He was the fourth son of Sir Beaumont Hotham, 7th Baronet and his wife Frances Thompson of Welton, Yorkshire; Sir Charles Hotham-Thompson, 8th Baronet was the eldest son. He became a Lord Commissioner of the Great Seal in 1783 and a Baron of the Exchequer for thirty years, from 1784 until February 1805. He became 2nd Baron Hotham in May 1813 upon the death of his elder brother, William Hotham, 1st Baron Hotham. He was succeeded as 3rd baron by his grandson, Beaumont Hotham, 3rd Baron Hotham (1794-1870).
He was an MP for Wigan from 1768 to 1774, and helped prepare the Madhouses Act 1774. He resigned for his appointment as Baron of the Exchequer; he was then succeeded in Parliament in the by-election of 1775 by John Morton.
Hotham married in 1767 Susanna Hankey, daughter of Sir Thomas Hankey, as her second husband. They had threes sons and three daughters. Of the children:
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