Companion to Love at All Ages

28.   Love At All Ages. The last novel Mrs. Thirkell completed; shows signs of diminishing powers with age and bad health. She makes more errors in characters and relationships, children's names, who has met whom, etc. There are two main themes: the marriage of Lady Gwendolyn Harcourt, sister of the Duke of Towers, to elderly, donnish clergyman Mr. Oriel of Harefield, and a growing attraction between Ludovic, Lord Mellings, and Lavinia Merton. Highlights: a glimpse of Edith (Graham) Harcourt's new baby at its christening; rumors of the Bishop's possible retirement; an outing on the river at Northbridge Manor with a crowd of young Pomfrets and Mertons; a visit to Pomfret Towers where Lavinia and Ludovic spend time playing and singing old songs; Roddy and Alice Wicklow try to start a Pony Club with Mrs. Morland and the George Knoxes at High Rising; dinner at the White Hart.

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, 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

Allen, Nannie

Formidable retired Nannie to David Leslie and to George Waring. Mother of Selina Crockett Hopkins. Lived in Ladysmith Cottages, Worsted. Daughter of a small Barsetshire farmer. Husband Albert died of drink. Also Nannie to Leslie and Cecil Waring, and was in service at Gatherum Castle when Lady Cora and Jeff Palliser (Lord Silverbridge) were children.

MH, GU, LAR, OBH, DD, HR2, JC, CQ, LAA

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

Barton, Alice

Daughter of Walter and Susan Barton of Nutfield Village. Delicate, timid, romantic and studious, she attended her first house party at Pomfret Towers and was attracted by the repulsive Julian Rivers, an "artist," then came to her senses and married big, protective Roddy Wicklow. Three children: Guy, Alice, Phoebe.

PT, BL, CBI, MH, HM, MB, PE, OBH, WDIM, ESR, DA, CQ, LAA, 3S& T,

Barton, Guy

Son of Walter and Susan Barton. Briefly engaged to Phoebe Rivers in PT. Later married daughter of the Archdeacon. Was in RAF in the war, then partner in his father's architecture firm.

PT, CBI, MH, PE, JC, WDIM, ESR, CQ, LAA

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

Barton, Walter

Resident of Mellings House in Nutfield on Pomfret Estate. Senior partner of architecture firm Barton and Wicklow. Wife Susan, children Guy and Alice. His firm repaired Hiram's Hospital. Author of Minor Domestic Architecture of East Barsetshire.

PT, BL, CBI, NR, MH, HM, PE, OBH, WDIM, ESR, DA, CQ, LAA

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

Beedle

Nephew of stationmaster at Winter Overcotes. Worked for the Pomfrets.

LAA

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, 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

Beverly, Fritz

Young American Naval officer. Common acquaintance of Lee Sumter and Mr. Wickham.

LAA

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

Boccafiume, Cardinal

Descendant of the Borgias. Wrote to Mrs. Barton about her book.

PT, LAA

Bond, Cedric Weyland (C.W.)

Son of Lord and Lady Bond of Staple Park. Attended Hacker's public school. In AF was fond of Betty Dean, but this was ruined by "excessive parental enthusiasm." Became engaged to Daphne Stonor in BL. Lived in the White House next to Laverings after the war. Two sons.

AF, BL, LAR, OBH, WDIM, ESR, LAA, 3S&T

Boulle, Pierre

b. 1909. Frenchman, son of Prof. Henri Boulle. Tutored Martin Leslie in French. Had French Royalist sympathies. Fell in love with Lady Agnes Graham, "rescued" her daughter Edith from fishpond. Was confused with Jules Duval in PBO. In French Mixo-Lydian embassy in DA, mentioned as Maitre Boulle, professor at Academie Francaise in 3S&T.

WS, PBO, LAR, DD, DA, LAA, 3S&T

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

Father of Sid Brown and Brown the garageman at High Rising.

LAA

Brown, Sid

Worked for railroad as Stationmaster at Stoke Dry.

HR1, LAA, MMS

Browne

Father of Dowager Duchess of Towers. Got a second in Latin at Balliol in Jowett's time. Put a piglet dressed in a barmaid's nightgown in the Master's waste-paper basket.

LAA

Browne, Simon

Brother of Dowager Duchess of Towers. An archbishop.

LAA

Bunce

d. 1957. "Old Bunce," the ferryman at Northbridge. Claimed the war would start in the fall because he knew the signs. Daughters Effie and Ruby. Foul-mouthed domestic tyrant, suspected of beating his daughters (who probably deserved it.) Probably meant to be a descendant of Trollope's Bunce, senior bedesman in Hiram's Hospital, though Old Bunce represents all the negative traits of the "lower orders," unlike Trollope's Bunce.

