Companion to Love Among the Ruins

17.   Love Among the Ruins. A bit of romance and a considerable amount of satire on the failings of post-war English government. Surprising bitterness for this usually gentle author. Charles Belton is now a junior master at Philip Winter's Priory School; Jessica Dean is much in evidence, with her suitor Oliver Marling. Highlights: dinner parties at the Deanery, the Beltons' and the Deans'; a Red Cross Fete at Marling; dinner at the White Hart; Parents' Day at Beliers Priory; family reunion at Rushwater; Conservative Rally and Barsetshire Pig-Breeders' Agricultural at Staple Park, with a cameo appearance by Sir Winston Churchill. Freddy Belton wins Susan Dean, Charles Belton reaches an understanding with Clarissa Graham. Too filled with characters glimpsed in passing, very episodic, but with memorable scenes which are found even in the weakest of her novels. One also sees the author begin to make more frequent errors in characters' names, ages, children and relationships, but these are minor irritations in a very entertaining novel.

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, 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

Addison

b. 1940. Student at Beliers Priory School. Stung by wasp and was much swollen, but enjoyed the fuss.

LAR, DD

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, 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

Archie

Bishop who was David Leslie's "Uncle Archie." Christened David at Rushwater.

LAR

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

Banister, Canon

Vicar of St. Mary's, Rushwater, later Canon of Barchester Cathedral. Always got eyeglasses tangled in cord.

WS, CBI, MH, MB, PBO, LAR, ESR

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

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

Fred Belton's old Uncle Charles. Wore a wig and drank a bottle of port every night.

LAR

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, Elsa

Sister of Fred Belton.

LAR

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

Belton, Mary

Sister of Fred Belton of Harefield.

LAR

Bertha

Head housemaid at Rushwater in the days of Mr. Henry Leslie.

PBO, LAR

Bessie

Under-housemaid at Rushwater.

WS, PBO, LAR

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

Bingham, Lady Dorothy "Dodo"

d. 1956. Mother of Rose and Hermione (twins). Also had three sons. Masterful fox-hunting type. Widow at first appearance in WS. Second daughter of Duke of Towers. Aunt of Lionel Harvest. Distant cousin of the Leslies.

WS, PBO, LAR, OBH, HR2, ESR, DA

Bingham, Mr.

Husband of Lady Dorothy. Died meekly years ago, not missed. Wealthy businessman.

PBO, LAR

Bingham, Rose

Daughter of Lady Dorothy "Dodo" Bingham. Became engaged to David Leslie in PBO. Children Dorothy and Henry. Sophisticated and intelligent, she served in Foreign Office during war. Had three brothers in the Army. Quite capable of curing David of his "bone-selfishness."

WS, PBO, PE, LAR, OBH, DD, 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, 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

Blumenfeld, Nat

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

LAR, 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

Bond, Alured

d. 1952. 2nd Lord Bond. Resident of Staple Park near Worsted. Wife Lucasta, son C. W. Strongly opposed Sir Ogilvy Hibberd's purchase of Pooker's Piece in BL. Small, round, with white mustache. Fond of Gilbert and Sullivan. A bit overshadowed by his masterful wife. During the war he gave Staple Park to a boys' school and lived at the White House. Traced ancestry back to King Alfred with a "gap of only 30 generations." Surprisingly, a Liberal. Dead by time of WDIM.

AF, BL, MH, GU, MB, PE, LAR, OBH, DD, WDIM, ESR, DA, 3S&T

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

Bond, Lucasta

Wife of Lord Alured Bond of Staple Park. "Benevolent Tyrant." Half-sister of Lord Stoke. An organizer and go-getter for causes she believed in. In ESR lived in Bath, then in 3S&T moved to Cheltenham to live with Old Lady Norton.

AF, BL, MH, GU, MB, LAR, DD, HR2, WDIM, ESR, NTL

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, Mr.

Vicar at Rushwater after Canon Banister. Didn't understand cows properly. Later a Canon.

PBO, LAR, OBH, DD, ESR, DA

Boulle, Jean-Claude

b. 1918. Skinny, spotty 16-year-old son of Prof. and Mme. Boulle in WS. Boy scout and ardent French Royalist. The display of Royalist support the children planned for Martin Leslie's birthday party backfired and fell flat.

