Mrs. Tilney (née Drummond) was a character mentioned in Northanger Abbey. She died before the course of the novel and therefore does not make an appearance. Catherine Morland, due to her overactive imagination and over-consumption of the Gothic novel, believes that the formidable General Tilney murdered his wife while they were in their home, Northanger Abbey.
Marriage and dowryEdit
Mrs. Tilney brought in £20,000 to the marriage, and her father allowed her to spend £500 on a wedding gown. She also received a beautiful set of pearls that passed to her daughter, Eleanor Tilney, after she died.
She had three children, Frederick, Henry, and Eleanor. She was close with her daughter before she died, but unfortunately Eleanor did not realize what a gift she had with her mother until after Mrs. Tilney's death. They used to go on walks together, Mrs. Tilney's favorite being the small path through the Scotch fir grove.
She died when Eleanor was only thirteen years of age.