Jonathan Swift, 15th cousin 2x removed

Jonathan Swift is my 15th cousin 2x removed. The ancestor who connects us together as relatives is, Hugh De Audley my 16th great-grandfather.

Jonathan Swift was born on 30 November 1667 and died on 19 October 1745. Swift was an Anglo-Irish satirist, essayist, political pamphleteer (first for the Whigs, then for the Tories), poet and cleric who became Dean of St Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin.

Swift is remembered for works such as A Tale of a Tub (1704), An Argument Against Abolishing Christianity (1712), Gulliver’s Travels (1726), and A Modest Proposal (1729). He is regarded because of the Encyclopædia Britannica since the foremost prose satirist when you look at the English language and is less well known for his poetry. He originally published all of his works under pseudonyms – such as Lemuel Gulliver, Isaac Bickerstaff, M. B. Drapier – or anonymously. He was a master of two styles of satire, the Horatian and Juvenalian styles.

His deadpan, ironic writing style, especially in A Modest Proposal, has led to such satire being subsequently termed “Swiftian.”

My genealogical chart shows the ancestor who connects us as relatives:

Jonathan Swift II (1667 – 1745)
15th cousin 2x removed

Jonathan Swift , I (1640 – 1667)
Father of Jonathan Swift II

Elizabeth Dryden
Mother of Jonathan Swift , I

Nicholas Dryden (1571 – 1608)
Father of Elizabeth Dryden

John Dryden (1631 – 1584)
Father of Nicholas Dryden

Erasmus Dryden II (1590 – 1654)
Father of John Dryden

Erasmus Dryden I (1553 – 1632) Father of Erasmus Dryden II

Elizabeth Cope (1529 – 1584)
Mother of Erasmus Dryden I

Bridget Raleigh Mother of Elizabeth Cope

Edward Raleigh Father of Bridget Raleigh

Edward Raleigh
Father of Edward Raleigh

Elizabeth Greene
Mother of Edward Raleigh

Phillippa Ferrers
Mother of Elizabeth Greene

Robert de Ferrers (1357 – 1413)
Father of Phillippa Ferrers

Elizabeth DE STAFFORD ( – 1374)
Mother of Robert de Ferrers

Margaret de Audley (1318 – 1347)
Mother of Elizabeth DE STAFFORD

Hugh de Audley (1250 – 1325) Father of Margaret de Audley

Reference Jonathan Swift – Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jonathan_Swift


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