Rev. John Hotchkin

???? - 1745


In the will of Rev. John Hotchkin clerk, Rector of Abbotts Ripton Hunts. [made in 1741] proved 06/03/1745 he entailed his Upper and Lower Ground estates and the enslaved people attached to them in Jamaica to his son Robert and his male heirs, and then to his other sons Anthony, Joseph and Ralph (his son John had died previously) and then his grandsons. He left the chattels on his Jamaica plantations to go with the estates [and enslaved people] rather than fall into his personal estate. Together with his brother Thomas, John Hotchkin had inherited from his brother Robert Hotchkin, Attorney-General of Jamaica. Unusually, his [Rev. John Hotchkin's] will was accompanied by six releases signed by three surviving sons and three sons-in-law in exchange for £600 each concerning the waiving any claims against John Hotchkin as executor to the property of his late brothers Robert and Thomas.


PROB 11/738/243.

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Associated Estates (1)

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- 1745 [EY] → Owner

Legacies Summary

Physical (1)

Golf Course
Hotchkin Course, Woodhall Spa [Built] 
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The Hotchkin Course at the National Golf Centre Woodhall Spa Lincolnshire is named after Stafford Vere Hotchkin, a descendant of the Hotchkin family of Jamaican slave-owners, who gave the land in...

Relationships (4)

Grandfather → Grandson
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This relationship has been inferred by LBS, from the entailing of an estate and enslaved people in the will of the Rev. John Hotchkin in his will proved 1745 and its possession by Ralph Hotchkin at...
Uncle → Nephew
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Relationship inferred by LBS. Charles Hotchkin of Bristol was a contingent remainderman after the sons of Rev. John Hotchkin under the latter's will proved in 1744, and LBS has deduced Charles was...
Father → Son
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Tentatively inferred by...

Addresses (1)

Abbotts Ripton, Huntingdonshire, Central England, England