This page lists minor characters that appear on screen in Downton Abbey, but don't have a specific name, do not have any speaking part or background mentioned by other characters, or have a very insignificant speaking part.

35 Belgrave Square[edit | edit source]

Footman (Series four)[edit | edit source]

A footman works at 35 Belgrave Square for Rosamund Painswick.

Rosamund's footman at 35 Belgrave Square.

Series 4

He walks in on Mary and Anna to announce that dinner is ready. Mary scoffs at his method, comparing it to that of Rosamund's butler Mead, who at that time was away.

Footman: "Dinner's on the table, m'lady."
Mary: "I'm not sure Mead would have put it like that, but thank you."
Episode 4.08
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Footman (Series six)[edit | edit source]

A footman works at 35 Belgrave Square for Rosamund Painswick.

Footman William

Series 6

He delivers drinks to Rosamund and Edith.

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Duneagle Castle[edit | edit source]

Bagpipe Player[edit | edit source]

A bagpipe player was among the servants at Duneagle Castle, Scotland in the employ of Hugh MacClare.

Bagpipe player at Duneagle castle.

2012 Christmas Special

The bagpipe player paraded through the dining room at Duneagle right before the MacClare family and their Crawley relatives began the first dinner of their holiday. Robert Crawley commented that it was marvelous, though only he and a few, including butler McCree thought so. Others, including Matthew Crawley were mildly annoyed.

Hugh's wife Susan MacClare warned that the piper would wake them up again at eight the following morning, while her daughter Rose added he would keep it up through breakfast. Hugh joked then that the chances of going back to sleep were nill.

Robert nevertheless nostalgically proclaimed he was glad to see the old ways being maintained at Duneagle. He was not enthusiastic however when the piper played the following morning, as he tried to put a pillow over his head to block the noise. His wife Cora whispered to him, "Welcome to the Highlands."

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Mrs Patmore's Bed and Breakfast[edit | edit source]

Ian McKidd / Dr Fletcher[edit | edit source]

Ian McKidd posing as Dr. Fletcher, and Mrs Dorrit, posing as his wife, are the first customers for Beryl Patmore's Bed and Breakfast. They are in fact engaged in an adulterous affair, which gets found out, resulting in Mr Dorrit suing Mr McKidd.

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Mrs Dorrit / Mrs Fletcher[edit | edit source]

Mrs Dorrit posing as Dr. Fletcher's wife, and Ian McKidd, posing as Dr Fletcher, are the first customers for Beryl Patmore's Bed and Breakfast. They are in fact engaged in an adulterous affair, which gets found out, resulting in Mr Dorrit suing Mr McKidd.

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Yorkshire[edit | edit source]

Victoria Aldridge[edit | edit source]

Victoria Aldridge

Victoria Rachel Cora Aldridge is the daughter of Atticus and Rose Aldridge, born in about September to October of 1925. She was too young to travel for Edith's wedding, so she remained in America. However, Rose brought pictures to Downton, which she presented in the servants' hall. She is between three and four months old.

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Baby Bates[edit | edit source]

Baby Bates

John and Anna Bates' son, also referred to as Baby Bates (b. 31 December 1925), is the firstborn child and son of Anna and John Bates who was born on New Year's Eve, 1925, in the bedroom of Lady Mary Talbot after his mother, Anna, went into unexpected labour. His name has not yet been confirmed.
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Betty[edit | edit source]

Dower house maid, Betty.

Betty is a maid at the Dower House who makes noise whilst Denker is trying to eavesdrop on a conversation between Edith and Spratt.
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Footman (Series one)[edit | edit source]

Dower house footman

A footman serves tea to Dr Clarkson and Violet Crawley at the Dower House.

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Ellen[edit | edit source]

Crawley House Maid

Ellen previously worked for Isobel and Matthew Crawley in Manchester and moved with them to Downton. She greeted Isobel and Matthew upon their arrival at Crawley House in 1913. By 1920 she no longer worked at Crawley House.

Appearances

Episode 1.02

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Old Joe[edit | edit source]

Old Joe

Old Joe helps out Mr Mason at Yew Tree Farm as the only helper and apparently has done so for some time.


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Lady Stiles[edit | edit source]

Lady Stiles

Lady N.N. Stiles is the wife of Sir Mark Stiles. She lives in Yorkshire, and has Thomas Barrow as a butler briefly in 1925 and the first days of 1926.
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Military officer (Series five)[edit | edit source]

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A military officer is present at the unveiling of the Downton war memorial in Series 5. The officer is portrayed by Alastair Bruce.

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