SH, CBI, NR, MB, PE, OBH, JC, WDIM, DA, LAA, 3S&T

Bunce, Effie

Came by the day to do for Miss Pemberton in Northbridge. Worked at Master's Dairy near Hallbury in MB. Had several illegitimate children by unknown fathers.

SH, NR, MB, OBH, WDIM, NTL, DA, LAA, 3S&T

Bunce, Gary

Youngster who attended High Rising tea in honor of birth of Gwendolyn Sally Harcourt.

LAA

Bunce, Mrs.

Wife of "Old Bunce" the ferryman, but in reality never married him, Died of excessive quantities of gin.

SH, NR, MB, PE, WDIM, LAA,

Bunce, Ruby

Like her sister Effie, she was slovenly but hard-working, amoral, haphazard, and near illiterate. Had several illegitimate offspring by unknown fathers.

SH, NR, WDIM, NTL, DA, LAA, 3S&T

Burden

Elderly waiter at the White Hart in Barchester. Had bad leg but refused to have it X-rayed because it wasn't decent that young ladies take the X-ray pictures. Overheard much county gossip but kept it to himself.

LAR, OBH, HR2, JC, ESR, DA, LAA, 3S&T

Cameron, Mrs.

Lady photographer who took portrait of old Lord Mickleham (may have been Alistair Cameron's mother.)

LAA

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, Philip

b. 1942. Son of Everard and Kate (Keith) Carter. Just born in GU.

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

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

Chiendent, Mme.

Barchester High School French mistress. Rather ferocious.

LAA

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

Chives

Jobbing gardener for the Arbuthnots at Southbridge. Had wife and large number of handsome, troublesome daughters. Worked at Pomfret Towers as a lad. Ex-corporal in Barsetshires, but no foreign service due to stomach ailment. Not very bright. Also sexton of Southbridge. Became gardener for Col. The Rev. Crofts.

PE, LAA

Choyce, Rev. Mr. Herbert

Old friend of Mr. Leonard Halliday, who presented him with the living at Hatch End in 1933. Had been working in a Liverpool parish. Engaged to Miss Merriman in NTL, married her in DA.

PBO, ESR, NTL, DA, LAA, 3S&T

Churchill, Winston Spencer

Mentioned in admiring terms in almost every book. He made a cameo appearance at the Conservative Rally at Stale Park in LAR.

LAR, DA, LAA, 3S&T

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

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

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

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, Josiah

Grandfather of Dean of Barchester, most prominent in Trollope's Framley Parsonage and Last Chronicle of Barset. Moody, unhappy, ascetic, conscientious, hard-working curate of Hogglestock. Vindicated of stealing a cheque in Last Chronicle. Son Bob, daughters Grace and Jane, wife Mary. Later Vicar of St. Ewold's.

SH, CBI, HM, LAR, OBH, DD, HR2, JC, DA, CQ, LAA,

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

Dale, Dora Maud

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

CC, WDIM, DA, LAA

Dale, Isabel

b. 1920. Underling to Eleanor Grantly at Red Cross Library. Cousin to Robin Dale. From Allington. Resigned her Red Cross post in CC. Tall, fair-haired, blue-eyed with oval face. Was engaged to a man (John) who was killed in Italy, later married Lord Silverbridge. Son Gerald (1950), second son in 1952. Under pseudonym Lisa Bedale, wrote detective novels featuring Gerry Marsden.

OBH, DD, H R2, JC, WDIM, ESR, DA, CQ, LAA, 3S&T

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, Betty

b. 1917. Second daughter of Frank and Rachel Dean. 18 at first appearance in AF. Scholarship to Oxford, took first in Greats, did post-graduate work at Bryn Mawr. Fond of C. W. Bond, but their relationship was "spoiled by excessive parental enthusiasm." Matured from self-important, obnoxious, ostentatiously agnostic teen who psychoanalyzed everyone and had the usual schoolgirl crushes on educated women, to a competent if masterful type. Worked for the Red Cross during war. Married wealthy American Woolcott Van Dryven. Three children.

AF, BL, GU, PE, LAR, HR2, WDIM, LAA

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

deCourcy, Lady

Aunt of Tommy Greaves. Was hard up and occasionally had to let her villa on the Riviera. Mother of George deCourcy

NR, LAR, ESR, DA, LAA

deCourcy, Lord

"Old" Lord deCourcy. Called "Lord deCurse-Ye" because of fiery language. (Hard to tell which of these deCourcys correspond to Trollope's.

