Companion to County Chronicle

19.   County Chronicle. A melange of assorted characters and events with little unifying theme, but entertaining nonetheless. Opens with the wedding of Sam Adams and Lucy Marling; is mostly the story of Isabel Dale, who helps Mrs. Marling with the wedding and other duties. Highlights: the christening of Robin and Anne Dale's twins; a performance of Aubrey Clover's "Out Goes She" at Gatherum Castle; a lawn party at the Palace; Mr. and Mrs. Miller leave Pomfret Madrigal; the Duke of Omnium shows his wall of "fake" book titles. Lord Silverbridge wins Isabel, Dr. Joram wins Mrs. Brandon. Rambling, and in spots excessively feminine, but entertaining as usual.

Book title and abbreviation

High Rising HR1
Wild Strawberries WS
The Demon in the House DH
Mrs. Morland and Son MMS
August Folly AF
Summer Half SH
Pomfret Towers PT
The Brandons B
Before Lunch BL
Cheerfulness Breaks In CBI
Northbridge Rectory NR
Marling Hall MH
Growing Up GU
The Headmistress HM
Miss Bunting MB
Peace Breaks Out PBO
Private Enterprise PE
Love Among the Ruins LAR
The Old Bank House OBH
County Chronicle CC
The Duke's Daughter DD
Happy Return HR2
Jutland Cottage JC
What Did It Mean? WDIM
Enter Sir Robert ESR
Never Too Late NTL
A Double Affair DA
Close Quarters CQ
Love at All Ages LAA
Three Score and Ten 3S&T

Character, description and book abbreviations

Adams

Sam Adams's father. Chief engineer in HMS Carroway, Adm. Hornby’s flagship. Killed when he fell under a lorry while intoxicated.

HM, OBH, CC, DD, HR2, WDIM

Adams, Heather

b. 1928. Daughter of Sam Adams. First seen as a large, awkward, red-faced, graceless student at the Hosiers' Girls' Foundation School. Infatuated with Freddy Belton, but Freddy was definitely not attracted to red-haired, pimply, lumpish Heather, despite having pulled her out of an ice-covered pond. Great mathematical ability. Mrs. Belton and Miss Bunting helped improve her social graces out of all recognition. She won a maths scholarship to Cambridge, developed into a capable, intelligent, "Lucy Marlingish" person who helped her father in his business. Married Ted Pilward, son of Hogglestock brewing magnate. Two children, elder was Edward Belton Pilward.

HM, MB, PBO, LAR, OBH, CC, DD, HR2, WDIM, ESR, DA, CQ, 3S&T

Adams, Hilda

d. 1919. Sam Adams's mother. Was in service at Hartletop Priory, walked out with the third footman before she married Mr. Adams, "the worst day's work she ever did". Three other children died young.

HM, MB, LAR, OBH, CC, DD

Adams, Rose

1905-1935. First wife of Sam Adams. Died when daughter Heather was seven years old.

HM, MB, LAR, OBH, CC, DD

Adams, Samuel

b. 1902. At first appearance he was a widower with daughter Heather. At first he was definitely "one of the people" and proud of it, and of his rise from poverty to wealth and power as owner of iron works and rolling mills at Hogglestock. He was loud, flamboyant, socially inept and convinced that money can do anything. He improved greatly by association with county families, especially Mrs. Belton. Married Lucy Marling (almost as overwhelming a personality as himself), bought the Old Bank House at Edgewood, had daughters Amabel Rose and Leslie, and son William. Became solidly conservative and used his money to foil unnecessary "progress" and liberal inroads. Leased part of Pomfret Towers to use as a central office. Defeated Sir Robert Fielding as Labour candidate for Parliament, but became a Conservative and joined Church of England.

HM, MB, PBO, PE, LAR, OBH, CC, DD, HR2, JC, WDIM, ESR, NTL, DA, CQ, LAA, 3S&T

Annie

Kitchenmaid to Sam Adams at the Old Bank House

CC

Arabin, Francis, Dean

Character in Trollope. Fellow of Lazarus College, Vicar of St. Ewold's, Dean of Barchester Cathedral. Married Eleanor Harding Bold. Children Ellie and Susan. Put bathrooms into Deanery in 1876.

CBI, MB, OBH, CC, HR2, CQ, 3S&T

Arbuthnot, Capt. Fred

d. 1945. Indian Army husband of Peggy, killed in Burma during the war by a native who stole a gun and went rather mad shooting it. Was in the 462nd. A lover of crowds, gaiety - and women. Same Captain to whom Miss Brandon left £10,000. Was raised by his grandmother, Mrs. Col. Arbuthnot, when his parents died young.

B, PE, CC, HR2

Arbuthnot, Effie (F.E.)

b. 1909. Full name Florence Edith. Capable, tall, large-framed woman with rather harsh features. Sister of the dashing but deceased Capt. Fred Arbuthnot, sister-in-law of the beautiful Peggy. Fond of birds and gardening, she was the author of Coot and Hern. In PE she refused a proposal from Mr. Wickham and accepted one from Col. The Rev. Francis Edward Crofts, vicar of Southbride.

PE, OBH, CC, HR2, JC, DA, CQ, LAA, 3S&T

Arbuthnot, Peggy

b. 1919. Widow of dashing and unfaithful Indian Army captain Fred Arbuthnot. Fair-haired, pretty, not especially bright. Reminded Noel Merton of Mrs. Brandon as she must have been in her younger days. Father a retired Indian judge, mother an admiral's daughter; lived in Devonshire. After attracting numerous suitors, especially Colin Keith, she married Francis Brandon. Daughter Effie and a pair of twins.

PE, LAR, OBH, CC, HR2, JC, WDIM, CQ, LAA

Arden, Rev. Enoch

Pastor of dissenting church in Hallbury. Believed in direct inspiration and thought Latin and Greek were works of the devil. Bit of a Communist. Was given a stern lecture by Sam Adams.

MB, LAR, OBH, CC, DD, HR2

Balder

Old plumber, the only one who understood the Gatherum Castle plumbing

CC

Banks, Miss

Female Latin mistress at Southbridge Preparatory School during the War. Small and slight, with fair skin and a bad complexion. Masculine in dress and appearance, very obnoxious and pro-Labour. Knew little about Latin, preferred a "modernized" pronunciation. Was sacked in PBO, later was in UNESCO in Paris, where she was sacked by Geoffrey Harvey.

PBO, PE, LAR, CC, DD

Barclay, Capt. Tom

Young officer from Yorkshire. Had three sisters. Was great friend of Lucy Marling, then married her widowed sister Lettice Marling Watson. Stepchildren Diana and Clare. Lived in Yorkshire after the war and had two sons.

MH, GU, LAR, OBH, CC, DD

Barton, Susan

Author of historical novels about obscure bastards of Popes and Cardinals. Lived more in the 16th century than in the present. Husband Walter, children Guy and Alice.

PT, CBI, MH, PE, CC, WDIM, ESR, DA, CQ, LAA

Bateman

Former batman of Col. Crofts, later his general factotum. Married Eileen, barmaid at the Red Lion in Southbridge.

PE, CC, JC, ESR, CQ, 3S&T

Beedle

Elderly stationmaster at Winter Overcotes. Mourned the decline in the station and the railways brought about by the war. Son Henry spent the war in a German prison camp.

GU, LAR, OBH, CC, LAA

Belton, Charles Thome

b. 1922. Younger son of Fred and Lucy Belton of Harefield. First seen as haphazard, energetic, self-centered, immature. In Army artillery during war. Married Clarissa Graham after long on-again- off-again engagement in which Clarissa, unsettled by her grandmother Lady Emily Leslie's death, behaved badly. They were married on New Year's Day, 1952. Charles taught at Beliers Priory School, later at. Harefield House School. one son, one daughter.

HM, MB, LAR, OBH, CC, DD, HR2, JC, WDIM, ESR, DA, CQ, 3S&T

Belton, Elsa

b. 1918. Pretty daughter of Fred and Lucy Belton. Served in hush-hush job during war. Married Capt. (later Adm.) Christopher Hornby in 1943. Rather spoilt.

HM, MB, PE, LAR, CC, DD, HR2, CQ

Belton, Fred

Owner of Harefield Park, but family financial problems caused him to lease it for the duration of the war to the Hosiers' Girls' Foundation School. Moved to Arcot House in Harefield; missed his old home and the stately, stable way of life it represented. Married to the former Lucy Thome. Children Freddie, Elsa, Charles. Gruff but kindly old country squire.

HM, PBO, LAR, CC, DD, HR2, JC, ESR, CQ, LAA

Belton, Freddie

b. 1910. Elder son of Fred and Lucy Belton. Commander in Royal Navy, worked at Admiralty for much of war and at War Office afterwards. Rose to Rear Adm. Early in war served in cruiser Barsetshire and destroyer Gridiron. Was engaged to a WREN who died in an air raid. Married Susan Dean, lived in Dowlah Cottage in Hallbury. Son Frederick, daughter.

HM, MB, PE, LAR, OBH, CC, DD, HR2, WDIM, CQ

Belton, Frederick "The Nabob"

Made the Belton fortune in the Honourable East India Co. Great-grandfather of Fred Belton, apparently the builder of Harefield House. Became more than a little eccentric in later years. Built the "Garden House" for a French woman who was no better than she should be. Also built almshouses in Harefield.

HM, LAR, CC, DD, HR2, CQ

Belton, Lucy Thorne

Wife of Fred Belton of Harefield. Children Freddie, Elsa, Charles. Descendant of fine old county family (Trollope's Dr. Thorne). Acted as good influence to wear down the rough edges of Sam Adams.

HM, MB, LAR, OBH, CC, DD, HR2, JC, WDIM, ESR, DA, CQ, LAA, 3S&T

Bent, Miss

Friend of the rather terrifyingly masculine Miss Hampton. Resided with her at Adelina Cottage, Wiple Terrace, Southbridge. Much more feminine and fussy than her companion, a bit folksy-artsy, scraggly in appearance and somewhat domestic.

CBI, GU, MB, PBO, PE, OBH, CC, JC, WDIM, NTL, CQ, 3S&T

Bingham, Hermione

Daughter of Lady Dorothy "Dodo" Bingham. Twin sister of Rose. Married Lord Tadcaster of Tadpole Hall. One daughter.

WS, PBO, LAR, CC, HR2, ESR, DA

Birkett, Amy

Wife of William Birkett, headmaster of Southbridge School. "Ma Birky" to the schoolboys. Daughters Rose and Geraldine. Close friend of Laura Morland, the novelist.

HR1, DH, SH, CBI, NR, GU, MB, PBO, PE, LAR, OBH, CC, HR2, JC, WDIM, 3S&T, MMS

Birkett, Geraldine

Younger daughter of William and Amy Birkett. Attended Barchester High School. As high school student, fond of the more gruesome aspects of nursing and medicine. Worked in Barchester Infirmary during war. Infatuated with Fritz Gissing until she finally saw him in his true colors. Married Geoffrey Fairweather. Son John.

