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Francis “Facey” Romford
Francis “Facey” Romford, who is often mistaken for his wealthy namesake and capitalizes on this fact. Using the other’s stationery, he becomes Master of Hounds of the Heavyside Hunt. After living well in the hunt country, he marries a dowdy but rich young woman, moves to Australia, and becomes prosperous.
Francis Romford, Esquire
Francis Romford, Esquire, the aristocratic owner of Abbeyfield Park, whom Facey pretends to be.
Francis Gilroy, Facey’s cattle-jobbing uncle, who employs Facey.
The Widow Gilroy
The Widow Gilroy, a sharp-faced woman who discharges Facey immediately after her husband’s death.
Jogglebury Crowdey, a neighbor from whom Facey hurriedly borrows fifty pounds before news of his discharge following his uncle’s death circulates in the area.
Soapey Sponge, who once cheated Facey. He deserts his wife and ships to Australia, where he becomes wealthy. He and Facey eventually become banking partners in Australia.
Lucy Glitters, Soapey’s wife who, as Facey’s “half-sister, Mrs. Somerville,” helps his fox-hunting ventures.
Mrs. Sidney Benson,
Mrs. Sidney Benson, Lucy’s mother, who helps manage Beldon Hall.
The countess of Caperington
The countess of Caperington, who, while the actress wife of dissipated Sir Henry Scattercash, had known Lucy.
Betsy Shannon, another theatrical friend, introduced as Miss Hamilton Howard.
Mr. and Mrs. Watkins
Mr. and Mrs. Watkins, of Australia. Wealthy but crude and vulgar, they are members of the Larkspur Hunt.
Cassandra Cleopatra, their simpering daughter, who is looking for a husband. She finally gets Facey.
Mr. Hazey, the master of the neighboring Hard and Sharp Hunt.
Bill Hazey, his son.
Anna Maria, Hazey’s daughter, in love with Facey.
Jonathan Lotherington, a fat, timid huntsman who resigns from the Hunt when Facey shows up his poor horsemanship.
Goodhearted Green, a shady horse trader who provides three vicious mounts for the hunt. He calls himself Sir Roger Ferguson.
Mrs. Rowley Rounding
Mrs. Rowley Rounding, who is thrown by one of the vicious horses provided by Goodhearted Green.
Colonel Chatterbox, who demands the return of Mrs. Rounding’s money, a demand Facey refuses.
Daniel Swig and
Tom Chowey, cheap and inefficient grooms hired by Facey.
Lord Viscount Lovetin
Lord Viscount Lovetin, who rents Beldon Hall to Facey. He returns unexpectedly and promptly dispossesses the “wrong” Mr. Romford.
Mr. Lonnergan, Lord Lovetin’s agent.
Lovetin Lonnergan, his son, who marries Miss Hamilton Howard.
Mrs. Mustard, the housekeeper of Beldon Hall and the mother of three daughters, called “The Dirties.”
Mr. Stotfold, who provides a stag for the hunt.
Proudlock, Facey’s stable keeper.
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