'Cullum1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Culme of Canons Leigh, Cullum of Hardwick, Cullum of Hawstead, Culme of Molland, Cullum of Stanhill, Cullum of Thorndon, Culme of Winkleigh

It appears that, even though in later years, or at least for its branches outside of Devon, this family's name became Cullum, it started (and remained many years) in Devon as Culme. This provides an interesting example of how a name changed over the years, possibly simply because the accent of one part of the country was misinterpreted in another part of the country. Wotton spells the family name throughout as Cullum.
John Culme of Winkleigh, Devon (Sergeant at law)
1. John Culme of Winkleigh (Winkley)
A. Hugh Culme of Winkleigh
  Vivian identifies Hugh's wife as "Alice, da. of William Tracey of Gloster." Kimber & Johnson identify her father as "anceftor to the Lord vifcount Tracy, and judge Tracy".
  m. Alice Tracy (dau of William Tracy of Gloucestershire)
  i. John Culme of Molland, Devon
  m. Alice Walter (dau/heir of John Walter of Devon (by Alice, dau/heir of John Collecote of Devon), m2. Thomas Westcot of Raddon)
a. Hugh Culme of Molland
  m. Agnes Frye (dau of William Frye of Membreye)
  (1) Hugh Culme of (Canons Leigh in) Molland (b before 1550?, bur 1618)
  m. (c12.1568) Mary Fortescue (bur 1623, dau of Richard Fortescue of Filly)
  (A) Richard Culme of Cannonleigh, Sheriff of Devon (bpt 17.10.1569, d before 02.05.1649)
  m. (10.05.1596) Lydia Courteney (dau of Philip Courteney of Molland)
  (i) Hugh Culme (bpt 11.05.1601, bur 20.3.1643-4)
  m1. (22.10.1628) Amy Ayshford (bur 19.01.1630-1, dau of Henry Ayshford of Ayshford)
  m2. Susanna (bur 07.05.1639)
(a) Jane Culme (b 1637)
  m. (03.02.1665-6) Sir Edward Hungerford of The Park
  (b)+ other issue - Richard (b 1635, dsp bur 04.01.1658-9), Amy (bpt 27.02.1638-9, bur 15.07.1658)
  (ii) Jane Culme (bpt 08.07.1597)
  m. John Chase of Cheldon
  (iii) Elizabeth Culme (bpt 03.02.1607-8)
  m. (1631) John Walrond
  (iv) Ann Culme
  m. (1631) John Plumleigh
  (v) Mary Culme
m. (24.09.1649) Henry Frye
  (vi)+ other issue - Philip (bpt 03.12.1598, bur 08.03.1598-9), Richard (bur 1617), Arthur (bur 1645), Dorothy, Agnes (bur 06.02.1603-4), Ann (bur 31.12.1605), Mary (bur 1611), Susan
  (B) Sur Hugh Culme possibly the Sir Hugh who was father of Mary by ...
  m. Mary
  (i) Mary Culme
  m. Henry Jones, Bishop of Clogher then Meath (b c1605, d 05.01.1681/2)
  (C) Benjamin Culme or Cullum (d 17.09.1664, 4th son?)
  Other than to name his mother Alice (Fortescue) rather than Mary, Wotton supports Benjamin's ancestry shown above and reports that he had the following family.
  m. Patience Wheeler
  (i) Philip Cullum
Wotton identifies Philip as ancestor of Sir Thomas Cullum, 1st Bart (see below). However, given that TCB reports that Sir Thomas (b c1587) was son of John son of John, the dates make this impossible. Furthermore, as reported below, Debrett's reports that Thomas's ancestors had beeen in Suffolk "at least as early as the fifteenth century".
  (D)+ other issue - Lewis (bur 18.09.1658), Jonas (bpt 15.01.1575-6), Philip, Geoffry, Mary
  (2) Nicholas Culme 'of London'
  m. _ Hulston of London
  (A) Mary Culme
  m. Anthony Withers of London
  (B) Anne Culme
m1. Gabriel Newman of London (goldsmith)
  m2. Sir John Dodderidge
  (3) John Culme (dsp)
  (4) Robert Culme of London had issue
  (5) Julian Culme
  m. Anthony Barrett of Exeter
  (6) Agnes Culme
m. (03.08.1567) Richard Willoughby
  (7) Katherine Culme
  m. Arthur Upton
  b. Anthony Culme of Tiverton, Devon
  m. Alice Anmer (dau of John Anmer of Wells)
  (1) Anthony Culme
  (A) Anthony Culme 'of Tiverton' (bpt 24.12.1568) had issue, possibly by ...
