Richard Hotchkiss


Personal and Family Information

Richard was born on 5 MAY 1759 in Saint Cuthberts, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, the son of James Hotchkiss and Elizabeth Cleghorn.

He died on 23 FEB 1824. The place is not known.

His wife was Isabella Gardiner, who he married on 23 JUN 1791 in Edinburgh Parish, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland. Their two known children were James (1795-?) and Isobel (1798-?).

Pedigree Chart (3 generations)


Richard Hotchkiss


James Hotchkiss


Thomas Hotchkiss


John Hotchkiss


Elizabeth Cleghorn


Thomas Cleghorn


Sophia Lewe



Birth5 MAY 1759
Place: Saint Cuthberts, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
Death23 FEB 1824
BurialFEB 1824
Place: GreyfriarsChurch, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland


Note 1

!Sources: His marriage was recorded in the "Register of Marriages of the City of Edinburgh, 1751-1800" at the Scottish Record Society, and the "Old Parochial Registers, Edinburgh Parish Marriages, 1787-1800". This marriage was also found in the IGI. Gravestone inscription shows his birthdate and deathdate. Birthdate and place is recorded in the IGI as of Mar 1991.

!Notes: Writer to the Signet in New Gray Friers Parish.

!P: The following is a record of a land purchase in Stirlingshire, from "Abbridgments of Sasines", "Register of Seisins, Stirling. 1781-1820, Volume 1", dated 5 Feb 1793, number 2408. JOHN HUNTER SPREUL CRAWFORD of Cowdenhill, Sir Alexander Purves of Purves, & Richard Hotchkis, W.S., Siesed, in con. fee, Feb. 1. 1793, -- in part of WHITSIDE, and part of the Common Muir of Redingrig and Whitesiderig, bar. Polmont; -- parts of Over Polmont called Thornhall, par. Polmont; -- in security of L1000; -- on Bond by George Serymsour, Portioner of Whiteside & Thornhall, Dec.27.1792.P.R.32.318.