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Character Back Stories, Biographies and More
(Information largely not included in the book, but of interest to the readers)
Janelle Marie LeDuc, born, August 8, 1810 on her father’s farm on Lake Galloway, near Galloway Narrows in New Hampshire. Her mother, Adrienne, died during the birth.
Vital Statistics: Janelle is 5′ (“perhaps a bit more”) tall, weighs 110 pounds, has long chestnut hair and green eyes. By all definitions, she’s beautiful on many levels. She’s of Scots and French-Canadian descent.
As ‘Janelle’s Time’ opens, Janelle is accomplished in all the wifely skills, but is really still a child, the baby of the family. She’s especially loved by Gerard because she resembles her mother so much.
The youngest daughter of Gerard and Adrienne LeDuc, Janelle has two older brothers, Gerard, Jr., and Ethan. She also has two older sisters, Lorraine and Sarah. All are married with families of their own and live in New England. Gerard, Jr. lives in Boston and owns a busy trade company. Sarah, Janelle’s favorite sister, lives in Portland, Maine with her husband, Martin, and their children.
Gerard was born on a farm in Quebec, coming to Lake Galloway in New Hampshire at 9 years old with his father Eduard. Because of Eduard’s gambling problem, the LeDuc Farm was not profitable in the early years, but Gerard worked long and hard. When he died, he left Janelle a wealthy woman.
When Gerard married Adrienne, Maura Gordon was Adrienne’s companion. She became nurse, governess, and companion to all of Gerard and Adrienne’s children. In ‘Janelle’s Time,’ Maura is Janelle’s companion. Maura’s husband, Angus, is the steward on the LeDuc Farm.
As a child, Janelle was a tom-boy. One summer, her father gave her a colt to raise, which she named Jack. She spent a great deal of time training Jack her way. Jack grew to over 16 hands (a ‘hand’ = 4″ and is measured from the ground to the middle of the withers or 5’4″ at the high point directly in front of the saddle). Jack’s high-strung but Janelle loves Jack and Jack loves Janelle. Even Richard acknowledges she’s an equestrian without equal.
In the summer of 1830, Janelle meets Richard, quite by accident. A romance follows with Janelle discovering her familial heritage.
Early in their relationship, Richard and Janelle accidentally discover something about Richard’s family that shakes the very foundation of Richard’s life.
Their wedding is on June 25, 1831. Richard’s friend, Logan, still angry over the death of his love in Paris, crashes the wedding looking for revenge, but it ends happily.
Their wedding trip starts at Devonwood. The couple decides to go down to London and, perhaps, visit the English court. The trip doesn’t end well, but the following spring (April 1832), the couple’s first child is born, a son, Damian Gerard.
Just over a year later (May 1833), twin girls, Adelle and Moria, are born.
Richard Oliver Grayson, born, January 14, 1804 at Devonwood, a large family estate in the English midlands, the seat of the Grayson family since the time of William the Conqueror.
Vital Statistics: Richard is 6’4″ tall, weighs 180 pounds, has black hair and eyes, and has olive skin, not at all like the average Englishman. To use one word to describe Richard: mysterious. He’s the proverbial ‘tall, dark, and handsome,’ but he’s far from perfect.
The youngest son of Lord Damian and Lady Susannah Grayson, the Duke and Duchess of Devonwood, Richard has an older sister, and three older brothers. The oldest brother is St. John, a.k.a.’Sinjin.’ Then, there’s Janine (and her husband, Thomas Randall and family), followed by Anthony, and Edward. None of the brothers are married.
Not a lot is known about Richard, the child, except that he was a typical younger son in an English aristocratic family. One of his friends, Nick Albright, later Lord Statler, was nearly always the instigator when the boys got into trouble, which was often. Richard liked to ride and work with horses and visit his grandmother, Lady Adelle, the dowager Duchess of Devonwood.
