John was born about 1640 in Shropshire, England, the son of Richard Hotchkiss and Cecile Littleton.
His wife was Mary. They were married, but the date and place have not been found. Their two known children were James (1669-?) and Thomas (c1690-?).
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!Notes: Of North Ockenden [the home of Audrey, wife of Sir Adam Littleton, his uncle] in Essex.
!Source: Shropshire Archaeological and Natural History Society [Great Britain]. Transactions of the Shropshire Archaeological and Natural History Society [Kindle Locations 3428-3435]. Shrewsbury [etc.]
He [Richard] married Cecilie, daughter of Thomas Littleton, of Stoke St.. Milburgh, by whom he had,... John, the second son, was of North Ockenden [the home of Audrey, wife of Sir Adam Littleton, his uncle] in Essex; his son Thomas Hotchkis, of North Ockenden,...
Deed re Hopewood, Sidbury, Astley Abbots
Document Reference: 3614/1/143
System Reference: X3614/1/4/39
Description: Indenture of a fine between  Sir Henry Littleton. Baronet and Thomas Tyrer, Gent and  Henry Bromley, Esq and John Bromley, Esq
concerning manors and lands in Hockes Wood, Sidbury and Astley. [2 parts].
X3614: HASLEWOOD FAMILY AND ESTATE COLLECTION [1354-1959]
X3614/1: STEPHENS FAMILY
X3614/1/4: Deeds [1354-1744]
X3614/1/4/39: Deed re Hopewood, Sidbury, Astley Abbots 
Note: John should be in possesion of Hawkeswood.