Robert Child (Devizes MP)
Sir Robert Child (bap. 6 June 1674 – 6 October 1721) was an English banker and politician. The heir to his father's banking business, the London-based Child & Co., he was Chairman of the East India Company in 1715. He also served as a Member of Parliament (MP) for Helston from 1710 to 1713, and for Devizes from 1713 to 1715.
Member of Parliament
Child was Member of Parliament for Helston between 1710 and 1713. He then stood for his father's old constituency of Devizes, where he was Member of Parliament between 1713 and 1715. He was knighted in 1714.
He was an alderman in London from 1713 to his death. On his death (unmarried) the estate passed to his brother Francis. It is Child's nephews, also named Francis and Robert, who are accredited with commissioning the building of Osterley House by Adam.
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- "CHILD, Sir Francis (1642-1713), of Hollybush House, Fulham, Mdx. and the Marygold by Temple Bar, London - History of Parliament Online". www.historyofparliamentonline.org. Retrieved 1 April 2019.
- "CHILD, Robert (1674-1721), of Portugal Row, Lincoln's Inn Fields, and Osterley Park, Mdx. - History of Parliament Online". www.historyofparliamentonline.org. Retrieved 1 April 2019.
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| Member of Parliament for Helston
With: Sidney Godolphin
Sir Francis Child
Thomas Richmond Webb
| Member of Parliament for Devizes
With: John Nicholas
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