Richard James Hotchkiss


Personal and Family Information

Richard was born on 9 JAN 1834 in St.. Mungo, Alexandria, Dunbartonshire, Scotland, the son of James Hotchkiss and Margaret Hart.

He had two marriages/partners. His first wife was Georgina Janet Dunmore-Napiers, who he married on 5 DEC 1861 in Strathblane, Stirlingshire, Scotland. Their six known children were Hotchkiss (1862-1862), James Napier (1863-?), Richard James (1866-?), Robert Dunmore (1867-1946), Caroline Francis (1868-?) and John Graham (1870-?).

His second wife was Mary Anna Young, who he married on 12 OCT 1875 in Ayr, Ayrshire, Scotland. Their ten known children were Denholm (1876-1902), Margaret Annie (1878-?), Isobel (1879-?), George (1881-1901), Montgomery H (1883-?), Anna Mary (1885-?), Catherine (1886-?), Archibald (1889-?), Thomas Finlay (1892-?) and Gilbert (1894-?).

Pedigree Chart (3 generations)


Richard James Hotchkiss


James Hotchkiss


Richard Hotchkiss


James Hotchkiss


Elizabeth Cleghorn


Isabella Gardiner


Richard Gardiner


Elizabeth or Ann Crabtree


Margaret Hart


Thomas Hart


Anne Montgomery


James Montgomery


Margaret Scott



Birth9 JAN 1834
Place: St.. Mungo, Alexandria, Dunbartonshire, Scotland
Christening18 FEB 1834
Place: St.. Mungo, Alexandria, Dunbartonshire, Scotland


OccupationAdjutant 3 - Renfrew Rifles




Note 1

!Source: Margaret Hotchkiss nee Hart's will and her inventory after death. His rank was Captain and Adjitant of the Third Administrative Battalion Renfrewshire Rifle Volunteer, at time of her death. There was a family diamond ring given by King Richard the 1st to one of the Hotchkiss Family who was "Lord Mair" of London. This was willed to Richard to go down in straight male line from Richard.

!Source: from web article entitled "The IONIDES Family" © 2005 Christopher Long - Journalist & Editor - Occupation: Physician.

!Source: Old Parish Records.


!Source: Scotland, Select Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950

Name: Richard James Hotchkis

Gender: Male

Birth Date: 9 Jan 1834

Baptism Date: 18 Feb 1834

Baptism Place: , St. Mungo, Dumfries, Scotland

Father: James Hotchkis

Mother: Margaret Hart

FHL Film Number: 1067970

Reference ID: - 2:16418VQ

!Source: 1881 Scotland Census

Name: Richard I Hotchkis

Age: 47

Estimated birth year: abt 1834

Relationship: Head

Spouse's name : Mary Anna Hotchkis

Gender: Male

Where born: St Mungo, Dumfriesshire

Registration Number: 573

Registration district: Paisley

Civil Parish: Paisley Abbey

County: Renfrewshire

Address: Crookston

Occupation: Major & Aditant 3d Renfrew Rifle Vole [Active]

ED: 110

Household schedule number: 55


Roll: cssct1881_175

Household Members:

Name Age

Richard I Hotchkis 47, head, abt 1834, St. Mungo, Dumfriesshire

Mary Anna Hotchkis 30, wife, abt 1851, Indies, East

Denholm Hotchkis 4, son, abt 1877, Abbey, Renfrewshire

Margaret Annie Hotchkis 3, daughter, abt 1878, Abbey, Renfrewshire

Isabel Hotchkis 1, daughter, abt 1880, Abbey, Renfrewshire

Jane Eleanor Young 29, sister-in-law, abt 1852, Singapore

Catherine Mitchell McFarlane 31, Servant, abt 1850, Erskine, Renfrewshire

Jessie Bisset 24, Servant, abt 1857, Rosemarkie, Rossshire

Isabella Johnstone --, Servant, ----, Cromerty, Cromertyshire

Margaret Goldie 32, Servant, abt 1849, Edinburgh, Midlothian

Rosina Robb 33, Servant, abt 1848, Ireland

!Source: 1891 Census Civil Parish of Abbey Quoad Sacra Parish of Cardonald School Board District of Abbey Parliamentary Division of West Renfrewshire Entry No. 42 Street: Crookison Houses:

1 Richd. J Hotchkis Head mar 57 Retired army Officer born in Dumfriesshire St.. Mungo

Mary Anna do wife mar 40 East Indies [B.S.]

Richd J do son unm 25 Clerk St.. Charles Accountant Edinburgshire St.. George

John G do son unm 21 Merchant Clerk do do

George do son unm 9 Scholar Renfrewshire Abbey

Montgomery H do son 8 do do do

Anna Mary do daur 5 do do do

Catherine do daur 4 do do

Archibald do son 2 do do

Annie Cameron serv u. 50 Cook Domestic Serv Argyleshire Ardgowen

Mary Husson serv. unm 49 Nurse do Clackmannanshire Alloc.

Catherine M A McDowal serv. unm 28 Housemaid do England

!Source: 1901 Scotland Census

Name: Richard I Hotchkis

Age: 67

Estimated birth year: abt 1834

Relationship: Head

Spouse's name : Mary A Hotchkis

Gender: Male

Where born: St Mingo, Dumfriesshire

Registration Number: 573/1

Registration district: Paisley

Civil Parish: Paisley

County: Renfrewshire

Address: Crookston

Occupation: Retired Office Magor Infantry

ED: 98

Household schedule number: 207

LINE: 22

Roll: CSSCT1901_210

Household Members:

Name Age

Richard I Hotchkis 67, Head, abt 1834, St. Mingo, Dumfriesshire

Mary A Hotchkis 50, wifr, abt 1851, madras, India

Margaret A Hotchkis 33, daughter, abt 1868, abbey, Renfrewshire

Isobel Hotchkis 21, daughter, abt 1880, abbey, Renfrewshire

Montgomery H Hotchkis 13, son, abt 1888, abbey, Renfrewshire

Anna Mary Hotchkis 17, daughter, abt 1884, abbey, Renfrewshire

Catherine Hotchkis 14, daughter, abt 1887, abbey, Renfrewshire

Archibald Hotchkis 12, son, abt 1889, abbey, Renfrewshire

Thomas F Hotchkis 9, son, abt 1892, abbey, Renfrewshire

Gilbert Hotchkis 7, son, abt 1894, abbey, Renfrewshire

Christina Cameron 26, Servant, abt 1875, Auchtergaven, Perthshire, occupation: cook

Mary Mcrae 22, Servant, abt 1879, S Hye, Invernessshire, occupatin: house & table maid