See also:English banker, was a
See also:Wiltshire man, who, having been apprenticed to a goldsmith, became himself a
See also:London goldsmith in 1664 . In 1671 he married
See also:Elizabeth (d . 1720), daughter of another goldsmith named
See also:William Wheeler (d . 1663), and with his wife's stepfather, Robert
See also:Blanchard (d . 1681), took over about the same
See also:time the business of goldsmiths hitherto carried on by the Wheelers . This was the beginning of
See also:Bank . Child soon gave up the business of a goldsmith and confined himself to that of a banker . He inherited some
See also:wealth and was very successful in business; he was jeweller to the
See also:king, and
See also:lent considerable sums of
See also:money to the
See also:government . Being a freeman of the city of London, Child was elected a member of the
See also:court of
See also:common council in 1681; in 1689 he became an
See also:alderman, and in the same
See also:year a knight . He served as
See also:sheriff of London in 1691 and as
See also:lord mayor in 1699 . His
See also:parliamentary career began about this time . In 1698 he was chosen member of parliament for
See also:Devizes and in 1702 for the city of London, and was again returned for Devizes in 1705 and 1710 .
He died on the 4th of
See also:October . 1713, and was buried in
See also:Fulham churchyard .
See also:Francis, who was a benefactor to Christ's hospital, bought Osterley
See also:Park, near Isleworth, now the residence of his descendant the
See also:earl of Jersey . Child had twelve sons . One, Sir Robert, an alderman, died in 1721 . Another, Sir Francis (c . 1684-1740), was lord mayor of London in 1732; and a director of the East India
See also:Company . He was chosen member of parliament for the city of London in 1722, and was member for Middlesex from 1727 until his
See also:death . After the death of the younger Sir Francis at Fulham on the loth of
See also:April 1740 the banking business passed to his
See also:Samuel, and the bank is still owned by his descendants, the
See also:principal proprietor being the earl of Jersey . Child's Bank was at first conducted at the Marygold, next
See also:Bar in
See also:Fleet Street, London; and the
See also:present bank occupies the site formerly covered by the Marygold and the adjacent Devil
See also:tavern .
LYDIA MARIA CHILD (1802-1880)
SIR JOHN CHILD (d. 1690)
There are no comments yet for this article.
Do not copy, download, transfer, or otherwise replicate the site content in whole or in part.
Links to articles and home page are encouraged.