LAA

Dunsford, Barbara

Lived with widowed mother in Hovis House at Northbridge. Daughter of Gen. Dunsford. Helped with spotting duties on church tower on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

NR, PE, WDIM, DA, CQ, LAA

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

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

Fitzgorman, Dobby

Once was formally engaged to Lady Elaine, daughter of Duke of Towers, despite being a liberal and being suspected of having shot a fox. Broke his neck in a steeplechase. (Called Fitzgibbon in DA).

DA, LAA

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, Dolly

Wife of old Lord Mickleham (probably explains how he was related to the Pomfrets). Wealthy Victorian heiress.

LAA

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, Lady Emily

b. 1940. Daughter of Giles and Sally Foster. Strong, graceful and athletic like her mother, headstrong like Old Lord Pomfret. Wanted to go into raising vegetables; assumption is that she got job with Adams at Amalgamated Vedge. Attended Barchester High School.

MH, HM, MB, PE, LAR, OBH, DD, JC, WDIM, ESR, DA, 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

Foster, Major

d. 193?. Father of Giles, 8th Earl of Pomfret. One gathers he was something of a wastrel. Lived much of his life in Italy.

PT, MH, OBH, DD, WDIM, ESR, DA, CQ, LAA

Foster, The Hon. Giles

b. 1942. Younger son of Giles and Sally (Wicklow) Foster. Strong, graceful, athletic, and an excellent horseman like his mother. Trained to be an estate agent with his uncle Roddy Wicklow.

BL, HM, MB, PE, LAR, OBH, DD, JC, WDIM, ESR, DA, LAA,3S&T

Franklin

Maternal grandmother for whom Duchess of Towers was named. From Franklinsville, GA.

LAA

Fredegond

Aunt of Elaine and Gwendolyn Harcourt. Smoked cigars and bred ponies.

LAA

Glamora

Kitchenmaid for the Mertons.

LAA

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

Gorman, Jennifer

Student with Grace Grantly at Barchester High School. Wanted her hair permed. Seen later as a nice young employee of Mrs. Tomkins' dressmaking establishment.

OBH, DD, HR2, LAA

Gould, Dora

b. 1920. Frequently argued with Tony Morland and invented the imaginary land of Dorland in reply to Tony's land of Morland.

DH, LAA, 3S&T MS

Gould, Mrs.

Wife of Vicar of High Rising. Patient, competent and tactful with her often testy husband.

DH, LAA, 3S&T, MMS

Gould, Rose

b. 1922. Admired Tony Morland. Great horsewoman.

DH, LAA, 3S&T, MMS

Gould, Sylvia

b. 1910? Worked at Adams' Pomfret Towers operation. Refused Dr. Ford's proposal in DH, but married him thirty years later in 3S&T. Was once games mistress at a Swiss girls' school.

DH, LAA,

Gould, The Rev. Mr.

Vicar of High Rising. Daughters Rose, Dora, Sylvia, and Ruth. Strict, impatient, old-fashioned and High Church.

DH, NTL, LAA, 3S&T, MMS

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

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

Grantly, Grace

b. 1931. Younger daughter of Rev. Septimus and Mary (Carter) Grantly. First seen as a boisterous and argumentative product of Barchester High School, with rather modern ideas. Showed great improvement, married Ludovic Lufton in HR2

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

Gresham, Beatrice

Daughter of Squire Gresham in Trollope. Married Caleb Oriel, former Rector of Greshamsbury. [AT has Oriel as Bishop Proudie's successor.] 15 children.

HM, CQ, LAA

Guidone, Guido

Painted a picture owned by Duke of Towers.

LAA

Hamonet, Mlle.

French mistress when Mrs. Morland was in school. Hated the German mistress because of Franco-Prussian War.

LAA, 3S&T

Hamp, Mr.

Tailor and dressmaker at Worsted. Lost his hair due to being kicked in the head by a mule and having sunstroke in India in the Last War. Had peculiar bump on head which turned purple in cold weather

GU, DD, JC, LAA

Hands, Elidora

Star of "I Gonna Make You Love Me," a London play, formerly a Broadway hit.

LAA

Harcourt

Duke of Towers in later books. Brother William, sisters Elaine and Gwendolyn. Conscientious, county-minded; in poor health but hard-working, like Lord Pomfret. Married to an American named Franklin.

