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-?), Jane Hart (1839->1890) and Finlay Montgomerie (1843->1900).
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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://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