HR1, SH, B, CBI, GU, MB, PBO, PE, OBH, CC, DD, JC, NTL, CQ

Birkett, Rose

Older daughter of William and Amy Birkett. Beautiful but mentally negligible. Engaged six or more times, including to Philip Winter in SH until she threw her ring at him at the Keiths'. Always had an oft- repeated catchword (perfectly foul, meager, dispiriting, shattering, etc.) In CBI married John Fairweather of the Royal Navy, who could control his "elegant nitwit" well. Stationed abroad most of the war in Washington, S. America, Portugal, etc. Returned to England after war and became much more sensible, often helping others with their problems. Children Henry, Amy, two others all born 1940-1946.

HR1, SH, CBI, GU, MB, PBO, PE, LAR, OBH, CC, DD, HR2, JC, WDIM, ESR, NTL, DA, CQ, LAA, 3S&T

Birkett, William (Henry?)

Headmaster of Southbridge School. Usually called William, but is called Henry in GU and 3S&T. Had been assistant master and Head of the Prep School before becoming Headmaster. Retired in 1947 and took the Dower House at Worsted.

HR1, SH, CBI, NR, GU, MB, PBO, PE, LAR, OBH, CC, HR2, JC, WDIM, ESR, DA, CQ, LAA, 3S&T

Bishop's wife

Unpleasant, inhospitable, snobbish. One son.

MB, PBO, PE, LAR, OBH, CC, HR2, JC, WDIM, ESR, NTL, DA, LAA, CQ, 3S&T

Bishop of Barchester

Never mentioned by name. Parsimonious, low-church, unpopular. One son, said to be "in mission field" but really worked in office at Westminster. Preached love for Germans, Communists, etc., and was a Liberal. Nicknamed "Old Gasbag." Worthy successor to Trollope's Bishop Proudie. Never made on "on-stage" appearance.

SH, B, BL, CBI, NR, MH, GU, HM, MB, PBO, PE, OBH, CC, DD, HR2, JC, WDIM, ESR, NTL, DA, CQ, LAA, 3S&T

Bissell, Elaine

Wife of Headmaster of Hosiers' Boys' Foundation School. Plump, placid and efficient. Devoted to her husband, whom she called "Daddy." Childless, but guardian to mentally defective niece Edna. Former psychology teacher. A bit Red, but nice, and her views became more conservative with time.

CBI, PBO, PE, CC, 3S&T

Bissell, Mr.

Head of Hosiers' Boys' Foundation School, which was evacuated during war from London to Southbridge. Lean, middle-sized man, well-meaning but quick to feel slighted, since the Hosiers' boys were socially inferior to the Southbridgians. Had Communist leanings at first appearance. Devoted to his wife Elaine, whom he called "Mother," although they had no children. Improved through constant association with the Birketts, became quite likable although gauche.

CBI, PBO, PE, CC, JC, 3S&T

Blumenfeld, Nat

American musical producer for whose last production Denis Stonor did music and lyrics.

LAR, CC, 3S&T

Bodger, Percy ("Purse")

Grandson of "Old Bodger," the ratcatcher at Pomfret Towers. Helped excavate the well at the Old Rectory at Hallbury, then cleaned out Sam Adams's well at the Old Bank House.

MB, OBH, CC, 3S&T

Bohun, Thomas

Canon of Barchester 1657-65. Metaphysical (and somewhat off-color) poet. Oliver Marling wrote a book about him. Died in the Great Plague, leaving money to found cottages of Boon's Benefit in Winter Overcotes.

MH, GU, LAR, CC, DD, HR2, ESR, DA, 3S&T

Bolton, Earl of

Miss Bunting, who apparently had a low opinion of him, made sure no one confused him with her former employer, the Marquess of Bolton. "He wore leather boots and cambric underwear" quoth Oliver Marling (W.S. Gilbert's Bab Ballads, "The Periwinkle Girl.")

MH, OBH, CC

Boncassen, Isabel

Beautiful American heiress. Married Lady Cora Palliser's grandfather, Lord Silverbridge (son of the Duke of Omnium). Principle character in Trollope's The Duke's Children. She was accepted only reluctantly by the Duke.

HR1, CC, DD, JC

Bonescu, Gradka

Unattractive and lumpish Mixo-Lydian. Acted as cook-housekeeper to Fieldings at Hall's End in Hallbury. Father was a university professor. Alternately cringing and arrogant. Studied to pass English exam. Miss Bunting achieved an amazing transformation and earned Gradka's undying gratitude by helping her become a competent and self-assured person (compared to the rest of her countrymen.) Disliked her fellow-Mixo-Lydian refugees. Returned to Mixo-Lydia to found the Bunting College of English, later was Mixo-Lydian ambassador.

MB, PBO, LAR, CC, DD, WDIM, DA, CQ, 3S&T

Bostock

Of Bostock and Plummer of Barchester, drapers. Got London fashions just as they went out of date. The Bishop's wife and Miss Pettinger shopped there.

OBH, CC, HR2, JC, CQ

Brandon, Amelia ("Sissie")

1858-1938. Aunt of Henry Brandon (deceased husband of Lavinia). Resided at Brandon Abbey, an architectural monstrosity. Very wealthy, headstrong and irascible spinster, whose only emotional attachment was to her brother, Capt. Frederick Brandon, killed by a pig in India many years before. Vacillated about whether to leave her fortune to Hilary Grant or Francis Brandon. After her death in B, her fortune went to charity, except for £10,000 left to Capt. Frederick Arbuthnot, whose father was almost certainly the son of Capt. Frederick Brandon as the result of a liaison with Mrs. Col. Arbuthnot.

B, CBI, MH, MB, PE, CC, HR2

Brandon, Delia

b. 1920. Daughter of Lavinia Brandon. 18 at first appearance in B. Became engaged to Hilary Grant in B. Son Freddie, daughter Felicia. Worked in Barchester Infirmary during war. Competent and a bit overpowering, much like Octavia (Crawley) Needham and Geraldine Birkett Fairweather. Fascinated by nursing.

B, CBI, NR, MH, GU, HM, PBO, PE, OBH, CC, HR2

Brandon, Florence Edith ("Effie")

b. 1947. Daughter of Francis and Peggy (Arbuthnot) Brandon

CC, HR2, WDIM

Brandon, Francis Oliver

b. 1915. Son of Lavinia Brandon. 23 at first appearance in B. Became engaged to Peggy Arbuthnot in PE. Although charming, could be selfish and self-centered. Had tendency to flirt with pretty women. Hurt both his mother and wife before getting his comeuppance from Lady Cora Palliser. Much of his bullying of his wife occurred when his business underwent a financial crisis. Three daughters, Effie and twins.

B, CBI, PE, LAR,, OBH, CC, HR2, JC, WDIM, CQ

Brandon, Henry

1880-1920. Colorless deceased husband of Lavinia Brandon. Died of pneumonia at Cannes.

B, PE, CC, HR2, DA

Brandon, Lavinia Oliver

1891-1961. Attractive and languid widow, in early middle-age at first appearance in B. Son Francis, daughter Delia. Absent-minded, inattentive, apt to say anything that came into her mind. Originally lived at Stories in Pomfret Madrigal (used as a nursery school for evacuees during war.) One gathers that Mrs. Brandon, along with Mrs. Morland, is something of a self-portrait of Mrs. Thirkell as she saw herself. Expert at looking languidly beautiful and falling asleep at inappropriate moments, and at rejecting unwanted suitors. Beautiful hands, graced by a diamond given to her by Aunt Sissie Brandon because she was just the sort of woman Fred Brandon would have liked. Became engaged to Bishop William Joram in CC, moved to the Cathedral Close on their marriage.

B, CBI, MH, GU, HM, PBO, PE, LAR, OBH, CC, DD, HR2, JC, WDIM, DA, CQ, LAA, 3S&T

Brown, Miss

Elderly fitter in Bostock and Plummer's dressmaking establishment.

CC

Bunting, Miss Maude "Bunny"

Governess to the Best People in Barsetshire for over forty years. Her pupils included David Leslie, Lord Henry Palliser, Mrs. Marling's brothers and their children, Anne Fielding, and Heather Adams. First seen at Marling Hall as governess to Lettice (Marling) Watson's children. Governess to Anne Fielding during war. Had recurring dream that she lectured Hitler about killing her pupils, and always awakened just as he was about to reply. She believed that if she could just keep from waking until he answered, then the war would end. One day she didn't wake up ... she died as the war ended. As a result of her tutoring, the Fieldings' Mixo-Lydian maid Gradka returned to her country to found schools. Miss Bunting became patron saint of Mixo-Lydian education. Gentle but firm.

MH, MB, PBO, OBH, CC, DD, CO, 3S&T

Butters, Jimmy

Friend of Charles Belton. Became engaged to a girl he met at a dance.

CC

Campo, Cash

Band leader of the Symposium Boys, who recorded "I'm All of a Muddle, When I Cuddle, Cuddle, Cuddle," "Kiss, Kiss, Kiss and You Won't Go Amiss," etc.

B, PBO, PE, CC

Carter, Angela

b. 1940. Daughter of Everard and Kate (Keith) Carter. Aged 2 in GU.

GU, PBO, PE, OBH, CC, JC, WDIM, LAA, 3S&T

Carter, Everard

b. 1909?. Southbridge School History master and Housemaster who succeeded Mr. Birkett as Headmaster. Became engaged to Kate Keith in SH. Cambridge man. Retired by time of 3S&T. Lived at Northbridge Rectory after retirement

SH, B, CBI, GU, MB, PBO, PE, LAR, OBH, CC, DD, HR2, JC, WDIM, ESR, NTL, DA, CQ, LAA, 3S&T

Carter, Robert Philip "Bobbie"

b. 1938. Son of Everard and Kate (Keith) Carter. Aged 1 in CBI.

CBI, GU, PBO, PE, OBH, CC, JC, WDIM, LAA

Carton, Sidney

Middle-aged former Oxford don when first encountered in HM. Tall and untidy with receding hairline and spectacles. Amateur genealogist who knew all county relationships and histories. Resident of Assaye House in Harefield. Married Madeleine Sparling, Headmistress of Hosiers' Girls' School.

HM, MB, PBO, LAR, OBH, CC, DD, HR2, CQ, 3S&T

Chiffinch, Nurse

Known as "Squiffy" to her nursing friends, Sisters Heath and Ward. First seen in PT caring for those ill of influenza. Drove Julian Rivers to distraction by being motherly. Later was nurse to Mrs. Keith and Lady Emily Leslie. Was at Cottage Hospital in MB. Shared apartment with Sisters Heath and Ward, and they planned to open a nursing home for wealthy patients needing unnecessary care.

DH, PT, CBI, MH, GU, HM, MB, PBO, CC, DD, HR2, WDIM, ESR, NTL, DA, CQ, LAA, 3S&T MB

Clover, Aubrey

Actor-writer-producer for London stage. Wounded at Dunkirk -"shrapnel in tummy." Name was really Caleb Lover, but his writing of "C. Lover" was so often mistaken for Clover that he changed it. Playwright ofOut Goes She, Three for a Letter, etc. Married Jessica Dean, had daughter Sarah Siddons. Rather protean type who could be almost any character without seeming to have much personality of his own.

