William Hotchkiss

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William was born about 1556 in London, Middlesex, England, the son of Roger Hotchkiss and Alicia.

He died after 1608 in England.

His wife was Jane Bromely, who he married in ABT 1582 in Shropshire, England. Their nine known children were Thomas (c1583-1603), Elizabeth (c1586-c1606), Anne (c1589-?), Luce (c1590-?), Ellen (c1591-?), Hester (c1592-?), Richard (c1595-c1645), Phoebe (c1595-?) and Danyell (c1597-?).

Pedigree Chart (3 generations)


 

William Hotchkiss
(c1556->1608)

 

Roger Hotchkiss
(c1536-1586)

 

John Hotchkiss
(c1512-1557)

 

Roger Hotchkiss
(c1480-c1573)

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Elizabeth
(c1480-c1534)

 
     
 
   
 
 
     
 
 
   

Alicia
(c1536-c1589)

   
 
   
 
 
     
 
 
     
 
   
 
 
     
 
 

Events

EventDateDetailsSourceMultimediaNotes
BirthABT 1556
Place: London, Middlesex, England
DeathAFT 1608
Place: England
Christening26 AUG 1566
Place: SAINT MARY MAGDALENE,BERMONDSEY,LONDON,ENGLAND

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Notes

Note 1

!Notes: First Hotchkiss lord of Hawkeswood or Haxwood in Sidbury or Sudbury, by marriage.

!Note: Added unknown London births during this time period to this couple, as they are the only know possible parents.

!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.

!Source: Shropshire Archaeological and Natural History Society [Great Britain]. Transactions of the Shropshire Archaeological and Natural History Society [Kindle Locations 3427-3428]. Shrewsbury [etc.]

William Hotchkiss of Hawkeswood [before 1600] 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 [Great Britain]. Transactions of the Shropshire Archaeological and Natural History Society [Kindle Locations 3409-3442]. Shrewsbury [etc.]

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HAWKESWOOD.

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This is a small manor [or estimated as such] of 160 acres, extending over the Southern portion of the parish [Sidbury or Sudbury]. 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 [as already recorded] Sir Humphrey Talbot had before his death [9 Hen. VII. [ 22 August 1485 - 21 August 1486]] enfeoffed John Rowdon and others of lands in Hokkyswoode, held of the Prior by fealty only.

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Blakeway writes as follows:—"I have seen no mention of this manor before 36 Elizabeth [17 November 1593 -16 November 1594], 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. [7 James I - 25 March 1609 - 24 March 1610] 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." [Bodl. MS. 12].

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In 1630 [as noticed above] Dame Eleanor Egerton was lady of the manor, she being widow of Thomas Bromley and widow a third time of Sir Richard Egerton.

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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 [spelt in a variety of ways] is widely distributed in Shropshire, as a reference to various Registers will show.

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William Hotchkiss of Hawkeswood [before 1600] 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 [the home of Audrey, wife of Sir Adam Littleton, his uncle] 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 [1703] 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." [perhaps his father] was buried there in 171 5. William Hotchkis, gent., also presented to Wheathill in 1684-5.

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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 [1687-S] 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 wife, had three children Sarah [Bp. 1695], Richard [Bp. 169;], Edward [ob. inf.].

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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.

!Source: https://play.google.com/store/books/details?id=xxxx&rdid=book-YA85AQAAMAAJ&rdot=1

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 [qu. Sidbury or Billingsley], and are there any monuments to this family in any and, if so, in what churches? When did the family lose the Hoxwood estates! It is interesting that of all the Hoskins listed baring similar arms, none were that early or shows as the original. Also, toward the end of 1483, there was an occurance where Richard III dubed “many” gentlemen, where the names don’t seem to be listed anywhere. What I think may be happening is that when the family visited London, those with the London accents pronounced the name Hoskins.

!Source: https://play.google.com/store/books/details?id=xxxx&rdid=book-YA85AQAAMAAJ&rdot=1

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.

[1] 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.

[2] John, of whom next.

[3] William Hotchkis, of Priors Ditton in co. Salon.

[1] Elizabeth, married to Thomas Richards of Earls Ditton in Shropshire, esq.

[2] Jane. [3] Frances. [4] 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 [https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JWK7-3B4 : 30 December 2014, William Hodgkins, 26 Aug 1566]; 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

Gender Male

Christening Date 26 Aug 1566

Christening Date [Original] 26 AUG 1566

Christening Place SAINT MARY MAGDALENE,BERMONDSEY,LONDON,ENGLAND

Father's Name Roger Hodgkins

!Source: familysearch.org - "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975," database, FamilySearch [https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NYRW-C3N : 30 December 2014, Richard Hogskyns, 09 May 1596]; citing SAINT MARY MAGDALENE OLD FISH STREET,LONDON,LONDON,ENGLAND, index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 374,490, 574,364.

