Character: Sybil Branson
(played by Jessica Brown-Findlay)
Lady Sybil Branson (nee Crawley, b.1889) is the youngest of the Earl and Countess’ children. She is a politically involved woman, believing passionately in the vote for women and determined to help out others. She shows her unconventional nature in many ways, for example, helping the servant Gwen to better herself and working as a nurse in WW1. Most notably she falls in love with and marries the family chauffeur, Branson, against her parents’ wishes. At the end of the second season, she has moved to Ireland with her husband and is expecting their first child. Tragically she dies in childbirth when she returns to the Abbey.