PE, LAR, OBH, CC, DD, HR2, WDIM, ESR, NTL, CQ, LAA, 3S&T

Clover, Sarah Siddons

b. 1949. Daughter of Aubrey and Jessica (Dean) Clover.

CC, WDIM, ESR, 3S&T

Coates, Adrian

Publisher of Laura Morland's books. Lived in London and had some "Jewish blood." Proposed to Mrs. Morland under the influence of a motor wreck and George Knox's punch, was refused (to his relief), later married Knox's daughter Sibyl.

HR1, DH, PT, B, CBI, NR, MH, MB, PBO, LAR, CC, DD, HR2, JC, WDIM, ESR, LAA, 3S&T, MMS

Cobbold

Bailiff and cowman for Duke of Omnium

CC

Cowshay, Bob

Brother of Miss Cowshay. Married with one undisciplined son. Apparently a carpenter.

CC

Cowshay, Miss

Former clerk in cashier's office at Pilchard's. Later worked with Geoffrey Harvey in Regional Commissioners Office, then in costing deptartment at Sam Adams's Hogglestock works, and finally as Sam's secretary at Pomfret Towers.

MH, OBH, CC, DA, LAA, 3S&T

Cox, Mrs.

Formerly a “cook in good families." Leased bedroom and sitting room to Mrs. Smith, aunt of Millie Poulter (Millie was the daily at the Harvey's where Mrs. Smith used to live.)

MH, MB, LAR, CC, HR2

Crawley, Josiah

Canon, Dean of Barchester. First seen as a friend of Lady Pomfret in PT. Eight children, 17 grandchildren in PE. Had shared digs with George Knox at Oxford. Once blackballed Sir Ogilvy Hibberd for Polyanthus Club. Grandson of Josiah Crawley, curate of Hogglestock in Trollope's novels. Opposed Bishop's parsimony and low-church, Liberal views.

DH, SH, PT, B, CBI, NR, MH, GU, HM, MB, PBO, PE, LAR, OBH, CC, DD, HR2, JC, WDIM, ESR, DA, CQ, LAA, 3S&T

Crawley, Mrs.

Wife of Josiah Crawley, Dean of Barchester. Gave lavish teas to county families, subtly underscoring the miserliness of the Bishop and Bishopess at the Palace. Two sons, six daughters, including Secunda, Tertia, Octavia.

SH, BL, CBI, NR, MH, GU, HM, MB, PBO, LAR, OBH, CC, DD, HR2, JC, WDIM, NTL, DA, CQ, LAA, 3S&T

Crawley, Octavia

Youngest daughter of Dean Crawley. Competent, managing, hard-working. Interested in nursing. Married Rev. Tommy Needham and was a conscientious clergyman's wife. Numerous children.

CBI, NR, MH, GU, HM, PBO, PE, LAR, OBH, CC, DD, HR2, WDIM, ESR, DA, LAA, 3S&T

Crofts, Col. Francis Edward

Tall, middle-aged man with blue eyes, shaggy eyebrows, mustache and beard. Served many years in the Indian Army, then retired. A widower with two sons in Indian army. Took orders and became Vicar of Southbridge. Married Miss Effie Arbuthnot.

PE, OBH, CC, JC, ESR, NTL, DA, CQ, 3S&T

Curwen

Chauffeur for the Brandons. Worked in Aero engine works during war, owned garage afterwards.

B, PE, CC

Dale

d. 1939. Father of Isabel Dale from Allington. Married Priscilla Gresham.

CC

Dale

Isabel Dale's grandfather, son of Bernard Dale.

CC

Dale, Bell

Isabel Dale's father's aunt.

CC

Dale, Bernard

Isabel Dale's great-grandfather. Married niece of Miss Dunstable, who inherited a fortune. In Trollope's Small House at Allington and Last Chronicle of Barset.

CC

Dale, Christopher

Isabel Dale's uncle at Allington. A farmer.

CC

Dale, Dora Maud

b. 1949. Younger twin daughter of Robin and Anne (Fielding) Dale.

CC, WDIM, DA, LAA

Dale, Dr.

1863-1945. Rector of Hallbury. Married late in life, had son Robin. Writing work on Haggai. Lived much in the past with the memory of his beloved wife, who died when Robin was a small boy. He drifted away and rejioined her in PBO.

MB, PBO, PE, LAR, OBH, CC, ESR, DA

Dale, Mrs.

1893-1925. Married the rather elderly Rev. Dale, Rector of Hallbury, thirty years her senior. Efficiently ran the village for him. Died when son Robin was 5 or 6. Wealthy.

MB, CC

Dale, Priscilla (Gresham)

d. 1949. Isabel Dale's mother. A "horrid lump of selfishness," a hypochondriacal invalid. Died in CC. Her money came from Mary Thorne-Frank Gresham fortune. Left her house to Robin Dale (where he started a prep school) and money to Isabel.

CC, WDIM

Dale, Roberta Fielding

b. 1949. Older twin daughter of Robin and Anne (Fielding) Dale.

CC, WDIM, DA, LAA

Dale, Robin

b. 1919. Son of Dr. Dale, Rector of Hallbury. Lost a foot at Anzio after going through N. Africa and Sicily. Was Jr. Classics master at Southbridge. After his injury he started a prep school for small boys at Hallbury. Married Anne Fielding, returned to teach at Southbridge where he was Jr. Housemaster. Left to start a prep school at Allington.

MB, PBO, LAR, OBH, CC, HR2, WDIM, ESR, DA, LAA, 3S&T

Dean, Frank

b. 1874. Head of engineering firm. Resided at Manor House, Worsted. Wife Rachel, children Laurence, Helen, Betty, Susan, a pair of twins, Gerald, Robin and Jessica.

AF, GU, PE, LAR, OBH, CC, DD, HR2, JC, WDIM, ESR, CQ, LAA, 3S&T

Dean, Jessica

b. 1925? 1932? Youngest daughter of Frank and Rachel Dean, Child of 3 or 4 at first appearance in AF, but was an actress in PE; confused chronology unless she was a stage veteran at 16. Collected salvage and learned jujitsu during war. Married producer-writer Aubrey Clover, who wrote sophisticated small cast plays for her with his music and lyrics. Had daughter Sarah Siddons. Clever, voluble, sympathetic with shy people like Ludo Lufton. Interfered in people's lives for their own good.

AF, BL, GU, PE, LAR, OBH, CC, DD, HR2, JC, WDIM, ESR, NTL, DA, CQ, LAA, 3S&T

Dean, Rachel

Wife of Frank Dean of Worsted. Sister of Mrs. Palmer. Languid and attractive; like Mrs. Morland and Mrs. Brandon, enchanting to younger men. Used the excuse of "having a heart" to avoid unpleasant tasks. Ran land army for area during war.

AF, GU, PE, LAR, OBH, CC, DD, WDIM, ESR, LAA, 3S&T

Dean, Susan

b. 1919. 3rd daughter of Frank and Rachel Dean. Sixteen at first appearance in AF. Worked with prisoners of war at Oxford during war. Red Cross Librarian for Barchester after war. At one time fond of Colin Keith, but became engaged to Freddie Belton in LAR.

AF, GU, PE, LAR, OBH, CC, DD, HR2, JC, WDIM, CQ

Downing, Harold

b. 1886. Writer on Provenç:al literature of Medieval Period. Rented room from Ianthe Pemberton in Northbridge, and was practically imprisoned by her possessiveness. Was compiling anthology of 12th-century Provençal lyrics, had written life of poet Reynault Camargou. Almost married Poppy Turner in NR, did so thirteen years later in WDIM.

NR, PBO, PE, CC, HR2, JC, WDIM, DA, 3S&T

Dudley, Matron Poppy

Matron at Southbridge School, aunt of George Empson the wireless expert. Frequently at odds with Mr. Ferris, the Housemaster.

HR1, DH, SH, CBI, GU, MB, PBO, PE, CC, HR2, JC, ESR, NTL, CQ, 3S&T, MMS

Dunstable, Emily

Wife of Bernard Dale. Inherited a fortune from her aunt, Miss Dunstable. Friend of Lily Dale in Trollop's Last Chronicle of Barset. Cousin of the Thornes.

CC

Dunstable, Martha

Character in Trollope's Framley Parsonage, Dr. Thorne, and Last Chronicle of Barset. Daughter of wealthy man who made fortune selling Ointment of Lebanon. Married Dr. Thorne.

HM, CC

Edith

Mrs. Morland's Aunt Edith in London.

CC

Edward

Handyman at Southbridge School. Became butler there when Simnet left.

HR1, DH, CBI, GU, PE, CC, JC, NTL, CQ

Eileen

Part of kitchen staff for Sam Adams at Old Bank House.

CC

Eileen (later Bateman)

Barmaid at Red Lion in Southbridge. A dazzling blonde. Niece (or possibly sister) of Mrs. Dingle. Married Col. Crofts' factotum and former batman, Bateman. Her sister Florrie married Simnet.

CBI, GU, PE, CC, JC, NTL, CQ

Empson, George

Southbridge School Matron Poppy Dudley's nephew. Normally a wireless operator and electrician on luxury liners to New York, he wired Editha Cottage for the Arbuthnots, with a running commentary on old wiring and proper method for rewiring that almost drove them crazy. His ship was RMS Vomitorium. Torpedoed twice during war.

HR1, SH, CBI, GU, PE, CC, HR2, JC, NTL, CQ, 3S&T

Evans

Sam Adams' production manager at Hogglestock Rolling Mills.

LAR, CC

Everleen

Bill Marling's children's second nurse. Came from an orphanage.

MH, CC

Fairweather, John

Younger brother of Geoffrey. Attended Southbridge School where he was opponent of Smith-Hetherington in HR1. Became a Lt. in Royal Navy. Married Rose Birkett, had common sense she lacked and was able to control her idiocies and tolerate her pouting. Later was Naval Attache at Las Palombas, was stationed in Washington during war. Captain by time of CC. two sons, two daughters.

MB, PBO, PE, CC, HR2, JC, WDIM, ESR, NTL, DA, CQ, LAA

Fanshawe, Charles

Don at Paul's College, Oxford, self-proclaimed "despiser of women," something of a character. Honorary "Uncle" of Dean children at Worsted, former tutor of Winifred Tebben. In late 40's when first introduced in AF. Married much younger Helen Dean, after believing he was too old for her. Three children, including Rachel. Later became Dean of Paul's. Was remembered for climbing around entire outside of college without touching round when he was an undergraduate.

AF, CBI, HM, LAR, OBH, CC, HR2, JC, ESR, DA, CQ, 3S&T

Feeder, Mr.

Master at Southbridge School, lived in Louisa Cottage, Wiple Terrace. Drove everyone crazy with his wireless.

PE, OBH, CC, JC, ESR, NTL, DA, CQ, 3S&T

Feeder, Mrs.

b. 1892. Mother of Mr. Feeder. Came to live near him in Editha Cottage. Tall, gaunt widow. Had learned to drink to please her husband, who had gastric trouble and couldn't drink but enjoyed watching her.