  m. Dorothy Courtney (dau of Philip Courtney of Molland)
(B)+ other issue - John (bur 20.04.1545), John (bpt 20.03.1575-6, bur 17.03.1584-5), Jone (bpt 15.03.1560-1), Elizabeth (bpt 07.06.1577)
  (2) Arthur Culme of Tiverton (a 1620)
  m. Alice Berrie (dau of John Berrie of Thorverton)
  (A) Arthur Culme of Tiverton
  (i) Arthur Culme of Tiverton (b 1600, d 10.07.1679)
  m. Mary Aleyne (dau of John Aleyne of Bampton)
  (3) Ann Culme
  m. _ Shephard of Kingston
  (4) Alice Culme
  m. (13.11.1576) John Berry
  c. Katherine Culme
  m1. _ Wilson
  m2. Henry Wills
  m3. _ Cann
  ii. Anthony Culme



Wotton reports that "This family were originally seated at Winkley in Devonshire" and goes on to show the same early generations as are shown above but does not complete connection to the Baronets of Haftede (Hawsted). Instead, Wotton provides the ancestry of Philip, son of Benjamin, and then identifies the Thomas, 1st Bart, as "lineal descendant of Philip, aforesaid". Debrett's reports that "This family was seated at Thorndon, co. Suffolk, at least as early as the fifteenth century, as appears by the will of Walter Cullum, proved 4 Oct. 1454". Visitation (London), Debrett & TCB all report that the grandfather of Sir Thomas was ...
John Cullum of Stanhill in Thorndon, Suffolk (draper in London)
m. Margaret Frere (dau of Thomas Frere of Occold) probably wife (or mother) of John, possibly mother of ...
1. John Cullum of Stanhill in Thorndon (bur 27.02.1609)
  m. Rebecca Smith (dau of Thomas Smith or Smythe of Bacton)
  A. John Cullum of Thorndon
  The following comes Visitation (Suffolk, 1664-8, Cullum of Thorndon).
  m. Alice Dusgate (dau of John Dusgate of Cocketly)
i. William Cullum of Thorndon
  m. Mary Coleman (dau of Edward Coleman of Brent Ely)
  a.+ issue (a 1664) - John (b c1657), William, Diones, Anne
  ii. Thomas Cullum
  m. Mary Wyseman
  a.+ issue - Charles, John, Thomas
  B. Sir Thomas Cullum of Hawstead & Hardwicke (Suffolk), Sheriff of London, 1st Bart (b c1587, d 06.04.1664, draper) the first mentioned by MGH
  m. (18.02.1622/3) Mary Crispe (bpt 18.04.162, d 22.07.1637, dau/coheir of Nicholas Crispe of London by Rebecca Pake)
  i. Sir Thomas Cullum of Hawstead & Hardwick, 2nd Bart (bpt 26.12.1628, bur 16.10.1680)
  m. (27.05.1656) Dudleia North (bpt 13.01.1637, bur 10.09.1680, dau of Sir Henry North, 1st Bart (by Sarah Rayney). sister/coheir of Sir Henry)
  a. Sir Dudley Cullum of Hawstead & Hardwick, 3rd Bart, Sheriff of Suffolk (bpt 17.09.1657, dsp 16.09.1720)
  m1. (03.09.1681) Anne Berkeley (b 1664-5, dsp bur 02.06.1709, dau of John Berkeley, 1st Lord of Stratton, by Christian Riccard)
  m2. (12.06.1710) Anne Wicks (b c1682, d 22.01.1737, dau of James Wicks of Bury St. Edmunds (by Dorothy), m2. Rev. John Fulham of Compton & Isleworth)
  b. Thomas Cullum (d unm 22.12.1700)
c. Mary Cullum
  m1. Henry North of Benacre
  m2. _ Bedingfield
  d. Elizabeth Cullum
  m. Rev. _ Boyle or Boyse
  ii. John Cullum of London (b c1635, d 01.1710/1)
  m. (04.1662) Anna Lawrence (d 03.1686, dau of Thomas Lawrence of Woodborough)
  a. Thomas Cullum of Ealing, Middlesex (d 11.1717)
  m1. Curtis Hawley (dau of Henry Hawley of Brentford)
  (1) Anne Cullum (d unm 02.1731-2)
  m2. Savilia Strode (dau of Colonel _ Strode, Governor of Dove Castle)
  (2)+ other issue - Savilia (d young), Catherines (d unm 08.1737)
  b. John Cullum
  (1) Mary Cullum (d 1681)
  m. John Sherbrook
  (2) Anne Cullum
  m. Abraham Forster
  (3) Deborah Cullum
  m. Claude Hays
(4)+ other issue (d young) - Elizabeth, Rebecca
  c. Sir Jasper Cullum of Hawstead & Hardwick, 4th Bart, Sheriff of Suffolk (bpt 06.08.1674, d 04.11.1754, 4th son)
  m. (27.01.1697/8) Anne Wyatt (b c1679, d 09.02.1735/6, dau/heir of William Wyatt of Burlesdon (b 1653-4, d 06.1693) by Anne (b c1658, bur 16.01.1757, m2. Michael Brixey))
