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==Acquaintances of the Crawley Family==
 
==Acquaintances of the Crawley Family==
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===Tom Belasis===
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'''Tom Belasis''' is another acquaintance of Sybil who was killed in the war in 1916. He made her laugh out loud.
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*[[Episode 2.01]] {{Mention}}
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{{Dialogue a-b-a-b|Isobel|Sybil, my dear, what's the matter?|Sybil|Tom Belasis has been killed.|What a terrible thing.|I remember him at Imogen's ball. He made me laugh out loud just as her uncle was giving a speech. Sometimes it feels as if all the men I ever danced with are dead.|[[Episode 2.01]]}}
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===Viscount Branksome===
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'''Viscount Branksome''' was the husband of the late Viscountess Branksome and the father of [[Evelyn Napier]]. Lord and Lady Branksome were acquaintances of [[Robert Crawley]] and his wife [[Cora Crawley | Cora]]. Robert describes Lord Branksome as a "dull dog" that only ever talks about racing. Cora tells [[Mary Crawley]] that Evelyn's mother is a dear friend of hers although she was unaware that she had died.
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'''Appearances'''
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*[[Episode 1.02]] {{Mention}}
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*[[Episode 1.03]] {{Mention}}
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'''Mention'''
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{{Dialogue a-b-a|Robert|Branksome's a dull dog, but I don't suppose that matters.|Cora|Did you know his wife had died?|He only ever talks about racing.|[[Robert Crawley | Robert]] and [[Cora Crawley]] talk about Viscount Branksome.|Episode 1.03}}
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=== Mr Bryn ===
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'''Mr Bryn''' is the contact for the printer used by [[the Sketch]], the publication [[Edith Crawley|Edith]] inherited from [[Michael Gregson]]. Edith is forced to deal diectly with the printer after sacking her editor, [[Mr Skinner]].
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*[[Episode 6.03]] {{Mention}}
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{{Dialogue a-b|Edith|Put it into Mr Bryn's hands.|Currier|Yes mame.|[[Episode 6.03]]}}
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===Mrs Chetwood===
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'''Mrs Chetwood '''(née Strallan)''' '''is the sister of [[Sir Anthony Strallan]] who wrote a letter to [[Cora Crawley]], Countess of Grantham, with the recipe for his favourite desert, apple charlotte, since he was invited to dine at [[Downton Abbey]] as a possible suitor for Cora's daughter, [[Mary Crawley]].
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===Marion Darnley===
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'''Lady Marion Darnley''' is the wife of [[John Darnley]] and mother of [[#Tim Darnley|Tim Darnley]] whose [[Mallerton Hall|estate]] was sold and property auctioned in 1925.
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*[[Episode 6.01]] {{Mention}}
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{{Dialogue a-b-a|Cora|How was John when you spoke to him?|Robert|In a state. They're throwing in the towell. He says once the debts are paid there won't be too much left. Tim is emigrating to Kenya.|Poor Marion, to be separated from her only son. She'll hate that.|[[Episode 6.01]]}}
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===Tim Darnley===
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'''Tim Darnley''' is the son of [[John Darnley|John]] and [[#Marion Darnley|Marion Darnley]] whose [[Mallerton Hall|estate]] was sold and property auctioned in 1925.
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*[[Episode 6.01]] {{Mention}}
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===John Foyle, Lord Gillingham===
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Lord Gillingham was mentioned in a conversation by Lord and Lady Grantham during their House party in 1922. His son is [[Anthony Foyle]], who has since become Lord Gillingham after his father's death.
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'''Mention'''
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*[[Episode 4.03]] {{Mention}}
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===Dr T. Goldman===
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[[File:Goldman-1382306849-1-.jpg|thumb|left]]T. Goldman is a gynecologist in London whom Edith visits in 1922 when she suspects she might be pregnant following the night she had spent with her lover Michael Gregson before his departure for Germany.
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[[File:EdithLetter.png|thumb]]Goldman later writes back to Edith, informing her that her symptoms do indicate early signs of pregnancy, and he looks forward to being of further assisstance to her in the future.
