Sir William Mount, 1st Baronet

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Sir William Arthur Mount, 1st Baronet CBE DL (Hartley, Hampshire, 3 August 1866 – 8 December 1930) was a British Conservative Party politician and Member of Parliament for the Newbury constituency. He is the great-grandfather of Conservative politician David Cameron, who was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 2010 to 2016.

Early life[edit]

The eldest son of William George Mount of Wasing Place, Berkshire and wife Marianne Emily Clutterbuck, he was educated at Eton College and New College, Oxford where he achieved honours in classics and modern history.[citation needed]


Law and politics[edit]

He was called to the Bar by the Inner Temple in 1893. Between 1896 and 1903 he served as assistant private secretary to two Chancellors of Exchequer, Sir Michael Hicks Beach (later Viscount St. Aldwyn) and Charles Thomson Ritchie (later Baron Ritchie of Dundee).[citation needed]

After his father stepped down as member for the South,[citation needed] or Newbury division of Berkshire in 1900 he was elected and served for six years[1][2] before being defeated at the 1906 general election by his Liberal opponent.[citation needed] In the January 1910 general election he stood again[1][2] and succeeded in regaining his seat where he remained until resigning in 1922.[2]

Berkshire appointments[edit]

He was deputy lieutenant and magistrate for Berkshire and was elected chairman of the Berkshire county council in 1926.[3]


He was created a baronet in the 1921 Birthday Honours.[1]

Marriage and family[edit]

Mount married Hilda Lucy Adelaide Low on 9 November 1899 in Kensington, London, Middlesex.[4] Hilda was born 23 May 1875 to William Malcolm Low and wife (m. 30 July 1872), Lady Ida Matilda Alice Feilding.[nb 1] She died 3 April 1950.[citation needed]

Mount and his wife were parents to Sir William Mount, 2nd Baronet.[4], Robert Francis Mount [5] and George Richard Mount [6]


He died while crossing a meadow at Aldermaston while riding with the South Berkshire hounds from his residence at Wasing Place[citation needed] on 8 December 1930.[3][7]


  1. ^ William Malcolm Low was from India. He was born 6 November 1835 and died 14 June 1923. Lady Ida Matilda Alice Feilding was born 23 June 1840 and died 16 December 1915, paternal granddaughter of General Sir John Low (Clatto, Fife, 13 December 1788 – 10 January 1880) and wife (m. Mussoorie, India, 10 April 1829) Augusta Ludlow Shakespear (Calcutta, India, 4 March 1809 – 16 August 1892), and maternal granddaughter of William Basil Percy Feilding, 7th Earl of Denbigh, 6th Earl of Desmond and wife Lady Mary Elizabeth Kitty Moreton (daughter of Thomas Reynolds-Moreton, 1st Earl of Ducie and wife Lady Frances Herbert).[citation needed]


  1. ^ a b c "Baronets – William Arthur Mount". London Gazette. 4 June 1921. p. 4530. 
  2. ^ a b c "Commons and Lords Hansard, the Official Report of debates in Parliament". Hansard – MillBanks Systems. Retrieved 16 July 2013.  |chapter= ignored (help)
  3. ^ a b The Times, "Obituaries", 9 December 1930
  4. ^ a b "Mount". Debrett's Peerage, Baronetage, Knightage, and Companionage: With Her Majesty's Royal Warrant Holders, 1969. Kelly's Directories. 1968. p. 577. 
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  7. ^ "Sir William Mount, Deceased". London Gazette. 8 May 1931. p. 3029. Retrieved 11 January 2008. 

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
William George Mount
Member of Parliament for Newbury
Succeeded by
Frederick Coleridge Mackarness
Preceded by
Frederick Coleridge Mackarness
Member of Parliament for Newbury
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Succeeded by
Howard Clifton Brown
Baronetage of the United Kingdom
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(of Wasing)
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William Mount