The older daughter of the Reverend Michael Millward and sister of Eliza Millward, Mary tended her mother in her final years. Stouter and less graceful than Eliza, it is initially Gilbert’s perception that Mary is beloved by her father, old people, and children, and unvalued by everyone else. Gilbert discovers his error when, at the close of the novel, she marries Richard Wilson, with whom she had been secretly engaged for some time.
Mary Millward Character Timeline in The Tenant of Wildfell Hall
The timeline below shows where the character Mary Millward appears in The Tenant of Wildfell Hall. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 1. A Discovery
...village of Linden-Car’s main inhabitants, Gilbert continues sketching the characters of the churchgoers around him. Mary, Eliza’s sister, is beloved by her father, children, animals, and old people (Gilbert writes), but... (full context)
Chapter 2. An Interview
Chapter 4. The Party
Chapter 7. The Excursion
...and everything is verdant and lovely. The party consists of Gilbert, Fergus, and Rose Markham; Mary and Eliza Millward; Richard Wilson; and Arthur (Jr.) and Helen Graham. Gilbert tried to persuade... (full context)
Chapter 9. A Snake in the Grass
Chapter 48. Further Intelligence
...a blameless and upstanding woman. Rose is particularly gratified to hear Helen’s story, as is Mary Millward, whom Helen had always valued, in spite of her plainness. Gilbert is happy to... (full context)
...flashes forward somewhat in this letter to Halford, updating him on Richard and the former Miss Millward , who are now living in another vicarage where they are both well loved by... (full context)