After ten years of homeschooling (tutors, mostly), Damian decided it was time for Richard to go off to school. In 1820, when Richard was 16 years old, he arrived in Chester, south of Liverpool, for the fall semester at St. Martin’s College where he’ll take Business, Animal Husbandry, and Agriculture-oriented courses. The Grayson family has developed and raises their own breed of horses.
At St. Martin’s College, Richard meets Logan Conor, the Scots Duke of Muileach. The two become fast friends. In June of 1824, Richard and Logan graduate in the top 10% of their class and head off for a year in Paris before returning home to get on with their lives.
Richard, Logan, and Logan’s younger brother, Daniel, spend time at the French court, until the King dies. The new King is treacherous and dangerous – Richard, Logan and Daniel retire from the court and seek their entertainment elsewhere.
While at court, Richard observes the French aristocrats who frequent the court – the ‘dandies’ who wear light colors and gaudy prints to attract the ladies. Richard makes the decision to wear all black clothing (except for a white shirt). The effect, with his dark coloring, drives the ladies crazy – they bypass the ‘dandies’ to get to the mysterious man in black.
Logan meets Minuet and falls in love but that relationship ends, along with the friendship between Richard and Logan in a fight between the two men that sends both of them from Paris to their respective homes. Minuet, Logan’s love, dies as a result of the fight.
In 1827, Lord Damian renounces his claim to his title, which passes to Sinjin. He then takes his three younger sons to America. Years before, Lord Damian bought property on Lake Galloway outside Galloway Narrows in New Hampshire. The four men build a small English-style estate, Englica; a working farm.
In the summer of 1830, Janelle meets Richard, quite by accident. A romance follows with Janelle discovering her familial heritage.
Early in their relationship, Richard and Janelle accidentally discover something startling and troubling about Richard’s family that shakes the very foundation of Richard’s life.
On April 5th, 1763, a flood destroys the Villages of Old Loyne and Little Loyne. Located in a large natural bowl , the two villages were on the south side of the river about 1.5 miles west of the western end of Loch Loyne. Old Loyne, closer to the outlet of the bowl, submerges first, with Little Loyne, a short distance to the west, submerges soon after.
Abnormally heavy snows in the winter and an early spring rainstorm created a wall of water coming down from the mountains by way of the feeder streams to the valley below. When the flood came, the water backed up in the bowl, drowning everything in sight, including most of the villagers. Nearly all the victims were members of the MacKendall clan, a well-known clan in which the women had unusual powers.
When it was over, the few survivors abandoned the valley. While many intended to return one day, none ever did. Even today, nearly 240 years later, there are no villages in the valley.
The Loyne Valley is about 45 miles southwest of Inverness, Scotland, in the rugged mountains. To the west is the Sound of Sleat and Cuillin Sound, which are east of the Sea of the Hebrides.
Cristobal and Eibhlin (MacKendall) Munro, brought their family, including Moria, Janelle’s grandmother, to America after the flood wiped out their village. As they were leaving the valley, they heard an infant crying. High above the water line, they found a baby girl safely nestled in the branches. They brought the baby with them to America, naming her Maura. She was never able discover her real parent’s names.
Cristobal and Eibhlin raised their two girls. It was a given that Moria had the MacKendall powers but, because her parents were unknown, it wasn’t certain Maura had powers. In the end, she did have limited healing skills. Later, she developed ‘visioning.’
In time, Moria married David duBois, They had 3 children, including Adrienne, Janelle’s mother.
Gerard LeDuc had hired Angus Gordon to be the farm steward on the LeDuc Farm. Angus who had known Maura for several years, married her about a year before Gerard married Adrienne. Maura was Adrienne’s companion before her marriage, and became nurse and governess to Gerard and Adrienne’s children. It was an excellent arrangement.
Because Maura had always been there, Janelle simply took her for granted, but shortly after she met Richard, she had to ask Maura about her mother’s family. Janelle couldn’t explain certain events without Maura’s help. She also couldn’t explain Maura.