PE, OBH, CC, JC, NTL, CQ, 3S&T

Fewling, Father George"Tubby"

Former Naval chaplain (Commander), son of a successful merchant. Anglo-Catholic priest in Northbridge. Rector of St. Sycorax and head of boy scouts. Later became Vicar of Greshamsbury and Honorary Canon of Barchester. Fond of Margot Phelps but she married Donald Macfadyen, the large-scale market gardener. After Macfadyen's death he married her.

NR, PE, CC, DD, HR2, JC, WDIM, DA, CQ, LAA, 3S&T

Fielding, Anne

b. 1928. Daughter of Sir Robert and Lady Fielding (Dora). Rather delicate, shy, and studious. When well enough she attended Barchester High School, but, tutored by Miss Bunting she became an enthusiastic and omnivorous reader of history, English literature, and Latin. Married Robin Dale, Housemaster at Southbridge School, had twins Roberta Fielding and Dora Maud, and a son

MB, PBO, PE, LAR, OBH, CC, HR2, WDIM, ESR, DA, LAA, 3S&T

Fielding, Lady Dora

b. 1900. Wife of Sir Robert. Very intelligent and competent, on all sorts of committees during war.

MB, PBO, PE, LAR, OBH, CC, DD, HR2, JC, WDIM, ESR, DA, LAA, 3S&T

Fielding, Sir Robert

b. 1887. Chancellor of Diocese of Barchester. Had house in Cathedral Close and one at Hall's End in Hallbury. Was defeated by Sam Adams for seat in Parliament.

MB, PBO, PE, LAR, OBH, CC, DD, HR2, JC, WDIM, ESR, DA, LAA, 3S&T

Ford, Dr. James.

Kindly, garrulous and gossipy old G.P. at High Rising. Proposed to Anne Todd and was refused in HR1. Proposed to Sylvia Gould in DH, married her 20 years later after she had a broken engagement in GU. Could be very brusque to those he disliked.

HR1, DH, B, CBI, GU, MB, PE, OBH, CC, DD, JC, WDIM, ESR, NTL, DA, CQ, LAA, 3S&T, MMS

Foster, Edith, Lady Pomfret

d. 1938. Wife of 7th Earl, Old Lord Pomfret. Mother of Lord Mellings, who was killed in border skirmish in India. Nee Thorne. Once beloved of Lord Stoke. Invalid, living mostly abroad. Died before BL.

PT, BL, CBI, MH, HM, MB, PBO, LAR, OBH, CC, DD, JC, WDIM, DA, LAA, 3S&T

Foster, Giles (Gillie)

8th Earl of Pomfret. Cousin to 7th Earl, and his heir since there were no nearer relations. Became Lord Pomfret in CBI. Married Sally Wicklow. Originally employed by a firm of picture dealers. Mother dead, father died in PT. Though not physically strong, worked to excess for his county, watched over with constant concern by his Sally. Became Lord Lieutenant of Barsetshire. Children Ludovic Lord Mellings, Emily and Giles.

PE, LAR, OBH, CC, DD, HR2, JC, WDIM, ESR, NTL, DA, CQ, LAA, 3S&T

Foster, Giles, Lord, 7th Earl

d. 1940. Old Lord Pomfret. Resided at Pomfret Towers. Fabled for rudeness, boring dinners, and efforts to prevent modernization of the surrounding countryside. Brother of Lady Emily Leslie and Lady Agnes Foster. Married Edith Thorne. Author of A Landowner in Five Reins. Bought Pooker's Piece to keep Sir Ogilvy Hibberd from building on it. Died in May, 1940, in CBO, with the names of his dead wife and son on his lips.

PT, B, BL, CBI, NR, MH, GU, MB, PBO, PE, LAR, OBH, CC, DD, HR2, JC, WDIM, ESR, NTL, DA, CQ, LAA, 3S&T

Foster, Ludovic Neville Eustace Guido (Lord Mellings)

b. 1938. Son of Giles and Sally Foster. Shy and frail like his father, with same painful conscientiousness, sense of honor and duty. Oxford, Sandhurst and Guards Regt. Brought out of much of his shyness by friendship with Jessica Dean. Married Lavinia Merton in final Thirkell book.

BL, MH, HM, MB, PE, LAR, CC, DD, JC, WDIM, ESR, NTL, DA, CQ, LAA

Froggy

d. 1944. Young man whom Lady Cora Palliser might have married, but he was killed at Arnhem. Poor younger son of an Earl. Broke both legs in air jump, then was shot. A bon viveur who was in love with every chorus girl and barmaid in London.

CC, DD, HR2

Garagon, Numa (M. Bontemps)

12th-century Provencal poet to whom Miss Pemberton attributed authorship of The Andalhou. An ardent Filibriste, maire of small commune near Lille.

NR, CC, WDIM

Goble

Bailiff and pigman for Grahams at Holdings. Raised White Porkminsters. Had son in the Air Force.

LAR, OBH, CC, DD, ESR, LAA, 3S&T

Graham, Clarissa

b. 1931. Second daughter of Sir Robert and Lady Agnes (Leslie) Graham. Neat, precise, and delicate-appearing. Marked resemblance to grandmother, Lady Emily Leslie. Dark cloudy hair, dark eyes, fair skin. Educated at Cambridge, then confused about what to do with herself. Greatly affected by Lady Emily's death, she behaved badly, with precocious condescension, to her fiancé Charles Belton and others. Married Charles on New Year's Day, 1952. one son, one daughter.

WS, BL, MH, MB, PBO, LAR, OBH, CC, DD, HR2, JC, WDIM, ESR, NTL, DA, CQ, LAA, 3S&T

Graham, Edith

b. 1937. Spoiled youngest daughter of Sir Robert and Lady Agnes (Leslie) Graham. As a child she recited poems which she invented. Admired by John-Arthur Crosse and George Halliday, but they both later married other girls. Married William Harcourt. One child, Gwendolyn Sally.

WS, BL, MH, GU, HM, MB, PBO, LAR, OBH, CC, DD, HR2, JC, WDIM, ESR, NTL, DA, CQ, LAA, 3S&T

Graham, Emily (Emmy)

b. 1927. Eldest daughter of Sir Robert and Lady Agnes (Leslie) Graham. Strong, boyish, and boisterous. Five years old in WS. Fair hair, blue eyes. Cow-minded, in PBO she was breeding bulls with cousin Martin Leslie at Rushwater. Married Tom Grantly. Children James and Agnes.

WS, BL, MH, MB, PBO, LAR, OBH, CC, DD, HR2, JC, WDIM, ESR, NTL, DA, LAA, 3S&T

Graham, James

b. 1926. Oldest son of Sir Robert and Lady Agnes (Leslie) Graham. At Eton in MH, entering military in LAR. Said to resemble David Leslie. In Guards Regt. Major by the time of LAA.

WS, BL, MH, MB, PBO, LAR, OBH, CC, DD, HR2, JC, ESR, NTL, DA, LAA, 3S&T

Graham, John

b. 1929. Second son of Sir Robert and Lady Agnes (Leslie) Graham. In Army Guards Regt., captain by time of LAX Described by Nannie Allen as a "tow-row boy just like his Uncle David."

WS, BL, MH, GU, HM, MB, PBO, LAR, OBH, CC, DD, HR2, JC, WDIM, ESR, NTL, DA, LAA, 3S&T

Graham, Lady Agnes (Leslie)

Wife of Sir Robert Graham, daughter of Henry and Lady Emily Leslie. Children James, John, Robert, Emily, Clarissa and Edith. Lived at Holdings in Little Misfit. Air-headed, obsessed with her children, called by her brother David a "divine idiot." As she aged she became more like her well-intentioned, interfering mother, but with more practical results.

WS, BL, MH, GU, HM, MB, PBO, LAR, OBH, CC, DD, HR2, JC, WDIM, ESR, NTL, DA, CQ, LAA, 3S&T

Graham, Robert Jr.

b. 1933. Youngest son of Sir Robert and Lady Agnes (Leslie) Graham. At Eton in PBO. Introspective and poetic as a child, fond of small children. In Guards, Lt. by time of LAA.

WS, BL, MH, HM, MB, PBO, LAR, OBH, CC, DD, HR2, JC, ESR, NTL, DA, LAA, 3S&T

Graham, Sir Robert

Husband of Lady Agnes (Leslie). Made first "On stage" appearance on last page of ESR. Became General in WWII, apparently high in command and diplomatic structure. Constantly absent on some mission or other. Retired in 1954. Fifteen years older than Agnes, who said he always knew what was best to be done.

WS, BL, MH, HM, MB, PBO, LAR, OBH, CC, DD, HR2, JC, WDIM, ESR, NTL, DA, CQ, LAA, 3S&T

Grant, Hilary

Son of Felicia and Edward Grant, was reading classics with Rev. Miller at first appearance. Was writing a book on Jehan le Capet. After recovering from infatuation with Mrs. Brandon, married her daughter Delia. Son Freddie, daughter Felicia. Apparently became an archaeologist after the war. Author of "A Diabolist of the Reformation."

B, CBI, MH, HM, PE, OBH, CC, HR2, WDIM

Grant, Mrs. Felicia

Widow of Edward Grant, mother of Hilary. Lived mostly in Italy and adopted Italian folkways, with which she bored everyone to death and embarrassed her son. The prototypical "Englishwoman abroad." Author of a book on Calabria, where she remained during the war.

B, CBI, MH, GU, HM, PE, OBH, CC

Grantly, Eleanor

b. 1924. Daughter of Rev. Septimus and Mary (Carter) Grantly. Secretary to Susan Dean in LAR. Married Colin Keith and took job in London.

LAR, OBH, CC, DD, HR2, WDIM, LAA

Gresham, Frank

"Old Mr. Frank" Gresham, M.P. for East Barsetshire, whose granddaughter married a Dean of Barchester. Grandfather of present squire. Married Mary Thorne, illegitimate niece of old Dr. Thorne. In Trollope's Dr. Thorne.

CBI, HM, MB, CC, JC, CQ

Gresham, Jane (Palliser)

b. 1915. Daughter of Adm. Palliser of Hallbury. Husband Francis a POW of Japan during most of war. Son Frank, born before war, daughters Mary and Jane (and possibly Beatrice) born afterwards.

MB, PBO, LAR, OBH, CC, DD, HR2, JC, WDIM, DA, CQ

Gresham, Lt. Francis

Lost with one of the Far East battleships Repulse and Prince of Wales . Prisoner of war for several years, unknown to wife Jane and son Francis whether alive or dead. Returned safely and settled in Hallbury , later moved to Greshamsbury

MB, PBO, CC, DD, JC, WDIM, DA, CQ

Halliday, Sylvia

Daughter of Leonard and Ellie Halliday. In WAAF during war. Golden-haired, beautiful Viking, but not intellectual. Married Martin Leslie, had children Eleanor, George, 2 others.

