Jacob Rees-Mogg’s wife, Helena de Chair Biography: Age, Net Worth, Instagram, Books, Wikipedia, Children

Posted By Johnson Ajiboye February 19, 2024

Helena De Chair is a British writer best known as the wife of Jacob Rees-Mogg, a prominent Conservative politician and the leader of the House of Commons.

She is also a descendant of several illustrious historical figures, such as Prime Minister William Wentworth-Fitzwilliam and Earl Thomas Wentworth.

She writes for a trade magazine for the oil industry and is involved in various charitable causes.


  • Full name: Helena Anne Beatrix Wentworth Fitzwilliam de Chair
  • Date of birth: October 1977
  • Age: 46 years old
  • Gender: Female
  • Place of birth: London, England
  • Nationality: British
  • Profession: Writer
  • Height: 173 cm
  • Parents: Somerset de Chair (father) and Lady Juliet Tadgell (mother)
  • Siblings: John de Chair (brother), Laura de Chair (sister), and four half-siblings
  • Spouse: Jacob Rees-Mogg (married since 2007)
  • Children: Peter (born in 2007), Mary (born in 2008), Thomas (born in 2010), Anselm (born in 2012), Alfred (born in 2014), and Sixtus (born in 2017)
  • Relationship status: Married
  • Net worth: Estimated at £150 million

Early Life & Education

Helena De Chair, now 46 as of 2023, was born in October 1977 in London, England, as the daughter of Somerset de Chair and Lady Juliet Tadgell.

Her father was a poet and a politician who served as a Conservative MP and a minister under Winston Churchill.

Her mother was an heiress who inherited a vast fortune from her father, Sir William Tadgell, a businessman and art collector. Helena has a brother, John, and a sister, Laura, as well as four half-siblings from her father’s previous marriages.

Helena grew up in a privileged and cultured environment, surrounded by art, literature, and history. She attended St Mary’s School, Ascot, an exclusive Catholic boarding school for girls.

She then studied at the University of Bristol, graduating with a degree in English literature.

Personal Life

Helena De Chair met Jacob Rees-Mogg, a fellow Conservative and a descendant of the Rees-Mogg baronets, 2003 at a Conservative Party event.

They started dating in 2006 and got engaged in 2007. They married in a lavish ceremony at Canterbury Cathedral on 21 January 2007, attended by several prominent guests, such as Boris Johnson, Michael Gove, and William Hague.

The couple have six children named after saints and historical figures: Peter Theodore Alphege, Mary Anne Charlotte Emma, Thomas Wentworth Somerset Dunstan, Anselm Charles Fitzwilliam, Alfred Wulfric Leyson Pius, and Sixtus Dominic Boniface Christopher.

The family lives in a Grade II listed mansion in West Harptree, Somerset, and a townhouse in London.

Helena De Chair is a devout Catholic and a traditionalist who shares her husband’s conservative views on social and moral issues.

She is also a patron of the British Association for Adoption and Fostering, a charity that supports children in care. She is known for her elegant and refined style, often wearing pearls and vintage dresses.


Helena De Chair is a writer who works for a trade magazine for the oil industry called Petroleum Review.

She writes articles and reports on various topics related to the energy sector, such as geopolitics, economics, technology, and sustainability.

She is also interested in poetry and has published some of her poems in various journals and anthologies.

She has also written a biography of her father, titled The Harp and the Sword: A Life of Somerset de Chair, published in 2015.

Net Worth

According to various sources, Helena De Chair’s net worth is estimated at £150 million.

She inherited a large portion of her wealth from her mother, who died in 2005 and left her an estate worth £45 million, including a castle in Kent, a villa in Italy, and a collection of paintings by Old Masters.


Some people have accused her and her husband of being out of touch with modern society and living in a “Downton Abbey” fantasy. Others have ridiculed her for naming her children after obscure and eccentric characters.

She has also been criticized for her views on abortion, contraception, and homosexuality, which are considered to be anti-feminist and homophobic by some.

Social Media

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  • Twitter handle: N/A


Helena De Chair has written and published one book, a biography of her father, Somerset de Chair. The book is titled:

  • The Harp and the Sword: A Life of Somerset de Chair

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