| George Crawley |
|Residence||Downton Abbey, Downton, Yorkshire|
|Title(s)|| Master George (by Nanny West)|
her little cousin (by his aunt)
|Family|| Matthew Crawley (father)|
Mary Crawley (mother)
Reginald Crawley (paternal grandfather)
Isobel Crawley (paternal grandmother)
Robert Crawley (maternal grandfather)
Cora Crawley (maternal grandmother)
Edith Crawley (maternal aunt)
Tom Branson (uncle)
Sybil Branson (maternal aunt)
Sybbie Branson (first cousin)
Violet Crawley (maternal great-grandmother)
Robert's father (maternal great-grandfather)
Isidore Levinson (maternal great-grandfather)
Martha Levinson (maternal great-grandmother)
Rosamund Painswick (maternal great-aunt)
Harold Levinson (maternal great-uncle)
|Loyalty|| Mary Crawley|
|Behind the scenes|
|Portrayed by||Logan & Cole Weston (Series 4)|
George is heir apparent to Robert's title and estate and the Crawley family fortune. His claim comes through his father's line as his paternal great-great-great grandfather was a younger son of the 3rd Earl of Grantham.
Lady Mary Crawley was holidaying with her family at Duneagle Castle in September 1921, the Scottish estate of her cousins the MacClares, when she began to feel that she was not well she decided to go home alone. She came back to Downton early the next morning but immediately went to the hospital, realizing when she got off the train she was in labour a month early.
George was born soon after. His grandmother Isobel was there, as was Doctor Clarkson. His father came later. When Matthew went to Downton to relay the news to the rest of the family and return with them to the hospital, he was run off the road by a truck he neglected to see, as he was still overwhelmed by the day's events. Matthew was killed instantly by a blow to the head.
By the time George was half a year old, his mother was still grieving over the death of her husband (whom she saw in George, as did Isobel), and does not bond closely with him, instead leaving him in the care of nannies.
Eventually though, she gradually learns to love her son and be a good mother, spending time with him, his cousin, and uncle in the nursery.
Isobel also visits him in the nursery, deciding that George could call her Grandmama and Cora Granny.
- Though not officially confirmed, it is most likely George was christened by Reverend Travis, which would make him the only one so far of his generation in the Crawley family to be Anglican (his cousin Sybbie being Catholic).
- The courtesy title of the Earldom of Grantham is "Viscount Downton", and this is what Robert was known as before his own father died. However, courtesy titles may only be used by direct male-line descendants of the present holder of the title. As George is not a male-line descendant of Robert (because George is Robert's grandson through Robert's daughter Mary, rather than through any son of Robert's; as noted above, George is heir to the title not because he is Robert's grandson, but because through his father he is also Robert's male-line third cousin twice removed), George will never be able to use the courtesy title of "Viscount Downton" before he inherits the earldom.