CHILD, Samuel (1693-1752), of Osterley Park, Mdx.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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1747 - 14 Oct. 1752

Family and Education

bap. 6 July 1693, 11th s. of Sir Francis Child, M.P., and bro. of Sir Francis Child. m. Agatha, da. of Mileson Edgar, 3s. 1da.

Offices Held


Samuel Child was a partner in Child’s bank till the death of his brother Francis in 1740, when he became head.1 Before the election of 1747 he declined an invitation by Sir Hugh Smithson to join him as a Tory candidate for Middlesex, having previously promised Sir Roger Newdigate his interest, should the county meeting approve Newdigate as a candidate.2 Returned for Bishop’s Castle on the interest of John Walcot, who owed Child’s bank a considerable sum of money on mortgage,3 he was classed as Opposition. He died 1 Oct. 1752.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: J. B. Lawson


  • 1. F. G. Hilton Price, Marygold by Temple Bar, 30-33.
  • 2. Newdigate Diary.
  • 3. Walcot mss in Salop RO, 30 Apr. 1747.