Study Guide

The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle Characters

Charlotte Doyle

Charlotte Doyle begins the novel as a prim and proper young lady, the daughter of a cotton...

Zachariah

Zachariah is the Seahawk's cook, surgeon, and only black man. Originally from Africa, he is...

Captain Jaggery

Captain Andrew Jaggery, head of the Seahawk, is nothing if not a gentleman – on the...

Mr. and Mrs. Doyle

Charlotte's father is a man of rules and order who thinks punctuation and spelling are very...

Mr. Hollybrass

Mr. Hollybrass is the first mate on the Seahawk. He gets murdered during the hurricane with a...

Mr. Keetch

Mr. Keetch is the second mate on the Seahawk. He's nervous and fidgety and kind of gives...

Cranick

Cranick is the man who stows away on the Seahawk in order to seek revenge on Captain Jaggery. He...

Barlow

Barlow is one of the members of the crew who warns Charlotte not to take the voyage to America...

Fisk

Fisk is the member of the crew who takes Zachariah's place in the galley when Zachariah is...

Ewing

Ewing is one of the friendlier sailors on board. He's Scottish and has a mermaid tattoo. He also...

Mr. Johnson

Mr. Johnson is the only member of the crew who doesn't sign the round-robin. He's thus appointed...

Grimes

Grimes is a member of the crew aboard the Seahawk.

Dillingham

Dillingham is a member of the crew aboard the Seahawk.

Mr. Grummage

Mr. Grummage is Charlotte's guardian at the beginning of the book, and he escorts her to the...

Albert and Evelina Doyle

Albert and Evelina are Charlotte's younger brother and sister. They have a very small role in the...