DA, LAA

Harcourt, Dorothea Browne

Duchess/Dowager Duchess of Towers, wife/widow of Thomas, Duke of Towers. A huntin' shootin' type, affectionately called "Dow."

DA, CQ, LAA

Harcourt, Elaine

b. 1920. Sister of Duke of Towers. Loved Dobby Fitzgorman until he broke his neck hunting.

DA, LAA, CQ

Harcourt, Franklin

Duchess of Towers. American. AT said she was from the town of Lumberville in Virginia [mistakenly designated as New England] much to the dismay of the compiler of these notes, whose "aristocratic Suthun blood" is roused by such geographical inaccuracies, which he ascribes to a New England publisher rather than to AT.] Franklin was named for her maternal grandmother, a Franklin of Franklinsville GA. Her brother had a ranch in Arizona.

DA, LAA, 3S&T

Harcourt, Gwendolyn

Sister of Duke of Towers. Married Mr. Oriel in LAA.

DA, CQ, LAA

Harcourt, Gwendolyn Sally

b. 1958. Daughter of Lord William and Edith (Graham) Harcourt.

LAA

Harcourt, Lord William

Youngest brother of Duke of Towers. A clergyman. Married Edith Graham. Daughter Gwendolyn Sally.

DA, CQ, LAA, 3S&T

Harcourt, Thomas

Duke of Towers in early books. His mother was a Foster (related to Lord Pomfret). Wife Dorothea. Brother of Dodo Bingham, uncle of Rose. More or less impoverished, having to allow coal to be mined on his estate to keep it going. Deceased by the time of DA. Two daughters, Elaine and Gwendolyn, another son Lord William.

PBO, LAR, DA, CQ, LAA, 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

Hatz-Reinigin

Mother of Princess Louisa of Cobalt.

LAA

Hibberd, Sir Ogilvy

Unpleasant man who wanted to buy Laverings Farm. A Liberal, with heretical opinions on the Root Vegetable bill. Finally bought The Cedars, Muswell Hill. Bought "Pooker's Piece" in Before Lunch and wanted to put up a garage and tea shop there, a move strongly opposed by local gentry. A Lloyd George peer, something to do with shipping - from Goole. Finally sold "Pooker's Piece" to Lord Pomfret. Created Lord Aberfordbury by end of WW II. Like the Bishop, an offstage villain. Also thwarted when he tried to buy Wiple Terrace and build a factory

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

Hicks, Mrs. Bessie Bunce

Tubby Fewling's housekeeper. Niece of "Old Bunce." Was once in service at Gatherum Castle. Rented rooms.

NR, JC, WDIM, DA, CQ, LAA

Hopper, Mr.

Young Giles Foster's science teacher. Former Navy man.

LAA

Huckaback, Chat

Star of play "I Gonna Make You Love Me."

LAA

Humble, Ellen

Granddaughter of the Beltons' cowman. Acted as maid to Miss Sparling at Hosiers' Girls' School. Tended to be reduced to idiocy by presence of her betters (a minor reduction). Became nanny first for Anne Fielding, then for Harcourts.

HM, LAR, LAA

Humble, Miss Faithful

Ran twopenny library and tobacco shop in Harefield. Mother of Ellen.

HM, LAR, LAA

Ignotus, Pictor

1409-1451? Painted a painting in primitive style owned by Duke of Towers.

LAA

Jessie

One-time kitchenmaid for the Mertons. Niece of the Pomfrets' nanny, now with Lady Norton. Later an usherette at Barchester Odeon.

LAA

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

Katzenjammer, Fraulein

Barchester High School German mistress. Fierce and strict.

LAA

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, Henry

d. 1939. Resident of Northbridge Manor. Wife Helen. Killed when struck by a lorry when leaving Old Lord Pomfret's funeral. Country-squirish landowner and solicitor.

SH, B, CBI, PE, LAR, OBH, 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

Knox, Sibyl

Daughter of widower George Knox of High Rising. Rather silly, and, after an unsuccessful attempt to become a writer, became engaged to Adrian Coates, publisher, in HR1. 3 children by time of CBI, eldest is Laura.

HR1, DH, PT, CBI, GU, MB, DD, 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

Lee

Driver for Duke of Towers. Son of Jasper's sister.

LAA

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, 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

Louis, Prince Cobalt

Was or wasn't (point of debate at the Bonds' tea parties) father of Princess Louisa Christina. Member of Hatz-Reinigen family.