PBO, LAR, OBH,CC, JC, ESR,NTL, DA, 3S&T

Hampton, Miss

Hard-drinking, masculine spinster. Resided at Adelina Cottage in Southbridge with friend Miss Bent. Author of earthy novels, usually selected by the Banned-Book-of-the-Month Club. Drove ambulance in Northern France in WW I. Helped support four nephews - two in Army, one Navy, one in Consular Service.

CBI, NR, GU, MB, PBO, OBH, CC, HR2, JC, WDIM, NTL, CQ, 3S&T

Harris, Mrs.

With Sister Chiffinch in attendance, she had premature triplets in a small cottage in Devon.

CC

Hartletop, Lady

Present Marchioness Hartletop.

CC

Hartletop, Lord

Present Marquis of Hartletop.

CC, HR2, ESR

Harvey, Frances,

Tall, fair, and not quite young sister of Geoffrey Harvey. Determined, pushy and domineering. Worked at Regional Commissioner's Office. In censorship during War. After War was secretary to Lord Aberfordbury (formerly Sir Ogilvy Hibberd). Almost got Oliver Marling to propose by chasing him flagrantly, but he escaped. Also served in Dept. of Efficiency and Purging at Gatherum Castle. Mr. Marling said she looked like "an educated rocking horse."

MH, HM, PBO, LAR, CC, DD, HR2, WDIM, NTL, 3S&T

Harvey, Geoffrey

Worked at Regional Commissioner's Office with John Leslie. Obnoxious communist who thought Russia was wonderful. Tall, thin, long hair. Greatly admired by Oliver Marling when he was young and impressionable. Related to the Nortons. Brother of Frances. Artistic and effeminate. Wrote novel about Pico della Mirandela. Rented Red House in Marling. Later returned to Red Tape and Sealing Wax in London, and then became head of PEUGI in Paris. Mistakenly called Oliver in LAA.

MH, HM, PBO, LAR, CC, DD, HR2, WDIM, NTL, LAA, 3S&T

Heath, Sister

"Heathy" who shared apartment with Sister Ward and Sister Chiffinch. Nurse. Acted as paying guest to care for Miss Pemberton in her last days.

DH, MB, PBO, CC, DD, HR2, WDIM, ESR, NTL, DA, CQ, 3S&T

Herdman

Cowman for Leslies at Rushwater. Came there as a boy in year of Victoria's first Jubilee.

PBO, LAR, OBH,CC, DD, S3&T

Hippocampus

Bishop of Rhinoceros in Coppadacia in 6th century about whom Canon Thorne wrote a book. Supporter of the Nestorian heresy.

CC

Hodgkins, Joe

Friend of Wickham. Was in the Barsetshires and sent Wicks Marsala. Good but not especially ethical bridge player.

CC

Hoggett, Miss

Housekeeper for Sam Adams. A prim, proper teetotaler. Very efficient.

OBH, CC, DD, HR2, 3S&T

Hornby, Christopher

b. 1903. Nephew of old Mrs. Ellangowan-Hornby of Arcot House, Harefield. She left him a fortune to add to his own considerable one. Son of an admiral. Married Elsa Belton in HM. Tall, dark and quiet, about 39 or 40 in 1943. Home was Castle Aberdeathly on slopes of Ben Gaunt above Loch Gloom, 10 miles from Inverdreary. Was an admiral by 1948.

HM, MB, PE, LAR, OBH, CC, DD, HR2, CQ

Hornby, Freddie

b. 1946. Son of Christopher and Elsa (Belton) Hornby.

LAR, CC, DD

Horrabin

Friend of Mr. Wickham. Had big gap in front teeth. From Hull. Sent Wicks six dozen of champagne evey year.

CC

Horton, Dunstan

Vicar of Southbridge. Tall, bony man with side-whiskers. Actually older than his Aunt Monica, who came to live with him and with whom he had amicable arguments. Appointed to be head of St Aella's Home for Stiff-Necked Clergy.

PE, OBH, CC, JC

Jackson, Cpl. Arthur Fishguard

Served as a sort of under-parlourmaid to officers of Barsetshires who were billeted on the Villarses at Northbridge. Married Edie Pover, the housemaid at the rectory. Became electrician in Northbridge (Fishguard is a port town in South Wales.).

NR, GU, CC, CQ

Jessie

Head housemaid for Everard and Kate Carter. Eyesight too poor for war service, but would never wear her glasses. Had a brother who was a milkman, a cousin in laundry in Southbridge.

SH, CBI, GU, PBO, PE, CC, ESR, CQ

John

Fiancé of Isabel Dale. Killed in Italy in Anzio landings.

CC

Johns

Publisher in firm of Johns and Fairfield. Published George Knox, Hermione Rivers, and Susan Barton. Uncle of Mr. Wickham. His wife was well-known for giving extremely dull parties for literary lions.

HR1, DH, PT, CBI, MH, PE, LAR, OBH, CC, HR2, JC, CQ, LAA, 3S&T

Joram, Bishop William

Retired colonial bishop. Appeared to be mentioned first in CBI as Mbang-Ngango (English Roly Poly Witch Doctor) as he was called by natives. Rented rooms from Mrs. Tomkins when first in Barchester, and told hilarious stories of his work with natives. Became canon of Barchester and married Lavinia Brandon in CC. Plump, good-humored, earnest and intelligent.

CBI, MH, PBO, LAR, OBH, CC, DD, HR2, WDIM,DA, CQ, LAA, 3S&T

Keith, Colin

b. 1912. First seen in SH as a new master at Southbridge School, then read law with Noel Merton. Gunnery officer with Territorials in war, served in N. Africa. Became successful barrister, author of Keith on Lemon on Running Powers, the last word on railway law. Briefly infatuated with Peggy Arbuthnot and fond of Susan Dean; finally became engaged to Eleanor Grantly in OBH, proving sister Lydia wrong when she dubbed him a "perpetual uncle."

SH, B, GU, PBO, PE, LAR, OBH, CC, DD, HR2, WDIM, CQ, LAA

Keith, Kate

b. 1916. Became engaged to Everard Carter in SH. Boring and domestic but nice. Children Bobbie, Angela, Philip and Noel.

SH, B, CBI, GU, MB, PE, OBH, CC, DD, JC, WDIM, CQ, LAA<, 3S&T

Keith, Lydia

Tomboyish younger sister of Robert, Kate and Colin. Awkward, gauche, boisterous and energetic, until marriage to Noel Merton moved her energy into constructive channels. Children Lavinia, Harry, Jessica. During war she miscarried her first child because of overwork. Hurt by Noel's flirtation with Peggy Arbuthnot in PE but was reconciled to her husband, whom she loved dearly.

SH, B, CBI, NR, U, HM, MB, PBO, PE, LAR, OBH, CC, DD, HR2, JC, WDIM, ESR, DA, CQ, LAA, 3S&T

Keith, Robert

Brother of Kate, Colin and Lydia. Wife Edith. Senior partner of Keith and Keith law firm. Bought home in Nutfield in GU and sold Northbridge Manor to brother-in-law Noel Merton.

SH, CBI, NR, MH, GU, PE, OBH, CC, DD, HR2, WDIM, ESR, CQ, LAA, 3S&T

Knox, George

Pompous, verbose historical novelist who could turn a single sentence into a discourse of parenthetical expressions. Widower, lived in High Rising with his daughter Sibyl. Escaped the clutches of his secretary, Una Grey, and became engaged to Anne Todd in HR1.

HR1, DH, B, CBI, MH, GU, MB, PE, CC, DD, HR2, WDIM, ESR, NTL, DA, LAA, 3S&T, MMS

Koska, Madame

Main character in series of romantic suspense-thrillers by Mrs. Morland. Ran a designer dress shop and repeatedly saved the British Empire.

HR1, DH, MH, MB, PBO, PE, LAR, OBH, CC, DD, HR2, JC, WDIM, SR, DA, CQ, LAA, 3S&T, MMS

Lancelet Prof

Designed refurnishings for chair stalls at church near Gatherum Castle. Also unearthed mural in Pomfret Madrigal Church.

B, CC, LAA

Leslie, Clive (Minimus)

b. 1939. Youngest son of John and Mary (Preston) Leslie. Always at bottom of any trouble at Southbridge Prep School. Got stuck on top of Rushwater "temple" at reunion. Wanted to enter Air Force.

LAR, CC, DD, JC, WDIM, ESR, NTL, DA, CQ, 3S&T

Leslie, David

b. 1907. Youngest son of Henry and Lady Emily Leslie. Spoiled and self-centered, a bit of a lady-killer despite thinning hair. Described as "bone selfish," he was easily bored. Mary Preston was infatuated with him in WS, but married his brother John. Finally married Rose Bingham in PBO .

WS, BL, MH, GU, MB, PBO, LAR, OBH, CC, DD, HR2, JC, ESR, NTL, DA, LAA

Leslie, Henry (Major)

b. 1936. Eldest son of John and Mary (Preston) Leslie. Nice but dull. Attended Southbridge School, collected Empire stamps, and ostentatiously carried a Greek New Testament to church. Showed promise of becoming more interesting when he corrected (subtly) the Latin pronunciation of Miss Banks, the Latin mistress.

BL, PBO, PE, LAR, CC, DD, JC, WDIM, ESR, NTL, DA, CQ, 3S&T

Leslie, John

b. 1899. Oldest surviving son of Henry and Lady Emily Leslie. Widower, deceased wife's name was Gay. Became engaged to Mary Preston in WS. Regional Commissioner during war. Bought Old Rectory at Greshamsbury as home.

WS, BL, MH, BO, PE, LAR, BH, CC, DD, JC, WDIM, ESR, NTL, DA, CQ

Leslie, John Jr. (Minor)

b. 1938. Second son of John and Mary (Preston) Leslie. At Southbridge he climbed all the way around School Chapel. Also climbed to the top of Rushwater House and into Siddons' room, to the top of the "temple" at Rushwater; tried to climb the Mertons' monkey puzzle tree. Put the bell back up in the Palace fish pond so the fish could ring for food (the Bishop had ordered it taken down).

BL, PBO, PE, LAR, OBH, CC, DD, JC, WDIM, ESR, NTL, DA, CQ, 3S&T

Leslie, Lady Emily (Foster)

1868-1948. Sister of Old Lord Pomfret, wife of Henry Leslie of Rushwater . Children Martin (killed in WWI), John, Agnes and David. Delightfully unpredictable, interested in painting and arranging other people's affairs with benevolent intent. Supposedly based on AT's acquaintance Mary, Lady Wemyss, whose family was not amused by the affectionate portrayal. Beginning to age at first appearance in WS, became progressively more absent-minded and ethereal as series progressed, Died in OBH, calling her deceased husband and son to wait, she's coming with them.

WS, BL, MH, GU, HM, MB, PBO, LAR, OBH, CC, DD, HR2, JC, WDIM, ESR, NTL<, DA, CQ, LAA, 3S&T

Leslie, Martin

b. 1915. Grandson of Henry and Lady Emily Leslie, raised by them because as son of their oldest son he would be owner of Rushwater after Henry's death. His mother had remarried and lived in America. First seen preparing for his 16th birthday in WS. In N. Africa, then wounded at Anzio in war. Received the George Cross for doing something gallant with a bomb. Went to War Office because of bad leg wound, later had to resort to a crutch (in one book he is mistakenly said to have lost a foot.) Became engaged to Sylvia Halliday in PBO . Raised cattle and prize bulls.

