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Wanless, Georgiana

Sir Walter’s second daughter, designed by her mother as the wife of Major Rossiter, though both young people were indifferent to the scheme. Failing to capture the Major, Lady Wanless arranged for Georgiana’s marriage with Mr. Burmiston, a rich young brewer who had originally been marked for the third daughter.

"...she was wonderfully handsome, - a complexion perfectly clear, a nose cut as out of marble, a mouth delicate as of a goddess, with a waist quite to match it. Her shoulders were white as alabaster. Her dress was at all times perfect." - Alice Dugdale