Mrs Williams

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Mrs Williams (Christian name unknown) is a wealthy widow residing at Mapes Court in Hampshire, England. Shre has three daughters, Sophie, Frances and Cecilia, who are unmarried at the time of the family's first appearance in Post Captain, and the arrival of Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin as tenants of Melbury Lodge nearby arouses her matchmaking instincts.

SPOILER WARNING:  Plot or ending details for "Post Captain to The Hundred Days"  follow.

Mrs Williams is a devious, manipulative and rapacious personage, and when Jack loses his fortune in prize-money through the treachery of an agent, she immediately withdraws her countenance from him, while keeping Stephen (who is known to be the owner of a castle in Spain) within her webs - a situation which underlies much of the emotional turmoil of Post Captain. [To be continued]

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