Mrs. M. Gardiner is Elizabeth's sensible and intelligent aunt, and the wife of Mr. Gardiner, with whom she has four children: two girls age six and eight (as of July) and two younger boys with a slight possibility of them having more.
Her given name is M---. In fan fiction she is frequently named Madeline, but the name is an unlikely choice. Her age is never stated but she is several years younger than Mrs. Bennet and Mrs. Phillips.
Her primary residence in London is on Gracechurch Street, somewhere near Cheapside, and within view of her husband's warehouses.
She does not have as much endurance for walking as does Elizabeth.
Mrs. Gardiner is an intelligent, amiable, sensible, elegant, and generous woman. She is also a good listener whose discretion can typically be counted on and an excellent source of good advice.
What to call herEdit
- Mrs. Gardiner - pretty much everyone except close friends and family.
- Aunt Gardiner - this is how the Bennet daughters typically refer to her; they would have addressed her directly either as "Aunt" or "Aunt Gardiner."