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.
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…
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.wikia.com.
3/26/14 10:10p "Downton Abbey" The destination for the Crawley’s is Cousin Hugh ‘Shrimpie’ MacClare, Marquess of Flintshire’s estate Duneagle in Scotland. Heard tell of him in season two when Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham placed a phone call to him at the War Office when Matthew had gone missing during combat. He is a diplomat and her cousin by marriage through her niece Susan, daughter of her sister. The MacClare’s are the parents of young Rose, the flapper we met in episode six.
Susan MacClare 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.