WS, BL, MH, MB, PBO, LAR, OBH, CC, DD, HR2, JC, WDIM, ESR, DA, LAA, 3S&T

Lover, Mrs. Audrey

d. 1947. Mother of Aubrey Clover (Aubrey C. Lover). Widow of a bank manager. Didn't approve of the theatre.

PE, LAR, CC, WDIM

M'Clan, Prof Macphairson, Clanglocketty Angus

M.P. for Aberdeathly in Scotland. Said Mr. Adams was "ane sair member for the Whips." Name taken from W.S. Gilbert's Bab Ballads.

CC

Madame Martha

Ran a beauty salon in London.

CC

Marling

Father of William Marling. An autocrat in the old tradition, a huntin'-shootin'-fishin' type.

MH, LAR, OBH, CC, DD

Marling

Elder son of Bill Marling. At age in MH where he debunked conjurers, refused to clap his hands at Peter Pan, told the Nursery there is no Santa Claus, used questionable pre school humor.

MH, CC, DD

Marling

Younger daughter of Bill Marling. Discovered the word "beastly" and insisted on using it constantly.

MH, CC, DD

Marling, Amabel (Hon.)

Daughter of Lord Nutfield, wife of William Marling of Marling Hall. Children Bill, Lettice, Oliver and Lucy. Connected with most of Barsetshire families by ties of kinship. Lived up to aristocratic tradition of service, energy, efficiency, and self-confidence.

MH, GU, MB, PBO, LAR, OBH, CC, DD, HR2, WDIM, DA, LAA, 3S&T

Marling, Bill

Elder son of William and Amabel Marling of Marling Hall. Professional soldier. Wife Deirdre. Lived in Camberley.

MH, LAR, CC, DD

Marling, Deirdre

Known to all as "Mrs. Bill.". Two sons and two daughters. Father was a Bishop. Good-natured and a bit silly, she used the catchword of the moment.

MH, LAR, CC, DD

Marling, Fitzherbert

Uncle of William Marling. Rector of Courcy Abbas for sixty years, later Archdeacon. Hunted till he was 80.

LAR, CC, DD

Marling, Lettice

Elder daughter of William and Amabel Marling. Husband Roger Watson was killed at Dunkirk. Children Diana and Clare. Married Tom Barclay, had two sons.

MH, GU, MB, PBO, LAR, OBH,CC, DD, HR2

Marling, Lucy Emily

b. 1918. Younger daughter of William and Amabel Marling. Loud, bossy and boisterous, but mellowed with age, hard work and troubles. Favorite phrase "I'll tell you what." Married out of her class to Sam Adams. Very efficient and knowledgeable, helped administer the agricultural side of Sam's business empire. They lived in The Old Bank House at, Edgewood and had daughters Amabel Rose and Leslie, son William.

MH, HM, MB, PBO, LAR, OBH,CC, DD, HR2, JC, WDIM, ESR,DA, CQ, LAA,3S&T

Marling, Mrs.

d. 1920. Mother of William Marling. Had lamp-room remade into a sort of chapel. Married at 19, six children before age of 30.

MH, CC, DD

Marling, Oliver

b. 1913. Younger son of William and Amabel Marling. Was in business in London before war, then in Regional Commissioner's Office during war after being repeatedly turned down for armed services because of his poor eyesight. Partner in London firm after war. Loved actress Jessica Dean for years, but she married Aubrey Clover. Studious, self-centered and self-pitying, but marriage to energetic and competent Maria Lufton improved him immensely.

MH, MB, LAR, OBH, CC, DD, HR2, JC, ESR, DA, CQ, 3S&T

Marling, William

Squire of Marling Hall. Wife Amabel. Opinionated, irascible and forgetful, but genuinely fond of his family. Had five brothers and sisters, all dead. Greatly saddened by deterioration of his way of life. Apparently still alive in 3S&T, with an entry in the Barchester Agricultural.

MH, HM, PBO, LAR, OBH, CC, DD, HR2, WDIM, ESR, DA,CQ, LAA, 3S&T

Merriman, Dorothea Frances

"Merry," Old Lady Pomfret's secretary in PT at first introduction. Very efficient, self-effacing and conscientious. Had an invalid married sister whom she sometimes visited. Was secretly and quietly in love with Gillie Foster. When he married Sally Wicklow and became Lord Pomfret, she went as companion to Lady Emily Leslie. Returned to, Pomfret Towers after Lady Emily's death to help with county business and ease the load on the frail but hard-working earl. Married Rev. Herbert Choyce in DA. One of AT's most memorable and sympathetic characters.

PT, MH, HM, PBO, LAR, OBH, CC, JC, WDIM, ESR, NTL,DA, LAA,3S&T

Merton, Noel

First seen in SH as a young barrister, Married Lydia Keith having fallen in love with her gradually while watching her grow up. Had miraculous escape at Dunkirk, convalesced at Beliers Priory near Worsted. Later in Military Intelligence. He and, Lydia bought her old home, Northbridge Manor. Had flirtation with Peggy Arbuthnot in PE which caused rare friction with Lydia. (Jessica Dean straightened him out.) Became a QC, ran for Parliament in 1952. Became Sir Noel after Queen Elizabeth's coronation.

SH, B, CBI, NR, GU, MB, PBO, PE, LAR, OBH, CC, DD, JC, WDIM, ESR, DA, CQ, LAA, 3S&T

Middleton,  Catherine

Wife of John Middleton. Married him when she was 30, he was 20 years older. Enjoyed mild flirtation with Denis Stonor in BL. Was always tired-looking. One of several AT heroines who are languid and middle-aged, but attractive to younger men.

BL, MB, LAR, CC, DD, 3S&T

Miller, Rev. Justin

Vicar of Pomfret Madrigal, with strong Anglo-Catholic leanings. Married Ella Morris to whom he was attached years before but separated because of theological disagreement with her father. Became Vicar of St. in 1949. Had stepmother in Harrogate. Was on rowing crew at Lazarus College, where he was nicknamed "Goggers."

B, CBI, NR, MH, GU, PE, LAR, OBH, CC, DD, HR2, DA

Morland, Dick

b. 1911. Son of Henry and Laura Morland. Serving in, China before war. Mentioned as serving in destroyer Flatiron during war.

HR1, DH, B, CBI, GU, MB, OBH, CC, DD, JC, WDIM, 3S&T

Morland, Gerald

b. 1917. Son of Henry and Laura Morland. Explorer in Mexico. Married just before war, had unspecified children. Attended Southbridge School.

HR1, DH, B, CBI, GU, MB, OBH, CC, DD, JC, WDIM, LAA, 3S&T

Morland, John

Son of Henry and Laura Morland. Stationed in, Burma. In Navy during war. Married, attended Southbridge School.

HR1, DH, B, CBI, GU, MB, OBH, CC, DD, JC, WDIM, LAA, 3S&T

Morland, Laura

b. 1891. Widow of Henry Morland, sons Dick, John, Gerald, and Tony. Lived at High Rising. Author of Madame Koska mystery thrillers, which she began writing to support herself and sons. Also wrote two books anonymously. Attractive but rather scatter-brained, tended to lose glasses and hairpins. Acted as unofficial secretary at Southbridge School during war. It is generally thought that she is at least partially based on the author herself, though AT was, by repute, a more sardonic personality than Laura Morland.

HR1, DH, SH,B, CBI, NR, MH,GU, MB, PBO, PE, LAR, OBH, CC, DD, JC, WDIM, ESR, NTL,DA, CQ, LAA, 3S&T, MMS

Morland, Tony

b. 1921. Son of Henry and Laura Morland. Student at Southbridge School at first appearance, major interest was model trains. Became Sr. Monitor at Southbridge. Talkative, self-centered, well- intentioned with frequently disastrous results, one-track mind when a child. Attended Oxford. In Army in, Burma during war. Worked for Red Tape and Sealing Wax Office after war. Married with four children.

HR1, WS, DH, SH,B, CBI, NR, MH,GU, MB, PBO, PE, LAR, OBH, CC, DD, JC, WDIM, ESR, NTL, LAA, 3S&T, MMS

Morris, Ella

Middle-aged companion to "Aunt Sissie " Brandon. Married Mr. Miller, former sweetheart from whom she had parted because of his disagreement with her father years before. Selfless and full of good works. Billeting officer during war and took all the worst evacuee children herself.

B, CBI, GU, PE, LAR, OBH, CC, DD, DA

Mowbray, "Miss M"

Daughter of an East Barsetshire doctor. Kept house for Aubrey and Jessica Clover.

CC, WDIM, 3S&T

Mpumpo

Public name of Native chief in Mngangaland who had both legs bitten off by a lion. He was a splendid professing Christian, according to Bishop Joram Actual name was Melba, but it was a secret. Had 80 sons and was in London on VJ Day.

PBO, PE, LAR, CC, WDIM, 3S&T

Nana

Nurse to Bill Marling's children.

MH, CC

Norton, Eleanor

Young Lady Norton. Wife of George, Lord Norton. Called her mother-in-law " Moggs". Two daughters, Vickie and Ellie.

WS, MH<, PE, LAR, OBH, CC,DD, HR2, ESR, DA, LAA

Norton, Lady Victoria

Known by most of Barsetshire as the "Dreadful Dowager." Face like a well-bred horse, domineering personality, thought herself the best gardener in the county. Author of Herbs of Grace about gardening. Clothes tended to imitate the Queen Mother. Lived in Cheltenham, Lady Bond moved in with her in 3S&T.

WS, B, CBI, MH, GU, HM, MB, PBO, LAR, OBH, CC, DD, HR2, JC, WDIM, ESR, NTL, DA, CQ, LAA, 3S&T

Norton, Lord

Deceased husband of Dowager Lady Norton. A vegetarian because of gastric troubles. A Lloyd George peer.

B, HM, CC, DD, WDIM, CQ

Norton, Lord George

Son of Dowager Lady Norton. Wife Eleanor. Not very intelligent, gave boring dinners. Under thumbs of both wife and mother.

B, MH, OBH, CC, DD, HR2, WDIM, ESR, NTL, LAA

Nutfield, Lord

Father of Amabel Marling. A 400-year-old baronetcy, little-known outside Barsetshire Silent man whose only expressed emotion seemed to be about a new baronet (Lord Nuffield) whose title was only one letter different from his own.

MH, CC, DD, 3S&T

Nutfield, The Hon.

Florrie Simnet was housekeeper for him.

CC

Packer

Proprietor of Packer's Roundabout that appeared at numerous fetes, fairs and festivities.

B, LAR, CC, WDIM, ESR, LAA, 3S&T

Palliser, Geoffrey, Lord Silverbridge

Eldest son of present Duke of Omnium. Officer in Barsetshire Yeomanry in war, was writing regimental history. After war worked for publishers Johns and Fairfield. Married Isabel Dale.

