William Hotchkiss

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Personal and Family Information

William was born about 1405 in England, the son of William Hotchkiss but his mother is unknown.

He died after 1461 in England.

His wife is not known. They were married, but the date and place have not been found. Their three known children were Thomas (c1426-?), Meridith Ap (c1435-?) and John (c1440-<1506).

Pedigree Chart (3 generations)


 

William Hotchkiss
(c1405->1461)

 

William Hotchkiss
(c1380-?)

 

William Hotchkiss
(c1347-?)

 

John Hotchkiss
(c1307-?)

 
     
 
 
     
 
   
 
 
     
 
 
     
 
   
 
   
 
 
     
 
 
     
 
   
 
 
     
 
 

Events

EventDateDetailsSourceMultimediaNotes
BirthABT 1405
Place: England
DeathAFT 1461
Place: England
Residence
Place: Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England
Residence1471
Place: Ludlow, Shropshire, England

Attributes

AttributeDateDescriptionDetailsSourceMultimediaNotes
Occupationbaker, bailiff

Notes

Note 1

!Notes: No, I don’t know that this is John’s father. It is however an early use of the surname and if he was giving away land in exchange for service in 1471, I will make a guess that he was old enough to be John’s father and fairly well off. If he was also elected bailiff in 1455 that further confirms his age to before1430. His presence probably just means that there are more Hotchkisses yet wating to be found, although he was in a reasonable location at about the right time to suggest he belongs here in the family. If he was also giving away land in 1424 that pretty much confirms his age and makes him fairly well off.

!Source: http://search.shropshirehistory.org.uk/collections/getrecord/CCA_XMO_1037_3_91/

Gift

Identity

Document Reference: 1037/3/91

System Reference: XMO/1037/3/91

Details

Level: file

Date: 6 April 1424

Description: Thursday after the feast of St Ambrose the bishop 2 Henry VI

by >>> William son of William Hocheskys of Holgot <<< to William de Brokton of one acre with appurtenances lying between the water of Corve and the mill of Shipton, to hold of the chief lord for the usual service. Warranty.

Witnesses:- Roger de la More, Richard his brother, Walter le Bailly, Thomas le Krenetour, Thomas Russell

Given at Staunton

Parchment tag, red wax, device of kneeling figure

Docketed. No 4

XMO: THE MORE COLLECTION [1280-1940]

XMO/1037: MANORIAL RECORDS

XMO/1037/3: MUNIMENTS OF TITLE: Larden and Brockton

XMO/1037/3/91: Gift [6 April 1424]

!Source: www.british-history.ac.uk: Catalogue of Ancient Deeds A Descriptive Catalogue of Ancient Deeds: Volume 4 Deeds: A.8501 - A.8600

Salop. A. 8542. Feoffment by William Hochekys of Ludlowe, 'baker,' to Thomas Gryme of Seete and Margaret his wife of 2a. arable in Wolveley in the fields of Assheford Carbonell, co. Salop, next land late Edmund Sugdon's and the hedge of Nethur Seete 'feeld,' and which lately belonged to Ll[ewelly]n of Steventon. Witnesses:—Nicholas Cresset, bailiff of the town of Ludlowe, Roger Norton, Hugh Stury, John Russell, Richard Laurens. Assheford, 10 May, 10 Edward IV. [abt 1471] Seal.

!Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Feoffment

In the Middle Ages, especially under the European feudal system, feoffment or enfeoffment was the deed by which a person was given land in exchange for a pledge of service.

http://search.shropshirehistory.org.uk/collections/getrecord/CCA_X6000_44_1_12924/

Election of officials

Identity

Document Reference: 3365/67/20

System Reference: XSB/C/1/1/1/39

Details

Level: Piece

Date: 1455-1456

Description: Memorandum that the Friday next after the feast of St Michael 34 Henry VI [3 Oct 1455],

William Boerley and Robert Scryven, bailiffs of the town of Shrewsbury by virtue of new agreement at Parliament

[they elected] William Tudur and Philip Grace to elect 25 men for electing the bailiffs and other officials for

the following year, Which William and Philip elected Richard Warynge, Roger Adys, John Hagur, Edmund Baxter,

Roger Coleston, Hugh Tayllor, John Pull', John Wyche corvesor, William Spyney, John Munton, William Hochkys, <<<<

Roger Horton, Roger Lye, Thomas Walker, William Cambray, Thomas Whistard, Ranulf Barbour', Richard Yonge,

Thomas Baylly, John Wall', Christopher Prylkynton, John Newnehm, William Overton, John Grefyth, corvesor,

Thomas Crhander Which 25 men elected

Roger Eyton, John Trentham, bailiffs

John Lloyt, Thomas Crump', coroners

Richard Marchall, Thomas Goldesmyth, Richard Mathewe, John Lightfote, Mathew Meghen, 6 assessors

William Walker, sub bailiff.