WS, LAR, DD

Boulle, M. Henri

French professor whose family leased the Vicarage at Rushwater for the summer in WS. Gave Martin Leslie French lessons.

WS, LAR, DD

Boulle, Mme. Madeleine

Wife of Prof. Henri Boulle. Children Pierre, Ursule, Jean-Claude.

WS, LAR, DD

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

Boulle, Ursule

b. 1916. Short, stout 18-year-old daughter of Prof. and Mme. Boulle in WS. Devoted French Royalist. Developed schoolgirl crush on the repellent Joan Stevenson.

WS, PBO, LAR, DD

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, 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

Braque

One of the "neo-phallic" school of painting.

LAR

Bremer, Frederika

Swedish writer of children's stories.

LAR, HR2

Brown, Judge

American whose views on peanut cartel were quoted by Woolcott Von Dryden (Betty Dean's husband).

LAR

Bungay, Mr.

Rival publisher to Mr. Johns. Partner of Hobb.

PT, LAR, OBH

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

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

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

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

Conque, Amalie (“Conk")

Lady Emily Leslie's maid. Spoke little English despite 30-year residence in England. Combined devotion, incompetence and rudeness. After Lady Emily's death she went to live with Old Mrs. Baker at Folkestone. Was born in Vache-et-Etable.

WS, MH, PBO, LAR, OBH, ESR, DA

Coverdale, Gerry

Race driver who lent David and Rose Leslie his race car so that they could get to Rushwater reunion on time, also to go to Lady Emily Leslie's funeral.

LAR, OBH

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

Coxon

Ran garage (garridge) in Worsted. Also had taxi service.Father of Geoff.

GU, LAR, HR2

Coxon. Geoff

b. 1929. One of Marigold Smith's many boyfriends. Went into Navy. Married Marigold in 1950.

LAR, DD, HR2

Crackman, Bert

Engineer who drove the train "GatherumCastle" but was thought poorly of because he took little care of the engine.

LAR

Crackman, Sidney

Guard on train traveling on Worsted Line.

GU, LAR

Crawley

b. 1903. Dean Crawley’s eldest daughter (could be Secunda). At age l5 was in love with George Waring when he was killed in WWI.

LAR

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

Crockett, Selina (Allen)

Plump daughter of Lady Waring's old Nannie Allen. Came to help at Beliers Priory during war. Nearer 50 than 40, tender-hearted, attractive widow of Blackheath greengrocer. Grey-streaked, curly hair (hairpins kept falling out like Laura Morland's) and liquid eyes. Cried about almost anything. Turned down proposals from Pvt. Jenks and advances from Jasper Margett, married Sgt. Hopkins. They ran greengrocer's in Northbridge. Later sold greengrocer's, returned to Sir Harry Waring; Selina acted as cook for Priory School.

GU, LAR, DD, HR2, JC, CQ

Cruncher

Old man at Hacker's Corner who had been dying for 15 months, and constantly called in Martin Leslie to hear his last words, thinking Martin was his grandfather Henry Leslie. Drank a quart of cider and said he'd beat the sexton yet. Could remember as a boy hearing about the Frenchies being whipped by the Proosians in 1870.

PBO, LAR, DD

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, Lily

Great-aunt of Robin Dale. One of the Allington Dales. Aunt of Rev. Grantly. Engaged to "some man" (Adolphus Crosbie) but broke it off and lived to be over 80, spurning the love of her childhood friend Johnnie Eames. Took care of her mother and old Squire Dale, as recounted in Trollop's The Small House at Allington. One of the best-remembered Trollop's heroines.

MB, LAR

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

Davida and Davidette

Twins at Hacker's Corner. Named after David Leslie.

PBO, LAR

Dean

Twin sons of Frank and Rachel Dean. Served in same Naval squadron during war.

AF, PE, LAR, OBH, HR2

Dean

b. 1940. Student at Beliers Priory School. Son of Laurence and Margaret (Tebben) Dean. Had the good fortune to have a nosebleed in church and so be taken home.

LAR, DD, JC

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, Gerald

Son of Frank and Rachel Dean. In Army in India during war, stayed in Army afterwards.

