John Hotchkiss


Personal and Family Information

John was born about 1307 in England, the son of Roger Hotchkiss but his mother is unknown.

His wife is not known. They were married, but the date and place have not been found. Their only known child was William (c1347-?).

Pedigree Chart (3 generations)


John Hotchkiss


Roger Hotchkiss



BirthABT 1307
Place: England


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Note 1


CP 25/1/194/11, number 5.

Link: Image of document at AALT

County: Shropshire.

Place: York.

Date: One week from St Michael, 2 Edward III [6 October 1328].

Parties: Hugh, son of Warin de Neenton', and Joan, his wife, querents, by William Milsent, put in the place of Joan, and Thomas, the parson of the church of Neenton', deforciant.

Property: 2 messuages, 1 virgate and 3 nooks of land and a fourth part of 1 messuage in Neenton'.

Action: Plea of covenant.

Agreement: Hugh has acknowledged the tenements to be the right of Thomas, as those which Thomas has of his gift.

For this: Thomas has granted to Hugh and Joan the tenements and has rendered them to them in the court, to hold to Hugh and Joan and the heirs of their bodies, of the chief lords for ever. In default of such heirs, successive remainders [1] to Alice, daughter of the same Hugh, and the heirs of her body, [2] to John, son of Philip le Taillour, and the male heirs of his body, [3] to Richard, son of Walter le Taillour, and the male heirs of his body and [4] >>> to John, son of Roger Hawys, and his heirs. <<<

Standardised forms of names. [These are tentative suggestions, intended only as a finding aid.]

Persons: Warin de Neenton, Hugh de Neenton, Joan de Neenton, William Millicent, Thomas, Alice de Neenton, Philip le Taylor, John le Taylor, Walter le Taylor, Richard le Taylor, Roger Hawes, John Hawes

Places: Neenton

Note: from image although partially in Latin, this reads: >>> John fil Rogi Hochkys & his heirs. <<<

It does not say Hawys. What was read as a W is actually CHK.

This looks to be a reference to the start of Hawkeswood.

Note: There was a princess descended from the Welsh Powys who had Hawys [How wise] for a first name. She was having children in 1355. It later became a surname, but not related to Hotchkiss.


Transactions of the Shropshire Archaeological and Natural History Society.Established 1877. 3rd Series, Volume VI., 1906.


SIDBURY.—This manor was south of some more important places, and

Middleton lay between. Possibly the Manor of Chetton gave it its name, or it

may have been the “bury” south of the castle of Aethelfleda, the Lady of

Merca. In 1086 it was held by Ralph de Mortimer under-Earl Roger as one

hide. There were two ox-teams in demesne, and six serfs, six villeins, and three

bordars with two teams, and there was land for two teams more. Under Wiga,

a franklin, its Saxon lord, it had been worth 20s. annually, afterwards it was

waste, but in Io86 was worth 18s. A Sir Hugh de Sudberi occurs in 1200, who

probably took his name from Sidbury. In 1203 he accused Robert de Girros,

the then lord of Burwarton, of unjustly seizing his hounds, but withdrew the

cause. Before 1240 Sidbury became the property of Ralph d’Arraz, who in

1255 held it as a hide and half of land. He also held Neenton as half a hide.

Sir Ralph constantly cccurs on matters of business connected with the county

till about 1279. In 1292 it was probably a second Ralph who appears a juror,

and who was summoned to attend at Lcndon on July 7, 1297, with horse and

arms for foreign service. In 1316, Ralph d’Arraz is given as lord of Sidbury,

but Neenton is not mentioned. In 1321, Adam d’Arraz was patron of the

Church of Neenton, and he appears among the followers of Roger Mortimer that

year. He was living in 1348, when he and his wife Andrea occur. Robert

d'Arraz occurs in connection with Sidbury and Neenton in 1424, but the lurslow

family are said to have been seated at Sidbury at the close of the 14th century,

and they held the estate till the middle of the 17th century, when it passed by

marriage to the Cresswells.

-The Manor of Neenton was held in 1453 by John, Earl of Shrewsbury, and

later by one of the Hill family.

-Hugh, son of Warin, occurs in a deed of 1328 relating to lands at Neenton.

Gregory and William de Hokeswode took their name from a place near

Stottesden. In 1303, Hugh de Mou of Hokowood had a grant of land at

Chorley bounded by the mill of Sidbury, and the lands of Baldwin and John de

Baskerville and others.]

s d s d

Adam de Arraz ... ij |Ph'o le Tayllour ... X

Gregor de |Ric'o fil’ Joh'is ... X

Hokeswode - - - xij | | Will'O de

Nich'o atte Grene ... ix |S'bt' | Hokeswode X

Will'O fil’ Henr” ... xij| ib'd'm |Hug' fil’

Regin fil' Alani ... xiij| |Warini ... viij

Henr’ Wyllies - - - vij

Will'o Mylsand ... xij | pb Sma xijs j"

Rob'to Hobalt ... X -

Joh’o Shakel • * * viij

Note: These Warins must be descenants of Hugh son of Warin who was High Sheriff in 1102.


High Sheriff of Shropshire - Wikipedia


Warin the Bald

c. 1086 Rainald De Balliol, De Knightley [1040–1086]

1102 Hugh [son of Warin]