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'''Appearances'''
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*[[Episode 4.05]] (mentioned only)
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*[[Episode 4.06]] (mentioned only)
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===Peter Gordon===
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'''Peter Gordon''' once worked in the Foreign Office, where he befriended [[Patrick Crawley]], whose father was the heir to [[Downton Abbey]] and the title Earl of Grantham. Peter later immigrated to Montreal in 1913, a year after Patrick drowned on the Titanic.
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During World War I, when [[Patrick Gordon|a wounded officer]] claimed to be the presumed dead [[Patrick Crawley]], it was thought that he might actually be Peter Gordon, which would explain how the officer knew certain details of the family. Shortly after however, the officer disappeared, and it was never proven if he was [[Patrick Crawley]], Peter Gordon, or someone else entirely.
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'''Appearances'''
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* [[Series 2]] {{Mention}}
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===Ada Grey===
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'''Ada Grey''' (Lady Merton) is the deceased wife of [[Richard Grey]] (Lord Merton). Richard states to [[Isobel Crawley|Isobel]] that it was not a happy marriage as they were not well suited. He also explains that both his sons, Larry and Tim, "take after their mother, in every possible way."
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*[[Episode 4.08]] {{Mention}}
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*[[Episode 5.02]] {{Mention}}
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*[[Episode 5.07]] {{Mention}}
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*[[2014 Christmas Special]] {{Mention}}
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{{Dialogue a-b-a|Richard Grey|Mama redid all of these rooms in the 80s. She had good taste I think. Is one allowed to brag about one's mother?|Violet|So the late Lady Merton didn't change it?|Ada, no. She didn't use it much. She thought it was rather drafty being so near the front door.|[[Episode 5.02]]}}
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===Mrs. Henderson===
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'''Mrs. Henderson''' gave a wireless radio to the hospital for the benefit of the patients.
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*[[Episode 5.02]] {{Mention}}
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{{Quote|I was at the hospital today and Mrs. Henderson has done the most generous thing and given a wireless to the ward so that they can listen to music and the news, sometimes even a play. I can't tell you how it brightens things up.|Isobel Crawley [[episode 5.02]]}}
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===Lord Hexham===
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'''Lord Hexham''' is the owner of Brancaster Castle, rented by [[Lord Sinderby]] in 1924 for the grouse hunt.
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*[[2014 Christmas Special]] {{Mention}}
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*[[Episode 6.03]] {{Mention}}
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{{Dialogue a-b|Stowell|They'd rather be taking orders from their own butler.|Lord Sinderby|But I'd rather be giving them to mine. Lord Hexham didn't think it would be a problem.|[[2014 Christmas Special]]}}
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===Lady Jervas===
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'''Lady Jervas''' is an acquaintance of [[Anthony Strallan]] known at least to Edith, whom they visit after a concert for "a bite".
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*[[Episode 1.06]] {{Mention}}
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{{Quote|Excellent. Well, it's quite a hike, so I'll pick you up around 6:00? Lady Jervas has asked us for a bite to eat afterwards, if that's all right with your mother?|Anthony Strallan, [[Episode 1.06]]}}
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===Lady Ann McNair===
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'''Lady Ann McNair''' throws a house party in season one, inviting Mary. Violet says it is a terrible idea because Lady Ann doesn't know anyone under a hunderd.
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*[[Episode 1.04]] {{Mention}}
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{{Dialogue a-b-a|Violet|How about some house parties?|Cora|She’s been asked to one next month by Lady Ann McNair.|That’s a terrible idea. She doesn’t know anyone under a hundred.|[[Episode 1.04]]}}
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===The Dowager Duchess of Norfolk===
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The '''Dowager Duchess of Norfolk''' (possibly Augusta Mary Minna Catherine Lyons<ref>Violet mentions the Duchess as "Dowager" and being a dear friend; Violet is in her 70s in Series 3, and the 15th Duke's widow, Gwendolyn Constable-Maxwell, was only 43 at the time, and thus unlikely to be a "dear friend of Violet, being more than a generation out.</ref>), was a "dear friend" of [[Violet Crawley]] and, according to her, a fervent observer of the Catholic faith; Violet claimed that she was "more Catholic than the Pope."
