Thomas Hotchkiss


Personal and Family Information

Thomas was born about 1646 in Shropshire, England, the son of Thomas Hotchkiss and Mary.

He died in 1718. The place is not known.

His wife was Anne, who he married in ABT 1679 in Shropshire, England. Their six known children were Anna (c1680-?), George (c1685-1743), Thomas (c1687-?), Richard (c1690-1746), Marie (c1693-?) and Elizabeth (c1696-1744).

Pedigree Chart (3 generations)


Thomas Hotchkiss


Thomas Hotchkiss


Guilielmi [William] Hotchkiss


John Hotchkiss


Elizabeth Gravenor







BirthABT 1646
Place: Shropshire, England
Christening16 AUG 1646
Place: Much Wenlock, Shropshire, England
BurialABT 21 DEC 1718
Place: Madeley, Telford, Shropshire, England




Note 1

!Alias: Hodgkis

!Notes: For a long time I thought I’d found Mary’s maiden name in the baptism record for what appeared to be her son Thomas reading from the LDS microfilm.

I thought the Parish record from Much Wenlock, Aug 1646, read:

Thomas the Son of Thomas Hoactkis and Mary Grayette his wife was babtized this 16th day of August 1646....

The wife's name was hard to make out in the old text. I thought It may have been Grayette or Davies.

After finding a much clearer image of the text than what was on the LDS microfilm, I can now tell, that the record actually reads as follows:

“Thomas the Sone of Thomas Hatkis and Margarette his wife was babtized this 16th day of August 1646....

So we don’t have Mary’s maiden name. Everything else is still good.”

Notice that Hatkis looks like Watkis, but what looks like a W is actually an old H.