CC, DD, HR2, DA, CQ, LAA

Palliser, Lady Glencora (Cora)

b. 1919. Daughter of present Duke of Omnium. In WVS during war. Won Croix de Guerre as driver for officers. Was engaged to a man who was killed in action. Married Sir Cecil Waring.

MH, MB, CC, DD, JC, WDIM, ESR, LAA

Palliser, Lady Glencora McCluskie

In Trollope's Parliamentary novels, daughter of Lord of the Isles. Married Plantagenet Palliser, nephew and heir of the Great Duke of Omnium. Children Plantagenet, Gerald and Mary (another daughter Glencora is mentioned in The Prime Minister.) Heiress to a fortune that made the Omniums wealthy.

CC, DD, HR2, JC

Palliser, Lord Gerald (Gerry)

d. 1944. Younger son of present Duke of Omnium. Killed on D-Day. Said to have enjoyed every minute of his short life.

CC, DD, HR2

Palliser, Louise

Present Duchess of Omnium. Daughters Arabella (mentioned only once) and Glencora, sons Geoffrey and Gerald (three sons are mentioned once, but only two are ever named or talked about). Voluble and flighty with ample figure.

MB, CC, DD, HR2, JC, WDIM, ESR

Palliser, Plantagenet

Present Duke of Omnium. Great-grandnephew of the "Great Duke." Dreamy and impractical, lost in the modern world, very kindly.

MB, PBO, CC, DD, HR2, JC, WDIM, ESR, LAA, CQ, 3S&T

Palliser, The Hon. George

Brother of present Duke of Omnium. Former governor of Mngangaland. Collected Melanesian corals and drank a lot.

CC

Pardon

Gardener for the Marlings at Marling Hall.

CC, DD

Parkin

Maid to Cora and Geoff Palliser's grandmother (Isabel Boncassen)

CC

Parkinson, Connie

Daughter of Rev. Ted and Mavis Parkinson.

CC, HR2, DA, CQ

Parkinson, Harold

Son of Rev. Ted and Mavis Parkinson.

CC, HR2, DA, CQ

Pemberton, Ianthe

Spinster of Northbridge. Wrote a life of Elizabeth Rivers, Edward IV's queen, as well as essays on Umbrian landscape. Short and ugly, necessarily parsimonious, she wore homespun sackcloth-looking dresses, a felt hat, and carried an alpenstock for poking dogs into the gutter. Lived at Punshions Cottage, rented room to Harold Downing, whom she bullied possessively and jealously. Was dead by mid-1950's.

NR, MB, PBO, CC, HR2, JC, WDIM, DA, LAA

Pickthorne, Miss

Sam Adams' secretary. Competent and courteous. During war was in Regional Commissioner's Office, had a sister in the Red Cross.

LAR, OBH, CC, DD, WDIM, 3S&T

Pilward, Bert

Owner of Pilward and Sons Brewery. Son Ted, 2 other sons, 3 daughters.

B, MB, PBO, LAR, OBH, CC, HR2, JC, WDIM, ESR, DA, CQ, LAA, 3S&T

Pilward, Ted

Son of Bert Pilward of Brewery. Married Heather Adams. Son Edward Belton Pilward born in 1950. One other child.

MB, PBO, LAR, OBH, CC, DD, HR2, WDIM<, DA, 3S&T

Plummer

Of Bostock and Plummer, drapers, who got London fashions just as they were going out of style. Favorite shopping place of such people as Miss Pettinger and the Bishopess.

OBH, CC, HR2, JC, CQ

Pollett, Ed

Village idiot type, in charge of lamp room at Worsted Station. Reportedly half-witted because his mother had an affair with one of Lord Pomfret's gamekeepers before Ed was born. Had genius for repairing cars. Brother of Mrs. Middleton's chauffeur. Worked as handyman and chauffeur for Lord Bond, then the Marlings. Almost drafted in WW II until Sir Edmund Pridham's instinct for preservation of village idiots got him out of it. Married Milly Poulter in MH. Seven children, all half-witted like their parents. Called Ed Packer in OBH.

AF, MH, LAR, OBH, CC, DD,3S&T

Pomfret, Giles, Lord, 7th Earl

d. 1940. Old Lord Pomfret. Resided at Pomfret Towers. Fabled for rudeness, boring dinners, and efforts to prevent modernization of the surrounding countryside. Brother of Lady Emily Leslie and Lady Agnes Foster. Married Edith Thorne. Author of A Landowner in Five Reins. Bought Pooker's Piece to keep Sir Ogilvy Hibberd from building on it. Died in May, 1940, in CBO, with the names of his dead wife and son on his lips.

PT, B, BL, CBI, NR, MH, GU, MB, PBO, PE, LAR, OBH, CC, DD, HR2, JC, WDIM, ESR, NTL, DA, CQ, LAA, 3S&T

Poppy

Mrs. Brandon's Rose's Auntie Poppy, who fretted and went into a decline. Rose is worried that Mrs. Brandon will do the same.

CC

Porter, Walter Concord

American who put up the money for publication of Biographical Dictionary of Provence by Harold Downing and Ianthe Pemberton. Owned most of Porterville, endowed observatory where Miss Hopgood's aunt's husband used to work.

NR, CC, HR2, JC, WDIM, DA

Potter, Nurse

Helped at Convalescent Hospital at the Priory on Tuesdays. Nursed Mrs. Priscilla Dean in her last illness.

GU, MB, CC, DD

Poulter, Millie

Daily girl for Harveys at Red House. Lived with Mrs. Cox, and aunt, in Marling. Married half-wilted Ed Pollett. Seven children, all as half-witted as their parents.

MH, LAR, CC

Pover, Alice Edith (Edie)

Kitchenmaid to Villarses at Northbridge Rectory. Half-witted, terrified by Mrs. Chapman, the cook. Rabbit-faced and spectacled with pale scant hair. Married Cpl. Arthur F. Jackson.

NR, CC

Powlett, Mrs.

Cook for Mr. Oriel, rector at Harefield. Shopping in Barchester was her one weakness and her day out was sacred.

HM, CC, HR2

Preston, Mary

b. 1911. Daughter of the late Col. Preston and Mrs. Preston (Sir Robert Graham's oldest sister and a great hypochondriac.) Became engaged to John Leslie in WS after thinking she was in love with his brother David. 3 sons, John, Henry and Clive. Lived in Old Rectory in Greshamsbury. Said mistakenly to have daughters in MH.

WS, BL, MH, PBO, LAR, OBH, CC, JC, WDIM, ESR, NTL, DA, CQ

Pridham, Sir Edmund

b. 1866. Elderly country squire type, J.P. at Pomfret Madrigal, close friend of Lavinia Brandon -- even proposed to her once in a friendly way. Childless widower, commanded Barsetshire Yeomanry in WWI, had crippled leg from war wound. Knew everybody in the county and all their relationships. "Doyen of the county in years and service ... Had an eye that had frightened the toughest troopers in the Barsetshire Yeomanry out of their wits and made the Bishop, who was saying the Russians were our brothers, wilt uneasily into a mumbling explanation."

B, BL, CBI, MH, GU, MB, PBO, PE, LAR, OBH, CC, DD, HR2, JC, WDIM, ESR, NTL, DA, CQ, LAA, 3S&T

Rivers, George

Cousin of Old Lord Pomfret, husband of Hermione, who "drove him nearly demented." Rarely left his home in Herefordshire.

PT, MH, PE, LAR, CC, DD, HR2, ESR, DA, LAA, 3S&T

Rivers, Hermione

Wife of George Rivers, mother of Phoebe and Julian. Niece of Old Lord Nutfield, Amabel Marling's father. Wrote books about middle-aged women's platonic love affairs with younger men.

PT, CBI, MH, HM, PBO, PE, LAR, OBH, CC, DD, HR2, JC, ESR, NTL, DA, CQ, LAA, 3S&T

Rose

Parlourmaid for Mrs. Brandon at Stories. Later went with her to The Vinery

B, CC, HR2

Sabatier, M. Paul

Gave lectures on St. Francis, which the Archdeacon attended.

CC

Sarterian, Madame

Agnes Graham's London dressmaker.

CC, DA

Scatcherd, Mr.

Partner in Barchester catering firm Scatcherd and Tozer. By 1949 had been bedridden for several years.

CBI, LAR, OBH, CC, DD, HR2, JC, WDIM, DA, CQ, LAA, 3S&T

Shergold, Mr.

Replaced Everard Carter as Senior Housemaster at Southbridge School. Former Navy man, served in destroyer Flatiron during war. His father was on the Board of Governors of the Ada Clotworthy Mental Institution.

PE, CC, JC, 3S&T

Siddon, Mrs.

Housekeeper to Lady Emily Leslie at Rushwater. Former still-room maid, usually in a state of feud with nannies of all the Leslie grandchildren. "Mrs." by courtesy. Called "Simnet" in CC.

WS, PBO, LAR, OBH, CC, DD, ESR

Simnet, Florrie

Sister of Eileen the barmaid at the Red Lion. Married the Southbridge School butler and accompanied him to work for the Jorams.

CC, HR2, LAA

Smith, "Holy Joe"

Southbridge School chaplain. Once played football for Cambridge. Avid reader of thrillers. Fond of animals.

SH, CBI, PE, LAR, CC, JC, CQ, LAA

Smith, "Pinky"

Friend of Mr. Wickham. Had a lump on the back of his neck. Sent Wicks rum from the West Indies.

CC

Smith, Joyce Perry

Widow of the corn and seed merchant. Rented the Red House to the Harveys. Very thin with fine eyes, had once been a beauty. After the house was rented furnished, she drove the Harveys crazy by coming over at all hours to remove little bits of furniture she couldn't do without. Former teacher in infant school at Rushwater. Finally got the Red House back and Mum came to live with her.

MH, LAR, CC, DD

Smith, Mr.

Former resident of the Red House at Marling. Corn and seed merchant in Barchester, as was his father, also supplied coal. Died of D.T.'s.

MH, CC

Sowerby, Miss Hilda

Old but vigorous lady who owned the Old Bank House in Edgewood. She sold it to Sam Adams and went to live with her widowed sister in Worthing. Told Sam the house needed a mistress. Loved gardening and was envied by Old Lady Norton for her ability to grow the rare Palafox borealis.

OBH, CC, DD, HR2, WDIM, 3S&T

Sowerby, Mr. Tom

Miss Hilda Sowerby's father, probably a nephew of Nathaniel Sowerby of the Trollope novels. Was head over ears in debt at time of death. He couldn't turn in his grave when Miss Sowerby sold the Old Bank House, because he was cremated.

OBH, CC

Spadger

Foxy-faced, red-mustached fellow from Winter Overcotes who built excellent cowsheds. His wife died in 1943.

