CHILDE, William Lacon (1700-57), of the Birch, Kinlet, Salop.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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1727 - 1734

Family and Education

b. 3 Mar. 1700, 1st s. of Thomas Childe of the Birch, Kinlet by Sarah, da. of Sir Edward Acton, 3rd Bt., M.P., of Aldenham, Salop. educ. Ch. Ch. Oxf. 1715. m. Catherine, da. of Samuel Pytts, M.P., of Kyre, Worcs., sis. of Edmund Pytts, 3da. suc. fa. 1708; uncle, Sir Lacon William Childe, at Kinlet 1720.

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Childe, whose uncle had entertained Dr. Sacheverell at Kinlet in 1710, was a Tory country gentleman, who voted consistently with the Opposition. Returned unopposed for the county, he was one of a group of Shropshire Members who brought in a bill to prevent irregularity in the delivery of election writs.1 At the 1741 election he contested Bridgnorth, but was ignominiously defeated and did not stand again. He died 14 Dec. 1757.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: J. B. Lawson


  • 1. CJ, xxi. 159.