At the same time, Cristobal, Moria, and their family escaped the valley, Agnes MacKendall and her father, Dougal MacKendall escaped from the valley. Agnes was ten years old at the time. Agnes and Dougal were the only survivors in their family. Her mother, four brothers, and a sister were swept away and never found.
Agnes and Dougal found their way to England and settled on Devonwood. It wasn’t long before Agnes became the healer for the Town of Eastwell. Dougal never recovered from losing most of his family back in the valley. He died of a broken heart, when Agnes was just fifteen years old. She lived in the cottage her father built all of her life.
In 1831, Agnes met Janelle while she and Richard were at Devonwood on their wedding trip. Over the years, Agnes, an exceptional healer, only rarely had visions, but she had one of Janelle, or at least that’s who she thought it was about at the time. In her vision, Agnes saw a young woman doing something significant, something important, but the vision wasn’t clear. She suggested that Janelle come back another time. Perhaps she’d have more information for her at that time.
Two years later, Richard and Janelle visited Agnes again, this time bringing their children. It was then that Agnes realized the vision wasn’t about Janelle at all. The vision Agnes had seen was about one of the children as a young adult; her destiny was to be someone very special, an amazing woman.
Lord Damian Francis Grayson – Born June 12, 1770 at Devonwood, England. Damian is 6′ tall, weighs 185 pounds and has graying black hair worn short, black eyes and olive-toned skin.
Damian is warm and friendly, and is much loved by the people on his English estate, Devonwood. The former Duke of Devonwood (he renounced the title to his eldest son, St. John, before moving to America), he’s also a shrewd businessman having increased the value of Devonwood significantly during his years as Duke.
Patriarch of the Grayson family after his father, David St. John Grayson (born August 17, 1745, died in January 26, 1811), he and his three younger sons, including Richard, live at Englica on the west side of Lake Galloway, near Galloway Narrows.
From the time the three younger sons were children, Damian and his wife, Lady Susannah, cared deeply about their children’s future. The decision to have them seek a life of their own, with Damian’s help, in America was not taken lightly. He knew he’d be separated from his dear wife for years but they were devoted, loving parents.
His mother, Lady Adelle Lester Grayson (born May 8, 1752), the Dowager Duchess of Devonwood, still lives on Devonwood. She’s a remarkable lady, and ‘quite a character.’
Anthony Langdon Grayson – Born September 26, 1800 at Devonwood. Like most of the rest of the family, Anthony is tall, 6’2″ and has black hair (medium length), black eyes, and olive-toned skin. The strongest, physically, of the younger sons, he weighs 200 pounds. Anthony is the most outgoing of the three younger sons, and the most levelheaded.
Edward Sawyer Grayson – Born February 20, 1802 at Devonwood. He’s 5’11” tall, with the family black hair, worn long, black eyes, and olive skin.
Edward is the different one in the family. While all of Damian’s other children are outgoing to varying degrees, Edward is very quiet and reserved, rarely speaking other than with just his immediate family.
Even before Damian brought the younger sons to America, Edward had talked a great deal about America and the lure of the American West. He talked about traveling to St. Louis and joining one of the wagon trains headed west from there. Somehow, he knew there was a place there for him. The idea of exploring the vast western territories interested him greatly, but he also thought that a tract of land for a farm would be great, too. He talked of his dream so much that he almost had Richard and Anthony convinced to go with him.
Since arriving in America, Damian has decided that Anthony would eventually become master of Englica. The American estate is too small to support three families, either physically or financially. Anthony genuinely enjoyed taking on the challenges of running an estate, and was perfectly happy at Englica. Damian was glad at least one of his younger sons was happy there.
For Edward, Damian was certain, a sum of money would be adequate to see him on his way, and Edward never stopped talking about the American West. Damian anticipated that Edward would one day announce his pending departure. He knew Edward wasn’t happy tied to Englica, although he never voiced it. Edward longed to be on his own, by himself, making his own way, in his own way.
