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Charles Musgrove is a character in Persuasion. He is married to Mary Musgrove née Elliot, the youngest child of Sir Walter and the late Lady Elliot. They married on December 16th in 1810[1]. Charles is heir to Charles Musgrove, Esq. of Uppercross in Somerset. His father is a wealthy man, but untitled, a fact that displeases his father-in-law. However, his father's landed property and importance in the county were second only to Sir Walter, making Charles and his wife very important people indeed[2]. Charles has two other living siblings, Henrietta Musgrove and Louisa Musgrove. He has one brother who died while abroad, Richard Musgrove, the black sheep of the family[3].

Charles and Mary have children, but they disagree on how they should be raised. Charles likes to spoil them[2].

Personality and traitsEdit

Charles is described as civil and agreeable, and superior to his wife in sense and temper. He was of very good spirits and temperament.

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. Persuasion, Chapter 1
  2. 2.0 2.1 Chapter 4
  3. Chapter 6

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