Helena (de Chair) Rees-Mogg (b.1977)

Mrs Helena Anne Beatrix Wentworth Fitzwilliam (de Chair) Rees-Mogg

Associated Houses

Gournay Court

West Harptree

She was educated at Benenden in Kent and read chemistry at Bristol University. Up until having her third child, she worked as a journalist for Argus Media reporting on the oil industry. Her mother is the only daughter and sole heir of the late 8th Earl Fitzwilliam who was killed in an aeroplane plane crash with his mistress, Kick Kennedy, sister of JFK. Aside from property and investments, her mother inherited an art collection recently given an approximate value of £80-million to which Helena is the sole heir. According to her husband's unauthorised biographer (Michael Ashcroft), Helena was introduced to Jacob Rees-Mogg in 2005 through his sister, Annunziata, who was concerned about her brother's status as a, "seemingly eternal bachelor". He proposed to her in April, 2006, in the picture gallery at her mother's home (Bourne Park), under the Van Dyck paintings. They were married in 2007 at Canterbury Cathedral and have six children. They live between Cowley Street in London and Gournay Court in Somerset.


Contributed by Mark Meredith on 13/01/2022 and last updated on 08/03/2023.
Jacob's Ladder: The Unauthorised Biography of Jacob Rees-Mogg (2019) by Michael Ashcroft.