BL, ESR, LAA, 3S&T

Louisa Christina, Princess of Cobalt

Princess to whom The Hon. Juliana Starter was lady-in-waiting. Now deceased. Member of the Hatz-Reinigen family.

BL, JC, ESR, LAA, 3S&T

Lufton, Justinia

b. 1923. Daughter of the widowed Lady Lufton. Secretary to Dean Crawley. Small and elegant. Resembled Lucy Robarts, her great-grandmother. Married Eric Swan in 1952.

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

Lufton, Lord Ludovic

b. 1924. Only son of Lady Lufton. Tall, anxious, shy young man who inherited the title very young. Demobbed from army in 1946, farmed with Roddy Wicklow for a while. Friend of Eric Swan and Charles Belton. Married Grace Grantly.

DD, HR2, JC, WDIM, ESR, LAA, CQ<, 3S&T

MacFadyen, Donald

d. 1960. Manager of Amalgamated Vedge. Great gardener, rented half of Lufton Park at Framley. A Scot from near Perthshire. Father was killed in Boer War, mother lost her house because his pension was too small. Quite fond of Lady Lufton, but conscious of social gap between them. Married Margot Phelps. Died, apparently of cancer, in CQ.

DD, HR2, JC, WDIM, ESR, DA, CQ, LAA, 3S&T

Mallow, Mrs.

"Mr. Knox's Annie's aunt," housekeeper to Dr. Ford at High Rising. Aunt by marriage of High Rising stationmaster. Widow of previous doctor's gardener.

HR1, DH, LAA, 3S&T

Mangle, Farmer

Trollope character mentioned by AT.

LAA

Manton, Octavius

Grandfather of Dowager Duchess of Towers. Fourth son of large family.

LAA

Margett, Jasper

Head keeper at the Priory. Expert poacher. Gypsy blood made him good with horses. Flirted with Selina Crockett.

GU, LAR, OBH, DD, JC,WDIM, ESR, CQ, LAA, 3S&T

Margett, Mrs.

Jasper Margett's old mother, sister of Peters the butler and Nannie Peters. Deceased. Later mentioned as aunt of Nannie Peters.

OBH, LAA

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, 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, 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

Marston, Prof.

A correspondent of Mrs. Barton on historical matters concerning one of her books. A scholar who "knows so much about the Renaissance that his books consist almost entirely of footnotes." Wrote a book about Pomfret ancestors.

PT, LAA

Mellings, Lord Harry Ludovic

Son of Old Lord Pomfret. Killed in a border skirmish on the NW frontier.

PT, BL, PBO, LAR, OBH, WDIM,DA, 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, Harry

b. 1946. Son of Noel and Lydia (Keith) Merton. Studied science at Cambridge. As articulate as his father.

PE, OBH, WDIM, LAA, 3S&T

Merton, Kate Jessica

b. 1948. Daughter of Noel and Lydia (Keith) Merton. Called Kate in early appearances, Jessica after entering school.

LAR, OBH, WDIM, LAA, 3S&T

Merton, Lavinia

b. 1943. Daughter of Noel and Lydia (Keith) Merton. "As much of a flirt as Lavinia Brandon," for whom she was named. Married Ludo Foster, Lord Mellings.

HM, MB, PBO, PE, OBH, WDIM, 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

Mickleham, Lord

Victorian statesman, literateur and bearded impostor. Married three times, (once to a Miss Foster, a Victorian beauty with lots of money) his descendants consisting largely of nieces and nephews older than their uncles and aunts. 18 children, including The Hon. Juliana Starter. Author of Cimabue : A Poetical Drama in Prologue, Five Acts, and Epilogue, performed once by Irving and never again. Once proposed to Lord Stoke's mother.

BL, ESR, LAA

Middleton, John (Jack)

Resident of Laverings Farm near Worsted. Wife Catherine. Verbose (in the style of George Knox), slightly bald. Loved to play the role of gentleman farmer. Head of firm of architects. Brother of Lillian Stonor.

BL, MH, GU, MB, PBO, LAR, DD, LAA, 3S&T

Milward, Prof.

Young historian at Pomfret Towers house party. Wrote a history of Pomfret family.

PT, LAA

Monte Cristo,  Duke of

A "cosmopolitan doyen of the diplomatic world." Wrote to Mrs. Barton about her book.

PT, LAA

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, Henry

Deceased husband of Laura Morland. Somewhat of a nonentity, Laura said he was "quite easy to get on with and then he died."

