Richard Hotchkiss


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Richard was born about 1517 in England, the son of Roger Hotchkiss and Elizabeth.

He died about JAN 1587 in England.

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Richard Hotchkiss


Roger Hotchkiss


John Hotchkiss


William Hotchkiss


Margaret Heynes


Thomas Heynes





BirthABT 1517
Place: England
DeathABT JAN 1587
Place: England
Burial8 JAN 1587
Place: Norbury, Shropshire, England


Occupationclergy: Vicar


Note 1

!Source: Parish Transcript Burials

Name: Richard Hotchkiss, Vicar

County: Shropshire... Parish: Norbury... Full Date: 8th January 1587... Year: 1587...

Parish Records Burials

!Note: The actual record says burial, but there are two transcriptions and one says baptism while the other says burial.

!Note: It appears that Vicars were able to marry starting in 1547 when Richard would have been 30 years old. It is unclear whether he did.


Under King Henry VIII, the 6 Articles prohibited the marriage of clergy and this continued until the Articles were repealed by Edward VI in 1547, thus opening the way for Anglican priests to marry for the first time.


James Oppenheimer-Crawford, former Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioner at New York [1975-2009]

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A vicar is a priest in charge of a parish in the Anglican Church. In the Anglican tradition, priests are encouraged to marry. The spouse is not an obstacle, but often another different pair of hands and a different kind of listening ear. Also, in the Anglican tradition, priests do not have to be male.


In the American portion of the Anglican Communion, we are called the Episcopal Church. Some priests are also gay, and in my experience, they have been superb priests. The person is generally in a monogamous committed relationship or, today gays are able in many areas to marry.


The theory of celibate priests was that they had no distractions from their work with their congregation, but the experience has been that married pastors are better able to relate to problems in married life because they also experience it.


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304 Registrum Caroli Bothe.


To economize space [1] The name of the diocese is omitted for Hereford. When the candidates came from any other the dimissory letters are indicated by [l. d.].

[2] The title is given at the end of each entry thus: ti. pa. when private patrimony; ti. P. Corbet, when a pension from a patron; the name of church, chantry, sacristan's office or religious house which gave the title.

[3] Friars with their different orders are entered as Fr. Min., Fr. Aust., etc.

[4] The Ordination Lists are not Indexed.



354 Registrum Caroli Bothe.

A.D 1533

Apr. 4.- Roger Hochkys, to all the sacred orders.

[Note: This is interesting as it appears to be about the time of Roger’s wife’s death.]

Sept. 2.- Richard Hogekys, acolyte, to all the greater orders.

!Source: Dimissorial letters

Dimissorial letters [in Latin, litterae dimissoriae] are testimonial letters given by a bishop or by a competent religious superior to his subjects in order that they may be ordained by another bishop. Such letters testify that the subject has all the qualities demanded by canon law for the reception of the order in question, and request the bishop to whom they are addressed to ordain him.

!Source: Acolyte

An acolyte is an assistant or follower assisting the celebrant in a religious service or procession. In many Christian denominations, an acolyte is anyone who performs ceremonial duties such as lighting altar candles. In others, the term is used for one who has been inducted into a particular liturgical ministry, even when not performing those duties.


Exemplification of inspeximus


Document Reference: 1514/141-142

System Reference: X1514/3/1/8/141-142


Level: file

Date: 10 November 1572

Description: Exemplification of an inspeximus of a record in the Exchequer for 14 Elizabeth, relating to an inquisition taken at Shrewsbury on the 15 September 13 Elizabeth [1571] before Richard Hill and Robert Done, gents, by a Commission of the Queen by the caths of Hugh Edwardes, gent, Richard Higgins, gent, Edward Clarke, William Smyth, >>> Richard Hodgkys <<<, William Bowyer, Randolph Rollis, John Meredith, William Petton, William Bennett, Geoffrey ap Hoell, David ap Maddocke, Ham; Arrowsmith, Roger Laurence and Ralph Jonoks, that a chapel in the park of Richard Lee Esq. in the parish of Acton Burnell and the tithes of the said chapel for the maintenance of a presbyter there worth 2/- p.a. had been unjustly kept and concealed by the tenants and occupiers when they ought to have come to the Queen by the Act of 1 Edward VI. It was ordered by write of Elizabeth of the Exchequer 12 February 14 Elizabeth [1571/2] that 48/- rent of rent of the chapel for 24 years ending at Fester 13 Elizabeth be paid to the Exchequer at Fester. On which day William Gratewood, Esq., the Sheriff of the County of Salop did not return the writ, but on 18 May Thomas Scriven of Froddesley, patron of the church of >> Acton Burnell <<, by Thomas Lane his attorney, sought to be heard at the inquest, protesting that the Act relating to free chapels Chantries of 4 Nov 1 Edw.VI did not extend to the chapel in the inquisition, but that in the time of Edward I Edward Burnell was seised in his demesne as of fee in the advowson of the Rectory and church of Acton Burnell and in consideration that the same parish church was from his mansion called Langley Place in which he then lived 1000 half paees [passus] distant and in consideration of the plague occurring in the parish, for the easement and convenience both of the tenants of Ruckley, part of the Manor of Langley, and for the health of him and his household, be built the chapel near his house called Rucleye alias Langley Chapel, so that he could have an honest presbyter to celebrate in the chapel, to whom he gave 4 and some food and clothing for his service, per annum. The presbyter could be removed by the will of Edward Burnell and other patrons of the church of Acton Burnell. Thomas Scriven said that there was no lands or tenements other than the churchyard belonging to the chapel of Ruckley alias Langley. The chapel was built in the park of Richard Lee &c. and the chapel built as above, by the same of Bucley alias Langley Chapel are one and the same. Gilbert Cerrard Esq. Attorney General of the Queen, by relation of Francis Broke of Stretion, gent, Thomas Batchcate of Cound, yeoman, John Warren of the same, gent, and John Betchcots of Woodstrete, London, glover, before John Birche, Baron of the Exchequer, examined the allegations of Thomas Seriven.The Attorney General was satisfied that the chapel of Ruckley alias Langley is and was a chapel of ease for the mansion house of the Manor of Langley and tenants of Ruckley, part of the said Manor, to which no other or more lands or tenements then the cemetery belong.

Copy of the inquisition.

Copy docketed: Copy Inquisition concerning Langley Chappell.

Note: Langley Chapel, Acton Burnell, Shrewsbury