J.H. Child was a British officer who surveyed "De Cromme Riviers Baay" (Krom Bay, just south-west of the town Jeffreys Bay) in 1785. His map is No. 262 in the collection of maps which Governor Van de Graaff took to Holland in 1791. It contains an interesting description, in English, of the bay, on which Child bestowed the name Potgieters Bay on 2 May 1785.