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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
Thomas Child
John George Child
Grandson: Sir Smith Child


See also Sir Smith Child
See Pedigree of Child, of Newfield 
Child Estates


1730 Smith Child born - the son of Smith Child of Miles Green, Audley.
1747 S.C. 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. 
1764 Married Margaret Roylance and established their home in Newcastle-under-Lyme.
Margaret Roylance was the daughter of Thomas Roylance of Townhouse in Audley. 
1770 He 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.
1813 Smith 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)