James was born about 1795, the son of Thomas Hotchkiss and Anna Richardson. The place is not known.
He died on 24 MAR 1865 in Ladyfield House, Dumfries, Scotland.
His wife was Margaret Hart, who he married on 11 JUL 1824 in Edinburgh Parish, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland. Their ten known children were Ann Montgomerie (1827-?), Mary (1828-?), Margaret Hart (1830-?), Isobel (1831-?), John (1832-<1865), Richard James (1834-?), Thomas Hart (1835-?), James (1837-1901), Jane Hart (1839->1890) and Finlay Montgomerie (1843-<1910).
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|Death||24 MAR 1865||
|Christening||31 MAY 1795||
!Source: http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk. Will of James Hotchkis Esquire Writer to the Signet of Ladyfield House near Dumfries, 3 Aug 1865. Household furniture and other efects belonged to wife exclusive of her husband in virtue of the Deed of Settlement of the late Mrs. Anne Montgomery or Hart Widow of Thomas Hart of Castlemith dated 25th July 1862 and recorded 21 Oct 1845 and 3rd Apr 1846.. His own estate was £156.15.6. Eldest son was Richard J Hotchkiss residing at Chappel House in the County of Renfrew. Mentioned Andrew Jameison Esquire one of the Sheriff Substitution of Edinburgh and residing there. Mentioned his deceased Son-in-law James Matthews Duncan Esquire Doctor of Medicine residing in Edinburgh. Mentioned his son-in-law John Finlay Esquire residing at Deanston House in the County of Perth. Mentioned William Stewart Walker Esquire of Boarland Advocate. Mentioned John Campbell Smitth, Jolli Strong, and Henrey Walkers.
!Source: http://scotlandspeople.gov.uk Will of wife Margaret Hart Hotchkiss. He was a Writer to the Signet.
!Notes: This James, and his cousin by the same name could easily be mixed up.
!Notes: This marriage was also recorded 10 Jul 1824 at Saint Mungo, Dumfries, Scotland.
!Source: http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/ OPR Banns & Marriages
28 11/07/1824 HOTCHKIS JAMES MARGARET HART/FR4997 M EDINBURGH EDINBURGH CITY CITY/MIDLOTHIAN 685/01 0630 0221
29 20/07/1824 HOTCHKIS JAMES MARGARET HART/FR537 M ST MUNGO /DUMFRIES 847/00 0020 0108
Banns read in 2 places.
!Source: scotlandspeople.gov.uk OPR Births & Baptisms
60 31/05/1795 HOTCHKIS JAMES THOMAS HOTCHKIS/ANNA RICHARDSON FR9952 M EDINBURGH EDINBURGH CITY CITY/MIDLOTHIAN 685/01 0390 0145
!Source: http://subscribers.scotlandspeople.gov.uk Old Parish Records.
1 7 Jul 1827 HOTCHKIS ANN MONTGOMERIE JAMES HOTCHKIS/MARGARET HART FR516 F EDINBURGH 685/01 0055 No Image
8 17 Oct 1828 HOTCHKIS MARY JAMES HOTCHKIS/MARGARET HART FR612 F EDINBURGH 685/01 0056 No Image
7 6 Sep 1830 HOTCHKIS MARGARET HART JAMES HOTCHKIS/MARGARET HART FR500 F ST MUNGO 847/00 0002 No Image
3 9 Jul 1831 HOTCHKIS ISOBEL JAMES HOTCHKIS/MARGARET HART FR501 F ST MUNGO 847/00 0002 No Image 6 23 Dec 1832 HOTCHKIS JOHN JAMES HOTCHKIS/MARGARET HART FR504 U ST MUNGO 847/00 0002 No Image
9 18 Feb 1834 HOTCHKIS RICHARD JAMES JAMES HOTCHKIS/MARGARET HART FR507 M ST MUNGO 847/00 0002 No Image
10 9 Jun 1835 HOTCHKIS THOMAS HART JAMES HOTCHKIS/MARGARET HART FR509 M ST MUNGO 847/00 0002 No Image
4 4 Apr 1837 HOTCHKIS JAMES JAMES HOTCHKIS/MARGARET HART FR511 M ST MUNGO 847/00 0002 No Image
5 24 Apr 1839 HOTCHKIS JANE HART JAMES HOTCHKIS/MARGARET HART FR513 F ST MUNGO 847/00 0002 No Image
2 10 Aug 1843 HOTCHKIS FINLAY MONTGOME JAMES HOTCHKIS/MARGARET HART FR517 M ST MUNGO 847/00 0002 No Image
!Source: ancestry.com 1851 Scotland Census
Name: James Hotchkis
Estimated birth year: abt 1796
Spouse: Margaret Hotchkis
Where born: Edinburgh, midlothian
Parish Number: 684
Civil Parish: Duddingston
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Occupation: Writer To The Signet
Household schedule number: 44
James Hotchkis 55 Where born: Edinburgh, midlothian abt 1796
Margaret Hotchkis 45 Where born: Balancraf, east lothian abt 1806
Anne M Hotchkis 23 Where born: Edinburgh, midlothian abt 1828
Mary Hotchkis 22 Where born: Edinburgh, midlothian abt 1829
Margaret H Hotchkis 20 Where born: St Mungs, dumfries abt 1831
Isobel Hotchkis 19 Where born: St Mungs, dumfriesshire abt 1832
Richard J Hotchkis 16 Where born: St Mungs, dumfriesshire abt 1835
James Hotchkis 14 Where born: St Mungs, dumfriesshire abt 1837
Finlay M Hotchkis 8 Where born: St Mungs, dumfriesshire abt 1843
Mentgemery J Mart 53 Where born: British Sutyict, e india abt 1798 Brother-in-law
Kirkman J Finlay 20 Where born: Glasgow, lanarkshire abt 1831 Nephew
Thomas Hoyles 22 Where born: Charlstown, lanarkshire abt 1829 abt 1829 Servant
Mary Forsyth 49 Where born: St Michaels, dumfriesshire abt 1802 Servant
Lilias Mckenzie 30 Where born: Kirkliston, linlithgowshire abt 1821 Servant
Janet Rae 23 Where born: Cumertrea, dumfriesshire abt 1828 Servant
Isabella Mc Donald 26 Where born: Reay, carthness abt 1825 Servant
Jane Laidlaw 22 Where born: Marten, dumfriesshire abt 1829 Servant
!Source: ancestry.com 1861 Scotland Census
Name: James Hotchkis
Estimated birth year: abt 1796
Spouse's name : Margaret Hotchkis
Where born: St Cuthberts, Edinburgh
Registration Number: 821
Registration district: Dumfries
Civil Parish: Dumfries St Michael
Address: Ladyfield House
Occupation: Distributor Of Stamp Of Colr Of Taxes
Household schedule number: 35
James Hotchkis 65, head, abt 1796, St Cuthberts, Edinburgh <<<
Margaret Hotchkis 55, wife, abt 1806, Aberlady, haddington
Isobel Hotchkis 29, daughter, abt 1832, St Mungo, Dumfries
Finlay M Hotchkis 17, son, abt 1844, St Mungo, Dumfries
Montgomery T Hart 63, Brother-in-law, abt 1798, S, India Madras B
Margaret McDougal 34, servant, abt 1827, St Mungo, Dumfs, Occupation: Ladies Maid
Mary McDougal 40, servant, abt 1821, St Mungo, Dumfs, Occupation: Cook
Euphemia Little 24, servant, abt 1837, Kirkpatrick Durham, Kirkcudbright, Occupation: House Maid