CHILD, Sir Richard, 3rd Bt. (1680-1750), of Wanstead, Essex.
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bap. 5 Feb. 1680, 2nd s. of Sir Josiah Child, 1st Bt., M.P., gov. of E.I. Co. 1681-3 and 1686-8, but 1st by his 3rd w. Emma, da. and coh. of Sir Henry Barnard of Stoke, Salop, Turkey merchant in London, wid. of Francis Willoughby of Wollaton, Notts. m. 22 Apr. 1703, Dorothy, da. and h. of John Glynne of Henley Park, Surr. by Dorothy, da. of Francis Tylney of Rotherwick, Hants, 3s. 2da. suc. half-bro. Sir Josiah Child, 2nd Bt., M.P., 20 Jan. 1704; to part of estates of Frederick Tylney of Rotherwick and assumed name of Tylney by Act of Parliament 13 June 1733; cr. Baron Newtown and Visct. Castlemaine [I] 24 Apr. 1718, Earl Tylney [I] 11 June 1731.
A member of the October Club, with an estate of over £10,000 a year, Child was returned for his county as a Tory in 1715 but voted for the septennial bill in April 1716. In 1715 he purchased an Irish peerage from the Duchess of Munster (afterwards Kendal), George I’s mistress.1 On learning of this the English ministers wrote to Stanhope in Hanover, 28