Baron Colepeper


Baron Colepeper

Baron Colepeper is an extinct title in the Peerage of Great Britain. Colepeper is sometimes rendered "Culpeper", Baron Colepeper of Thoresway, or Baron Thoresway. The barony was created in 1640 or 1644 and became extinct following the death of the fourth baron, around 1724.

U.S. history

The title was held by several members of the Colepeper family who controlled land in the North American Colony of Virginia, in particular the Northern Neck. In the context of United States history, the family is often recorded as Culpeper. Culpeper County, Virginia is named for colonial governor of Virginia Thomas Colepeper, 2nd Baron Colepeper; his only surviving daughter, Catherine Culpeper; or another close relative.

Barons Colepeper (1640 or 1644)

* John Colepeper, 1st Baron Colepeper
* Thomas Colepeper, 2nd Baron Colepeper
* John Colepeper, 3rd Baron of Colepeper
* Cheney Colepeper, 4th Baron Colepeper


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