Study Guide

Pamela Characters

By Samuel Richardson

Pamela Andrews

The first thing you might notice about Pamela is that she seems too good to be true. Even by...

Mr. B (a.k.a. "The Master" or "The Squire")

Mr. B is a wealthy gentleman and the son of Pamela's late mistress. At the beginning of the...

Mrs. Jewkes

Mrs. Jewkes is the housekeeper in Lincolnshire, which is one of Mr. B's estates. When we first...

Lady Barbara Davers

Lady Davers is Mr. B's sister. Overall, her friends and family think she's a good egg, with the...

Mrs. Jervis

Mrs. Jervis is the housekeeper at the Bedfordshire estate who, according to Pamela, was "a...

Mr. Williams

Mr. Williams is Mr. B's chaplain in Lincolnshire, which means he's working as a religious leader...

Monsieur (Mister) Colbrand

When we first meet Colbrand, he's assisting Mr. B in keeping Pamela prisoner. So, naturally, he's...

John the Footman

A servant at the Bedfordshire estate, he is initially responsible for delivering Pamela's letters...

Lady B

Lady B is Pamela's previous mistress; Pamela was Lady B's waiting-maid until her death (which...

Jackey H

Jackey is Lady Davers's nephew. At first, he seems like a real jerkwad, joining his mom in...

Mr. Longman

Mr. Longman is the house steward in Bedfordshire. In a perhaps somewhat creepy expression of...

The Gentlewomen

Lady Arthur, Lady Brooks, Lady Towers and the Countess are four gentlewomen from Bedfordshire...

Beck Worden

Beck is Lady Davers's maid. She visits the Lincolnshire estate with her mistress, lending a...

Mr. and Mrs. Andrews

Sally Godfrey

She was once Mr. B's girlfriend; in fact, they were almost married, but things fell apart when...

Miss Goodwin

Miss Goodwin is Mr. B's love child with Sally Godfrey. She is about six or seven when Pamela...

Sir Charles Hargrave And Company

These gentlemen pay Mr. B a surprise visit on his wedding night (not knowing that he was just...

Widow Lady Jones

Widow Lady Jones is a widow (surprise), lives near the Lincolnshire estate, and she is a friend...

Sir Simon Darnford

Sir Simon and his family live near Mr. B's estate in Lincolnshire. He is another friend of Mr....

Isaac

Isaac is the backup footman at the Bedfordshire estate. (All the best estates have backup footmen.

Jane

Jane is the cook at the Bedfordshire estate. Supposedly she's a bit of the sourpuss, but...

Widow Mumford

Widow Mumford is a woman Pamela's parents trust for advice. They consult her early on when...

Robin

He is the Lincolnshire coachman. He is responsible for taking Pamela to Lincolnshire and helps to...

Nan

Nan is a maid in the Lincolnshire estate. She likes to drink, a fact that the master uses to his...

Mr. Fownes

Mr. Williams expects to inherit a living from Mr. Fownes, who dies midway through the book. And...

Abraham

Abraham is a servant at the Lincolnshire house who replaces John when he was fired for...

Thomas

He is a servant at the Lincolnshire house who sometimes delivers letters for Pamela.

Mr. Carlton

Mr. Carlton has multiple business dealings (including a mortgage) with Mr. B, who visits him when...

The Stamford Guests

Mr. Perry, the Miss Buroughses, and some other randos are guests at the party Sir Simon is...

Lady Betty

Lady Davers had planned to set Lady Betty up with Mr. B before he decided to marry Pamela. Sorry,...

Miss Tomlins

An heiress to whom Mr. B was supposed to be married several years before the events of the book...

Mrs. Dobson

Mrs. Dobson is the proprietress of the dairy where Pamela and Mr. B meet up with Miss Goodwin.

Sir Thomas Atkyns

Sir Thomas Atkyns is an acquaintance of Mr. B's from Bedfordshire. Apparently, he's quite...

Mr. Dormer

One of Mr. B's acquaintances in Bedfordshire.