Lady Hermione Merryhew
Lady Hermione Merryhew. Sister of Roger Merryhew.
Heroine of Too Dangerous for a Lady.
Marries Mark Louis Thayne, Lord Faringay.
b 1794, d of Marquess of Carsheld.
Daughter of Marquess of Carsheld, seat in Northumberland, but neglected. Family based on estate in Hampshire. Quite poor. Mother was Charlotte Peake and didn't bring much of a dowry. She died 1813, he died 1815.
Hugh, Lord Parstowe b 1785, Appollonia (Polly) b 1791, Roger b 1789, Hermione b 1794.
Roger died 1809, Hugh, 1814.
Cousin Porteous Merryhew, inherited title and estate. He's pompous but also rather nervy and unpredictable. Also physically unattractive though he doesn't realize that.
Hermione went to live with Polly.
Polly m Sir William Selby and though it's a love match she's a bit peeved at marrying low. They live in Selby Hall, Holmfirth, Yorkshire, near Huddersfield. There's not a lot of money, so she's keen to butter up great-uncle Henry Peake, a nabob, who's recently returned to England and lives in Tranmere.
They have three children, Billie b 1812 (5) Roger b late 1814 (2) and Henrietta b 1816 (6 months in March 1817).
See also: Hermione Merryhew.