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    • Pamela
    • A lively, pretty, and courageous maid-servant, age 15, who is subject to the sexual advances of her new Master, Mr. B., following the death of his mother.
  1. Mr. B.
    A country squire, 25 or 26 years of age, with properties in Bedfordshire, Lincolnshire, Kent, and London.
  2. Lady Davers
    The married elder sister of Mr. B. to whom the Squire’s Bedfordshire servants apply when trying to enlist some aid for Pamela.
  3. Lady B.
    Pamela’s original employer, the mother of Mr. B. and Lady Davers.
  4. Mrs. Jewkes
    The housekeeper at Mr. B.’s Lincolnshire estate and Pamela’s primary warder during the period of her captivity.
  5. Mrs. Jervis
    The elderly housekeeper of Mr. B.’s Bedfordshire estate, one of the virtuous servants who applies to Lady Davers on behalf of Pamela.
  6. Mr. John Andrews
    Pamela’s father and her chief correspondent.
  7. Mrs. Elizabeth Andrews
    Pamela’s mother, who has no independent presence in the novel.
  8. Mr. Williams
    The curate (junior pastor) of Mr. B.’s parish in Lincolnshire. Pamela him to help her escape her captivity.
  9. Monsieur Colbrand
    The monstrous Swiss man whom Mr. B. sends to Lincolnshire to keep watch over Pamela. Like Mrs. Jewkes, he becomes Pamela’s ally after the Squire’s reformation.
  10. Jackey
    Lady Davers’s nephew, who accompanies her to Mr. B.’s estate in Lincolnshire and aids her in browbeating Pamela.
  11. Beck Worden
    Lady Davers’s waiting-maid, who attends her at Mr. B.’s estate in Lincolnshire and aids in the persecution of the newly married Pamela.
  12. John Arnold
    A footman at the Bedfordshire estate. He delivers Pamela’s letters to and from her parents. Confesses he has allowed Mr. B. to read all of the correspondence between Pamela and her parents.
  13. Mr. Longman
    The steward at the Bedfordshire estate, one of the virtuous servants who applies to Lady Davers on behalf of Pamela.
  14. Mr. Jonathan
    The butler at the Bedfordshire estate, one of the virtuous servants who applies to Lady Davers on behalf of Pamela.
  15. Nan (or Ann)
    A servant-girl at the Lincolnshire estate. Mrs. Jewkes gets her drunk and Mr. B. impersonates her on the night of his last attempt on Pamela’s virtue.
  16. Sally Godfrey
    Mr. B.’s mistress from his college days. She bore him a child, the future Miss Goodwin, and then fled to Jamaica, where she is now happily married.
  17. Miss Goodwin
    Mr. B.’s illegitimate daughter by Sally Godfrey. She lives at a boarding school in Bedfordshire and does not know who her parents are; she addresses Mr. B. as her “uncle.”
  18. Sir Simon Darnford
    A noble neighbor of Mr. B. in Lincolnshire. He refuses to help Pamela when Mr. Williams applies to him but comes to admire her after her elevation by Mr. B. He is given to dirty jokes.
  19. Lady Darnford
    The wife of Sir Simon Darnford.
  20. Miss Darnford (the elder)
    The first daughter of Sir Simon and Lady Darnford. She once had hopes of marrying Mr. B., but she accepts Pamela’s triumph sportingly.
  21. Miss Darnford (the younger)
    The second daughter of Sir Simon and Lady Darnford. She joins her sister in demanding a ball to commemorate the nuptials of Pamela and Mr. B.
  22. Mr. Peters
    The vicar of Mr. B.’s parish in Lincolnshire. He refuses to help Pamela when Mr. Williams applies to him but eventually gives Pamela away at her wedding.
  23. Mrs. Peters
    The wife of Mr. Peters.
  24. Lady Jones
    A noble neighbor of Mr. B. in Lincolnshire.
  25. Mr. Perry
    A genteel neighbor of Mr. B. in Lincolnshire.
  26. Mr. Martin
    A genteel but rakish neighbor of Mr. B. in Bedfordshire. Pamela dislikes him due to his penchant for saying cynical things about married life.
  27. Mr. Arthur
    A genteel neighbor of Mr. B. in Bedfordshire.
  28. Mrs. Arthur
    The wife of Mr. Arthur.
  29. Mr. Towers
    A genteel neighbor of Mr. B. in Bedfordshire.
  30. Lady Towers
    A renowned “wit,” the wife of Mr. Towers.
  31. Mr. Brooks
    A genteel neighbor of Mr. B. in Bedfordshire.
  32. Mrs. Brooks
    The wife of Mr. Brooks.
  33. Mr. Chambers
    A genteel neighbor of Mr. B. in Bedfordshire.
  34. Mrs. Chambers
    The wife of Mr. Chambers.
  35. Mr. Carlton
    An acquaintance of Mr. B. in Lincolnshire who dies shortly after the wedding. His distress at the end motivates Mr. B. to make arrangements that will provide for Pamela in the event of his early death.
  36. Farmer Nichols’s wife and daughters
    Neighbors in Bedfordshire from whom Pamela buys material to make a gown and petticoats.
  37. A gypsy fortune-teller
    The agent who delivers to Pamela a note from Mr. Longman warning her of Mr. B.’s plans for a sham-marriage.
  38. Rachel, Cicely, and Hannah
    Maidservants at the Bedfordshire estate.
  39. Harry, Isaac, and Benjamin
    Manservants at the Bedfordshire estate.
  40. Richard, Roger, and Thomas
    Grooms at the Bedfordshire estate.
  41. Robin
    The coachman at the Lincolnshire estate.
  42. Abraham
    A footman at the Bedfordshire estate.
  43. Miss Dobson
    Miss Goodwin’s governess at the boarding school.
  44. Miss Booth, Miss Burdoff, and Miss Nugent
    Peers of Miss Goodwin at the boarding school.
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