Companion to Peace Breaks Out

15.   Peace Breaks Out. Centers around the Leslie family of Rushwater and the Halliday family of Hatch End. Also featured are Anne Fielding and Robin Dale. Highlights: scenes of village life with such characters as Scatcherd the artist; tea at the Deanery; parliamentary campaign between Sam Adams and Sir Robert Fielding; Sale of Work at the Palace followed by dinner at the Fieldings'; a house party at Rushwater. Martin wins Sylvia, Robin wins Anne, David is conquered by Rose Bingham. Close to the equal of those early books which I think are her best.

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, 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

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

Bell, Tommy

RAF acquaintance of George and Sylvia Halliday. A bit common.

PBO

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

Bent, Miss

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

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

Bertha

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

PBO, LAR

Bessie

Under-housemaid at Rushwater.

WS, PBO, LAR

Betts, Mrs.

Member of WVS during war. In clothing exchange. Had a row with Madame Tomkins.

PBO

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, Geraldine

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

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

Birkett, Rose

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

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

Birkett, William (Henry?)

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

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

Bishop's wife

Unpleasant, inhospitable, snobbish. One son.

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

Bishop of Barchester

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

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

Bissell, Elaine

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

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

Bissell, Mr.

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

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

Bluebell

Cow owned by the Leslies at Rushwater.

PBO, DD

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, 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

Bramble

Pony belonging to the Leslies at Rushwater.

PBO

Brandon, Delia

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

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

Brandon, 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

Briskit

The Hallidays' pony.

PBO

Brown, Joe

Landlord of the Red Lion at Southbridge, also owned a taxi. Once attended Old Sewerworks Road School in London.

CBI, GU, PBO, PE, JC, NTL, 3S&T

Brown, Lily

Daughter of Old Brown, Rushwater gardener. Married Ted Poulter.

PBO, OBH, DA

Brown, Mrs.

Mother of Sid Brown and Brown the garageman. Wouldn't use her false teeth because of Biblical injunctions against graven images.

PBO, DD

Brown, Old

d. 1944. Head gardener for the Leslies at Rushwater.

WS, PBO

Bunting, Miss Maude "Bunny"

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

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

Campo, Cash

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

B, PBO, PE, CC

Carter, Angela

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

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

Carter, Everard

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

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

Carter, 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

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

Caxton

Gamekeeper for Old Lord Pomfret. Father of the Hallidays' estate car enter. A man of few words, too frequently repeated.

PBO, ESR

Caxton

Estate carpenter for the Hallidays at Hatch End. Wore a square paper carpenter's hat.

PBO, ESR, NTL, DA

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

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

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

Cornstalk, Mr.

Riveter in Barley St., Barchester, who could mend teacups. Deceased.

PBO

Crawley, Josiah

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

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

Crawley, Mrs.

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

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

Crawley, Octavia

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

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

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, 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

Downing, Harold

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

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

Dudley, Matron Poppy

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

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

Duval, Jules

Nephew of Mlle. Duchaux. In Free-French Army. Had tea at Marling Hall. Yellow-faced with unpleasant white fangs. Accompanied by two French Africans. Great contempt for everything English. Confused with Pierre Boulle in PBO.

MH, PBO

Ewold, St.

Caused sacred grove of Druid's Oak on Balder's Knob to be cut down, and nothing has grown there since. Legend says he played cards with the Devil using cards marked with crosses to burn the Devil's fingers.

PBO, ESR, CQ

Fairweather, Geoffrey

Elder brother of John. Sister Edith married Robert Keith. Contemporary of Tony Morland at Southbridge. Not brilliant, but good athlete, captain of boxing. School nickname "Fairy." Married Geraldine Birkett, had son John. Became a Colonel in the Barsetshire Regt. during war.

DH, SH, CBI, GU, PBO, PE, JC, CQ

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

Featherstone- haugh

1920-1939. Captain of Rowing at Southbridge School in '37, went into Nigerian police. Killed when Lancashire was torpedoed and sunk. Contemporary of Tony Morland, Swan and Hacker. Very shy. Enamoured of Matron when in Junior form. Special prize for Greek was named for his uncle.

SH, CBI, PBO, ESR

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, 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

Fothergill, Mrs.

Elderly and feeble cook for the Hallidays at Hatch End. Age and legs prevented her from doing much work, but she was ably assisted by Hubback. Came to Hallidays in 1911 along with Caxton.

