(Sullivan: Ruddigore). Mez. In love with Sir Despard Murgatroyd, the presumed ‘bad baron of Ruddigore’. When he discovers he has an elder brother, true heir to the title and the curse which goes with it, the shock brings about her recovery. Any future episode of madness can be cured immediately by someone uttering the word ‘Basingstoke’. Created (1887) by Jessie Bond.