Henry (Harry) Clinton
Henry (Harry) Clinton, the second son of the earl of Moreland, put out to nurse when an infant. Educated to be perfect, he is liberal and friendly, impressing even the king and the court. At his father’s death, his older brother being already dead, he becomes the earl of Moreland and uses his fortune and position to help many people.
Mr. Fenton, a wealthy elderly gentleman who becomes young Harry Clinton’s benefactor. He, too, is a Harry Clinton, the uncle of the hero. After he makes himself known to his brother the earl, he is known as Mr. Clinton.
Ned, a beggar lad who becomes Harry’s companion as a boy. He turns out to be of good family and is returned to his parents, from whom he had been stolen as a baby.
Lady Maitland (Fanny Goodall)
Lady Maitland (Fanny Goodall), Mr. Fenton’s cousin. Years before, they had been in love. She is married to Louisa d’Aubigny’s brother and is thus Mr. Fenton’s sister-in-law.
The Earl of Moreland
The Earl of Moreland, Harry’s father. He is remorseful for his treatment of his son and brother and is happy when they are restored to him.
Louisa d’Aubigny, Mr. Fenton’s second wife. She dies after a fall.
Eloisa, daughter of Mr. Fenton and Louisa d’Aubigny. Thought lost at sea, she is rescued and becomes the wife of the emperor of Morocco.
Abenaide, daughter of the emperor of Morocco and Eloisa Fenton. She appears in England disguised as a page. Later she appears in her true form and marries Harry, now the earl of Moreland.