Child baronets

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There have been four baronetcies created for persons with the surname Child, two in the Baronetage of England and two in the Baronetage of the United Kingdom.

The Child Baronetcy, of Wanstead in the County of Essex, was created in the Baronetage of England on 16 July 1678. For more information on this creation, see Earl Tylney.

The Child Baronetcy, of the City of London, was created in the Baronetage of England on 4 February 1685 for the East India merchant and colonial administrator John Child. The title became extinct on the death of his grandson, the third Baronet, in 1753.

The Child Baronetcy, of Newfield and of Stallington in the county of Stafford, and of Dunlosset, Islay, the county of Argyll was created in the Baronetage of the United Kingdom on 7 December 1868 for the philanthropist and politician Smith Child.[1] He sat as Member of Parliament for Staffordshire North and Staffordshire West. The second Baronet represented Stone in the House of Commons. On his death in 1958 the baronetcy became extinct.

The Child Baronetcy, of Bromley Place in Bromley in the County of Kent, was created in the Baronetage of the United Kingdom on 16 September 1919 for Coles Child. He was a Justice of the Peace and Deputy Lieutenant for Kent. His only son, the second Baronet, was a Major in the Coldstream Guards and served as a Deputy Lieutenant of Kent. As of 2007 the title is held by the latter's only son, the third Baronet, who succeeded in 1971.

Child baronets, of Wanstead (1678)[edit]

Child baronets, of the City of London (1685)[edit]

Arms of Child Baronets (of the City of London): Vert, two bars engrailed between three lion's faces or[2]

Child baronets, of Newfield (1868)[edit]

Child baronets, of Bromley Place (1919)[edit]

The heir apparent to the baronetcy is Coles John Alexander Child (born 1982), eldest son of the 3rd Baronet.

The only other person currently in remainder to the baronetcy is the 2nd and youngest son of the 3rd Baronet, Patrick Greville Child (born 1991).


  1. ^ London Gazette Issue 23445 published on the 27 November 1868. Page 1 of 128
  2. ^ Betham, The Baronetage of England, Vol. III, 1803, p.71

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