AF, GU, PE, LAR, HR2

Dean, Helen

Eldest daughter of Frank and Rachel Dean. "Demon driver" of fast cars. Married middle-aged Oxford don Charles Fanshawe. Three children, including Rachel.

AF, HM, PE, LAR, OBH, HR2, JC, ESR, CQ, 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, Laurence

Eldest son of Frank and Rachel Dean. Became engaged to Margaret Tebben in AF. Did liaison work with Poles during war. Later became partner in father's engineering firm.

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

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, Robin

Youngest son of Frank and Rachel Dean. Student at Southbridge in Tony Morland's form. Graduated from OCTU during war. Married with twins by 1946. A farmer after war.

AF, GU, LAR, OBH, HR2

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

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

Dumbello, Lord

b. 1946. Baby son of present Lord Hartletop. Shared Henry and Dorothy Leslie's nursery on a visit to Hartletop.

LAR, DD, HR2

Evans

Sam Adams' production manager at Hogglestock Rolling Mills.

LAR, CC

Fairfield

Member of firm Johns and Fairfield, publishers of George Knox's books.

HR1, PT, CBI, MH, LAR, HR2, JC, CQ

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

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

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, 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

Fred

Marling Hall estate carpenter. He must have replaced Govern. Has son Joe.

LAR

Freeman, Ernie

Drove the bread van in Hallbury. Admired Greta Tory. A bit "red."

MB, LAR, CQ

Gale, Nurse

Stout, pleasant middle-aged nurse to Noel Winter (son of Philip and Leslie Winter). Former employee of the nursery school that was evacuated to Stories.

LAR, DD

Gaston

Jessica Dean's hairdresser.

LAR

Gobbett, Hash

Costar with Glamora Tudor in "Burning Flesh," "Mayflower Madness," etc.

PBO, PE, LAR

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

Grabshaw, Johnnie

Flew David and Rose Leslie over from Paris to be at Rushwater Reunion.

LAR

Grace

Lucy Marling's Aunt Grace. Lived in London.

LAR

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

Father of Sir Robert Graham. Oldest son of Sir Robert and Lady  Agnes was named for him.

LAR

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, Rev. Septimus

Great-great-grandson of old Bishop Grantly. Vicar of Edgewood, near Chaldicotes. Wife Mary.

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

Gresham

Uncle of Francis Gresham. Ran for Parliament from East Barsetshire against young Hibbard. Middle-aged bachelor who liked to play role of Old Country Squire.

PBO, LAR, OBH, HR2, JC, ESR, NTL, DA

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

Gunnar

Huge tabby cat belonging to Tebbenses of Lamb's Piece, Worsted. Dead at age 16 by time of LAR.

AF, LAR

Gunnarson, Hjalmar

Swedish playwright who wrote very dull plays about philosophy and economics.

LAR

Hagenstoltz, Fraulein

German mistress to the Leslie children at Rushwater when John, Agnes and David were young. John wrote derogatory verses on the summerhouse wall about her. Later at Gatherum Castle where she was released after hitting Gerry Palliser's knuckles with a ruler.

WS, PBO, LAR

Halliday, Ellie

Resident of Hatch House at Hatch End. Husband Leonard, children George and Sylvia. Well-read and articulate. Brother killed in WWI. After husband's death, lived much abroad in France.

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

Halliday, Leonard

d. 1956. Owner of Hatch House, Hatch End. Wife Ellie, children George and Sylvia. In deteriorating health from PBO on. Was in Barsetshire Yeomanry in WWI. Hardworking gentleman farmer.

PBO, LAR, ESR,

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

Hamp, Mrs.

Sister-in-law of Worsted tailor, sold tobacco, sweets, newspapers, etc., in Worsted shop. Sister worked at Dower House during war.

GU, LAR, HR2

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

Hargreaves, Dr., Featherly

Well-known consultant whose daughter is engaged to Bob Perry

HR1, LAR

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

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

Hibberd

Son of Sir Ogilvy Hibberd. Ran for Parliament as Labour candidate against Mr. Gresham. A lawyer and/or commercial artist as offensive as his father. Director of the National Rotochrome Polychrome Universal Post Card Company.

PBO, LAR, OBH,HR2, JC, DA,3S&T

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

Higgens

Handyman at Beliers Priory School.

