William Price is a character in Mansfield Park. He is the firstborn child and son of Mr. and Mrs. Price. He has nine other siblings, including Fanny Price. He is a naval midshipman, his career owed to his uncle Sir Thomas Bertram.
William grew up in poverty, as his father had a severe disability, and thus could no longer work. When his mother wrote the Bertrams for advice and aid, Sir Thomas sent career advice and help for Mrs. Price's sons and was very affable in that regard.
His uncle was instrumental in the beginning of his career in the navy. He occasionally wrote to his sister.
Notes and references
- Mansfield Park, Chapter 1