Oxford Chronicles Character List
The MacKenzie Family
Annie Little MacKenzie (b. Aug 16, 1920, Charlottesville, Virginia), wife of Eric,
mother of seven MacKenzie children, younger sister of
Eric MacKenzie the Reverend Eric Richard MacKenzie (b. July 31, 1917,
Gairloch, Scotland),husband of Annie, father of seven
MacKenzie children, Rector of St. Aldate’s Church, Oxford.
David MacKenzie né David Lawrence (b. Dec 13, 1940) oldest son of Eric
and Annie, husband of Kate, father of baby Jeffrey, Fellow
of Magdalen College,Oxford,founder of Inklings Society.
Kate MacKenzie née Katherine Lee Hughes (b. June 26, 1944, Richmond, Va.)
wife of David, mother of Jeffrey, graduate of William
and Mary College and the University of Oxford.
Ginny MacKenzie née Virginia Anne (b April 10, 1944) oldest daughter
of Eric and Annie,nurse at St. Bartholomew’s, London, dating
David’s Cambridge roommate, Dr. Kevin Ryan.
Natalie MacKenzie née Natalie Marie (b. March 18, 1946, age 21) second daughter
of Eric and Annie,graduate of the University of Oxford
dating Lord Stuart Devereux.
William MacKenzie né William Jeffrey (b. Feb. 4, 1949) fourth child of Eric and Annie.
Richard MacKenzie né Richard Eric (b. Aug. 29, 1952) fifth child Eric and Annie.
Mark MacKenzie né Mark Cameron (b. Aug. 8, 1954) sixth child Eric and Annie.
Hannah MacKenzie née Hannah Joy (b. Aug 9, 1961) seventh child of Eric and Annie.
Jeffrey MacKenzie né Jeffrey Thomas (b. Feb 14, 1967) baby of David & Kate.
“Davey” MacKenzie né Richard David MacKenzie, husband of Maggie, father of Eric.
“Maggie” MacKenzie née Margaret Cameron, wife of Davey, mother of Eric.
“Fatbug” MacKenzie né William, Eric’s uncle, a fisherman and caddy at St.Andrews.
Aunt Slim MacKenzie née Margaret, Fatbug’s wife, Eric’s aunt, lives in Anstruther.
Bob & Marilyn Eric’s cousin and his wife, the lighthouse keepers of Rua Reidh.
Friends of the MacKenzies
Connie Bennet Kate’s American friend and suite mate at St. Hilda’s. Dates
and later marries Nigel Elliot.
Nigel Elliot Oxford student of David MacKenzie. Dates and marries
Kate’s friend Connie.
Austen Holmes (b. May 28, 1938) friend of David and husband of Yvette,
Fellow of Merton College, University of Oxford. Son of Elinor
Holmes. Twin brother of Dianna McAdams who is married to
Andrew McAdams of Castle Combe. Andrew was the brother
of Austen’s first wife, Marianne McAdams. Andrew and
Dianna have three sons: Robby, Jack, and Michael.
Yvette Goodman Holmes (b. Oct. 14, 1936) née Yvette Goodman, friend of
David and wife of Austen, daughter of Molly and James
Goodman of London, Fellow of St. Hilda’s College,
University of Oxford. Yvette has four brothers: two older---
Adam & Ben and two younger---Gerrard & Jake.
Kevin Ryan Cambridge roommate of David, dating David’s sister Ginny
a resident doctor at St.Bartholomew’s, London
The Devereux Family
Stuart Devereux né Lord Stuart Winston Spencer Devereux, Viscount
Devereux (b. May 31, 1943) heir and son of
Charles Stuart Spencer Devereux, Earl of Essex, and
Elaine, Lady Devereux, Countess of Essex, graduate of
the University of Oxford, dating Natalie MacKenzie.
Clementine (“Clemmie”) Lady Fitzwilliam, wife of Edward, Earl of
Carlisle, older sister of Stuart Devereux, mother of
Teddy and Spencer, mistress of Carlisle House, Yorkshire.
The Little Family
Jeff Little né Jeffrey Lawrence Little (b. March 30, 1919), elder brother of
Annie, American student at Magdalen College, Oxford.
Annie Little (see MacKenzie above)
Others Characters from Inklings and Expectations
Charlotte Mansfield former fiancee of David MacKenzie, Research fellow
of Cambridge University.
The Hughes Family
Debbie Hughes Kate's younger sister
Helen Hughes Kate's mother, a violinist
Kate Hughes (see MacKenzie)
Scott Hughes Kate's teen-aged brother
Timmy Hughes Kate's little brother, has Down Syndrome
Tom Hughes Kate's father, a lawyer
Lady Lucille Bertram (Lucy) Friend of Stuart
Mr. Croft Tudor History professor at Christ Church
Dr. Charles Palmer President Magdalen College
Mrs. Bingley David’s landlady
Collins Devereux butler in London
Crawford Devereux butler in Essex
Mrs. Dalrymple Magdalen President’s secretary
George Porter at Christ Church
Evasions Characters in Scotland
Laurene Kilmorey (b.1921) daughter of the laird, Lord Kilmorey, Earl Kellie of
(pronounced "Lar-reen") Kilmorey House, Kingsbarns, Scotland, loves Eric
Peter Kilmorey (b. 1918) Laurene’s older brother, later marries Catherine
Lord & Lady Kilmorey -- Earl and Countess Kellie, parents of Laurene and Peter
Fiona McPherson maid to Laurene
Mrs. McPherson mother to Fiona, Kilmorey House cook
John Kilmorey House butler
Evasions Characters in Greater London
Roger L. Green Jeff’s friend from Oxford, an actor in Peter Pan
(see historical characters, below)
Peggy Myers Annie’s flatmate and a nurse whom Jeff likes
Betty Purcell Annie’s flatmate and a nurse who works with her at Dunkirk
June Brown Annie’s flatmate and a nurse who dates a doctor
Dr. Henry Benson (“Harry”), doctor who dates June and advises Annie
PO Ian McLeod Eric’s RAF buddy, a Scot
Roger Lancelyn Green a student and later close friend of C.S. Lewis, also an Inkling
(see London characters, above)
Jack Lewis né Clive Staples Lewis (b. Nov 29, 1898, Belfast, Ireland)
Fellow of the University of Oxford, Christian author.
Warnie Lewis né Warren Hamilton (b. June 16, 1895, Belfast, Ireland)
elder brother of C.S. Lewis.
Mrs. Moore née Janie King (b. March 23, 1872, Ireland) “adopted
mother” of C.S. Lewis mother of “Paddy” Moore (killed in
WWI) and Maureen.
Maureen Moore (b. Aug 19, 1906, Ireland) daughter of Janie Moore,
“adopted sister” of C.S Lewis, married Leonard Blake
on Aug 27, 1940.
Fred Paxford faithful gardener and caretaker of the Kilns, home of
J.R.R. Tolkien John Ronald Reuel Tolkien (b. Jan 3,1892, Bloemfontein, South Africa)
Professor of English Literature at Oxford University, Christian
author of The Lord of the Rings, an Inkling and friend of
C.S. Lewis, married to Edith.