Humphrys genealogy

Genealogy research by Mark Humphrys.

My wife's ancestors - Sharp - Contents


John Hotchkin,
born 1703.
See entry in Hutchens family tree.
He mar Ann Terrewest.
He died 1736.
They had issue:

  1. Robert Hotchkin,
    bapt 29 Oct, think 1736, Uppingham, Rutland.
    Lived Tixover, Rutland (on the border, not far from Stamford, Lincolnshire).
    He mar 1stly, 8 Nov 1764, to Ann Newbald.
    They mar in Kibworth Beauchamp, Leicestershire.
    Ann died c.1768-1769.
    Robert had issue by 1st wife:

    1. Mary Hotchkin,
      born c.1766-1767,
      died 1768, age c.1-2 yrs.

    2. John Hotchkin,
      born 20 Apr 1768 in South Luffenham, Rutland,
      died c.1789, age c.21 yrs.

    Robert mar 2ndly, 31 Aug 1769, to Catherine Hepburn.
    They mar at St.George's church, Stamford, Lincolnshire.
    Affair with Sarah Sharp and natural children: During his 2nd marriage, Robert had a long-term affair from at least 1776 with Sarah Sharp. She had three children with him during the time they were having the affair. In 1792 his wife died and he was able to marry his lover.
    Catherine was bur 30 March 1792 at Humby, Lincolnshire.
    Robert had issue by 2nd wife:

    1. Thomas Hotchkin,
      born c.1773 in Rutlandshire.
      He mar 16 Dec 1800 to Mary Ann O'Brien.
      They mar in Blatherwick, South Luffenham, Rutland.
      He died 4 June 1843, age c.70 yrs.
      He was bur 10 June 1843, South Luffenham.

    Robert had another affair with Ann Parker and had illegitimate issue:

    1. Robert Parker.

    Robert mar 3rdly, 7 June 1792, to his long-time lover Sarah Sharp [bapt 18 Dec 1755].
    His will dated 10 Oct 1794. Now living Stamford, Lincolnshire.
    He died 5 Aug 1796.
    He was bur at Great Humby, Lincolnshire.
    See notice on p.706 of the Gentleman's Magazine, Aug 1796.
    His will proved 5 Sept 1796.

    Sarah's will dated 6 Sept 1826. She is now living with her dau at Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire.
    She died 11 June 1828, aged 72.
    She was bur St Mary's Church, Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire.
    Her will proved 29 July 1828.
    Robert had issue by his 3rd wife (three of the children born during their affair and before their marriage):

    1. Mary Ann Hotchkin,
      bapt 26 Nov 1776, St James' church, Westminster, London.
      Her parents married 1792.
      She mar 1stly, 28 Oct 1799, to Thomas Aveling [born 20 Sept 1771] and had issue.
      They mar at St Mary's, Stamford. NOT 28 June.
      See notice on p.1192 of The Gentleman's Magazine, 1799.
      He died 1805.
      She mar 2ndly, 4 Sept 1806, to Henry Haynes [bapt 21 Apr 1782] and had issue.
      They mar at St Mary, Stamford.

    2. Sarah Hotchkin,
      bapt Sarah Sharp, 26 Sep 1780, at Tallington, near Stamford, Lincolnshire.
      Her parents married 1792.
      She took the name Hotchkin by 1796.
      She is described as of Stamford at mar.
      She mar 1 Aug 1811 to Francis Gould Smith [of Stamford, think NOT "Francis Gouldsmith"].
      They mar at St Mary's, Stamford.
      See notice on p.186 of The Monthly Magazine, 1 Sept 1811.
      See rootschat thread.

    3. Robert Hotchkin,
      bapt Robert Sharp, 9 Jan 1783, St Michael's, Stamford.
      His parents married 1792.
      He presumably took the name Hotchkin.
      He was bur 2 Sep 1817, St Mary's, Stamford, age 34 yrs.

    4. John Hotchkin,
      born after parents married,
      bapt 19 May 1793, Saint George's, Stamford.
      He was bur 18 July 1793, Saint George's, Stamford, age 2 months.

Extract from will of Robert Hotchkin dated 1794.
He acknowledges his natural child Robert Parker, and his three children with Sarah Sharp born before their marriage.
"my four reputed children namely Robert Parker ... and Mary Ann, Robert and Sarah my three reputed illegitimate children by Sarah my now wife before our marriage".
See also rootschat threads here and here.

Extract from will of Sarah Sharp dated 1826.
Lists her nieces Mary Sharp of Stamford, and Charlotte Sharp of "the same place", and Ann Day: "Ann the wife of John Day of the same place, Stone Mason".




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