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- Character Name: Julius Casterbridge
- Title: Sir
- Estate Name: n/a, resides in Windsor
- Nationality: English
- Age: 52
- Gender: Male
- Eye Colour: Grey
- Hair Colour: Silvery, balding black
A portly man of middle years, he has obviously lived comfortably. He wears clothing of good quality, although not luxurious or ostentatious. Only his hands show that he works for a living, and those indicate careful employment, rather than hard labour. He is sometimes bothered by a rheumatism in the knees.
Initial Impression of Personality
Obsequious and discreet with customers, curious with everyone, exacting, observant, and creative, he thinks as a craftsman and a businessman. He tends to rub his chin and mutter more or less to himself when deep in thought.
A highly talented Goldsmith and Gem Cutter by training and trade, Julius has earned an excellent reputation and a great deal of money as the owner of Casterbridge Fine Jewellers. Julius was born the elder son of a skilled Gem Cutter. He had apprenticed with his uncle, a Goldsmith, and thus became conversant in both aspects of the family business.
He had eventually married the daughter of another local merchant, and together they had produced a son and two daughters. His son, however, showed neither inclination nor aptitude for the trade. Alarmingly, it was his two now teen-aged daughters who showed interest in the family business.
It has been his goal to elevate his family from merchants to gentry, with the first step being the purchase of a baronetcy. That, Sir Julius has now accomplished; a most excellent way to begin 1676.