Susan MacClare, Marchioness of Flintshire is Robert Crawley's neurotic first cousin, the maternal niece of Violet, mother of James, Annabelle, and Rose and mother-in-law to Annabelle's Husband. She is married to Hugh MacClare, Marquess of Flintshire, who is affectionately nicknamed Shrimpie within the family and works as a minister at the Foreign Office.
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Hugh MacClare, Marquess of Flintshire who was known to his family and close friends by his nickname, Shrimpie - which he obtained as a child by being a shrimp during playtimes with his sisters in the nursery - is a minister with the Foreign Office, who has some dealings with the Turkish Embassy. His wife, Susan, is a cousin of Robert's. He and his wife have three children; James, their son and heir, adaughter called Annabelle & Rose. His nickname comes from a game he played with his sisters.
2/21/14 11:24p ''Downton Abbey'' Robert Crawley, Earl of Grantham (b.1869) the patriarch of Downton Abbey, is the son of the late Patrick and Violet Crawley. He is the brother of Lady Rosamund, the husband of Cora Crawley nee Levinson, He is the father of three daughters: Lady Mary, Lady Edith and Lady Sybil. Tom Branson is his son-in-law and Matthew Crawley is his son-in-law, third cousin and heir. He is the grandfather of Lady Sybil and Lady Mary's children.
3/27/14 8:17a "Downton Abbey" Violet's niece and goddaughter Susan, the Marchioness of Flintshire, is trapped in a sad and loveless marriage to Shrimpy MacClare, Laird of Duneagle. Her bitterness about the marriage manifests in a sour demeanor and relentless criticism of her teenage daughter, Rose. Swason3/Finale
2/21/14 11:42p ''Downton Abbey'' Isobel Crawley is the widow of medical doctor Reginald Crawley, mother of her only son Matthew Crawley, and the mother-in-law of Lady Mary Crawley. She is well-educated, trained as a nurse and later became Chairman at the Downton Cottage Hospital, she comes from a middle-class background and she values in family and education.
Jarvis was Downton Abbey's manager for forty years, from 1880 to 1920. He was hired by Robert's father, and as a result, according to Violet, he always viewed Robert as the "young master", even after Robert became the Earl of Grantham. He is described as not liking change.
Daphne Bryant was the mother of Major Charles Bryant. She and her husband stop for luncheon at Downton Abbey en route to Maryport where Mrs. Hughes attempts to get Mrs. Bryant alone to tell her about Ethel and her son, Charlie. When Ethel bursts in claiming Major Bryant is the father of her son, Charlie, Mrs Bryant is more receptive of her. Mrs. Bryant writes to Mrs. Hughes to arrange a meeting. The Bryants have accepted that Charlie is their grandson and asks to be introduced to her grandson.
Sybil Crawley: "No one ever learned anything from a governess except for French, and how to curtsy." Lady Violet: "What more do you need?"