Cornelius Hotchkiss


Personal and Family Information

Cornelius was born about 1739, the son of Edward Hotchkiss and Anne Hatton. The place is not known.

He died in APR 1789. The place is not known.

His wife was Janet Stewart, who he married in ABT 1760. The place has not been found. Their six known children were Cornelius (<1765-1828), Helen (1768-?), Edward (<1770->1819), John (<1774-<1867), Michael (<1782-?) and Richard (c1782-?).

Pedigree Chart (3 generations)


Cornelius Hotchkiss


Edward Hotchkiss


John Hotchkiss


John Hotchkiss




Elizabeth Manton


Anne Hatton


John Hatton


William Hatton




Blanch Lloyd



BirthABT 1739
DeathAPR 1789
Christening23 APR 1739
Place: Madeley, Telford, Shropshire, England
Burial28 APR 1789
Place: Airth, Stirling, Scotland


OccupationCoal Miner


Note 1

!Notes: This generation is still questionable. Four of the children have no possible birth records anywhere, but are connected by place, surname, and the names they gave their children which connect them back to Cornelius and Janet. The actual connection that Hodgcase and Hotchkiss and other similar spellings were the same name took familiarity with the records of the area. The connection back to Madely was made based on several Hotchkisses appearing in the Carronshore area of Scotland where there had been none at a time when the English were coming to Scotland, and then a general search for many of their fairly unique names like Cornelius, Emanual, and Beate traced them all back to Madely. This was all done before the days of internet and, by painstakingly reading micro-tape copies of handwritten parish records and actual paper family records and yes doing some limited seaches on pc’s from diskette files. If you are using this in your genealogy, that’s fine, but please reference back to this source, as piecing this together took a lot of work from myself and my grandfather. I claim copyright, allowing you to copy and use and publish this material, but with proper reference only.

!Source: CPR Deaths & Burials

4 28/04/1789 HODGECASE CORNCLIUS ----- M AIRTH /STIRLING 469/00 0040 0198