|Admiral Smith Child | People from Stoke-on-Trent|
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Admiral Smith Child b.1730 d.1813
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father: Smith Child of Miles Green, Audley Mother: Mary Baddeley
Admiral Smith Child
Wife: Margaret Roylance Sons:
John George Child
Grandson: Sir Smith Child
See also Sir Smith Child
See Pedigree of Child, of Newfield
|1730||Smith Child born - the son of Smith Child of Miles Green, Audley.|
entered the navy, under the auspices of Earl Gower and as the nautical
disciple of Lord Anson.
He first went to sea in the Chester
|1761||Served at the siege of Ponticherry and at Louisbourg.|
Margaret Roylance and established their home in Newcastle-under-Lyme.
Margaret Roylance was the daughter of Thomas Roylance of Townhouse in Audley.
inherited Newfield Hall, Tunstall from his uncle, Thomas Baddeley.
Smith Child rebuilt the hall - and prior to 1800 he had added a pottery works to it.
|1781||Commanded the ship Europe in actions off Chespeake capes in the American War of Independence.|
|1782||Smith Child's eldest son Thomas Child dies in the unfortunate Ville de Paris.|
|1795||Captain Child took command of the ship Commerce de Marseilles.|
|1799||Attained the rank of 'flag officer' on Valentine's day - 14th February.|
|1811||Smith Child's son John George Child dies.|
Child died on 21st January.
He left his estate to his grandson Sir Smith Child who was then only 5 years of age.
Admiral Smith Child was buried in St. Margaret's churchyard, Wolstanton.
|1948||Newfield Hall was demolished (in 1958 the site of the Hall was occupied by Beresford Transport Ltd)|