William was born about 1566 in London, Middlesex, England, the son of Roger Hotchkiss but his mother is unknown.
His wife was Jane Northwood, who he married in BEF 1590 in Shropshire, England. Their three known children were Luce (c1590-?), Hester (c1592-?) and Richard (c1596-c1645).
|Christening||26 AUG 1566||
!Notes: First Hotchkiss lord of Hawkeswood or Haxwood in Sidbury or Sudbury, by marriage.
!Note: Need to find my copy of "THE LAST VISITATION OF SHROPSHIRE. 1663." Hotchkys of Haxwood, It looks like I only copied the predegree chart in ink.
!Souce: Shropshire Archaeological and Natural History Society . Transactions of the Shropshire Archaeological and Natural History Society . Shrewsbury [etc.]
William Hotchkiss of Hawkeswood married Jane, daughter of John Northwood of Northwood, and had a son Richard Hotchkiss of Hawkeswood, who died about 1645.
!Source: Shropshire Archaeological and Natural History Society . Transactions of the Shropshire Archaeological and Natural History Society . Shrewsbury [etc.]
This is a small manor of 160 acres, extending over the Southern portion of the parish . Gregory de Hokeswode and William de Hokeswode occur in the Lay Subsidy Roll of 132; for Sidbury. The Priory of Wenlock had an interest here, for Sir Humphrey Talbot had before his death ) enfeoffed John Rowdon and others of lands in Hokkyswoode, held of the Prior by fealty only.
Blakeway writes as follows:—"I have seen no mention of this manor before 36 Elizabeth , when Jane Bromley, widow, was lady of the manor of Hockeswood. She was relict of Sir George Bromley, Knight, Chief Justice of Chester — brother, and I conceive elder brother, of. Sir Thomas the Lord Chancellor- -and daughter and heir of John Wannerton, Esq., of Wannerton. In that year John Purslowe, Esq., is found to die seized of pasture in Hockeswood holden of the said Jane as of her manor of Hockeswood by the rent of 3s. Her grandson Thomas Bromley, Esq., called of Bridgnorth, in the inquisition after his death, is found to have died 7 Jac. without issue, seized inter alia of the manor of Hockeswood, holden of the King as of his Earldom of March by the thirtieth part of a Knight's fee. Jane, his sister and heir, married William Davenport, Esq., of Chorley, co. Cest.. whose descendant, William Yelverton Davenport, Esq., is now lord of this manor." .
In 1630 Dame Eleanor Egerton was lady of the manor, she being widow of Thomas Bromley and widow a third time of Sir Richard Egerton.
The principal family seated here in the 17th century was that of Hotchkiss, whose Pedigree was entered at the Visitation of 1663. The name of Hotchkiss is widely distributed in Shropshire, as a reference to various Registers will show.
William Hotchkiss of Hawkeswood married Jane, daughter of John Northwood of Northwood, and had a son Richard Hotchkiss of Hawkeswood, who died about 1645. He married Cecilie, daughter of Thomas Littleton, of Stoke St. Milburgh, by whom he had three sons and four daughters—Elizabeth, Jane, Frances and Anne. John, the second son, was of North Ockenden in Essex; his son Thomas Hotchkis, of North Ockenden, was father of James Hotchkis of North Ockenden and of Hawkeswood, who married Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas Cleghorn of Edinburgh, and had a large family. This James sold the Hawkeswood estate, and moved to Scotland, where his descendants are still living. William, the third son, was of Dittori Priors; his son Thomas was Rector of Munslow, and married there Mary, daughter of Vincent Owen, his predecessor, by whom he had a son, Vincent, and several daughters. Thomas Hotchkis was buried at Munslow 1748-9, and "William Hotchkis, gent." was buried there in 171 5. William Hotchkis, gent., also presented to Wheathill in 1684-5.
George Hotchkis, the eldest son, aged 38 in 1663, married Jane, daughter and heir of Thomas Talbot, of Aston Boterell, by whom he had four daughters—Ellen, married at Sidbury to John Vaughan, gent., Elizabeth, Jane and Anne; and a son Thomas, aged 8, in 1663, as second son George, baptized at Sidbury in 1662, another son Richard, baptized there 1667. Later in the Register oceans Edward Hotchkis who, by Jane his wi fe, had three children Sarah , Richard , Edward .
The Arms of Hotchkis arc given as—"Party per pale gules and azure, a chevron engrailed or between three lions rain-pant argent." These were not allowed in 1663, being, in fact, the Arms of Hoskins.
Shropshire Notes and Queries: Volumes 6-8
HOTCHKIS OF HOXWOOD. I shall be glad of any information about this old Shropshire family, whose pedigree was entered at the 1663 Visitation. This pedigree states that their "Arms were given by Richard III. anno. 1484.” These are— Party per pale gules and azure, a chevron engrailed or between three lions rampant argent. In what parish is Hoxwood , and are there any monuments to this family in any and, if so, in what churches? When did the family lose the Hoxwood estates!
Shropshire Notes and Queries: Volumes 6-8
HOTCHKIS, OF HOXWOOD. The pedigree of this family was entered at the Heralds’ Visitation of Shropshire in 1663, as follows :—
I. William Hotchkis, of Hoxwood in the County of Salop, descended in directline from Hotchkis of Hoxwood to whom these Arms were given by Richard III. He married Jane daughter and sole heir of John Northwood of Northwood in Shropshire, and had issue a son.
II. Richard Hotchlris, of Hoxwood, died circa ann. 1638. He married Cecilia daughter of Thomas Littleton of Stoke Milburgh in co. Salop, esq., and had issue three sons and four daughters.
George Hotchkis, of Hoxwood, aged 38ann. 12 Aug. 1663; married Jane daughter and heir of Thomas Talbot of Aston Botterill in co. Salop esq., and had issue a son, Thomas Hotchkis, aged 3 ann. 12 Aug. 1663, and four daughters, Ellen, Elizabeth, Jane, and Anne, who died young.
John, of whom next.
William Hotchkis, of Priors Ditton in co. Salon.
Elizabeth, married to Thomas Richards of Earls Ditton in Shropshire, esq.
Jane. Frances. Anne. All died young.
III. John Hotchkis, of North Okenden in the County of Essex; left issue a son.
IV. Thomas Hotchkis, of North Okenden in Essex ; he was father of
V. James Hotchkis of Hoxwood in Shropshire, and North Okenden in Essex; sold Hoxwood, and went to reside in Scotland ; he married Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas Cleghorn of Edinburgh, esq., and left a large family.
Arms: Party per pale gules and azure, a chevron engrailed or between three lions rampant argent.
Crest: A cook's head erased or pellettée, between two wings displayed.
I shall be grateful for any additional information about this family of Hotchkis. Hoxwocd is no doubt the place now called Hawkswood, in the parish of Sidbury, near Bridgnorth. The old house was taken down, and a new house erected by a Mr. Darby. The property now belongs to a Mr. Ashby. F.
!Source: familysearch.org -
"England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975," database, FamilySearch ; citing SAINT MARY MAGDALENE,BERMONDSEY,LONDON,ENGLAND, index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 0097133 IT 2.
Name William Hodgkins
Christening Date 26 Aug 1566
Christening Date 26 AUG 1566
Christening Place SAINT MARY MAGDALENE,BERMONDSEY,LONDON,ENGLAND
Father's Name Roger Hodgkins