...

Language: Latin

XSB: SHREWSBURY BOROUGH [PRE-1835] [c 1189-1866]

XSB/C: ADMINISTRATION OF THE BOROUGH

XSB/C/1: Corporation minutes and general records

XSB/C/1/1: Assembly and Minute books

XSB/C/1/1/1: Assembly Book no I [formerly known as A] [1372-1555]

XSB/C/1/1/1/39: Election of officials [1455-1456]

Election of officials

Identity

Document Reference: 3365/67/18

System Reference: XSB/C/1/1/1/35

Details

Level: Piece

Date: 1443-1446

Description: Shrewsbury. Election of the officials made there on the Friday after the feast of St Giles 22 Henry VI [6 Sep 1443] by the oath of Thomas Stone, John Water, William Chirbury, Richard Waryng, William Ivory, Richard Chambur, Roger Adys, William Oteley, William Cuttiller, Thomas Sondelond, William Tudur, Thomas Ideshale, John Fletcher, Hugh Raulyns, Lewys Michell, John Grace, William ?Beryton [first letters defaced], wever, Thomas Upton, Richard Brov/n', Nicholas Clement, Thomas Alspath, Edward Vaghan, Richard Hanewode, John Wolley and Roger Fochole, the 25 jurors who elected them, namely,

John Falke, Thomas Oteley, bailiffs

Robert Wytcombe, Degaru' Water, coroners

John Grafton, William Thorneton, John Henry?, Roger Heillyn, William Bykedon, William Hagur, 6 assessors

Thomas Walker, sub bailiff.

The abovesaid bailiffs and assessors are answerable for the accounts and allowances of their time [amount not clear]

-Shrewsbury. Election of the officials made there on the Friday after the feast of St Giles 23 Henry VI [4 Sep 1444] by the oath of William Nesse, John Graton, John Fox, sadiller, William Thorneton, richard Mathewe, hugh Tyllewelely, Philip Heyne, William Egge, >>> William Hochekys <<<, William Bykedon, John Turell, Roger Forster, David Bent, Hugh Wyiiiies, William Vaure, Henry Nenbold, Lewys Fourbo', jr, Hugh Whitmore, Thomas Crumpe, John Bulkeley, Roger Fippes, Lewys Fourbo', sr, John Parkys bower, John Sondelond and Lewys Fyssher, the 25 jurors who elected them, namely,

William Boerley, Richard Stury, bailiffs

Thomas Bromley, Edmund Crumpe, coroners

Philip Grace, Thomas Stone, Richard Waryng, Hugh Kynton, Richard Tylleweley, John Newenham, 6 assessors

Lewys Michell, sub bailiff.

The abovesaid bailiffs and assessors are answerable for the accounts and allowances of their time 79

-Shrewsbury. Election of the officials made there on the Friday after the feast of St Giles 24 Henry VI [3 Sep 1445] by the oath of Hugh Taillor, Thomas Bromley, Thomas Stone, William Chirbury, william Tudur, John Walker gurdeler, William Ivory, Thomas Walker henster, John White skynner, John Norton draper, william James wever, Edmund Bastard, Edward Vaghan, Richard Hanewode, William Biryton wever, Thome Heillyn, John Fletcher, John Gosemyll?, John Lyghfote wever, John Chapman, William Beeton, David Taillor, William Derby, Richard Bron and Laurence Taillor, the 25 jurors who elected them, namely,

Roger Eyton, William Bastard, bailiffs

Richard Stury, William Betton, coroners

William Wotton, Richard Marchall, Richard Taverner, Henry Neubold, Lodewic' Fourbo', Richard Hadnall, wever, 6 assessors

John Wolley, sub bailiff.

The abovesaid bailiffs and assessors are answerable for the accounts and allowances of their time 61 2s 6d

Memorandum that on the Friday next after the feast of St Michael, 25 Henry VI [30 Sep 1446], Roger Eyt[on and] William Bastard, bailiff of the town of Shrewsbury by virtue of new agreement at parliament, they elected Hugh Kynton and William Nesse to chose 25 men for electing bailiffs and other officials of the town for the following year.

Whereupon Hugh and William Nesse elected Thomas Wynnes Thomas Biryton, Robert Thornes, William Betton, William Thorneton, Richard Taverner, Geoffrey Gillesfeld, John Herny, John Bromlowe, bocher, Richard Loit, Philip Glover Mathew Meghan, Wililam Spyney, William Hagur, John Dun, John Grafton, Hugh Egge, Thomas Upton, Hugh Whitmore, John Hagur,

>>> William Hochekys, glover <<<, Hugh Raulyns, laurence Barker, Thomas Herny and John Water, 25 men for the making of the aforesaid election, Which 25 sworn men elected

Thomas Forster, Adam Goldsmyth, bailiffs

John Gamell, John Beget, coroners

Begaru' Water, Edmund Bastard, Richard del Chambre, John Meghen, Hugh Tillewilley, Thomas Crumpe, 6 assessors

Hugh Wynnes sub bailiff at the gates next to the castle

The abovesaid bailiffs and assessors are answerable for the accounts and allowances of their time 95 10s 3d ob'.