LAR

Hoare

d. 1942. Estate agent for Old Lord Pomfret in PT. Came to Towers as under-agent when he was 30. Succeeded by Roddy Wicklow.

PT, HM, LAR, OBH, DD, WDIM, CQ

Hodgkins, Father

R.C. padre at Barchester church attended by Conque, Lady Emily Leslie's maid, years ago.

LAR

Hoggett, Sam

Once worked with Sam Adams at Hogglestock. Could tend a machine while asleep on his feet. Probably father of Grace and Giles. Miss Hogett's brother.

LAR

Holden

Sexton at Rushwater church.

WS, LAR

Holly, Miss Cecily

Secretary to Madeleine Sparling of Hosiers' Girls' School. Short and stout with black eyes and a businesslike air. "Like an energetic plum pudding." Taught advanced math as a relaxation, furthered Heather Adams' interest in the subject. Had five younger brothers. Graduate of Fairlawns at St. Ethelburg. Became Head of Hosiers' when Miss Sparling retired.

HM, MB, LAR, OBH, CQ

Holman

Proprietor of Holman's Phospho-Manuro, the artificial fertilizer. Also made Washington's Vimphos and Corbett's Bono-Vitasang, all of which contained the same ingredients.

LAR, OBH, DD, HR2, JC, WDIM, DA, 3S&T

Holt, C. W.

d. 1946. Exceptional bore with penchant for discussing titled "friends" and inviting himself for visits in houses of people too good-natured to put him off. Talked interminably about gardening and gave unwanted advice. Gossipy hanger-on; snobbish, egotistical "tame cat." Got job with Broadcasting House through Joan Stevenson. Dead by time of PE.

WS, MB, PE, LAR, ESR

Hopkins

Sgt. Hopkins' brother. Ran a dairy farm at Chaldicotes.

LAR

Hopkins, Sgt. Ted

Convalescent at Beliers Priory during war. Had served with Colin Keith. Wife died a year earlier. Eyes were affected after injury in lorry collision. Had greengrocer's business in Northbridge which his mother ran during war. A veteran of WWI. Married Selina Crockett and returned to greengrocer's business, but couldn't compete with Amalgamated Vedge so went to Sir Harry Waring as kitchen gardener. Later worked at Harefield House Boys' School.

GU, LAR, DD, HR2, JC, CQ

Hornby, Catriona

Daughter of Christopher and Elsa (Belton) Hornby.

LAR, DD

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

Hoskins, Father

R.C. padre at church attended by Conque, Lady Emily Leslie's maid.

LAR, OBH, ESR

Houby, M.

French voice teacher who coached Jessica Dean.

LAR

Hubback, Old Mrs.

Ran Harefield sweet shop when Mr. Belton was a boy. Reputed to be a witch.

PBO, LAR, OBH, ESR, DA

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

Humble, William

b. 1859. "Old Humble," cowman for the Beltons. His mother was a Wheeler.

HM, LAR

Ivy

Nurse to Lady Agnes Graham's children at Holdings. Left to become nurse for a lady going abroad. Nurse and Agnes decided she'd return to nurse David's children.

WS, MH, PBO, LAR, DD

Joe

Son of Marling Hall estate carpenter.

LAR

Joe

b. 1924. Friend of Charles Belton. Wife Vixen, two kids, lived in Chelsea.

LAR

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, 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, 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

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

Krogsborg, Anders

Swedish civil economist with socialist views. Admired by Richard Tebben.

LAR, OBH

Krogsborg, Petra

Daughter of Anders Krogsborg, married Richard Tebben. Very keen on social and child welfare and thought Sweden was very superior. Tall, dominant Valkyrie in whom Richard's petulant nature met its match.

LAR, OBH, DD

Lefter, V.

Person from Maida Vale who wrote to Mrs. Morland criticizing her portrayal of London headmaster as an uneducated non-gentleman.

LAR

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, Dorothy "Dodo"

b. 1946. Daughter of David and Rose (Bingham) Leslie

LAR, ESR, DA

Leslie, Eleanor

b. 1948. Daughter of Martin and Sylvia (Halliday) Leslie.

LAR, OBH, DD, ESR, DA, 3S&T

Leslie, Gay

Deceased beloved wife of John Leslie, who remembered her as a "pleasant little ghost". Her memory haunted him in WS until his marriage to Mary Preston.

