Hello, I am researching the Child family who lived in Dorset for several generations around Shaftesbury and Gillingham. They also worked and lived in London at some points in history. I have much information to share about the family and would welcome an exchange of info with people also researching the family. I know that they were successful cabinet makers in Dorset and London and at one point had a shop called "Child and Buzzard" and a large factory in London called "Eagle Works".
John Joseph Child (b c1804) London - moved to Dorset - cabinet maker in Shaftesbury. Although born in London it seems that the Child family were already on Dorset at this point. Married Susannah Ponsford (b 1810).
James Joseph Child (b 1841) SHAFTESBURY. Married Jane unknown (b 1851)
James Joseph Child (b 1872) St Pancras, London. Married Emma (Emily) Jeans (b 1869)(who was known as Nell)
Please email me if you want to know more or share info,