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In Episode 3.08, Violet states that Hugh and Susan intended to travel to Scotland but could not because Hugh's work "keeps him nailed to his desk."; ultimately, they intend to travel in July 1921.
 
In Episode 3.08, Violet states that Hugh and Susan intended to travel to Scotland but could not because Hugh's work "keeps him nailed to his desk."; ultimately, they intend to travel in July 1921.
   
By September 1921, the relationship between Hugh and Susan has become frosty due to them "living together to long" and "becoming bored" and the two of them are in a bitter "war of words".<ref name="DailyMailChristmasSpecial2012">''DailyMail.co.uk'', [http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2251678/Downton-Abbey-Christmas-Special-A-racy-new-maid-simmering-tension-Matthew-Lady-Mary.html A racy new maid, another shock for Lady Edith and simmering tension between Matthew and Lady Mary. Hold on to your hats as Downton decamps to Scotland] By [http://www.dailymail.co.uk/home/search.html?s=&authornamef=Nicole+Lampert Nicole Lampert], PUBLISHED: 17:31 EST, 21 December 2012 | UPDATED: 17:59 EST, 21 December 2012; excerpt: "...Lady Rose, who was last seen in a clinch with a married man in a jazz club and is another modernising force, is at the centre of a bitter war of words between her antagonistic parents."</ref>He reveals this much to Robert during the Gillies ball, while hiding in the Billiard room. Unlike Susan, Hugh does seem to care for her, thinking she reminded Susan of him as he used to be.
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By September 1921, the relationship between Hugh and Susan has become frosty due to them "living together too long" and "becoming bored" and the two of them are in a bitter "war of words".<ref name="DailyMailChristmasSpecial2012">''DailyMail.co.uk'', [http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2251678/Downton-Abbey-Christmas-Special-A-racy-new-maid-simmering-tension-Matthew-Lady-Mary.html A racy new maid, another shock for Lady Edith and simmering tension between Matthew and Lady Mary. Hold on to your hats as Downton decamps to Scotland] By [http://www.dailymail.co.uk/home/search.html?s=&authornamef=Nicole+Lampert Nicole Lampert], PUBLISHED: 17:31 EST, 21 December 2012 | UPDATED: 17:59 EST, 21 December 2012; excerpt: "...Lady Rose, who was last seen in a clinch with a married man in a jazz club and is another modernising force, is at the centre of a bitter war of words between her antagonistic parents."</ref>He reveals this much to Robert during the Gillies ball, while hiding in the Billiard room. Unlike Susan, Hugh does seem to care for her, thinking she reminded Susan of him as he used to be.
   
 
Hugh reveals to Robert that he did not modernize like he did, and that Duneagle will have to go now that his money is gone. Soon, he and Susan are going to leave for India. Rose will stay at Downton.
 
Hugh reveals to Robert that he did not modernize like he did, and that Duneagle will have to go now that his money is gone. Soon, he and Susan are going to leave for India. Rose will stay at Downton.

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Carson: "I have received a letter, my lady. From a friend of mine. He's valet to the Marquess of Flintshire."
Cora: "I don't envy him."
— Carson telling Cora about gossip about Mary[src]

Hugh MacClare, Marquess of Flintshire,[1]a, 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, a married daughter called Annabelle, and Rose. His nickname comes from a nusery game he played with his sisters.

After William is fatally injured in 1917 after saving Matthew's life in the Battle of Ameins, Violet telephones him in order to have William moved from the infirmary in Leeds to Downton Abbey.

In Episode 3.08, Violet states that Hugh and Susan intended to travel to Scotland but could not because Hugh's work "keeps him nailed to his desk."; ultimately, they intend to travel in July 1921.

By September 1921, the relationship between Hugh and Susan has become frosty due to them "living together too long" and "becoming bored" and the two of them are in a bitter "war of words".[2]He reveals this much to Robert during the Gillies ball, while hiding in the Billiard room. Unlike Susan, Hugh does seem to care for her, thinking she reminded Susan of him as he used to be.

Hugh reveals to Robert that he did not modernize like he did, and that Duneagle will have to go now that his money is gone. Soon, he and Susan are going to leave for India. Rose will stay at Downton.

He has two elder sisters: Agatha, who visited Duneagle in 1920, and Louisa.

Behind the scenes

Appearances

Appearances and Mentions
Series 1 Episode 1 Episode 2 Episode 3 Episode 4 Episode 5 Episode 6
Mentioned
Episode 7
   
Series 2 Episode 1 Episode 2 Episode 3 Episode 4 Episode 5
Mentioned
Episode 6 Episode 7 Episode 8 Christmas Special
   
Series 3 Episode 1 Episode 2 Episode 3 Episode 4 Episode 5 Episode 6 Episode 7 Episode 8
Mentioned
Christmas Special
Appears
   
Series 4 Episode 1 Episode 2 Episode 3 Episode 4 Episode 5 Episode 6 Episode 7 Episode 8 Christmas Special
   
Series 5 Episode 1 Episode 2 Episode 3 Episode 4 Episode 5 Episode 6 Episode 7 Episode 8 Christmas Special
   
Series 6 Episode 1 Episode 2 Episode 3 Episode 4 Episode 5 Episode 6 Episode 7 Episode 8 Christmas Special

Notes

  • a A note regarding the character of Rosamund Painswick in the Season 3 Press Pack confirms that Rose is the daughter of Susan, the Lady Flintshire, and by implication indicates Susan's surname as MacClare as well; as Susan is Hugh's wife, that makes his surname MacClare too.[4]
  • Although Marquess ends in what is usually a female suffix of -ess, "Marquess"[5] is a male title with the female title or wife being a "Marchioness".

References

  1. EXPRESS.co.uk, KILTED PEER OF DOWNTON ABBEY, Sunday December 9,2012, By Lianne La Borde; excerpt: "The Ever Decreasing Circles actor, 66, appears as kilt-clad Hugh “Shrimpie” MacClare, Marquess of Flintshire."
  2. DailyMail.co.uk, A racy new maid, another shock for Lady Edith and simmering tension between Matthew and Lady Mary. Hold on to your hats as Downton decamps to Scotland By Nicole Lampert, PUBLISHED: 17:31 EST, 21 December 2012 | UPDATED: 17:59 EST, 21 December 2012; excerpt: "...Lady Rose, who was last seen in a clinch with a married man in a jazz club and is another modernising force, is at the centre of a bitter war of words between her antagonistic parents."
  3. Full cast and crew for "Downton Abbey" Christmas Special 2012 at IMDb
  4. SpoilerTV, Downton Abbey - Season 3 - Press Pack, page 4, Posted by b3rt4 at Monday, September 03, 2012; excerpt: "The arrival on the scene of Lady Rose MacClare, the daughter of her cousin, Lady Flintshire, will give her more opportunities to interfere."
  5. Marquess
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