PBO, ESR, DA

Fred

Cousin of Caxton, Hallidays' estate carpenter. Lived at Nutfield. Had fever when twentyfour years old, grew 1½ inch and all his hair fell out. Possibly same as Marlin Hall estate carpenter.

PBO

Gobbett, Hash

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

PBO, PE, 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, Henry

(?) Youngest son of Sir Robert and Lady Agnes Graham. Only mentioned twice in all books, ignored in other listings of Agnes's children.

PBO, 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

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, Frank

b. 1937. Son of Francis and Jane (Palliser) Gresham of Hallbury. Close friend of John Leslie's boys.

MB, PBO, HR2, JC, WDIM, DA, CQ

Gresham, Jane (Palliser)

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

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

Gresham, Lt. Francis

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

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

Gudgeon

Butler to the Leslies at Rushwater. His greatest pleasure was ringing the dinner gong. Performed comic song "The Body in the Bag" every year at Rushwater concert. Had gone to live with sister at Bovey Tracey in PBO.

WS, PBO, OBH, ESR

Hacker, Percy

b. 1921. First encountered in SH as a very silent Southbridge student, friend of Tony Morland. Had pet chameleon named Gibbon, which he once offered to Philip Winter for coaching him before a scholarship exam. Once left the hot tap running and nearly flooded the lower dorm. In Ministry of Information during war. Became fellow and senior classics tutor at Lazarus College, later Latin Chair at Redbrick Univ. Author of well-known Latin text.

SH, CBI, GU, MB, PBO, DD, HR2, JC, WDIM, ESR, NTL, 3S&T

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, George

b. 1921. Son of Leonard and Ellie Halliday. Capt. in Barsetshire Yeomanry during war, much of the time in Italy. Once climbed all the way around the quad while a fresher at St. Jude's. Fond of Edith Graham for a while, married Jane Crawley in DA. Son Martin.

PBO, 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

Halliday, William

Ancestor of Leonard Halliday. Married a lady of property and built original Hatch House in 1721.

PBO, ESR

Hampton, Miss

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

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

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, Frances,

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

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

Harvey, Geoffrey

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

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

Heath, Sister

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

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

Herdman

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

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

Herdman, Mrs.

Wife of Herdman the cowman. Had a passion for cleanliness.

PBO

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

Hipcock, Miss

Head of Cambridge College attended by Heather Adams.

PBO

Hooper, Lt.

Young officer in the Barsetshires billeted on the Villarses in Northbridge. His false teeth once fell out at depot. Was a captain in GU. Obnoxious without intending to be. Not "quite quite." In military intelligence.

NR, GU, MB, PBO

Hopgood, Piggy

In RAF, common acquaintance of David Leslie and Sylvia Halliday.

PBO

Hopkinson, Dame Monica

Had been a queen-policewoman in Last War and still went about in chauffeur's gaiters and lunched with old generals at the Carleton Grill.

PBO

Hubback

Servant of Hallidays at Hatch End. Daughter of old Mrs. Hubback who kept the shop.

PBO, ESR, DA

Hubback, Betty

Daughter or niece (apparently) of the Hallidays' housekeeper.

PBO

Hubback, Old Mrs.

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

PBO, LAR, OBH, ESR, DA

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

Jessie

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

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

Jimmy

Under-cowman for Grahams at Holdings.

PBO

Jones

George Halliday's batman in Normandy.

PBO

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, 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

Kitson

Housemaster of Junior House at Southbridge School. Resigned to go into business with his uncle. Robin Dale took his place.

PBO

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

Leslie, David

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

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

Leslie, Henry

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 (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 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

Macdougal, Chumps

Acquaintance of David Leslie and Sylvia Halliday in the RAF.

PBO

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

Manhole

Robert Graham's housemaster at Eton.

PBO, LAR

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, 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, 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

Martina

Child of post-office woman at Rushwater. Named after Martin Leslie.

PBO

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, 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

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

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

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

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, 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

O'Grady, Shawn

Great liberator of the Republic of Sangrado. Murdered in 1843.

PBO

Palliser, Admiral

Resident of Hallbury House, Hallbury. An engineer. Widower with 2 sons, 2 daughters, (including Jane Gresham). Worked during war at engineering firm in Barchester.

MB, PBO, HR2, JC, WDIM, NTL, DA

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

Panter, Fred

Mr. Halliday's carter at Hatch House. Lost an arm at Ypres but handled horses as well as anyone. Apparently Mr. Halliday's old batman. Sons Fred and Jimmy, daughter Cissie.

