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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.
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.
Hugh MacClare, the Marquess of Flintshire and the Earl of Newtonmoreb (Peter Egan) is a minister with the Foreign Office, who has some dealings with the Turkish Embassy. His wife, Susan, is a first cousin of Robert's. Hugh is known to his family and close friends by the nickname Shrimpie, which he obtained as a child during a nursery game with his two elder sisters in which they were all sea creatures: Agatha a shark, Louisa a lobster, and Hugh a shrimp.
Hugh "Shrimpy" MacClare Marquess of Flintshire, is Laird of Duneagle, a magnificent castle in the Scottish Highlands. While Robert covets Shrimpy's ancestral pile, there is nothing to envy in Shrimpy's loveless marriage to Violet's unhappy niece, Susan. Often antagonizing his wife by trying to protect their free-spirited daughter, Rose, from Susan's over-critical eye, Shrimpy is concerned about Rose's well-being, especially if a foreign office posting requires him to take his family to India.
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.
Sybil Crawley: "No one ever learned anything from a governess except for French, and how to curtsy." Lady Violet: "What more do you need?"