Jacob is one of five children of William Rees-Mogg. His father was Editor of The Times from 1967-1981 and signed a petition sent to Pope Paul VI for the continued use of the Latin Mass. William served as High Sheriff of Somerset and was Chairman of the Arts Council of Great Britain and Vice-Chairman of the BBC’s Board of Governors. So that was his father.
Now, for the best part, the names of Jacob’s children, ages 5 - 15:
Sixtus Dominic Boniface Christopher
Thomas Wentworth Somerset Dunstan
Anselm Charles Fitzwilliam
Peter Theodore Alphege
Mary Anne Charlotte Emma
Alfred Wulfric Leyson Pius
One is named after Saint Alphege of Canterbury (c. 953-1012), whom Jacob sees as a model of opposition to unjustly high taxation. Another is named for the staunchly royalist Earl of Stafford, who was beheaded by seventeenth century Puritans and was an ancestor of his wife.
Jacob joked that he should be called “the member for the early eighteenth century”.
Nov 23, 2009, Source Ordnance Survey OpenData, Author Nilfanion,