Richard, the youngest, and always the most problematic, worried Damian. Richard never shirked his duties, working just as hard as his brothers, most of the time, but, Damian didn’t see Richard staying at Englica. He suspected Richard would return to England and work for Devonwood. It wasn’t the ideal answer – he’d be forever in the shadow of Sinjin – but it was, apparently, what would happen…
Then, Richard met Janelle LeDuc, the youngest daughter of a recently deceased wealthy landowner on the east side of Lake Galloway. After Richard met Janelle, Damian was cautiously optimistic that Richard’s future might be at the LeDuc Farm.
Previously, you met Damian, Anthony, and Edward, Richard’s father and two older brothers, respectively. Together, with Richard, they came to America in 1827 to give the younger sons a shot at their own life. Lady Susannah (Damian’s wife), Lord St. John (Richard’s oldest brother), and Janine (Richard’s sister), stayed in England. Lady Susannah and Lord Sinjin continued to live on Devonwood, the family seat, while Janine and her husband, Thomas and their family, lived at Englewood, Lady Susannah’s ancestral home, not far from Devonwood.
In September of 1835, Damian returned to England, having accomplished his goals in America. Richard and Janelle are married and living at the LeDuc Farm with their growing family. Anthony, living at Englica, had married Camryn and their first child was on the way. Edward is still making plans to go west. The LeDuc Farm and Englica, with their Devonwood horse herds, and their other farm activities, showed great promise for the future.
Susannah Gabrielle Tyndall, born February 6, 1774, married Damian Francis Grayson on August 12, 1791. They had five children: St. John, Janine, Anthony, Edward, and Richard. The Englewood estate was part of her dowry.
Tall, with light brown hair and hazel eyes, she was slim and regal in her bearing. However, she was not the stuffy, nose-in-the-air ‘lady’ so of the peerage women tended to be, but rather a down-to-earth, friendly, warm and caring person.
Susannah, the only child of the Earl and Countess of Englewood, met Lord Damian at a ball held in honor of her coming out at sixteen years of age. A year later, they married. According to Agnes MacKendall, there was a three-day party held on the grounds of Devonwood in honor of the couple. All of the residents of Devonwood were invited.
When Damian’s father died, his wife, Adelle, became the Dowager Duchess of Devonwood. Damian and Susannah became the Duke and Duchess. Because Sinjin was not married when Damian and his younger sons headed for America, Lady Susannah stayed in England to act as his hostess and retained her title of Duchess, even though Damian renounced his title, which then went to Sinjin.
Lord St. John (Sinjin) Grayson, born, October 3, 1792. Destined by birth order to be the next Duke of Devonwood, he spent his life preparing for the role. Tall, with medium brown hair and hazel eyes, he loved working with horses – a good thing as Devonwood had become known for their own breed of horses. Like his mother, Sinjin is friendly, warm and caring. He and Damian are very similar in the way they take care of Devonwood business, serious when they need to be, but great fun when it’s appropriate. When you meet Sinjin, there’s no doubt in your mind that he is someone very powerful, but he doesn’t flaunt it or use it to his advantage. To most people he’s just guy who happens to be a Duke.
Working with the Devonwood horses was Sinjin’s life. He grew up watching and helping his father and grandfather work to produce the breed. When his grandfather died, Sinjin and Damian continued to work long and hard to prefect the breeding process. Sinjin especially never gave up when foals were born that didn’t exactly fit their concept of the breed. The years of hard work paid off and Devonwood horses became popular.
Janine Elizabeth Grayson, born November 30, 1795, married Thomas Randall June 20, 1812. Although ownership of Englewood passed to Lord Damian upon his marriage to Lady Susannah, the widower Lord Tyndall resided there until his death in 1815. After major renovations, Janine and Thomas moved in during the summer of 1816.
Like her mother and brother, Janine had light brown hair and hazel eyes. While not as outgoing as Sinjin, Anthony or even Richard, she was popular among the ladies of the district as she was a great organizer and sponsored countless charitable functions, mostly at Englewood, although the larger events were held at Devonwood with Susannah co-sponsoring with her daughter.