WS, PBS, LAR, JC, DA

Leslie, Henry

Owner of Rushwater House, husband of Lady Emily. A country-squire type who bred the famous Rushwater bulls. In progressively poorer health from WS until he is dead by the time of PBO (1945).

WS, B, BL, MH HM, PBO, LAR, OBH, DD, HR2, JC, ESR, DA

Leslie, Henry

b. 1947. Son of David and Rose (Bingham) Leslie.

LAR, ESR, DA

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

Leslie, Martin Giles

1896-1918. Eldest son of Henry and Lady Emily Leslie. Killed in France in WWI. Called Giles in ESR. His widow married an American and had other children (at least one son).

WS, MH, PBO, LAR, OBH, DD, ESR, 3S&T

Lorimer

d. 1937. Classics master at Southbridge (died in SH ). Elderly Scotsman with genius for coaching who crammed Hacker into his Oxford scholarship. Author of standard Latin text. Replaced by Philip Winter. Had sister in Perthshire .

SH, GU, MB, PE, LAR, DD, JC, ESR

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

Lundquist, Selma

Swedish actress who acted in a very naturalistic way in very dull plays, expounding author's philosophy and economic views.

LAR

Maboul

One of the neo-phallic school of painters. Pupil of Braque. Painted ceiling of Wigwam Club in London.

LAR

MacPherson

1868-1950. Estate agent for the Leslies at Rushwater. Verrry Scottish. Came to Rushwater at age 30, stayed over fifty years. Same age as Lady Emily, he died with his Bible on his knees, opened to a page with a picture of Lady Emily, whom he had loved and served all his life. Left his house to Emmy Graham Grantly.

WS, MH, PBO, LAR, OBH, DD, WDIM, ESR, DA, 3S&T

MacPherson, Nurse

Was in charge of the ward where Tommy Needham's arm was amputated.

LAR

Manhole

Robert Graham's housemaster at Eton.

PBO, LAR

Margett, "Grannie"

Jasper Margett's grandmother. Had mixed gypsy blood. Known as a witch who frequently took the form of a large black hare. Jasper shot "her" in GU but didn't use a silver button.

GU, LAR, OBH,DD, ESR

Margett, Bert

Head porter at Worsted. Son of Margett the builder. Married Doris Phipps, became stationmaster after war. two children.

AF, GU, LAR, 3S&T

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

Marling

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

MH, LAR, OBH, CC, DD

Marling

Grandfather of William Marling. Broke his neck in the hunting field at age 40.

LAR, OBH

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, 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

Marling, William

Uncle of William Marling. His butler occasionally sat up to take him to bed after he had imbibed too freely.

LAR

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, 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, 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

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

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

Miranda, Miss

Worked at Barchester beauty parlor.

LAR

Modestine

Long-suffering donkey belonging to the Tebbens family at Worsted. Originally called Neddy, renamed for donkey in R.L. Stevenson's Travels with a Donkey. Intractable for almost everybody. Richard Tebben saved Jessica Dean from a bull by using Modestine as a road block. Said to be dead in MB (1945) although Susan Dean in LAR says the Tebbens sold him to the Dean family for whom he was useful in the garden, then was sold to a nursery school during the war, and she thought he was still alive.

AF, MB, PE, LAR

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

Morpie, Bill

Ticket clerk and porter at Mellicent Halt. Transferred to Winter Overcotes for most of war, where he felt his duties were beneath him. Got in with a bad crowd and was caught red-handed by Sgt. Hopkins stealing money from Mr. Beedle's jacket. Beedle let him off and lent him money to pay his debt. Before entering Army next day, Morple returned a trophy which the gang had stolen. After war, we heard he had been arrested as part of a gang which robbed a post office and half-killed the postmaster. Sentenced to seven years.

MH, LAR, OBH

Morple, Ed'ard

A "furriner" from the other side of Barchester. Lived at Winter Overcotes where his son Bill was a porter.

GU, LAR

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

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

Murdstone

Ran shooting gallery that traveled around to fairs. Undoubtedly related to David Copperfield's stepfather.

LAR

Nan

Nurse to Jessica Dean, later with Lydia Merton.