  (1) Sir John Cullum of Hawstead Place & Hardwick House, 5th Bart (bpt 07.05.1699, d 16.01.1774)
  m1. (c07.1728) Jane Deane (bur 14.12.1729, dau/heir of Thomas Deane of Freefolk)
  (A) Jane Cullum (d infant)
m2. (30.11.1731) Susanna Gery (b c1711, d 12.11.1783, dau/coheir of Sir Thomas Gery (Master in Chancery) by Elizabeth, dau of James Wittewronge of Rothamstead (son of Sir John, Bart))
  (B) Sir John Cullum of Hawstead Place & Hardwick House, 6th Bart (b 21.06.1733, dsp 09.10.1785, rector of Hawstead & Great Thurlow, 4th son)
  m. (10.07.1765) Peggy Bisson (bpt 15.02.1731/2, d 02.08.1810, dau of Daniel Bisson or Risson of Westham)
  (C) Sir Thomas Gery Cullum of Hawstead Place & Hardwick House, 7th Bart (b 30.11.1741, d 08.09.1831, Bath & Gloucester King of Arms)
  m. (01.09.1774) Mary Hanson (b 28.01.1745, d 13.09.1830, dau of Robert Hanson of Bury & Normanton (by Elizabeth, dau of Edward Isaac Jackson of Bury), sister/coheir of Sir Levett)
  (i) Sir Thomas Gery Cullum of Hawstead Place & Hardwick House, 8th Bart (b 23.10.1777, dsp 26.01.1855, rector of Knoddishall)
  m1. (27.08.1805) Mary Anne Eggers (b 1782-3, d 29.01.1830, dau/heir of Thomas Eggers of Woodford)
  (a) Arethusa Susanna Cullum (b 11.01.1814, d 22.02.1885)
  m. (23.02.1832) Thomas Gibson, later Milner-Gibson of Theberton House (d 25.02.1844)
  In 1878, their 2nd son assumed the name Cullum.
  m2. (30.04.1832) Anne Lloyd (bur 23.02.1875, of Kingston (Dublin), sister of William Hanford-Flood of Flood Hall)
  (ii) John Palmer Cullum (b 18.05.1783, dsp 20.08.1829, Bath & Gloucester King of Arms, alderman of Bury)
m. (1809) Sarah Mantle
  (iii) Susanna Cullum (b 03.1787, d 02.05.1803)
  (D) James Cullum (b 11.1754, d 25.09.1835, rector of Nacton, vicar of Great Thurlow, 4th son)
  m. (1786) Anne Blagrave (dau/coheir of Anthony Blagrave of Calcot)
  (i)+ issue - Ann (b 1788), Arethusa Galatea (b 1790)
  (E) Susanna Cullum (b 04.1737, d 09.1829)
  m. (07.11.1775) Ashley Palmer of Bury St. Edmunds (dsp 05.1792)
  (F) Isabella Cullum (d unm 28.03.1806)
  (G) Jane Cullum (b 03.1754, d 22.10.1826)
  m. (11.12.1773) Henry Vernon of Great Thurlow (d before 10.1826, brother of Francis, Earl of Shipbrook)
  (H) Mary Cullum (b 03.1749, d 10.02.1833)
  The following is supported by MGH (NS2, vol 4 (1892), p206+).
  m. (13.02.1787) Abraham Jenkin of Long Sutton, later of Bury St. Edmunds (b 1746-7, d 02.06.1807)
  (i) Charles Jenkin, later Vernon (b 30.07.1790, a 1860, Rector of Herringswell)
  m1. (29.05.1827) Emily Martha Walker (d 11.1845, dau of William Walker of Barton)
  m2. (15.02.1849) Katherine Mary Homfray (d 30.03.1859, dau of Rev. John Homfray of Sutton, widow of David Mignot of Jamaica)
  (ii) Susanna Jenkin (b 13.06.1789, dsp 27.04.1842)
  m. (20.02.1810) John William Drage Merest (Rector of Wem)
  (iii)+ other issue (d unm) - Frederick (bpt 06.121792, d c1809), George Henry (bpt 08.06.1799, d 08.01.1830), Mary Anne (b 21.02.1788)
  (I)+ other issue (d young) - Jasper, Henry, Francis Jacob, Mary, Anne
  d. Mary Cullum
  m. John Sherbrook
  e. Anna Cullum
  m. Abraham Foster of High Laver Hall
  f. Deborah Cullum
  m. Claude Hays
  g.+ other issue - Lawrence (dsp?), son, Stephen, 3 daughters (d infant)
  iii. Rebecca Cullum
  m. Toby or Job Throckmorton
  iv. Mary Cullum (d unm 1749??)
  v. Sarah Cullum (a 1633) mentioned by Visitation (London, 1633-5, Cullum)

Main source(s):
(1) For upper section : Visitation (J.L. Vivian (1895), Devon, 1531+1564+1620+additions, Culme of Molland)
(2) For lower section : Wotton (Kimber & Johnson, vol 2 (1771), 'Cullum of Hastede, Suffolk'), DBART1860 (Cullum of Hawstead and Hardwick House), TCB (vol 3, Cullum of Hawsted, p41+), MGH (NS2, vol 1 (1886), 'Cullum Pedigree', p183+) with input/support as reported above
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