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Silverbridge, Lord

The intelligent but wayward eldest son of the Duke of Omnium, who, after he was sent down from Oxford, busied himself with racing, at which he lost £70,0000. At his father’s suggestion he proposed to Lady Mabel Grex and, when he was refused, turned to Isabel Boncassen, an American girl who was reluctantly accepted by the Duke.

Most prominent in The Duke’s Children; mentioned as an infant in Can You as “a fair haired, curly-pated, bold-faced little boy” in Finn 57; and often in The Prime Minister.