Thomas Hotchkiss


Personal and Family Information

Thomas was born about 1547 in England, the son of Nichlas Hotchkiss but his mother is unknown.

He died about 1598. The place is not known.

His wife was Jocosa James, who he married on 28 JUN 1573 in Lydbury North, Shropshire, England. Their nine known children were Robert (c1575-?), Katherina (c1577-c1620), Maria (c1579-?), Alicia (c1582-c1605), Thomas (c1583-c1602), Hugh (c1584-c1628), John (c1586-c1587), William (c1587-c1587) and Anna (c1589-c1609).

Pedigree Chart (3 generations)


Thomas Hotchkiss


Nichlas Hotchkiss


Roger Hotchkiss


John Hotchkiss


Margaret Heynes





BirthABT 1547
Place: England
DeathABT 1598
Christening5 MAR 1547
Place: London, England
Burial11 NOV 1598
Place: Clunbury, Shropshire, England


Note 1

!Source: England Births & Baptisms 1538-1975

First name Thoms

Father's first name -

Last name Huskyns

Father's last name -

Sex Male

Mother's first name -

Baptism year 1546

Record set England Births & Baptisms 1538-1975

Baptism date 05 Mar 1546

Category Birth, Marriage & Death

Place -

Subcategory Parish Baptisms

County London

Collections from England, Great Britain

Country England

!Notes: Only Thomas with estimated birth about this time to be one likely born in London.

!Source: England Marriages, 1538–1973

Name: Thomas Hochkis

Spouse's Name: Elizabeth Cartwright

Event Date: 20 Oct 1565

Event Place: Lydbury North,Shropshire,England

!Source: England, Select Marriages, 1538–1973

Name: Jocosa James

Gender: Female

Marriage Date: 28 Jun 1573

Marriage Place: Lydbury North,Shropshire,England

Spouse: Thomas Hochkis

FHL Film Number: 510668

!Source: Parish Transcript Burials

Name: Thomas Hodgkis

County: Shropshire... Parish: Clunbury... Date: 11th November 1598... Year: 1598...

Parish Records Burials

!Notes: It my seem like a bit of a stretch to take 3 burial records for Thomases, and decide to credit the two for all the children within10 miles with his their last name, but there doesn’t seem to be anybody else recorded. Both died in Clunbury.


Clunbury to Lydbury North is 6.3 miles.

Clunbury to Stokesay is 7.7 miles.

Clunbury to Bishop’s Castle is 8.9 miles.


Lydbury North to Bishop’s Castle is 3.5 miles.

Lydbury North to Clunbury is 6.3 miles.

Lydbury North to Stokesay is 8.9 miles


I’m pretty retty sure these are close enough to be the same person,

but as there are three burials,

and apparently three marriages with two recorded and those recorded in Lydbury North,

and 1 child in Bishop’s Castle and 3 children in Lydburry North, and one other in the right place and time to belong to this group.


we say the earlier death goes with the earlier marriage which went with the child in Bishop’s Castle.

This leaves all the Lydburry north records to the later death.


Deeds relating to Ockley's Lands in Lydbury North


Document Reference: 5981/B/2/266

System Reference: X552/2/1/4/10/11


Level: Item

Date: 1573-1623

Description: The property in 1575 [lease by William Ockley of Snelliscrofte to Thomas Hodgekis] was described as "one mese or toft with 28 acres of arable land"; in 1621 it was recited as "one half yard land". It was sold to Humphrey Walcot in 1618.

Extent: [8 documents]

X552: POWIS ESTATE RECORDS [1328-1930]



X552/2/1/4: Walcot estate general - various parishes

X552/2/1/4/10: Deeds: Lydbury North

X552/2/1/4/10/11: Deeds relating to Ockley's Lands in Lydbury North [1573-1623]