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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

William Shakespeare, 11th cousin 9x removed

William Shakespear is my 11th cousin 9x removed. The ancestor who connects us together is Maud Marshall (1192 – 1248), my 19th great grandmother.

William Shakespeare was baptize on 26 April 1564 and died on 23 April 1616. He had been an English poet, playwright and actor, widely seen as the best writer when looking at the English language and also the world’s greatest dramatist. He could be also known as England’s national poet and the “Bard of Avon”. His extant works, including collaborations, consist of approximately 39 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and a few other verses, some of uncertain authorship. His plays have been translated into every major living language and therefore are performed more frequently than those of any other playwright.

My genealogical chart showing the ancestor that William Shakespear and I share:

William Shakespeare (1564 – 1616)
11th cousin 9x removed

Mary Arden (1537 – 1608)
Mother of William Shakespeare

Thomas Arden
Father of Mary Arden

Thomas Arden
Father of Thomas Arden

Walter De Arden (1441 – 1502)
Father of Thomas Arden

Robert De Arden (1413 – 1452)
Father of Walter De Arden

Ralph De Arden (1373 – 1421)
Father of Robert De Arden

Henry De Arden
Father of Ralph De Arden

Ralph De Arden (1298 – )
Father of Henry De Arden

Alicia De Beauchamp (1270 – )
Mother of Ralph De Arden

Maud Fitz John De Shere (1237 – 1301)
Mother of Alicia De Beauchamp

Isabel Bigod
Mother of Maud Fitz John De Shere

Maud Marshall (1192 – 1248)
Mother of Isabel Bigod