James Hotchkiss


Personal and Family Information

James was born about 1842 in Old Monkland,Lanarkshire, Scotland, the son of Joseph Hotchkiss and Agnes Love.

He died on 10 OCT 1860 in Dundyvan Colliery, Coatbridge, Old Monkland, Lanarkshire, Scotland.

Pedigree Chart (3 generations)


James Hotchkiss


Joseph Hotchkiss


Edward Hotchkiss


Cornelius Hotchkiss


Janet Stewart


Christian Hunter


Agnes Love


William Love


Agnes Brown



BirthABT 1842
Place: Old Monkland,Lanarkshire, Scotland
Death10 OCT 1860
Place: Dundyvan Colliery, Coatbridge, Old Monkland, Lanarkshire, Scotland




Note 1

!Source: IGI & Dan Huffman's website, http://www.westol.com/~huffman/Huffman2/TheHuffmanFamily.html, which took it from: The Huffman Family taken from page 667 of some Beaver County, PA book. This source is quote below:

!Quote: James, died aged eighteen years, the result of injuries received while engaged in mine labor.

!Source: Ancestry.com 1851 Scotland Census

Joseph Hodchkiss 34 Where born: Falkirk, Stirling abt 1817

Mary Hodchkiss 24 Where born: Sanguhart, Dumfries abt 1827

Wm Hodchkiss 10 Where born: O Monkland, Lanark abt 1841

James Hodchkiss 8 Where born: O Monkland, Lanark abt 1843 <<<

John Hodchkiss 6 Where born: O Monkland, Lanark abt 1845

!Source: 1880 United States Federal Census

Hotchkiss, Mary, age 53, keeping house

-, William, age 35, step-son, coal miner

-,Jane, age 21, daughter, At home

-,John, age 19, son, coal miner

-,James, age 19, son, coal miner <<<

-,Joseph, age 14, son, at school

-,Michael, age 10, son, at school

-,Edward, age 2, son

!Source: ancestry.com in the Web: UK, Coal Mining Accidents and Deaths Index, 1700-1950

Name: James Hodgecase

Birth Year: abt 1842

Event Type: Death

Event Year: 1860

Death Age: 18

Death Date: 13 Oct 1860 [possibly burial date]

Death Place: Coatbridge, Lanark, Scotland

Occupation: Collier

Colliery: Dundyvan

Owner: Trustees of John Wilson

Notes: By a hutch upon an incline.

!Source: http://www.scottishmining.co.uk/Indexes/1860deaths.html

Year Month Day: 1860 October 13 [possibly burial date]

Name of Colliery: Dundyvan

Where situated: Coatbridge

Owners name: Trustees of John Wilson

Person[s] killed: James Hodgecase

Occupation: Collier

Age if given: 18

Category of Accident : Miscellaneous

Cause of death: By a hutch upon an incline

Newspaper report - Old Monkland pages

!Source: http://www.scottishmining.co.uk/438.html

28 September 1860 [accident date]

Another accident of the same nature occurred at Souterhouse Colliery, on Friday last, whereby Wm. Hodgkiss, a young man, was seriously injured. A hutch of stones broke away from a train in an incline in No 1 Pit, which belongs to Dundyvan, and Hodgkiss was severely cut on the legs and other parts of the body. Dr Joseph Wilson attended. [Hamilton Advertiser October 6 1860]

NB Report probably refers to James Hotchkiss, injured 28 September, died Oct 10 1860.