[Milton-L] The Common Good??

Matthew Jordan matthewjorda at gmail.com
Fri Oct 3 14:24:03 EDT 2014


It’s also handy that we let them all keep their titles: in the UK, unlike
in the US, they are effectively ink-marked. Milton’s views on the
hereditary aristocracy were abundantly clear.



Cameron is the grandson of Sir William Malcolm Mount of Wasing
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wasing>Place, 2nd Baronet



Cameron descends from King William IV
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_IV_of_the_United_Kingdom> and his
mistress Dorothea Jordan <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dorothea_Jordan>through
their illegitimate daughter Lady Elizabeth FitzClarence
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elizabeth_Hay,_Countess_of_Erroll>[11]
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Family_of_David_Cameron#cite_note-11> to the
fifth female generation Enid Agnes Maud Levita. His father's maternal
grandmother, Stephanie Levita, née Cooper, was the daughter of Sir Alfred
Cooper <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alfred_Cooper> and Lady Agnes Duff
(sister of Alexander Duff, 1st Duke of Fife
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_Duff,_1st_Duke_of_Fife>) and a
sister of Duff Cooper, 1st Viscount Norwich
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duff_Cooper>, GCMG
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Order_of_St_Michael_and_St_George>, DSO
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Distinguished_Service_Order>, PC
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Her_Majesty%27s_Most_Honourable_Privy_Council>,
Conservative statesman and author.[12]
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Family_of_David_Cameron#cite_note-12> His
paternal grandmother, Enid Levita, who married secondly in 1961 a younger
son of 1st Baron Manton
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Watson,_1st_Baron_Manton>,[13]
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Family_of_David_Cameron#cite_note-13>was the
daughter of Arthur Levita and niece of Sir Cecil Levita
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cecil_Levita>, KCVO
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Victorian_Order> CBE
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Order_of_the_British_Empire>, Chairman of
London County Council in 1928. Through the Mantons, Cameron also has
kinship with Alexander Fermor-Hesketh, 3rd Baron Hesketh
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_Fermor-Hesketh,_3rd_Baron_Hesketh>,
KBE <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Order_of_the_British_Empire>,PC
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Privy_Council_of_the_United_Kingdom>,[14]
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Family_of_David_Cameron#cite_note-14>
Conservative
Chief Whip in the House of Lords 1991–93.[nb 1]
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Family_of_David_Cameron#cite_note-16>Cameron's
maternal grandfather was Sir William Mount, 2nd Baronet
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sir_William_Mount,_2nd_Baronet>, an army
officer and the High Sheriff of Berkshire
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High_Sheriff_of_Berkshire>, and Cameron's
maternal great-grandfather was Sir William Mount, 1st Baronet
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sir_William_Mount,_1st_Baronet>, CBE
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Order_of_the_British_Empire>, Conservative MP
for Newbury 1910–1922. Lady Ida Matilde Alice Feilding, Cameron's
great-great grandmother, was the daughter of William Feilding, 7th Earl of
Denbigh <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Feilding,_7th_Earl_of_Denbigh>
, GCH <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Guelphic_Order>, PC
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Privy_Council_of_the_United_Kingdom>, a
courtier <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Courtier> andGentleman of the
Bedchamber <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gentleman_of_the_Bedchamber>.[16]
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Family_of_David_Cameron#cite_note-17>

David Cameron is 9th great grandson of Sir Edmund Sawyer
<http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Sir_Edmund_Sawyer&action=edit&redlink=1>
 (died 1676), Auditor of the Exchequer and father of MP Sir Robert Sawyer
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sir_Robert_Sawyer> of High Clerc [1]
<http://www.berkshirehistory.com/bios/rsawyer.html>, who was Attorney
General during the reign of King James I
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/King_James_I> and a noted Barrister of the
day, whose skills in court were remarked upon by Samuel Pepys
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samuel_Pepys>.