HR1, DH, NR, GU, MB, JC, 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

Needham, Tommy

Secretary to Dean Crawley. In war stationed first in Iceland, then in N. Africa where he lost an arm. Married Dean Crawley's daughter Octavia and became Vicar at Worsted. Eight children by the time of 3S&T, including fraternal twins born in that book.

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

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 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

O'Donobhain, Fermonaugh

Irish playwright in modern vein.

LAA

Oriel, Caleb

In Trollope's Dr. Thorne and Last Chronicle of Barset. Dark, good-looking, well-mannered, attractive to women. Former rector of Greshamsbury. His grandfather, an Anglo-Indian Army General, left him a fortune. Had a sister Patricia. Married Beatrice Gresham. Became Bishop of Barchester. Grandfather of AT's Caleb Oriel.

JC, LAA

Oriel, Caleb

b. 1873. Vicar of Harefield. Tall, thin, with large Adam's apple. Ascetic and unworldly. Courted Madeleine Sparling unsuccessfully in HM. Somewhat high church. Married Gwendolyn Harcourt.

HM, LAR, OBH, DD, HR2, JC, LAA

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, 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

Palmer

Parlourmaid for the Keiths at Northbridge Manor.

SH, CBI, PE, OBH, WDIM, LAA, 3S&T

Panter, Gloria

Giggling youngster who attended High Rising village tea in honor of birth of Gwendolyn Sally Harcourt.

LAA

Parkinson, Josiah Welk (Joey)

Son of Rev. Ted and Mavis Parkinson. Was almost born early, as his mother was rushed to Barchester General just in time. Won scholarship to Barchester Grammar School.

HR2, DA, CQ, LAA

Parkinson, Rev. Theodore (Teddy)

Young theological student who went to school on state scholarships. Very sensitive to the fact that he wasn't "gentry." Was engaged to Mavis Welk, could go into her father's undertaking business if he failed as a theological student. Married Mavis, had children Connie, Harold and Josiah. Was once looked down upon by Dean Crawley for mispronouncing Latin phrases. Passed exams and succeeded Mr. Miller as vicar of Pomfret Madrigal, where his obvious goodness and conscientiousness won everyone's hearts, after which his feeling of inferiority began to fade.

PE, HR2, ESR, DA, CQ, LAA, 3S&T

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.

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Pendry

Odd-job man at Gatherum Castle. Was fondly remembered by Duchess of Towers as running along passage and throwing himself flat on his back for the children's amusement.

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Perry, "Mrs. Bob"

Wife of Dr. Bob Perry. Daughter of London consultant Dr. Featherly Hargreaves. Elegant, correct, attractive, and rather humorless. Granddaughter of old Bronson-Hewbury in Berkshire.

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Perry, Bob

Son of Dr. and Mrs. Perry of Harefield. Received Smallbones Anatomical Award at Knight's. Eldest son by 15 months, slightly darker hair. Replaced brother Jim as Knight's house physician, later went into practice in Harley Street. Married daughter of Dr. Featherly Hargreaves.

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Perry, Dr.

b. 1897. G.P. at Harefield, as was his father. Three sons, all doctors. Short, jovial. Lived at Plassye House.

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Perry, Gus

Son of Dr. and Mrs. Perry of Harefield. Twin brother of Jim. Medical training at Knight's. Slightly bushier eyebrows than brothers. Specialized in skin diseases and became G.P. at Harefield with his father. Destined to replace Dr. Ford one day in trust of the county.

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Perry, Jim

Son of Dr. and Mrs. Perry of Harefield. House physician at Knight's, became surgeon. Slightly longer nose than brothers.

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Peters, Nannie

Nannie for Giles and Sally Pomfret at Pomfret Towers. Sister of the old Towers butler. Later with Roddy and Alice Wicklow, finally went with Ludovic, Lord Mellings and Lavinia Merton when they married.

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Phelps, Admiral "Irons"

Retired Rear Admiral. Small, dry-faced, quiet and efficient worker on vital Committees. Lived at Jutland Cottage in Southbridge. Secretary of British Legion, Boy Scouts, and District Nursing Association, and churchwarden. Wounded at Battle of Jutland. Not well off financially. In increasingly poor health. Died in CQ.

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Phelps, Margot

b. 1912. Daughter of Adm. and Mrs. Phelps. Large, not very attractive, efficient and industrious. Devoted to her parents. Was transformed into passable swan by Rose Fairweather and others, who taught her how to dress and make herself up attractively. Received two proposals, married Donald Macfadyen of Amalgamated Vedge and after his death became engaged to Tubby Fewling in CQ.