Janine met Thomas when he became involved in the Devonwood horse venture in 1810. After their marriage in 1812, he continued his involvement with the horses by housing some of them in the stables at Englewood, and by being heavily involved in the very important early training of the yearlings.
In the first part of the book, readers meet Janelle and her father. Janelle’s siblings, all older, are all married and living elsewhere in New England with their families.
Gerard Michel LeDuc (II) and his wife, Delia Malvina Black have five children: Gerard (III), Aaron, Rosalyn, Edwina, and Jayden. Gerard and Delia were married in Boston in 1819 and live there, as it’s where Gerard has his trade business. Gerard was born at the LeDuc Farm in 1797, and Delia was born in Boston in 1799.
Built like his father, Gerard is about 5’6″ and is a powerful man, strong both physically and otherwise. Like his father, he has brown hair and blue eyes.
Delia, a pretty young lady with long, dark brown hair and brown eyes, attracted Gerard’s attention initially because of her superb sense of style, and her pleasant personality. She was active in her family’s church.
During a family outing to Boston when Gerard was a boy, he saw the big city and the big ships and wanted to be part of that life. When he finished school in New Hampshire, he moved to Boston and apprenticed himself to a large food trading business there. During his apprenticeship, he met Delia.
When his apprenticeship was complete, he found a job with another trade company, this one dealing in animal feed, and proposed to Delia. When she accepted, he was the happiest man in Boston.
In 1828, Gerard opened the doors to the G&D Trade Company. Their studies of the marketplace indicated that the call for their household goods would continue to rise, year after year.
Lorraine Celeste LeDuc married Arthur Leonard Miller in 1819. A long-time friend and neighbor on Lake Galloway, the couple had been sweet on each other for years. Arthur and Lorraine had four children, Russell, Patricia, Sharon, and Florence.
Arthur was a good-looking young man of average height and weight. His very light blonde hair was so light that in the summer, it turned almost white. His light blue eyes were his best feature.
Lorraine, like the rest of the LeDuc family was small and compact, strong, sturdy and good-looking. She had brown hair and green eyes (from her mother).
Also in 1819, Arthur’s uncle offered him a job at the Maine Cotton & Woolen Factory Company, in Brunswick, Maine as an accountant. Always good with numbers, Arthur took the job and the newlyweds moved to Maine. Arthur worked his way up and when his uncle retired, many years later, Arthur became the head of the accounting department.
Ethan Renard LeDuc met Margaret Roseanne Shaffer when the LeDuc family went to a church-sponsored picnic one summer when he was just fifteen-years old. The pair wrote letters to each other faithfully. In 1821, when Ethan was eighteen and Margaret was twenty, they wed at the Shaffer home in Exeter, NH. They lived with Margaret’s family for two years while Ethan worked at Phillips Exeter Academy, the college preparatory school founded in 1781 by Dr. John Phillips.
Ethan, the tallest of the LeDuc family, was slender, with reddish-brown hair and green eyes; a very striking young man. Margaret, older and taller than her husband, was equally striking with her light brown hair and blue eyes. The couple had four children: Abigail, Carlton, Jackson and Lucille.
The couple then moved to Derry, New Hampshire where Ethan went to work at the Pinkerton Academy, founded in 1814, as a laboratory assistant to the Science Instructor. During that time, Ethan took the necessary classes and became a Science Instructor himself.
Sarah Louise LeDuc, five years older than Janelle, married Martin Jackson Atwell in 1823 at the LeDuc Farm. Martin, the son of the local general store owner, and Sarah, had known each other for many years. It had always been assumed that the pair would marry one day.
Unlike anyone else in the family, Sarah had blonde hair to go with the family blue eyes. Petite, she looked younger than her years and was often treated like a child by tradespeople – something she thought was rather funny. Sarah exuded confidence and was the most outgoing of all of Gerard and Adrienne’s children.
