William Hotchkiss


Personal and Family Information

William was born about 1491 in England, the son of Richard Hotchkiss but his mother is unknown.

He died in 1559 in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England.

His wife was Manwaring. They were married, but the date and place have not been found. Their two known children were Richard (c1510-c1571) and Humphry (c1533-c1582).

Pedigree Chart (3 generations)


William Hotchkiss


Richard Hotchkiss


John Hotchkiss


William Hotchkiss


Margaret Heynes


Thomas Heynes



BirthABT 1491
Place: England
Place: Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England






Note 1

!StyleName: William Hotchkiss of Petton

!Source: 1566, 1582, 1634 Bedford Visitation - Hodgkis of Ampthill

[see images attached to William b abt 1491] years estimated. This means everyone on the pedegree was born and/or married by 1634.

!Source: www.findmypast.co.uk Record Transcription: Staffordshire, Dioceses Of Lichfield And Coventry Wills And Probate 1521-1860

Place Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England

First name[s] Wm

Last name Hochekyes

Year 1559

Will year 1559

Parish Shrewsbury

County Shropshire

Country England

Series description Registered wills and original wills, administrations and inventories, 1494-1860, and, act books, 1532-1638 for Diocese of Lichfield Episcopal Consistory Court

Piece description Calendar of wills and admons.

Piece surname range A-L

Piece year range 1494-1650

Record set Staffordshire, Dioceses Of Lichfield And Coventry Wills And Probate 1521-1860

Category Birth, Marriage, Death & Parish Records

Subcategory Wills & Probate

Collections from England, Great Britain

Note: Just the calendar at this source.

Probate date was 9 November 1559.

!Source: Shrewsbury Burgess Roll,

Shropshire arch├Žological and parish register society,

Authors: Shrewsbury [England], Herbert Edward Forrest,

Editor: Herbert Edward Forrest,

Publisher: Printed by W.B. Walker, 1924,

Original from: the University of California,

Digitized Jun 12, 2010, 322 pages

Other possible early Hotchkiss family.


William, of S., draper, s. John of Pulverbatch 1495

William, of S. smith, s. Richard of Ashe, Whitchurch. 1519 <<<<

Richard, of S., carpenter, s. William of Petton, husbandman. 1559.

Richard, of S., clothworker, s. Thomas, of Abbots Betton, yeoman. 1623.