Wednesday, 18 November 2020

Baron Rees-Mogg

JOHN REES, of Wick, Glamorganshire, was father of

THE REV JOHN REES (1772-1835), Prebendary of Tytherington, Cheshire, Chaplain to HRH The Duke of Cumberland, who married, in 1805, Mary Mogg, daughter of William Wooldridge, and assumed the additional surname and arms of MOGG.

By his wife he had issue,

WILLIAM REES-MOGG (1815-1909), of Cholwell House, Somerset, who wedded, in 1847, Ann, daughter of William Coxeter James, and had issue,
Henry James (Rev), Vicar of Midgham.
The elder son,

WILLIAM WOOLDRIDGE REES-MOGG (1848-1913), of Cholwell House, who espoused, in 1884, Emily Walcot, daughter of the Rev Henry Stiles Savory, and had issue (with a daughter),

EDMUND FLETCHER REES-MOGG JP (1889-1962), of Cholwell House, High Sheriff of Somerset, 1945, who married, in 1920, Beatrice, daughter of Daniel Warren, and had issue,
WILLIAM, his heir;
The only son and heir,

WILLIAM REES-MOGG (1928-2012), of the Old Rectory, Hinton Blewett, Somerset, High Sheriff of Somerset, 1978, wedded, in 1962, Gillian Shakespeare, daughter of Thomas Richard Morris, and had issue,
Thomas Fletcher (1962-);
JACOB WILLIAM, of whom we treat;
Emma Beatrice; Charlotte Louise; Annunziata Mary.
Mr Rees-Mogg, Director, Times Newspapers, 1978-81, Vice-Chairman, BBC Board of Governors, 1981-6, was appointed a Knight Bachelor in 1981.

Sir William was created a life peer, in 1986, in the dignity of BARON REES-MOGG, of Hinton Blewett, Somerset.

Lord Rees-Mogg's younger son, the Rt Hon Jacob William Rees-Mogg (1969-), is Member of Parliament for North East Somerset.

First published in November, 2018.

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