Agnes Gainsford1

Relationship14th great-grandmother of William David Lewis
Father*John Gainsford IV1 ( - 1460)
Mother*Anne Wakehurst

Family 2

Sir John Colepeper b. c 1420, d. 1480
Children 1.Isabel Culpepper+1 ( - bt 1490 - 1491)
 2.Alexander Colepeper3
 3.Walter Colepeper3
 4.Joyce Colepeper3
Her married name was Wakehurst.2 
Her married name was Colepeper.1 
Marriage*before 1455She married Richard Wakehurst Jr, son of Richard Wakehurst and Elizabeth Etchingham, before 1455 at EnglandG; her first.2 
Marriage*before 1460She married Sir John Colepeper, son of Walter Colepeper and Agnes Roper, before 1460; her second.1 
ChartsAncestors of William D. Lewis


  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, and see footnote 104: "A history of the Culpepper family is provided in F.W.T. Attree and J.H.L. Booker, “The Sussex Colepepers, Part I and II,” Sussex Archaeological Collections, 47 (1904):47–81 and 48 (1905):65–98. The pedigree of “Colepeper of Bedgebury” (48:72–73) shows Walter Roberts of Cranbrook married to Isabel, daughter of Sir John Culpepper of Bedgebury and his wife Agnes, sister of John Gainsford. The identification of Isabel’s father as Sir John Culpeper is consistent with the Roberts pedigrees in both Kent visitations (Hovenden [note 6], 93, and Bannerman [note 12], 2:24) and in the Roberts (p. 68) and Culpepper (p. 2) pedigrees in the Sussex visitation [note 17]. Other Culpepper pedigrees in these visitations omit Isabel."
  2. [S301] Adrian Benjamin Burke, John Blythe Dobson and Janet Chevalley Wolfe, "The Exhurst Ancestry of the Stoughton Siblings", 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..."
  3. [S340] Charles W. Martin, History and Description of Leeds Castle, Kent (Westminster: Nichols and Son, 1869).