Language: Latin

XSB: SHREWSBURY BOROUGH [PRE-1835] [c 1189-1866]

XSB/C: ADMINISTRATION OF THE BOROUGH

XSB/C/1: Corporation minutes and general records

XSB/C/1/1: Assembly and Minute books

XSB/C/1/1/1: Assembly Book no I [formerly known as A] [1372-1555]

XSB/C/1/1/1/35: Election of officials [1443-1446]

!Source: http://search.shropshirehistory.org.uk/collections/getrecord/CCA_XSB_C_1_1_1_39/

Election of officials

Identity

Document Reference: 3365/67/20

System Reference: XSB/C/1/1/1/39

Details

Level: Piece

Date: 1455-1456

Description: Memorandum that the Friday next after the feast of St Michael 34 Henry VI [3 Oct 1455], William Boerley and Robert Scryven, bailiffs of the town of Shrewsbury by virtue of new agreement at Parliament [they elected] William Tudur and Philip Grace to elect 25 men for electing the bailiffs and other officials for the following year, Which William and Philip elected Richard Warynge, Roger Adys, John Hagur, Edmund Baxter, Roger Coleston, Hugh Tayllor, John Pull', John Wyche corvesor, William Spyney, John Munton, >>> William Hochkys <<<, Roger Horton, Roger Lye, Thomas Walker, William Cambray, Thomas Whistard, Ranulf Barbour', Richard Yonge, Thomas Baylly, John Wall', Christopher Prylkynton, John Newnehm, William Overton, John Grefyth, corvesor, Thomas Crhander Which 25 men elected

Roger Eyton, John Trentham, bailiffs

John Lloyt, Thomas Crump', coroners

Richard Marchall, Thomas Goldesmyth, Richard Mathewe, John Lightfote, Mathew Meghen, 6 assessors

William Walker, sub bailiff.

-Memorandum that the Friday next after the feast of St Michael 35 Henry VI [1 Oct 1456], Roger Eyton and John Trentham, bailiffs of the town of Shrewsbury by virtue of new agreement at Parliament [they elected] Thomas Seborn and Roger Adye to elect 25 men for electing the bailiffs and other officials for the following year, Which Thomas and Roger elected Thomas Beston, armiger, Thomas Wynnes, John Branlowe, Richard Wantenor, William Tudur, Thomas Upton, William Va.., Richard Glover, William Nesse, Roger Forster, John Wolley, Guttyn Tayllor, John Wyrall, John Hervy, Jr, Richard Hanewode, William More, William Suggedon, draper, Thomas Burghton, Mathew Meygen, Roger Pontesbury, John Crhander, Adam Wall', Richard Sug...., Thomas Mansele, John Parkes

Which 25 men elected

Richard Stury, John Hord, bailiffs, John Hervy, Sr, John Water, Jr, coroners, William Holond, William Otteley, William Crump, Hugh Tilleley, John Bulkeley, Philip Mugem', 6 assessors

Robert Vryen, sub bailiff.

Language: Latin

XSB: SHREWSBURY BOROUGH [PRE-1835] [c 1189-1866]

XSB/C: ADMINISTRATION OF THE BOROUGH

XSB/C/1: Corporation minutes and general records

XSB/C/1/1: Assembly and Minute books

XSB/C/1/1/1: Assembly Book no I [formerly known as A] [1372-1555]

XSB/C/1/1/1/39: Election of officials [1455-1456]

!Source: https://books.google.com/books?id=mBZYAAAAcAAJ&pg=PA25&dq=%22hochekys%22,+salop&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiX8J3fo-HeAhX9HTQIHUORBsIQ6AEIVDAH#v=onepage&q=%22hochekys%22%2C%20salop&f=false

Stemmata Botevilliana. Memorials of the families of De Boteville, Thynne and Botfield, In the Counties of Salop and Wilts. by Beriah Botfield

At a Courte holden the sixth day of May in 1 Edward IV. 1461,… At which Court also [appeared] William Tongue, in the ame of William Hoshekys, into whose hands the sayed William had surrendered all his lands with the appurtenances in Church Stratton, to the use of Richard Botfelde and Katherine his wife, an the heirs of their two bodies begotten, and for default thereof to the heires of the bodye of the said Katherine begotten, and for default thereof to the right heires of the said William Hochekys.