A friend of Mrs. Thorne, who was delegated by her to be Lily Dale’s escort on her rides in Rotten Row.
"He was an Irishman, living on the best of everything in the world, with apparently no fortune of his own, and certainly never earning anything. Everybody liked him, and it was admitted on all sides at there was no safer friend in the world.... He did not borrow money, and he did not encroach. He did like being asked out to dinner, and he did think that they to whom he gave the light of his countenance in town owed him the return of a week's run in the country". - The Last Chronicle of Barset