When the couple wed, they went to Portland, Maine for a wedding trip. While there, they fell in love with the town. Walking along the waterfront on Commercial Street one day, they found an old dry goods store that had recently closed because the owner had died with no heirs. With financial help from Gerard, and Martin’s family, the couple bought the store and reopened it. Over the years, the store grew and Martin hired people to run it while he went on buying trips to find more and more goods for the store. Several additions doubled the size of the building, allowing for an even larger variety of goods.
Gerard and Adrienne LeDuc, Janelle’s parents, figure strongly in Janelle’s life, even though, by the time she turned twenty years old, she’d lost them both. You learned a little about Gerard earlier. Here, I go into a bit more detail about his life; before, during and after Adrienne.
Janelle never knew her mother who died giving her life, but Adrienne and her family shape Janelle’s life in a very unusual way. Gerard dies at the beginning of the book, changing the rest of Janelle’s life forever.
Gerard Michell LeDuc was born on the family farm in St. Gilbert, Quebec on July 23, 1774. When he was nine years old, his mother, Emeline Sylvie Laroche (b. 1755, d. 1783) died, along with her baby, another son, in childbirth, Gerard moved to New Hampshire with his heartbroken father, Eduard Armand LeDuc (b. 1750, d. 1804).
Eduard and Gerard settled on the eastern shore of Lake Galloway where they built what came to be known as the LeDuc Farm, increasing the size of the farm over the years by acquiring more land by various means.
Because of the physical labor involved in operating a large farm, Gerard was very strong, although he was short, about 5’6″. He had brown hair and blue eyes, and smiled all the time. He loved life, he loved his Adrienne and he loved his children – and they all loved him. The LeDuc Farm was successful largely because of his skill and strength.
While in Concord for supplies with his father during the summer of 1795, Gerard saw Adrienne with her parents on the street and knew he had to meet her. As it turned out, Eduard knew David, Adrienne’s father (they’d gambled and gotten drunk together on occasion), so he arranged the meeting. Gerard and Adrienne married on January 15th, 1797 at David and Moria’s home on Washington Street, near White Park.
After his Adrienne died, his single biggest fear was to be alone on the farm. He’d hoped one of his sons would stay on the farm with him, however, that didn’t happen. His older two daughters also left home with their new husbands. His baby, Janelle, chose to stay with him, even to the point of turning down suitors.
Adrienne Sandrine duBois was born on January 29, 1780 in Concord, New Hampshire (parents: David Guilbert duBois, Moria Eibhlin Monro). Although her name is very French, her mother, Moria Eibhlin (MacKendall) Monro duBois, had a great influence on the child, even imparting her Scots accent. A survivor of the flood in 1763 in the Loyne Valley of Scotland that wiped out most of the MacKendall clan, Moria came to America with her parents, Cristobal and Eibhlin (MacKendall) Munro.
Adrienne’s father, David duBois was a Concord restaurateur and sometimes-politician. His eating establishment, The Perigueux Restaurant, named for the city in France where he was born, was very popular with the local élite and politicians. He occasionally ran for various local offices, but never won.
Little is known about Adrienne, the child, but she was very much a presence on the LeDuc Farm after her marriage. Everyone on the farm and in the neighborhood adored Adrienne, especially Gerard, of course. A small woman, not much over 5′ tall, she was stunningly beautiful, with chestnut hair and green eyes.
Involved in every aspect of running the house on a large farm in rural New Hampshire, Adrienne was busy from early morning to late at night, including the care and education of her first four children. Maura, her companion, and the children’s nurse and governess, was her ‘right-hand-man,’ especially with the children.
Gerard and Adrienne hosted some of the best parties and gatherings in the neighborhood, including a number of weddings, as the hall at the LeDuc Farm was large enough for such gatherings. Adrienne was also an excellent equestrian and could be seen riding around the neighborhood on her favorite mare, Celeste.
Maura blamed death in childbirth on Gerard’s excesses – five live children and three miscarriages in rapid succession. It was that, but it was more. Farm life in any time is a hard life with many demands. Adrienne simply wasn’t strong enough to handle it all, being of genteel birth.
