Eliza Brandon was the cousin and childhood sweetheart of Colonel Brandon. She was forced to marry his elder brother instead, however, and was subsequently divorced by him for having an affair. It is believed by some that it is this affair which resulted in the birth of her illegitimate daughter Eliza.
Elliott and Lady Elliott are friends of Robert Ferrars who live in a cottage.
Gibson used to live on East Kingham Farm.
Henry Dashwood is the former master of Norland Park. Upon his death, his son from his first marriage inherited the property, which left his second wife and their three daughters with only £10,000 to live on.
John and Fanny Dashwood are the new master and mistress of Norland Park after the death of his father Henry Dashwood. They are the parents of Harry.
Miss Godby told Miss Sparks that nobody could expect Mrs. Ferrars to accept Lucy Steele as her daughter in exchange for Miss Morton and her £30,000.
Miss Morton is the only daughter of Lady Morton and the heiress of £30,000. Mrs. Ferrars and Mrs. Dashwood hope to marry her off to one of Mrs. Ferrars's sons.
Miss Sparks reported her conversation with Miss Godby to Mrs. Jennings.
Miss Walker tells Mrs. Taylor that her guardians will not be sorry to have Sophia Grey married because she and Mrs. Ellison could not get along.
Mr. and Mrs. Ellison are the former guardians of Sophia Grey, who is now of age.
Mr. and 'Mrs. 'Richardsons are friends of the Steeles in London. Mr. Richardson is rich enough to keep his own coach. Mrs. Richardson invites one of the Miss Steeles to join her on a trip to Kensington Gardens.
Mr. Brandon (the Elder) was the former master of Delaford and the father of Colonel Brandon. He forced Eliza to marry his elder son instead of Colonel Brandon, whom she loved, so that he could use her dowry to get the property out of debt.
Mr. Brandon (the Younger) was the former master of Delaford and the brother of Colonel Brandon. He married their cousin Eliza but treated her poorly and later divorced her after she had an affair, even though it is likely he had affairs of his own.
Mr. Donavan is a London doctor who treated both Mrs. Dashwood and Mrs. Palmer's son
Mr. Ferrars was the husband of Mrs. Ferrars and the father of Fanny, Edward, and Robert. He died when his children were young and left his fortune at the discretion of his wife.
Mr. Harris is an apothecary who works near Cleveland.
Mr. Pratt runs a private school in Longstaple, near Plymouth, where he taught Edward Ferrars. He is the uncle of Anne and Lucy Steele.
Mr. Rose works in Exeter as a clerk to Mr. Simpson.
Mr. Simpson lives in Exeter where Mr. Rose is his clerk.
Mr. Steele is the father of Anne and Lucy Steele.
Mrs. Burgess is a friend of Anne Steele who lives in Exeter.
Mrs. Clarke commands the attention of her intimate friend Mrs. Jennings in Kensington Gardens, preventing her from hearing fresh news from Anne Steele.
Mrs. Jennings is the rich widow of a tradesman, the mother of Lady Middleton and Mrs. Palmer, and the cousin of Mr. Pratt and the Steeles.
Mrs. Smith is the mistress of Allenham Court. She is fond of her cousin John Willoughby and might make him her heir until another cousin writes her about how he seduced and abandoned Eliza Williams.
Mrs. Taylor tells Mrs. Jennings about John Willoughby and Sophia Grey's marriage.
Richard is a cousin of Anne and Lucy Steele.
Robert Ferrars is the favorite son of Mrs. Ferrars and the younger brother of Fanny and Edward.
Sally is a servant at Barton Park whose brother is a post-boy at the New London Inn.
Sir John and Lady Middleton (nee Mary Jennings) are the master and mistress of Barton Park. He is the cousin of Mrs. Dashwood, and she is the daughter of Mrs. Jennings and the sister of Mrs. Palmer. They are the parents of John, William, Annamaria, and an unnamed fourth child.
Sir Robert is an uncle of Fanny, Edward, and Robert Ferrars who advised Mrs. Ferrars to send Edward to Mr. Pratt's school instead of Westminster.
Sophia Grey is the heiress of £50,000 and John Willoughby's wife.
The Careys of Newton are a family who live near Barton Park. There were at least two Miss Careys. When Mrs. Dashwood travelled to Cleveland to nurse Marianne, the Careys watched Margaret.
The Parrys come to dinner one night while Mrs. Jennings, Elinor, and Marianne are in London.
The Sandersons come to dinner one night while Mrs. Jennings, Elinor, and Marianne are in London.
The Westons are friends of the Palmers who come to stay at Cleveland.
The Whitakers are a family who live near Barton Park.
Thomas and Charlotte Palmer are the master and mistress of Cleveland. He is running for parliament. She is the daughter of Mrs. Jennings and the sister of Lady Middleton. They become the parents of a son.
Uncle Dashwood was the former master of Norland Park. He was the uncle of Henry Dashwood and the great-uncle of John, Elinor, Marianne, and Margaret Dashwood.