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'''Appearances'''
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*[[Episode 3.06]] {{Mention}}
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'''Mention'''
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{{Dialogue a-b|Mary|Well [[Robert Crawley, 5th Earl of Grantham|you]] and Granny are ganging up against Tom!|Violet|Not me! The Dowager Duchess of Norfolk is a dear friend... and she's more Catholic than the Pope!|[[Mary Crawley]] and [[Violet Crawley]], during dinner at [[Downton Abbey]] with [[Albert Travis|Reverend Travis]], over [[Tom Branson]]'s wish to baptize his [[Miss Sybil Branson|daughter]] Catholic.|Episode 3.06}}
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===Lady Portsmouth===
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'''Lady Portsmouth''' was the mother of Annabelle Portsmouth and agreed to cover for Mary when she intended to sleep with Anthony Foyle.
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[[Episode 5.02]] {{Mention}}
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===Annabelle Portsmouth===
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'''Annabelle Portsmouth''' was the daughter of Lord and Lady Portsmouth; Mary used her as an excuse - claiming that they were going on a sketching trip - to avoid revealing her plans to sleep with Anthony Foyle.
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[[Episode 5.02]] {{Mention}}
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===Billy Russell===
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'''Billy Russell''' was mentioned by [[Mary Crawley]] to [[Sir Richard Carlisle]]. He was the son of the Russells, who lived at [[Haxby Park]]. His death during the First World War caused his parents much distress, and they decided to quit their ancestral estate, [[Haxby Park]], which was bought by [[Sir Richard Carlisle]] while he was engaged to [[Lady Mary Crawley]].
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*[[Episode 2.06]] {{Mention}}
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{{Dialogue a-b-a|Mary|It's so empty. I didn't know they'd gone.|Richard Carlisle| ''[The Russells]'' 've given up.|You can't blame them. When Billy was killed, it knocked the stuffing out of them completely.|[[Mary]] and [[Sir Richard Carlisle]] talk about the Russells and [[Haxby Park]].|Episode 2.06}}
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===Lord Savident===
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'''Lord Savident''' is known to [[Thomas Barrow|Thomas]] and by inference to the Crawley's. Thomas writes to Lord Savident regarding the curious death of [[Kemal Pamuk]] and the association with [[Mary Crawley|Lady Mary]].
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*[[Episode 4.05]]
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{{Dialogue a-b-a|O'Brien|Who did you write it to?|Thomas|Only a friend of mine, valet to Lord Savident.|You know what they say about Old Savident. “Not so much an open mind as an open mouth.” No wonder it’s all ‘round London.|[[Episode 1.05]]}}
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===Mr & Mrs Schroeder (or Schröder)===
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'''Mr and Mrs Schroeder''' live in Geneva, Switzerland, and adopted the [[Marigold|illegitimate daughter]] of Edith Crawley and Michael Gregson after birth. However no formal agreement of adoption was made between them.
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Edith later returned to Switzerland and reclaimed her daughter. The Shroeders later adopted another baby.
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'''Appearances'''
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* [[2013 Christmas Special]] {{Mention}}
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* [[Episode 5.05]] {{Mention}}
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===Lady Shackleton's sister===
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'''Lady Shackleton's sister''' is the mother of [[Henry Talbot]], he shows up unexpectedly with [[Dowager Lady Shackleton|Lady Shackleton]] to purportedly support [[Violet Crawley|Violet]] in her attempt to retain control of the Downton [[Cottage Hospital]].
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* [[Episode 6.04]] {{Mention}}
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{{Dialogue a-b|Robert|Who is this man?|Cora|I don't know. Her sister's son.|[[Episode 6.04]]}}
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===Billy Skelton===
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'''Billy Skelton''' was mentioned by [[Robert Crawley]] as not allowing hunting on his land. The Skeltons were also said to be mad by [[Mary Crawley]] and presumably are associated with Skelton Park mentioned in [[episode 1.01]], which already had electricity in the kitchens, and the Skelton estate mentioned in [[episode 1.05]].
