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George Everett was a member of the Hellfire Club and former lover of Lord John Grey.

Personal HistoryEdit

In the years following Hector's death, Lord John Grey became acquainted with George Everett. He introduced Grey to Lavender House, and during that time the two developed a sexual relationship. Everett was involved in the near-scandal that sent Grey to Ardsmuir in 1755, though very few details about the circumstances are known.

Outlander SeriesEdit

VoyagerEdit

As the new governor of Ardsmuir Prison, Lord John ponders whether he ought to ask after George Everett's welfare in a letter to his mother.

Lord John SeriesEdit

"Lord John and the Hellfire Club"Edit

When Grey returns to London after his turn as prison governor, he encounters Everett at Lady Lucinda Joffrey's house. There Grey receives an invitation to Medmenham Abbey, meeting place of the Hellfire Club, of which Everett is a member. It is at Medmenham Abbey that Everett reveals to Grey that he was responsible for Robert Gerald's murder, and consequently Everett attempts to kill Grey. He comes close, but is killed by Harry Quarry before he can succeed.

Lord John and the Private MatterEdit

Lord John Grey using Everett's name as his disguise when he arrives at Lavender House in June 1757 as he investigates Joseph Trevelyan's private life to determine how to best terminate the man's engagement to his cousin Olivia Pearsall. The truth of Everett's death is what Grey barters with Richard Caswell to get the information he seeks about Trevelyan's comings and goings from the house. Being inside the house brings back memories of Grey's time there with Everett.

PersonalityEdit

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Physical AppearanceEdit

George Everett is described as resembling John in both in size and form - possessing a tidy muscularity and fineness of features - with black hair, fine dark eyes, a firm chin and long mobile mouth.

RelationshipsEdit

Lord John GreyEdit

In the years following Hector's death, Lord John Grey became acquainted with George Everett. He introduced Grey to Lavender House, and during that time the two developed a sexual relationship. Gabaldon has confirmed that Everett was involved in the near-scandal that sent Grey to Ardsmuir in 1755, but only to the extent that "there was a near-scandal, and it involved George Everett".[1]

They meet again when Grey returns to London after his turn as prison governor, and discuss the Hellfire Club whilst staying at Medmenham Abbey along with the club's other members. It is here that Everett reveals to Grey that he was responsible for Robert Gerald's murder, and consequently Everett attempts to kill Grey. He comes close, but is killed by Harry Quarry before he can succeed.

NameEdit

  • George is from the Greek name Γεωργιος (Georgios) which was derived from the Greek word γεωργος (georgos) meaning "farmer, earthworker", itself derived from the elements γη (ge) "earth" and εργον (ergon) "work".[2]
  • Everett is from the given name Everard,[3] meaning "brave boar", derived from the Germanic elements ebur "wild boar" and hard "brave, hardy".[4]

TriviaEdit

  • Everett wears a perfume of musk and myrrh.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Gabaldon on the scandal that sent Lord John to Ardsmuir – Compuserve, 9 January 2006
  2. Behind the Name: George - accessed 25 May 2016
  3. Behind the Name Surnames: Everett - accessed 25 May 2016
  4. Behind the Name: Everard - accessed 25 May 2016

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