Let’s meet some of the less visible characters in “Janelle’s Time.”
- Dr. McDermott – family physician and friend of the LeDuc family
- Sampson – semi-retired jack-of-all-trades, hangs out mostly in the barn, but also hangs around with Maura, helping out in the house, too. Sometimes serves as a chaperone.
- Reverend Hopkins – tended to Gerard’s final wishes and later, officiated at Richard and Janelle’s wedding
- Lord Damian & Lady Alys – owners of Devonwood in the 14th century.
- Angus Gordon – Maura’s husband and LeDuc Farm manager
- Lady Adelle Grayson – Richard’s grandmother (Damian’s mother)
- Logan Conor, Duke of Muileach (Scotland) – friend of Richard’s, crashes the wedding, and a main character in Logan’s Time, Book 4 of my TIME Series
- Rachel Turnbull – Janelle’s friend, and wedding guest
- Nicholas Albright, Lord Statler – Richard’s childhood friend, attended the reception for Richard and Janelle at Devonwood, later tried to kidnap Janelle.
- Roger McLoughlin – along with 8 grooms, accompanied the Devonwood horses to the LeDuc Farm and Englica
- Characters in the 1300s, first trip – boys with fish ♦ guard on the castle wall ♦ young groom who took Richard and Janelle’s horses ♦ Lord Damian & Lady Alys, their children and the ‘rest of the household’ ♦ ancestors and others mentioned by Lord Damian
- Characters in the 1300s, second trip – extended Gypsy family ♦ guard on the castle wall ♦ Lord Playmen & Lady Tsura, their children and the ‘rest of the household’
- Characters at Devonwood – men-at-arms ♦ other family members who attended Richard and Janelle’s wedding ♦ Devonwood staff (including maids, footmen, guards, and grooms) ♦ neighbors who attended the reception for Richard and Janelle’s ♦ Bates (a gentleman’s valet) ♦ acquaintances Nick and Richard had in common years ago (including Nick’s parents, his wife and her siblings) ♦ the Constable (investigating the attempted kidnapping and murder) ♦ Philomena Gregory (once under consideration as a wife for Richard) ♦ the residents of Devonwood who came out to see their Lord and the young couple
- Characters in England (other than Devonwood) – King William IV ♦ various innkeepers and their staff along the route from Devonwood to London ♦ the doctor near one of the inns
- Characters from Scotland and France – Daniel Conor (Logan’s brother) ♦ Minuet (Logan’s lady-friend in Paris) ♦ guard on the castle wall ♦ other guards ♦ Francois Pierre de Gauld (acquaintance in Paris)
- Characters in New Hampshire – The entire next generation of children in both the LeDuc and Grayson families (eventually, over thirty children among Richard, Janelle and their siblings) ♦ people who attended various gatherings with the LeDuc and/or Grayson family members ♦ Caitlin (Angus Gordon’s cousin, on staff at Englica) ♦ historical figures mentioned by Janelle to Richard ♦ Pearl Hopkins (the minister’s wife, played the piano at Richard and Janelle’s wedding) ♦ barn and grounds staff (including Carl, Ellis, and Ricky) ♦ household staff (including Eleanor and Dorothy) ♦ guests at Richard and Janelle’s wedding ♦ Dora and Edith (wet nurses hired to help care for the babies) ♦ Grayson and LeDuc family lawyers ♦ innkeepers and staff in Portsmouth and North Conway ♦ Dr. Parker (took over for Dr. McDermott when he left town to join a practice in Concord) ♦ Joshua Morgan (hired to replace Angus Gordon when he retired) ♦ Rhona Gill (hired to replace Maura Gordon when she retired)
- … and any other characters I may have missed. All these people, along with the other characters from earlier in this blog series, made “Janelle’s Time” what it is. I hope the back-stories and other explanations and information I’ve presented here is helpful to you when you read “Janelle’s Time.”