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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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.
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.