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  • ID: I489
  • Name: John CHILD 1 2
  • Sex: M
  • Change Date: 22 NOV 2012
  • Baptism: 13 FEB 1624/25 Saint Mary Abchurch, London, England
  • Note: John son of Richard and Eliz Child the 13th ffebr. 3 4
  • Event: Public Office 1659
  • Note: "Francis Willoughby, esq., [and] John Child, esq., [returned] 18 Jan. 1658-9 [for] Portsmouth Borough." 5
  • Event: MilService 16 JUL 1659
  • Note:
    John Child was a Major in the London Militia. In "Le Neve's Knights", in the record (page 375) of the marriage of James Thwayts to Dorothy Child, her father is listed as "Major John Child of London, elder brother of Sir Josiah Child". This is confirmed in the House of Commons Journal on the British History Online website:
    Army Appointments.
    The Lord Whitlock reports, from the Council of State, The Names of several Persons this Day presented to the Council by a Committee of the Militia of London, as Persons thought fit by them to command the Regiment of Horse now raising in the said City, for their Approbation, if they so please; viz.
    Alderman John Ireton, Lord Mayor, for Colonel
    John Child, for Major
    Wm. Meade,
    Hugh Mason,
    Nicholas Roberts,
    Stephen Henbury,
    for Captains.
    Resolved, That this House doth approve of Alderman John Ireton, Lord Mayor of London, to be Colonel of the Regiment of Horse now raising by the Commissioners for the Militia within the City of London, and Liberties thereof: And that John Child be Major of the said Regiment: And that Wm. Meade, Hugh Mason, Nicholas Roberts, and Stephen Henbury, be Captains in the said Regiment: And it is Ordered, That the Council of State do prepare them Commissions, accordingly: And that Mr. Speaker do sign the same.
    From: British History Online
    Source: House of Commons Journal Volume 7: 16 July 1659. Journal of the House of Commons: volume 7, (1802).
    Copyright 2003 University of London & History of Parliament Trust
    26 July 1659:
    Militia Commissions.
    The House being informed, That the Lord Mayor of London, and divers Commission-Officers of Horse of the Militia of London, were at the Door;
    They were called in: And, being come up to the Clerk's Table, Mr. Speaker acquainted them with the great Trust reposed in them; and that the Parliament expected Faithfulness from them to the Parliament and Commonwealth: And thereupon Mr. Speaker delivered to them their Commissions; viz.
    To Colonel John Ireton, his Commission to be Colonel of a Regiment of Horse
    To Major John Child, his Commission to be Major of the Regiment
    30 July 1659:
    Major-General Skippon acquaints the House with a List of Names of Commission-Officers from the Militia of the City of London: Which was read; and is as followeth; viz.
    Marke Coe Serjeant-Major to Colonel John Mew of the Blue Regiment:
    Joshua Lasher for Lieutenant, and Garrett Golding for Cornet, to John Child Major of a Regiment of Horse.
    And the said Officers, being put to the Question, were approved.
    6 7
  • Death: BET 30 SEP 1686 AND 30 NOV 1686 1

    Father: Richard CHILD b: 1611
    Mother: Elizabeth ROYCROFT b: ABT 1613 in Weston Wick, Shropshire

    Marriage 1 Anne CLARK
    • Married: 8
    1. Has Children Ann CHILD b: ABT 1662
    2. Has Children Martha CHILD b: ABT 1668
    3. Has No Children John CHILD b: BEF MAR 1667/68
    4. Has No Children Samuel CHILD b: BEF MAR 1667/68
    5. Has No Children Edmund CHILD b: BEF MAR 1667/68
    6. Has No Children Richard CHILD b: BEF MAR 1667/68
    7. Has Children Dorothy CHILD b: ABT 1670

    1. Title: Probate
      Abbrev: Probate
      Page: PROB11/385, John Child of London Merchant
      Written 30 September 1686
      Proved at London 30 November 1686
    2. Title: Probate
      Abbrev: Probate
      Page: The Last Will and Testament of Elizabeth Sone of London, Widdow
      Written 18 March 1667/68
      Memoranda attached 30 March 1669 and 20 December 1670
      Proved at London 21 January 1670/71
    3. Title: IGI, Subject: IGI
      Abbrev: IGI
      Page: Batch #: C045891, Sheet #: 00, Source Call #: 0374483, Printout Call #: 6903800, Dates: 1558 - 1812
    4. Title: Parish Record
      Abbrev: Parish Record
      Page: St Mary Abchurch, London
    5. Title: Members of Parliament 1213-1874
      Abbrev: Members of Parliament 1213-1874
      Publication: House of Commons, 1 March 1878
    6. Title: British History Online: The digital library of text and information about people, places and businesses from the medieval and early modern period, built by the Institute of Historical Research and the History of Parliament Trust, Url: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/
      Abbrev: British History Online
    7. Title: Le Neve's Pedigrees of the Knights made by King Charles II, King James II, King William III and Queen Mary, King William Alone, and Queen Anne
      Abbrev: Le Neve's Knights
      Author: Compiler: Peter le Neve, ed. George W Marshall LLD
      Publication: Harleian Society, London, 1873
    8. Title: Editorial Note (comment by Ronald Dunning)
      Abbrev: Editorial Note
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