AF, PE, LAR, WDIM

Nandy, Henry

Aged resident of Mellicent Halt. "Drinks and smokes all day long and lives in one room and it simply stinks. He's supposed to be rolling in money." Lived to get his "beer and baccy".

MH, LAR, OBH, WDIM

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

Daughter of Dowager Lady Norton. Said to have been living in highbrow sin in Chelsea with a Slavo-Lydian intellectual. Bulgy build.

WS, MH, PE, LAR

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

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

Palmer, Fred

Major landowner around Worsted and Skeynes. J.P. Owner of dairy herd. Brother of Rachel Dean. Called Henry by Rachel Dean in AF.

AF, BL, GU, MB, PE, LAR, OBH, DD, WDIM

Palmer, Louise

Wife of Fred Palmer of Worsted. Female "squire" of Worsted because of her dominant and masterful personality.

AF, BL, GU, PE, LAR, OBH

Pandora

Chicken belonging to the Tebbens. Stopped laying.

LAR

Panter, Fred

Carpenter at Hatch End. Reckoned it was lucky to make coffins for twins, so long as it wasn't both.

MH, LAR, DA

Panter, Mrs.

Laundress, wife of Hallidays' carter. Lived at No. 6 Clarence Cottages. Cousin of Lord Stoke's butler Alfred. Sister was nanny for Mr. and Mrs. Richard Carter

PBO, LAR, ESR, DA

Patten, Mr.

Stationmaster at Worsted. Brother-in-law of Margett, the builder. Uncle of Bert Margett, the head porter, and Alf. Retired in LAR.

AF, BL, MH, LAR

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.

LAR, HR2, WDIM, CQ, LAA

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.

HM, LAR, DD, HR2, WDIM, CQ, LAA

Perry, Dr.

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

HM, MB, LAR, OBH, DD, HR2, CO, LAA

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.

HM, LAR, DD, HR2, CQ, LAA, 3S&T

Perry, Jim

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

HM, LAR, DD, HR2, LAA

Perry, Mrs. Maud

Wife of Dr. Perry of Harefield. Given to causes and enthusiasms, especially for Mixo-Lydia.

HM, MB, LAR, DD, HR2

Pettinger, Bertha

Headmistress of Barchester High School. Highly unpopular. Known to the girls as "The Beast." Had tired waved hair and painted her face. Madeleine Sparling lived with her before the Hosiers' Girls' School moved to Harefield Park. Received OBE when she retired.

SH, B, CBI, NR, GU, HM, MB, PBO, PE, LAR, OBH, DD, JC, WDIM, 3S&T

Phipps, Doris

Daughter of Tebbens' housekeeper at Worsted. Became kitchenmaid at Manor House for Deans. Worked as porter at Winter Overcotes during war. In LAA, she had married Bert Margett, had two kids, was working in an airplane factory.

AF, GU, LAR

Phipps, Marlene

b. 1932. Worked as porter at Winter Overcotes in 3S&T. First seen as 15-year-old parlormaid at Holdings for the Grahams.

LAR, DD, 3S&T

Phipps, Mr.

Husband of Tebbens' housekeeper. Did gardening for Tebbens, also served as sexton.

AF, LAR

Phipps, Mrs.

Housekeeper for Tebbenses at Worsted. Children Doris and Ernie. Née Pollett.

AF, BL, GU, LAR, HR2

Phipps, Palmyra

Niece of the Tebbens' housekeeper. Worked at the telephone exchange at Worsted, could always provide information on telephone subscribers' whereabouts and doings. Named Palmyra after Louise Palmer.

AF, GU, LAR, OBH, DD, HR2, 3S&T

Pickering

b. 1940. Student at Beliers Priory School. Skinned his knees falling off bike.

LAR, DD

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

Pie, Sir Omicron

Brilliant young surgeon. Known to Robin Dale, whose foot he  treated, as "Thing." Amputated Tommy Needham's arm.

MB, LAR, CQ

Pilman (or Pilbeam)

Oliver Marling's London oculist. Was in army during war.

MH, LAR

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

Pollett, children of Ed and Milly

Belle (1946) named after Amabel Marling. Cassie (1947) named after Lucasta Bond Donald (1942) one of twins Luce (1943) named after Lucy Marling Mickey (1942) twin of Donald Ol (1944) named after Oliver Marling Will (1945) named after William Marling At last report, in 1946, they were expecting another to be named Winnie (regardless of sex) after Winston Churchill.