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Phelps, Mrs.

Wife of Adm. Phelps, mother of Margot. Wore slacks. A great, bouncing masterful woman who treated everyone in the village as inferior officers and crew. Head of ARP and Village Red Cross in war. In increasingly poor health after war. With her husband and daughter, made cheerful best of life of poverty. Died in CQ.

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Pilldozer, Hick

Glamora Tudor's costar in "The Cardinal's Mate."

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Pilward, Bert

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

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Pomfret, (Alured?), Lord, 1st Earl

Awarded the title for services to Prince of Orange in 1689. Older brother of Eustace. Also described as Eustace's father.

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Pomfret, Eustace

Founder of Italian branch of Pomfret family. Left England because of Catholic sympathies. Brother of 1st Earl.

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Pomfret, Giles de

12th-century ancestor of Pomfrets. Built Pomfret Towers.

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Pomfret, Lord, 3rd Earl

Impoverished family by his gaming losses, so they had to move to Mellings, allowing Pomfret Towers to fall into ruins.

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Pomfret, Lord, 6th Earl

"Affectionate husband and father," children Giles, Emily, and Agnes. One of the "most insufferable prigs of Victoria's reign." Rebuilt Pomfret Towers, inspired by St. Pancras Station at cost of £100,000. Eyes like a pig and fringe of red hair around bald head. Used to swear at the footmen. His wife was author of the shocking A Step Too Far.

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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.

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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."

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Rivers, George

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

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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.

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Rogers, Sammy

Youngster from High Rising village. Put a slice of cake in his pocket at tea honoring the birth of Gwendolyn Sally Harcourt.

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Scatcherd, Mr.

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

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Scatcherd, Sir Roger

Ancestor of AT's Scatcherd family. Prominent in Trollope's Dr. Thorne. A stonemason who killed Henry Thorne to avenge his sister Mary's dishonor, served a term in prison, became a fabulously wealthy contractor and then a baronet. Ruthless alcoholic who lent money to Mr. Gresham, from whom he received Boxall Hill.

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Scrimageour, "Sheep"

Friend of Mr. Wickham. Gave him the two bottles of brandy that he gave to Mr. Oriel as a wedding gift.

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Sevaskier, Mary

Former Duchess of Towers. Of Hungarian-Irish extraction. Her husband was a bad sort, and her child was "not right."

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Simnet

Butler for Birketts at Southbridge School. Was in France 1914-17. Impressively dignified. Formerly scout for Colin Keith's hall at Oxford. Married Florrie, sister of Eileen the Red Lion barmaid, left Southbridge to serve as butler to Canon and Mrs. Joram in the Close.

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Simnet, Florrie

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

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Skimpton, Mrs.

Old woman for whom Old Age pension was arranged. It was said that she would use it to get drunk on Saturdays. Her son was in the Hogglestock Works, and sent his mother 10 shillings a week..

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Skipper, Bobby

In same regiment as Robert Graham, owed him £10.

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Smith, "Holy Joe"

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

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Sprot, Jack

Famous pianist who played the "Moonlight Sonata" on the radio.

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Starter, the Hon. Miss Juliana

Visitor to Lady Bond at Staple Park. On special diet requiring a bread called Kornog (starch-free!) Really an Hon., daughter of Victorian statesman, literateur, and bearded impostor Lord Mickleham. Youngest of his 18 children. Despite preoccupation with diet and health, had a remarkably penetrating mind, understood people well. Was once lady-in-waiting to Princess Louisa Christina of Cobalt. Cousin of the Luftons; Ludovic had to stay with her when he was in London for the House of Lords. He described her as a "stingy old beast."

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Stoke, Lord

Father of the present Lord Stoke. Twice married; first wife was a Miss Hooper from Somerset.

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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.

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Stoker

Husband (deceased or vanished) of Mrs. Morland's housekeeper (possibly a figment of Stoker's imagination.)

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Stoker, Mrs.

Housekeeper to Laura Morland at High Rising. Garrulous, irreverent, dictatorial, and easily offended but with a soft spot for Tony Morland.

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Strelsa, Guido

Brother of the present Count Strelsa. "A blackguard who had been turned out of every gambling hell in Europe." Pictured in LAA as shaky, toothless and bald, being cared for by a nurse.

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Sumter, Mrs.

b. 1909. Maiden name Beauregard. Mother of Lee Sumter. From Virginia.

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Sumter, Lee

American beau of Edith Graham, cousin of Duchess of Towers.