PBO, NTL, 3S&T

Panter, Fred

Son of Mr. Halliday's carter. Wanted to vote Labour, but his mum filled out his proxy and voted for Mr. Gresham. In army in Far East during war.

PBO, ESR

Panter, George

Proprietor of Mellings Arms. Cousin of the Hallidays' carter.

PBO, ESR, NTL, DA

Panter, Jimmy

Grandson of Mrs. Hubback at the shop, son of Mr. Halliday's carter. A very bad little boy. Got a scholarship.

PBO, ESR

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

Pemberton, Ianthe

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

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

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.

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

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

Phillpot, Eve

Woman for whom Sylvia Halliday worked during war. Rose Bingham and Sylvia had a common hatred of her.

PBO

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

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.

WS, PT, PBO, PE, OBH, HR2, WDIM, ESR, LAA

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, Mrs.

Mother of Ted. Kept house for the Vicar at Rushwater. Refused to go to hospital in OBH, saying she'd rather die in her own bed.

PBO, OBH

Poulter, Ted

Farm worker at Rushwater. Married Lily Brown.

PBO, OBH, DA

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

Propett, Aggie

One of three children of half-witted mother on Rushwater estate, one an illegitimate child of a sergeant at Brandon Abbas, others by her half-witted husband. Named after Agnes Graham. Arrived to announce the demise of a chicken by having a stone fall on it. Never quite knew whether she was in trouble or not, nor as a rule by whom.

PBO, ESR

Proudie, Bishop Thomas

Bishop of Barchester in 1850's and 1860's. Small man with great pompousness, dominated by his wife. Most prominent in Trollope's Barsetshire novels.

B, NR, PBO, OBH, JC, ESR, DA, CQ

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

Rivers, Julian

One of the few thoroughly despicable Thirkell characters. Long-haired, unwashed, considered himself an artist but is best at being a conceited prig. A member of the "Set of Five," a group of artists as inept as himself. Made a pest of himself to naive Alice Barton in PT, until Roddy Wicklow rescued her. Unwillingly in Army briefly during war, but rescued as a "valuable artist."

PT, MH, HM, PBO, PE, HR2, ESR, NTL, CQ, 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

Scatcherd

Old storekeeper in Northbridge. Brother of the Hatch End artist. Had muttonchop whiskers. Daughter Hettie, one son.

NR, PBO, WDIM, ESR

Scatcherd, Hettie

Niece and housekeeper to Scatcherd the artist in Hatch End. Bad-tempered, considered to have a powerful gift of vituperative speech in Chapel. Cut her own hair with kitchen scissors, refused to go to dentist because of some confusion about graven images. Middle-aged, non-stop talker, spoke in long single-sentence paragraphs without pauses for breath.

PBO, ESR, NTL

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

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

Stringer

Barchester contractor who built Rokeby Cottage in Hatch End. Lost all his money in speculation and had to go live with his old mother, who always told him how poorly she thought of him and outlived him by three triumphant weeks.

PBO

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

Tacker, Mrs.

Wife of sexton at Rushwater church, formerly housemaid at Rushwater.

PBO

Tadcaster, Lord

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

PBO, LAR, CC, ESR, DA

Tessé, Madame

Dressmaker from whom the Binghams got frocks to wear to Martin Leslie's 17th birthday party.

PBO

Thorne

Conservative member for West Barsetshire before Sam Adams became M.P. Had to give up parliamentary duties because of heart condition.

PBO

Thorne, Canon

d.1948. Elderly bachelor with High-Church leanings. Very deaf; thin with a long neck. Lived like a hermit his last few years. Wagers were made as to the imminent collapse of his house in the Cathedral Close (The Vine ) after all the books were removed.

CBI, PBO, OBH, HR2, ESR

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.

HR1, DH, GU, MB, PBO, PE, ESR, NTL, LAA, 3S&T

Tompkins, "Old"

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

PBO, LAR, OBH, CC, ESR, LAA

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.

MB, PBO, LAR, OBH, HR2, JC, DA, LAA

Tudor, Glamora

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

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

Vidler

Poulterer in Northbridge.

NR, PBO, WDIM

Waring, Gen. Sir Harry

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

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

Waring, Lady Harriet

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

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

Waring, Leslie

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

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

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.

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

Wicklow, Sally

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

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

Winter, Philip

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

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

Valid HTML 4.01!