LAR, OBH, DD

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

Pollett, Lily-Annie

Worked as porter at Winter Overcotes station during war. Had an illegitimate child.

GU, LAR

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

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

Poyntz

Illegitimate child of Ellen Humble's aunt Sarah who worked at the Hosiers' Girls' School. She didn't know the father's name, but met him in a week she'd run out of ration points, hence the name.

LAR

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

Pritchard

Barchester wine merchant.

LAR

Pucken

"Old Pucken." Former cowman for the Marlings. Awfully rheumatick .

LAR, OBH, ESR

Pucken, Tom

Carter, cowman and odd-job man for John Middleton at Laverings. Wife Sarah.

BL, LAR

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

Robarts, Canon

Only Barchester clergyman who did not have unchristian feelings for the Bishop; however, he'd been slightly mad for years. In PBO he became gently madder and madder until he died. His last words were "I've got him now!" which the lower classes took to mean the Devil, but his friends knew it was because he thought he'd gotten the Bishop removed by Act of Parliament. Probably grandson of Mark Robarts in Trollope's Framley Parsonage.

HM, PBO, LAR, HR2

Sarah

Cook at Hosiers' Girls' School. Had an illegitimate child. Niece of Mrs. Powlett, Mr. Oriel's cook. Mother of second illegitimate child named Poyntz.

HM, LAR

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

Scatcherd, Mr.

Resident artist in Hatch End. His pen-and-ink drawings were well known, especially "Rising Rambler" series. Lived in hideous little house called Rokeby with his niece and housekeeper, Hettie. All his pictures had a tendency to look exactly alike. Dressed and acted the part of the typical artist of the late 19th century.

PBO, LAR, WDIM, ESR, DA, 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

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.

CBI, HM, MB, PBO, PE, LAR, HR2, JC, DA, CQ, LAA, 3S&T

Simnet

Brother of Southbridge School butler, former scout at Lazarus College. Later the Apparitor of Worship for the Hosiers' Company. Weedy and bespectacled widower, whose late wife was a "great hand at making rissles." Married Dorothy, Mr. Oriel's maid.

HM, LAR, HR2, CQ

Simnet, Dorothy

Fiftyish, slightly subnormal, maid to Mr. Oriel at Harefield. A Plymouth sister. Married Simnet, brother of the Southbridge butler.

HM, LAR, HR2, CQ

Simnet, Mrs.

Old Mrs. Simnet, mother of the butler and his brother. Lived in Barchester.

HM, LAR, CQ

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, 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, Marigold

b. 1932. Daily help for Nannie Allen in Worsted. Later became village "bad girl" when she was maid for Leslie Waring at Beliers Priory. Married Geoff Coxon in 1950.

GU, LAR, DD, HR2

Smith, Senator

American legislator whose views on the peanut cartel were quoted by Woolcott Van Dryven.

LAR

Sonia

Actress who was with Jessica Dean while entertaining the troops in WWII. Peggy Arbuthnot replaced her when she went down with a hangover.

PE, LAR

Spencer

Butler to Lord Bond at Staple Park. Tended to bend his master to his will. Bond had (courageously) fired him by LAR.

BL, LAR

Spender, Billy

b. 1934. Elder son of Major Robert Spender. In NR he was to attend Coppin's School the next year. Had written and illustrated stories, and doting father thought him "as good as Balzac and Michael Angelo."

NR, GU, LAR, DD, ESR

Spender, Major Robert

Major in Barsetshire, billeted on Villarses at Northbridge. Thin and sensitive, he spent his spare time writing to his wife and 3 children. Went to Coppin's School where Mr. Villars was formerly head. Had voluble and tiresome wife whom he loved dearly. Called "Hopkins" in ESR.

NR, GU, LAR, DD, ESR

Spender, Mrs.

Maiden name Williams. Talkative and exhausting wife of Maj. Spender. Spent some weeks at Northbridge Rectory. Mother of Billy, Jimmy and Clarissa, about whom she bragged constantly. Bullied her husband and talked baby-talk to him (called him "Bobbums"). Short, stout, and forty, she followed quotations of her own thoughts with "she said" and "though I say it as shouldn't." Was fond of telling of her economical but appalling recipes. Deceased father was Mixo-Lydian consul.

