Lady Catherine de Bourgh is the opinionated and interfering aunt of Fitzwilliam Darcy.
Maiden Name: Fitzwilliam
Age: Unknown, but old enough to have a grown daughter.
Primary Residence: Rosings Park, Kent
Spouse: Sir Lewis de Bourgh
Children: Anne de Bourgh
Other Family: She is the aunt of Fitzwilliam and Georgiana Darcy, Colonel Fitzwilliam, and the colonel’s unnamed elder brother. She is also the daughter of a now deceased earl and the sister of Lord — (Colonel Fitzwilliam’s father) and the late Lady Anne Darcy.
Physical Characteristics: Lady Catherine is a tall, large woman who might have once been handsome.
Personality Characteristics: Lady Catherine enjoys meddling in other people’s business, apparently out of the belief that she knows what is best for everyone. She also expects them to obey her suggestions. Lady Catherine is also very well aware of her own high rank in society and expects that deference be paid to her because of it.
Other Information: Lady Catherine claims that she and her sister, Lady Anne Darcy, planned the marriage of their children.
What to call her:
- Lady Catherine – Pretty much everyone, though we do not know about close friends or family. She is not Lady de Bourgh as her father was an earl, permitting her to be styled Lady Catherine de Bourgh, though if her father had not been at least an earl she would have been known as Lady de Bourgh.