Thomas Hotchkiss


Personal and Family Information

Thomas was born about 1559 in England, the son of Thomas Hotchkiss and Alice.

He died about JAN 1624. The place is not known.

He had two marriages/partners. His first wife was Mawdlen Taylor. They were married, but the date and place have not been found. Their only known child was Ann (c1585-c1636).

His second wife was Jane Hopkynson, who he married on 17 JAN 1585 in Shawbury, Shropshire, England. Their ten known children were William (c1586-c1588), Rose (c1589-?), Thomas (c1590-c1625), Richard (c1592-c1593), Richard (c1594-?), Sara (c1595-c1595), Elizabeth (c1597-c1599), Lawrence (c1597-c1597), Francis (c1601-?) and Lawrence (c1602-?).

Pedigree Chart (3 generations)


Thomas Hotchkiss


Thomas Hotchkiss


Richard Hotchkiss


William Hotchkiss







BirthABT 1559
Place: England
DeathABT JAN 1624
Christening15 NOV 1559
Place: Drayton in Hales, Shropshire, England
Burial28 JAN 1624
Place: Berrington, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England
Place: Uppington, Telford, Shropshire, England
Place: Abbots Betton, Shropshire, England




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Note 1

!Note: For existance see references of children born to Thomas near Shrewsburry. Also see father’s will.

!Source: Shropshire Baptisms

First name Thomas

Last name Hatchett

Birth year -

Baptism year 1559

Baptism date 15 Nov 1559

Denomination Anglican

Place Drayton in Hales

Father's first name Thome

Mother's first name Alicie

Mother's last name -

Residence -

County Shropshire

Register type Composite

Register date range 1558-1657

Archive reference P97/A/1/1

Page 7

Record set Shropshire Baptisms

Category Birth, Marriage & Death

Subcategory Parish Baptisms

Collections from Great Britain, England

Note: Not only does this look like a common, though hard to find, mis-scribe of Hotchkiss, but the location in Drayton in Hales, Shropshire, England is only 4.7 miles from the christeneing of his brother Robert in Market Drayton. This record also shows both his parents. Alos, although a name similar to Hatchett does eventually become more common this decade and location is the first occurance in Shropshire.

!Source: Record Transcription: England Births & Baptisms 1538-1975

First name[s] Thomas

Last name Hoskynes

Gender Male

Birth year -

Birth place -

Baptism year 1562

Baptism date 11 Sep 1562

Place -

County London

Country England

Father's first name[s] -

Father's last name -

Mother's first name[s] -

Mother's last name -

Record set England Births & Baptisms 1538-1975

Category Birth, Marriage, Death & Parish Records

Subcategory Parish Baptisms

Collections from England, Great Britain

Note: would be about the right time and match the pattern observed for possible Hotchkiss births near London having a Hoskyns surname there. This is also about the right time for the birth of Sir Thomas Hoskins who was knighted in 1605, whom I’ve also included a partial tree for in this file, as these two Thomas’s are actually easy to mix up based on name and birth inforomation. For quite a while I showed this birth record for both, as there didn’t seem to be another which would either match the visitation pedegree of Sir Thomas with a father named Charles or the record of Thomas son of Thomas below. However, I now think the above record is more likely for this Thomas, the son of Thomas.

!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. <<<

!Source: Record Transcription: Shropshire Burials

First name[s] Thomas

Last name Hochkis

Birth year -

Death year 1624

Death date ? ? 1624

Burial year 1624

Burial date 28 Jan 1624

Burial place Berrington

Denomination Anglican

Father's first name[s] Thomas

County Shropshire

Archive refererence P28/A/1/1

Page 62

Register type Composite

Register date range 1559-1727

Record set Shropshire Burials

Category Birth, Marriage & Death [Parish Registers]

Subcategory Parish Burials

Collections from Great Britain, England