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*[[Episode 1.02]]
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{{Dialogue a-b-a|Mary|Families like ours are always hunting families.|Robert|Not always. Billy Skelton won't have them on his land.|But all the Skeltons are mad.|Episode 1.02}}
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===Lady Steward===
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'''Lady Steward''' is an elderly acquaintance of the Crawley's whom [[Sybil Branson|Sybil]] claimed to be visiting, when in reality she is taking [[Gwen Dawson|Gwen]] for an interview to be a secretary.
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*[[Episode 1.05]] {{Mention}}
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{{Quote|I thought I’d pop in on old Mrs Steward. Will you tell Mama if I forget?|Sybil to her father, [[Episode 1.05]].}}
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===Maud, Lady Strallan===
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'''Maud Strallan, Lady Strallan''' (d. 1910<ref>In the book, ''Downton Abbey The Complete Scripts: Season One'', a portion of the dialogue in the script in the scene in which Cora and Robert discuss Mary's dilemma and Cora suggests Anthony Strallan as a potential suitor, Cora indicates that Strallan is probably over the grief of losing his first wife because it's been two years since Maud's death. Robert asks why Strallan and Cora replies: "He's got no children. He needs an heir." (246).</ref>
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) was the late wife of [[Sir Anthony Strallan]] who died in 1910 and the couple had no children in their marriage. When Sir Anthony was about to marry Edith, Dowager Countess Violet remarks to Reverend Travis that he looked as if he was awaiting a beating from the head master. When Travis asks if he should talk to him, Violet says that it would do no good, as Strallan had gone through this before and was presumably aware of all the facts. They comment that perhaps the first Lady Strallan was a hard act to follow, or to repeat.
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*[[Episode 1.06]] {{Mention}}
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*[[Episode 3.03]] {{Mention}}
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{{Quote|Maud? Oh, she was awfully funny. Some people couldn't see it, but she was.|[[Sir Anthony Strallan]] to [[Edith|Lady Edith]].}}
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===Madame Swann===
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'''Madame Swann''' is the dress maker for the Crawley's. In season one she is tasked with making a frock for Lady Sybil.
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*[[Episode 1.04]] {{Mention}}
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*[[Episode 5.08]] {{Mention}}
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{{Dialogue a-b-a|Sybil|Poor old Madame Swann. I don’t know why we bother with fittings. She always makes the same frock.|Edith|What do you want her to make?|Something new and exciting.|[[Episode 1.04]]}}
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===Duchess of Truro===
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The '''Duchess of Truro''' was an acquaintance of [[Violet Crawley]]'s, who had requested [[Sir Philip Tapsell]]'s services sometime before 1920. Tapsell safely delivered her three sons, thus securing the Dukedom's heirs and earning him much praise.
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*[[Episode 3.05]] {{Mention}}
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{{Dialogue a-b-a-b|Violet Crawley|The dear Duchess of Truro is full of your praises, Sir Philip. Then, of course, you know that.|Sir Philip Tapsell|She had quite a time when she was first married, but I said to her, "Never fear, Duchess, I'll get a baby out of you one way or another."|And so you did.|Three boys. And as a result, a secure dynasty, I'm glad to say.|An exchange between the [[Violet Crawley]], and [[Sir Philip Tapsell]], over dinner in 1920.|Episode 3.05}}
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===Lady Winborne===
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'''Lady Winborne''' is a friend of the Crawley's, who in the [[2013 Christmas Special]] feels obligated to attend a concert and dinner she is giving.
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*[[2013 Christmas Special]] {{Mention}}
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{{Dialogue a-b|Robert|Do we have to go to this?|Cora|Of course we do. Lady Winborne is kind enough to give a concert and dinner, and we should be grateful.|2013 Christmas Special}}
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===Lady Wren===
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'''Lady Wren''' is an acquaintance of both [[Anthony Strallan]] and the Crawleys. Anthony Strallan asked after Edith at one of her parties.
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*[[Episode 1.07]] {{mention}}
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{{Quote|Sir Anthony Strallan was at Lady Wren's party. He asked after you.|'''Violet''' to '''Edith''', [[Episode 1.07]]}}
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