Archaeological Collections, vol. 47 and 48 (1904 and 1905): p. 58.
  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.