The eldest daughter of Josiah Crawley, who married Major Henry Grantly, son of the Archdeacon.
"...there were those who said that, in spite of her poverty, her shabby outward apparel, and a certain thin, unfledged unrounded form of person, a want of fulness in the lines of her figure, she was the prettiest girl in that part of the world... No girl ever lived with any beauty belonging to her who had a smaller knowledge of her possession.... Nor had she the slightest pride in her own acquirements. That she had been taught in many things more than had been taught to other girls, had come of her poverty and of the desolation of her home. She had learned to read Greek and Italian because there had been nothing else for her to do in that sad house" - The Last Chronicle of Barset