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Winterfield, Mrs

A wealthy widow, living in Perivale, whose fortune, her friends hoped, would be left to Clara Amedroz, an attentive and obedient niece. The fortune, however, was left to Mrs. Winterfield’s nephew Captain Aylmer, with the understanding that he would marry Clara.

" excellent lady-unselfish, given to selfrestraint, generous, pious, looking to find in her religion a safe path through life .... To fight the devil was her work.... [She] always wore a thick black silk dress ...kept a low, four-wheeled, one-horsed little phaeton, in which she made her pilgrimages among the poor of Perivale" - The Belton Estate