Cameron is the nephew of Sir William Dugdale
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Dugdale_(Aston_Villa_chairman)>,
brother-in-law of Katherine, Lady Dugdale (died 2004)Lady-in-Waiting
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lady-in-Waiting> to the Queen since 1955,[23]
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Family_of_David_Cameron#cite_note-25>[24]
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Family_of_David_Cameron#cite_note-26>[25]
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Family_of_David_Cameron#cite_note-27> and
former chairman of Aston Villa Football Club
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aston_Villa_F.C.>. Birmingham-born
documentary filmmaker Joshua Dugdale
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joshua_Dugdale> is his cousin.[26]
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Family_of_David_Cameron#cite_note-28> Cameron's
other notable relations include Adam Hart-Davis
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adam_Hart-Davis>, Duff Hart-Davis
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duff_Hart-Davis>,[27]
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Family_of_David_Cameron#cite_note-29> Boris
Johnson <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boris_Johnson> who is the Conservative
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conservative_Party_(UK)> Mayor of London
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mayor_of_London>; Jo Johnson
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jo_Johnson> who is the Conservative
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conservative_Party_(UK)> MP
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Member_of_Parliament> for Orpington
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orpington_(UK_Parliament_constituency)>
and Rachel
Johnson <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rachel_Johnson> (8th cousins),[28]
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Family_of_David_Cameron#cite_note-30>[29]
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Family_of_David_Cameron#cite_note-31>Ferdinand
Mount (Formerly Sir Ferdinand Mount, 3rd Baronet)
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ferdinand_Mount>;,[30]
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Family_of_David_Cameron#cite_note-32> John
Julius Norwich, 2nd Viscount Norwich
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Julius_Norwich>, CVO
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Victorian_Order>,[31]
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Family_of_David_Cameron#cite_note-33> and George
Osborne <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Osborne> (22nd cousin 3x
removed).



It was through this union that Cameron was related to the royal family, he
is fifth cousin once removed of Queen Elizabeth.[18]
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Family_of_David_Cameron#cite_note-Daily_Mail_Trust_about_money-19>



Cameron is married to Samantha Gwendoline Sheffield
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samantha_Cameron>, the daughter of Sir
Reginald Sheffield, 8th Baronet
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sir_Reginald_Sheffield,_8th_Baronet> and
Annabel Lucy Veronica Jones (now Viscountess Astor
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Annabel_Astor,_Viscountess_Astor>).


You can, if you wish, look up SamCam's ancestry, too...


Best


Matt

































On 3 October 2014 19:04, Matthew Jordan <matthewjorda at gmail.com> wrote:

> Well, I "guess" a hermeneutic key might be found in an Education Secretary
> who can wax, repeatedly, about the importance of teaching Dryden in
> secondary schools, but can't bring himself so much as to mention Milton...
>
> On 3 October 2014 18:43, David Urban <dvu2 at calvin.edu> wrote:
>
>>  I guess I missed the Miltonic allusions in this video.
>>
>>
>>  But in all seriousness, I don't think the John Milton Discussion List
>> is the forum for political statements/insults unrelated to Milton.
>>  ------------------------------
>> *From:* milton-l-bounces at lists.richmond.edu <
>> milton-l-bounces at lists.richmond.edu> on behalf of Matthew Jordan <
>> matthewjorda at gmail.com>
>> *Sent:* Friday, October 3, 2014 11:25 AM
>> *To:* John Milton Discussion List
>> *Subject:* [Milton-L] The Common Good??
>>
>>   Dear Miltonists
>>
>>  On a literalist interpretation, perhaps off-topic; on a true one, not.
>>
>>  With all *due* apologies to anyone of a reprehensible yet
>> over-sensitive political disposition.
>>
>>  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0YBumQHPAeU
>>
>>  Mind you, we are going to stuff them, so none of this will happen...
>>
>>  Best
>>
>>  Matt
>>
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