Engaged for a time to marry the dashing Captain Aylmer, when he thought she was Mrs. Winterfield’s heir. When he inherited the money, his changed attitude toward Clara convinced her of the unworthy motive of his proposal and she jilted him. Later she married Will Belton, a distant cousin, who had become owner of her old home."...a handsome young woman, tall, well-made, active, and full of health. She carried herself as though she thought her limbs were made for use, and not simply for case upon a sofa. Her head and neck stood well upon her shoulders, and her waist showed none of those waspish proportions of which ladies used to be more proud than I believe them to be now ..." The Belton Estate.