The heir of Sir Thomas, the question of whose succession to the title forms the main plot of Castle Richmond. An Oxford graduate, eager to fit himself for his place in the country, he organized soup kitchens for the famine sufferers, and built a mill to grind corn for them. After the cloud on his name was cleared away, he married Lady Clara Desmond."He was not handsome, as was his cousin Owen; not tall and stalwart and godlike in his proprortions.... He was smaller and darker than his cousin; but his eyes were bright and full of goodhumour. He was clean looking and clean made; pleasant and courteous in all his habits; attached to books in a moderate, easy way, but no bookworm; he had a gentle affection for bindings and titlepages ..." - Castle Richmond.