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. 2012 Christmas, Flintshir Cousins, Susan Macclar, Downton Abbeyhighcl, Robert Crawley, Macclar Marchio, Downton Abbey Highclere, Downtown Abbey, Susan Flintshir
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3/27/14 6:26a "Downton Abbey" Hugh MacClare, Marquess of Flintshire who was known to his family and close friends by his nickname," Shrimpie" 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, a daughter called Annabelle & Rose. Nickname a game he played sisters.
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 11:24p ''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 his son's-in-law and Matthew Crawley, third cousin and heir. He is the grandfather of Baby Sybbie and Lady Mary's Son George downtonabbey.wiki....
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.
2/21/14 11:31p Downton Abbey Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of Grantham (b. 1845) is the widow of the late Patrick Crawley, 4th Earl of Grantham, mother of Robert Crawley, Earl of Grantham and the Lady Rosamund. mother-in-law of Cora Crawley, Countess of Grantham, grandmother of her three granddaughters Lady Mary Crawley, Lady Edith Crawley and Lady Sybil Branson nee Crawley.
3/26/14 9:45p Unhappy: Shrimpie's wife Susan MacClare and Rose's Mother-Phoebe Nicholls-once played Lady Cordelia Flyte in "Brideshead Revisited" 1981.
3/26/14 9:59p "Downton Abbey" Lady Rosamund, enjoyed a flirtation with the raffish Lord Hepworth, but was disappointed to learn he was a fortune hunter who was in league with her maid. While happily married to the late, and rich, Marmaduke Painswick, she has no children which has left her both lonely and firmly inclined to poke around in the business of her nieces. The arrival of Lady Rose MacClare, the daughter of her cousin, Lady Flintshire, opportunities to do so. Played by Samantha Bond
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.