Name Richard Hogskyns

Gender Male

Christening Date 09 May 1596

Christening Date [Original] 09 MAY 1596

Christening Place SAINT MARY MAGDALENE OLD FISH STREET,LONDON,LONDON,ENGLAND

Father's Name Willim Hogskyns

This is the only actual christening record which looks like a possible match. If so, this says something about the Hotchkiss Arms being those of Hoskins. Also, that ring from the mayer of London, does make London seem a likely place.

!Source: Public Domain http://www.hathitrust.org/access_use#pd

The knights of England; a complete record from the earliest time

to the present day of the knights of all the orders of chivalry in

England, Scotland, and Ireland, and of knights bachelors, by Wm.

A. Shaw. Incorporating a complete list of knights bachelors dubbed

in Ireland, compiled by G. D. Burtchaell.

Shaw, William Arthur.

London : Printed and published

Image of part of index attached

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List: from the text:

1483, Saturday, July 5.

Knights made by Richard III., the day beforehis Coronation.

Robert Dymmoke, the King's champion at the Coronation.

William Hopton.

Robert Persay [Percye].

William Jenney, justice [of the King's Bench].

Gervase Clyfton, sheriff of Notts and Derby.

[P1483, July 12.]

Humphrey Starkey, chief baron of the Exchequer [on

Saturday after [ ? the Coronation] in the Tower.

1483, Sept. 8.

Knights made at York by Richard 111. on the procession

through the city and the repetition of the Coronation.

Gefferey de Sasiola, ambassador from Spain, in testimony

whereof he gave him letters patent dated at York the

same day.

Richard, of Gloucester, the King's natural son.

And many other Northern Gentlemen. <<<<< Notice that this complete record doesn’t list “many” of Richard III’s dubs.

[P1484, the 13th day of .]

William, lord Crichton of Crichton, a Scottishman, before

dinner.

Thomas Hyll, mayor of London, after dinner.

before Easter, 1485. Robert Bbackenbuey, sheriff of Kent.

[before 1485, August.] Chaeles Someeset, made knight by Philip,

archduke of Austria [in Flanders.]

1485, Aug. 7.

Knights made at the landing of Henry, earl of Richmond

[aftemvards Henry VII.], at Milford Haven.

Edwaed Coljeteney, afterwards earl of Devonshire.

John Welles, afterwards viscount Welles.

Philibeet de Chandee, afterwards earl of Bath.

John Cheney [Cheiny].

RlCHAED GtJILDFOED.

Edwaed Ponyinges.

James Blount.

Davy Owen.

Chaeles Someeset.

John Foetesctj, sheriff of Essex and Herts.

John Haliwel [Halwyn].

John Ryseley.

William Beandon.

* Thomas Milborn [Melbouene].

* William Tylee.

John Teeuey [Teetjey].

1485, Aug. 25.

Knights made at the Battle of Redmore or Bosworth by

Henry VII

John Talbott.

John [Rogee] Moetemee.

Waltee Hungeefoede.

1485, Aug. 25.

Robert Pointz.

Humfrey Stanley.

William Wyloughby.

John Turberville.

Res [Rice] Ap Thomas.

Hugh Persall.

Richard Edgcombe.

!Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_III_of_England

Richard III [2 October 1452 – 22 August 1485] was King of England from 1483 until his death at the Battle of Bosworth Field. He was the last king of the House of York and the last of the Plantagenet dynasty. His defeat at Bosworth Field, the last decisive battle of the Wars of the Roses, marked the end of the Middle Ages in England.

[P1484, the 13th day of .]

William, lord Crichton of Crichton, a Scottishman, before

dinner.

Thomas Hyll, mayor of London, after dinner.

before Easter, 1485. Robert Bbackenbuey, sheriff of Kent.

[before 1485, August.] Chaeles Someeset, made knight by Philip,

archduke of Austria [in Flanders.]

1485, Aug. 7.

Knights made at the landing of Henry, earl of Richmond

[aftemvards Henry VII.], at Milford Haven.

Edwaed Coljeteney, afterwards earl of Devonshire.

John Welles, afterwards viscount Welles.

Philibeet de Chandee, afterwards earl of Bath.

John Cheney [Cheiny].

RlCHAED GtJILDFOED.

Edwaed Ponyinges.

James Blount.

Davy Owen.

Chaeles Someeset.

John Foetesctj, sheriff of Essex and Herts.

John Haliwel [Halwyn].

John Ryseley.

William Beandon.

* Thomas Milborn [Melbouene].

* William Tylee.

John Teeuey [Teetjey].

1485, Aug. 25.

Knights made at the Battle of Redmore or Bosworth by

Henry VII

John Talbott.

John [Rogee] Moetemee.

Waltee Hungeefoede.