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SIR JOHN CHILD (d. 1690)

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Originally appearing in Volume V06, Page 135 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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SIR JOHN CHILD (d. 1690), governor of Bombay, and in fact if not in name the first governor-general of the British settlements in India, was born in London. He was sent as a little boy to his uncle, the chief of the factory at Rajapur; and in 1682 was appointed chief of the East India Company's affairs at Surat and Bombay, while at the same time his brother, Sir Josiah Child (q.v.), was governor of the company at home. The two brothers showed themselves strong men and guided the affairs of the company through the period of struggle between the
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