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


Hugh Hotchkiss


John Hotchkiss



BirthABT 1307
Place: England


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Note 1

!StyleName: John [fil Rogi] Hochkys [Hotchkiss].

!Note: Apparent Hawkeswood line.


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 actually reads:

>>> John fil Rogi Hochkys & his heirs. <<<

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

John would be the 4th choice if Hugh and Joan had no living heirs of their body. These are usually related in other ways, like brothers, cousins, etc.

This means that Roger is likely to be a brother to Hugh or Joan. He could be their son, but this Hugh’s father was Warin de Neenton,rather than John. That would leave things like son-in-law or nephew.

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.