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Swan, Eric

b. 1921. First seen as Southbridge School student who irritated Philip Winter by "looking at him through his spectacles." Friend and classmate of Tony Morland and Percy Hacker. Went to Cambridge. Married Justinia Lufton after once being in love with Grace Grantly. Was in Africa during war. Became master at Beliers Priory School, later replaced Everard Carter as head of Southbridge School.

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Thompson, Rev.

Barchester preacher who christened Zernebok Womber.

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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).

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Tidden, Horace

Son of Ned Tidden, who was a bit dotty, and his illegitimate cousin Lily, who later was in an asylum. Worked on Lord Pomfret's estate and killed his old uncle and aunt with a billet of wood. Knocked up the neighbors to boast of what he had done, then threw himself down the well.

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Tidden, Lily

Illegitimate child who married her cousin Ned. Son Horace. In county asylum, happy and quiet after almost killing one of the nurses.

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Todd

Father of Anne Todd Knox. Died and left Anne and her mother badly off.

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Todd, Anne

Laura Morland's secretary, married George Knox, novelist and windbag, of High Rising, after turning down proposal from Dr. Ford. WVS secretary in war. Competent and practical, unlike her garrulous husband.

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Todd, Mrs.

d.1933. Slightly dotty invalid mother of Anne Todd. Placed huge orders with local merchants for things they neither needed nor could afford. Lived at High Rising, died at end of HR1, freeing Anne to marry George Knox.

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Tompkins

Boot-and-knife man at the Palace. Married a Frenchwoman in the last war, went to New Zealand to escape his wife's temper, where he was doing well.

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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.

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Tompkins, Madame

Frenchwoman who married the boot-and-knife man at the Palace during WWI. Her temper drove him to go to New Zealand, she did well as dressmaker in Barchester. Also leased rooms to, among others, Bishop Joram.

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Tozer, Mr.

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

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Tucker, Mrs.

Stoker's aunt who died of dropsy. She took larger and fewer doses of medication to be more efficient.

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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.

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Twicker

Gardener for the Keiths. Married the Keiths' old Nannie. Name is spelled "Twitcher" in some books. Dead by time of LAA.

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Twicker, Nannie

The Keiths' Nannie. Married the gardener before the war. Thought poorly of her own grown children because they weren't gentry.

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Van Dryven, Woolcott Jefferson

Wealthy American who married Betty Dean. He "looks after his money and does a spot of archaeology." Had a Classical Excavation diploma from U. of Pittsburgh.

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Van Pork, Cutsam

Wealthy Baltimorian whose wedding the Duchess of Towers helped plan.

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Villars, Rev. Gregory

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

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Villars, Verena

b. 1892. Wife of Rev. Gregory Villars, vicar of Northbridge. Typical languid, middle-aged, attractive Thirkell heroine. Had "a bit of a heart." Two sons.

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Wamba the Witless

Saxon ancestor of the Pucken family. From Scott's Ivanhoe.

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Wamber, Fred

Old Barsetshire laborer who named his son Zernebok. Descendant of Wamba the Witless.

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Waring, Cecil

Cousin and heir of Sir Harry Waring. Brother of Leslie. Parents had been killed in an accident. Lt. Commander in Royal Navy. Tall and spare with hawk's nose and light blue eyes. Had a bit of shrapnel in him from D-Day, which came loose, but he was rushed to Barchester Hospital by Cora Palliser, whom he later married. Inherited Beliers Priory, farmed the land, also started a prep school for naval orphans.

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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.

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Waring, George

(1900-1918) Son of Sir Harry and Lady Waring. Killed just before Armistice Day in WWI. Attended Southbridge School. Had been in love with Dean Crawley 's oldest daughter, then 15, when he left.

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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.

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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.

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Wheeler, Bill

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

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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!)

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Wicklow, Alice

b.1944. Daughter of Roddy and Alice Wicklow. Attended Barchester High School, planned to be a vet.

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Wicklow, Guy

b.1941. Son of Roddy and Alice Wicklow. Planned to enter forestry.

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Wicklow, Phoebe

b.1943. Daughter of Roddy and Alice Wicklow. Planned to attend art school.

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Wicklow, Roddy

Son of Mr. Wicklow of Barton and Wicklow, Architects. Assistant estate agent to Mr. Hoare at Pomfret Towers, later took over the estate himself. Big, good-natured, he married Alice Barton and became invaluable assistant to his brother-in-law Giles, Lord Pomfret. Wounded in leg, which kept him out of most of war, but returned to fight in Belgium near war's end.

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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.

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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.

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