Richard Hotchkiss


Personal and Family Information

Richard was born about 1500 in England, the son of William Hotchkiss / Hoskins and Manwaring.

He died about DEC 1571 in Shropshire, England.

His wife was Alice Soulton. They were married, but the date and place have not been found. Their two known children were Allan (c1518-c1563) and Humphry (c1533-c1582).

Pedigree Chart (3 generations)


Richard Hotchkiss


William Hotchkiss / Hoskins


Richard Hotchkiss / Hoskins


John Hotchkiss


Margaret Heynes





BirthABT 1500
Place: England
DeathABT DEC 1571
Place: Shropshire, England
Burial9 DEC 1571
Place: Acton Burnell, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England




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Note 1

!Source: 1566, 1582, 1634 Bedford Visitation

[see images attached to William b abt 1505] years estimated. This means everyone on the pedegree was born and/or married by 1634.

!Source: Parish Transcript Burials

Name: Richard Hotchkys

County: Shropshire... Parish: Acton Burnell... Date: 9th December 1571... Year: 1571...

Parish Records Burials

!Source: England & Wales, Prerogative Court of Canterbury Wills, 1384-1858

Name: Richard Hotchekys

[Richardi Hotchekys]

Probate Date: 19 Nov 1572

Residence: Acton Burnell, Shropshire, England

Notes: This one is copyright with a large charge to look at it anywhere besides if you have a membership to Ancestry or elsewhere, where supposidly you aren’t to present the image afterward. It is also the singularly msot useless will genealogically I’ve ever seen. It may be saying that Alice was previously married and had other children. It basically says she gets everything and she should forgive this dead guy and his children.

Alice my Wife

bequetherd to her children by the Last will Testat of one William Phipe their Late father Dereafull of the rith goode my will and entent is that the said Alice my Wife should at tath tymed herafter upon admifft and Dischardge and same harmles my uninforme hereafter named again the said childrent of the said William Phippe and entire of them.

!Source: Record Transcription: Shropshire burials Transcription

First name[s] Richard

Last name Hotchkys

Birth year -

Death year 1571

Death date ? ? 1571

Burial year 1571

Burial date 09 Dec 1571

Burial place Acton Burnell

Denomination Anglican

County Shropshire

Archive refererence P2/A/1/1

Page 3

Register type Composite

Register date range 1568-1667

Record set Shropshire Burials

Category Birth, Marriage, Death & Parish Records

Subcategory Parish Burials

Collections from Great Britain, England

!Source: Prerogative Court Canterbury Wills Index 1558-1583

1572 Hotchkis, Hochekys, Richard, Acton Burnells, Salop [age] 39 Daper [Draper]

!Note: Lee Brockhurst is 10.0 miles from Dodington.

Acton Burnell is 8.7 miles from Much Wenlock.

!Source: Record Transcription: Staffordshire, Dioceses Of Lichfield And Coventry Wills And Probate 1521-1860

Place Acton Burnell, Shropshire, England

First name[s] Richd

Last name Hodgekis

Year 1572

Will year 1572

Parish Acton Burnell

County Shropshire

Country England

Series description Registered wills and original wills, administrations and inventories, 1494-1860, and, act books, 1532-1638 for Diocese of Lichfield Episcopal Consistory Court

Piece description Calendar of wills and admons.

Piece surname range A-L

Piece year range 1494-1650

Record set Staffordshire, Dioceses Of Lichfield And Coventry Wills And Probate 1521-1860

Category Birth, Marriage, Death & Parish Records

Subcategory Wills & Probate

Collections from England, Great Britain

!Note: was on calendar for 7 May 1572.

!Source: Shrewsbury Burgess Roll,

Shropshire archæological and parish register society,

Authors: Shrewsbury [England], Herbert Edward Forrest,

Editor: Herbert Edward Forrest,

Publisher: Printed by W.B. Walker, 1924,

Original from: the University of California,

Digitized Jun 12, 2010, 322 pages

Other possible early Hotchkiss family.


William, of S., draper, s. John of Pulverbatch 1495

William, of S. smith, s. Richard of Ashe, Whitchurch. 1519

Richard, of S., carpenter, s. William of Petton, husbandman. 1559. <<<<

Richard, of S., clothworker, s. Thomas, of Abbots Betton, yeoman. 1623.