Events of the NovelsEdit
Rodney is born on April 19, 1775
- Rodney is from a surname, originally derived from a place name, which meant "Hroda's island" in Old English, where Hroda is a Germanic given name meaning "fame".
- Joseph is from Ioseph, the Latin form of Greek Ιωσηφ (Ioseph), which was from the Hebrew name יוֹסֵף (Yosef) meaning "he will add".
- Beardsley is of Anglo-Saxon origin, and is a locational name from some minor, unrecorded or now "lost" place, believed to have been situated in Nottinghamshire or Leicestershire where the name is most popular.