Thomas Hotchkiss


Personal and Family Information

Thomas was born on 27 DEC 1761 in Saint Cuthberts, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, the son of James Hotchkiss and Elizabeth Cleghorn.

He died on 2 NOV 1818 in Glascow, Scotland.

His wife was Anna Richardson, who he married on 24 MAR 1794 in Edinburgh Parish, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland. Their two known children were James (c1795-1865) and Elisabeth (c1797-?).

Pedigree Chart (3 generations)


Thomas Hotchkiss


James Hotchkiss


Thomas Hotchkiss


John Hotchkiss


Elizabeth Cleghorn


Thomas Cleghorn


Sophia Lewe



Birth27 DEC 1761
Place: Saint Cuthberts, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
Death2 NOV 1818
Place: Glascow, Scotland
Place: Saint Cuthberts, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland


Note 1

!Source: His Will dated 22 Feb 1820.

!Source: IGI as of Mar 1991.

!Notes: The "Roll of Edinburgh Burgesses and Guild Brethren, 1761-1841" from the Scottish Record Society, shows that on 1 Aug 1793, he was a brewer and late bailie, a burgess of Edinburgh and Gild Brother in or by right of his father.

!P: "Old Parochial Registers of Edinburgh Parish Marriages 1787-1800" and the "Register of Marriages of the City of Edinburgh 1751-1800" at the Scottish Record Society, both show an almost identical marriage entry for 24 Mar 1794: "Thomas Hotchkiss brewer, New Gray Friars Parish and Miss Anna Richardson residing in Dumfries, daughter of the deceased, Mr. William Richardson, late of Knockshinnoch".

!Source: Will of Thomas Hotchkiss (27 Dec 1761 - 20 Nov 1818) will dated 22 Feb 1820. Died in Glascow while visiting his daughter. Lived at Laurieston Place near Edinburgh. Had son in law William Copland. Owned half the Stock in the Brewery Company of Hotchkis and Lamond Brewers in Edinburgh. Referenced his brother John Hotchkis resident in or near Llanwysh Villa in the County of Brecknoch in Wales. Referenced his brother George Hotchkis also a resident in or near Llanwish Villa in the County of Brecknoch in Wales. Estate valued between 5000 and 6000 pounds sterling. Referenced his brother Richard Hotchkis Writer to the Signet. Above 3 brothers and others as trustees. Referenced the deceased Mrs Anna Richardon my spouse, from whom he inherited by deed of settlement dated 2 Jul 1795, and recorded in the Book of Session Office 26 Oct 1797. Referenced Peter Lamond, his partner in brewing, who think was to continue the business. 100 pounds to grandson Thomas Hotchkis Copland beyond his share of the residue of the estate. Household goods go to daughter Elizabeth, married to Mr. William Copland writer in Glascow. Proceeds of the remainder of working estate to first support his only lawful son James Hotchkis for life, who from birth was affected by a mental instability, limited to 70 pounds sterling yearly, and the remainder of its income to go to Elizabeth and her children, although the trustees should use some to increase the estate. After Elizabeth's death and her children are 21 and married the remainder to be split between her children. (Couldn't view whole thing as Java applit appeared to run out of memory)

!Notes: Per Valerie Anderson, "Thomas Hotchkis (1761) moved to Dumfries, DFS and his descendants to St. Mungo, DFS and Glasgow, and Kilmadock, Perth, Scotland and India and Renfrewshire, SCT."