OBH, CC

Sparling, Dr. Madeline

b. 1900. Headmistress of Hosiers' Girls' School. Mentioned by implication in CBI as being offensively treated by Miss Pettinger of Barchester High School, to which the Hosiers' Girls were evacuated. The Hosiers leased Harefield Park in HM and she escaped the Pettinger's clutches. Tall, stately, rather attractive. Short dark hair, brown eyes. Given honorary D.Litt. by Oxbridge. Married Sidney Carton after also being courted by Caleb Oriel. Retired in LAR.

CBI, HM, MB, PE, OBH, CC, DD, HR2, CQ, 3S&T

Spenderton-Cook, Evan

One of the authors published by Johns and Fairfield.

CC

Stoke, Lord Thomas

b. 1866. Ancient and eccentric antiquarian, half-brother of Lucasta Bond. A bachelor who once loved Edith Thorne (who married Old Lord Pomfret). Traveled by horse and carriage or on horseback in defiance of modern age. Was convinced that everything he dug up was Viking remains. Extremely and conveniently deaf. In NTL, he is called Algernon Courcy Stoke and is said to have been born in 1876.

HR1, DH, PT, B, BL, CBI, MH, GU, MB, PBO, PE, LAR, OBH, CC, DD, JC, WDIM, ESR, NTL, DA, CQ, LAA, 3S&T, MMS

Stonor, Daphne

Stepdaughter of widowed Lillian Stonor. Twentyone years old in BL. Energetic and competent, she married C. W. Bond after a brief engagement to Alistair Cameron. Two sons by the time of LAR.

BL, LAR, CC, 3S&T

Stonor, Denis

Stepson of widowed Lillian Stonor. Twentyfive years old in BL. Wrote music, took himself too seriously and was full of self-pity for his poor health. Was infatuated with older, married Catherine Middleton.  Went on to become successful composer after ballet produced with money loaned by Lord Bond. Wrote ballet music in U.S, during war when his health wouldn't let him join armed forces. Returned to England briefly in LAR. Teamed up with Aubrey Clover for successful two-man show. Improved greatly during and after BL to become a likable sort.

BL, MB, LAR, CC, DD, WDIM, 3S&T

Tadcaster, Lord

Of Tadpole Hall, Tadcaster. Married Hermione Bingham, three children by 1948. Also mentioned as Lord Tadcaster.

PBO, LAR, CC, ESR, DA

Thatcher, Doris

Like her sister Edna, the mother of numerous illegitimate progeny – Gladys, Glamora, Sid and Stan. Worked for the Grantlys in Edgewood.

B, CBI, OBH, CC, DD, HR2, 3S&T

Thatcher, Edna

Had illegitimate son Purse, named after his father Percy. Worked for Grantlys at Edgewood.

B, CBI, OBH, CC, DD, HR2, 3S&T

Thatcher, Jimmy

b. 1931. Helped Mr. Miller at church services, wanted to be a dentist. Had appendicitis at the Pomfret Madrigal Fête. Got scholarship to Great Western University. In Air Force, went to be stationed in America.

B, CBI, OBH, CC, DD, HR2

Thatcher, Percy (Purse)

b. 1937. Illegitimate offspring of Edna Thatcher of Grumper's End and Edgewood. True Barsetshire in speech. Well-behaved, good with machinery. Received technical scholarship to study "woyreless."

B, CBI, OBH, CC, DD, HR2

Thatcher, Sgt. Alf

Possibly brother of Edna, Doris, Jimmy, etc. of Grumper's End. Possibly also the Lance-Corporal who had been under arrest for pinching stores. Won George Cross for gallantry in the war, but later served a seven-year sentence for attack on a Limehouse pawnbroker.

CC

Thatcher, Sid

One of Doris Thatcher's illegitimate children. A bit wanting, but good at growing plants. Caused Palafox borealis to flower early, to the surprise of botanists. Sam Adams planned to hire him for Amalgamated Vedge.

OBH, CC, DD, HR2, 3S&T

Thorne, Dr. Thomas

Old Dr. Thorne of the Trollope novels. Married heiress Martha Dunstable and reared Mary, illegitimate daughter of his brother Henry. Distant cousins of the Thornes of Ullathorne.

HM, CC, DA

Thorne, Mary

From Trollope novels Dr. Thorne and Framley Parsonage>, An illegitimate daughter of Henry Thorne and Mary Scatcherd, adopted by Dr. Thorne of Greshamsbury. Married Frank Gresham after inheriting the Scatcherd fortune. Father was killed by Roger Scatcherd. Great-aunt of Charles Belton, left him some government bonds and, supposedly, "altered her will yearly through a long and quarrelsome life." Her mother left Barset with a tradesman whom she married and accompanied to Australia or America).

HM, LAR, CC, DD, HR2, JC, DA, LAA

Thorne, Miss

Sister of Old Canon Thorne, great-niece of old Monica Thorne.

CC, HR2

Thorne, Monica

Sister of Wilfred Thorne, the "Squire of Ullathorne" in Trollope's Barchester Towers, Dr. Thorne, and Last Chronical of Barset.

CC, HR2

Tompkins

Father of "Old" Tompkins. Expert in the use of muck as fertilizer.

CC

Tompkins, "Old"

Madame Tompkins' father-in-law. jobbing gardener in the Close. Still mowed lawns with a pony-mower and scythe. Archaic and earthy in speech. Replaced the bell which the Bishop had removed from the fishpond.

PBO, LAR, OBH, CC, ESR, LAA

Tozer, Mr.

Representative of Scatcherd and Tozer, caterers, of Barchester. A mess waiter on Salisbury Plain during WWI.

CBI, OBH, CC, DD, HR2, JC, WDIM, ESR, CQ, LAA,3S&T

Traill, Donald

Master at Southbridge School. Lived in Maria Cottage, Wiple Terrace. Drove his neighbors crazy with his gramophone.

PE, OBH, CC, HR2, JC, ESR, NTL, CQ, 3S&T

Trapes, Mrs.

Jessica Dean's dresser in the theatre. "Her sisters went to the bad and did nicely out of it." Deceased husband was a heavy drinker.

CC

Tudor, Glamora

Seemed to be the star of every motion picture at the Barchester Odeon, including "Moonlight Passion," "Lips of Desire," "They Loved Too Well," etc. Always with a different leading man.

B, BL, CBI, NR, MH, MB, PBO, LAR, OBH, CC, HR2, JC, WDIM, ESR, NTL, DA, CQ, LAA, 3S&T

Villars, Rev. Gregory

b. 1886. Vicar of Northbridge. Former headmaster of Coppin's School. Canon of Barchester by LAX

SH, CBI, NR, GU, MB, PE, CC, JC, WDIM, DA, CQ, LAA

Ward, Sister

Nurse "Wardy," who shared an apartment with Sisters Heath and Chiffinch.

DH, MB, CC, DD, HR2, JC, WDIM, ESR, NTL, CQ, 3S&T

Waring, Gen. Sir Harry

(1866-1949) Resident of Beliers Priory before war. Son George (deceased), wife Harriet. Was in 408th Regt. in Boer War and WWI. Although he had been a general, he hated making tough decisions. Lived in servants' quarters during war while most of the Priory was a convalescent hospital. Died by the time of DD.

GU, MB, PBO, PE, LAR, OBH, CC, DD, HR2, WDIM, ESR, CQ, LAA, 3S&T

Waring, Lady Harriet

(1878-1949) Wife of Gen. Sir Harry Waring. Tall and distinguished. Competent, hard-working, intelligent and well educated. Never truly recovered from the death of her son in 1918.

GU, PBO, PE, LAR, OBH, CC, DD, WDIM, CQ

Waring, Leslie

Cousin of Sir Harry and Lady Waring. Sister of Cecil. Worked in Naval charities organization until she had a breakdown and came to Beliers Priory to recuperate. Had been torpedoed while returning from America and was in an open boat for 2 days. Married Philip Winter and helped him turn Beliers Priory into a school after the war. Children Noel (1946) and Harriet (1948).

GU, MB, PBO, PE, LAR, OBH, CC, DD, HR2, JC, CQ

Watson, Clare

b.1938. Daughter of Lettice (Marling) Watson and the late Roger Watson.

MH, MB, CC, DD

Watson, Diana

b.1936. Daughter of Lettice (Marling) Watson and the late Roger Watson.

MH, MB, CC, DD

Welk, Harold

Father of Mavis Parkinson. Wife died when she was 27. An undertaker by profession, well-to-do, practical, definitely of the people but nice.

PE, CC, HR2, LAA

Welk, Mavis

Married Theodore Parkinson, the rather naive theological student who later became vicar first of Pomfret Madrigal, then of Greshamsbury. Three children, Harold, Connie, and Josiah.

PE, CC, ESR, DA, CQ, LAA, 3S&T

Wheeler, Bill

"Wheeler's cousin" at Little Misfit, the only man who really understood the Pomfret Towers chimneys. "Old Wheeler" of the Pomfret estate.

PT, HM, LAR, OBH, CC, HR2, JC, WDIM, CQ, LAA

Wheeler, Sarah (S.)

Nurse-housekeeper for Beltons at Harefield House. Only grudgingly admitted to having a first name; the Beltons only knew the initial "S." The Sarah was extracted by Government Officialdom. Aunt of Ellen Humble.

HM, LAR, OBH, CC, DD, HR2, WDIM

Wickham

b.1898. Middle-aged naval man invalided out after Dunkirk. Acted as estate agent for Noel Merton at Northbridge Manor. Known as "Wicks." Was a farmer between service in both wars. An avid birdwatcher with a remarkable capacity to absorb alcohol, large quantities of which were sent him by naval friends all over the world. Nephew of Mr. Johns, publisher. Proposed to and was refused by Effie Arbuthnot, Isabel Dale, and Margot Phelps (in each case the refusal was a great relief!)

PE, LAR, OBH, CC, DD, HR2, JC, WDIM, ESR, CQ, LAA, 3S&T

Wicklow, Sally

b.1914. Daughter of Mr. Wicklow the architect. Enthusiastic outdoorswoman who loved horses and dogs, "the best hands in the county." Married Giles Foster, who became Lord Pomfret, and took much of the burden of duties over from him because of his poor health. Children Ludovic, Emily, Giles. Conscientious and hard-working, she was on every important committee during and after the war.

PT, B, CBI, MH, HM, MB, PBO, PE, LAR, OBH, CC, DD, HR2, JC, WDIM, ESR, NTL, DA, CQ, LAA, 3S&T

Winter, Philip

Under-housemaster to Everard Carter at Southbridge School, where he was Senior Classics Master. Son of a clergyman. At first meeting, a hot-tempered communist sympathizer. Was engaged to Rose Birkett, the nitwit daughter of the headmaster, and was extremely jealous. Became unengaged on day of memorable picnic on an island in the Rising River at Northbridge, culminating in Rose's throwing her ring at him (a relief to all concerned.) Joined the Territorials during the war, rose to rank of Colonel, and lost his communist sympathies. Was called "Carrots" and "Fireworks" in school because of red hair. Married Leslie Waring, started Priory School in Beliers Priory, later moved school to Harefield.

SH, CBI, GU, MB, PBO, PE, LAR, OBH, CC, DD, HR2, JC, ESR, CQ, LAA, 3S&T

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