NR, GU, LAR, DD, ESR

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

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.

SH, CBI, PBO, PE, LAR, OBH, DD, HR2, JC, WDIM, ESR, NTL, CQ, LAA, 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

Tebben, Gilbert

Husband of Winifred, father of Margaret and Richard. Resident of Lamb's Piece near Worsted. Civil servant, interested in old Norse history and epics.

AF, BL, GU, MB, PE, LAR, OBH, DD, WDIM

Tebben, Margaret

Daughter of Gilbert and Winifred Tebben of Worsted. Married Laurence Dean, later mentioned as having son and daughter.

AF, BL, GU, MB, PE, LAR, JC, WDIM

Tebben, Richard

b.1914. Son of Gilbert and Winifred Tebben of Worsted. First seen as self-centered, obnoxious and unsympathetic, considered courtesy a type of hypocritical snobbery.Ashamed of his hard-working, well-meaning parents. Infatuated with Rachel Dean in AF. Saved Jessica Dean from the Leslies' bull,Rushwater Rubicon, so was given a job in Dean's engineering firm (in spite of his poor showing at Oxford).ddle East during war, invalided out with tropical disease. Later married domineering Petra Krogsborg and got a job with Mr. Adams. Improved somewhat, but never very likeable.

MB, PE, LAR, OBH, DD, WDIM

Tebben, Winifred (Ross)

Wife of Gilbert Tebben of Worsted. Mother of Margaret and Richard. Took a First in Economics at Oxford, wrote several books on the subject. Was enamoured of her tutor, Mr. Fanshawe, but met and became engaged to Gilbert Tebben on a Scandinavian cruise. Known for her small and impractical economies, especially with leftover food, which was a sore trial for her family.

AF, BL, GU, HM, MB, LAR, OBH, DD, 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).

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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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Tory, Greta

Postwoman in Hallbury. Niece of Admiral Palliser's cook. Permed hair, sandals, nail polish, etc., but a nice girl who gave some of her wages to her mother. Later seen as a waitress at the White Hart in Barchester.

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Towel, E. G.

Wrote letters to Mrs. Morland accusing her of hating dogs, because of a statement in one of her books.

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Trotter, Mrs.

Temporary cook at Beliers Priory School, replaced by Selina Hopkins. Formerly cook at the Deanery.

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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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Turk

(1935-1950) Aged shaggy dog belonging to Lucy Marling. Chased several of the Harveys' chickens, causing their collapse.

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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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Updike

b.1918. Elder son of Philip and Betty Updike. Was studying law when war began, rose to rank of colonel. Later joined father in solicitor's practice.

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Updike

b.1922. Elder daughter of the Updikes of Harefield. Promoted rapidly in WAAFs during war. after which she started a domestic  science school. Very quiet and competent. Later was head of Barchester Library, then secretary for Lord and Lady Pomfret.

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Updike

b.1926. Younger daughter of the Updikes of Harefield. Was doing well at St. Perdita's School in HM. The school was evacuated from St. Leonard's to Abergobblyn. Received scholarship to Cambridge. Entered a travel agency after war.

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Updike

b.1928. Younger son of the Updikes of Harefield. Raking in scholarships in HM (1943) while attending Southbridge School. Entered military service in LAR, became an accountant after war.

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Updike, Betty

Wife of Harefield solicitor Philip Updike. Tall, fair, very young- looking. two sons, two daughters. Engagingly incompetent, continually sustaining minor injuries in a ridiculous manner.

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Updike, Phil

Lived at Clives Corner in Harefield. A solicitor with 4 children ages 15 to 25 at first appearance. Quiet, short, gray-haired and middle- aged. From a long line of solicitors. Bit of a gossip.

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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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Vixen

b.1926. Wife of Charles Belton's friend Joe. Had two kids, lived in a flat in Chelsea, had been on the stage.

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Walter

Footman at Rushwater. Once was walking out with Ivy.

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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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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.

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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).

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Wheeler

Father of "S". Sarah Wheeler. Odd-job man and patron of the Old Begum Alehouse. Wife was a laundress.

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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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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.

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Wheeler, Sid

Landlord of the Nabob's Head in Harefield.

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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, 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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