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John Bates
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Biographical information
Born 1869 (age 57)
Marital status Married to Anna Bates née Smith
Residence Prison (formerly)
Downton, Yorkshire
Title(s) Mr Bates
His Lordship's Valet
Bates, my old fellow (by Lord Grantham)
The valet (by Alex Green)
Long John Silver (by Thomas Barrow)
John (by Anna)
Military career 2nd Boer War veteran
Physical information
Gender Male
Height 6' (1,83 m)
Hair colour Brown
Eye colour Grey
Family information
Family Mrs Bates (mother) †
Vera Bates (first wife) †
Anna Bates (second wife)
John Bates Jr. (son)
Affiliation
Occupation Valet of Robert Crawley, Earl of Grantham
Loyalty Crawley Family
Robert Crawley, Earl of Grantham
Anna Bates
Behind the scenes
Portrayed by Brendan Coyle

John Bates (b. 1869[citation needed]) is Robert Crawley's valet. Initially he is poorly treated by most of the staff due to the fact that he uses a cane (he was wounded in the Boer War). Thomas Barrow and Sarah O'Brien make several attempts to get rid of him. Despite this, he is eventually able to earn the respect of much of the staff, such as Anna Smith and Mr Carson, who are impressed by his morals and work ethic, despite his disability. 

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External LinksEdit

  1. ‘Downton Abbey’ Season 5 Spoilers: Will Bates Face A Second Murder Charge After Mrs. Hughes Discovers New Evidence? at Digital Times

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Start a Discussion Discussions about John Bates

  • Tired of the Bates saga

    28 messages
    • If you watch the series enough times to really understand the characters, you will find that the root of Banna's problems is IGNORANCE and...
    • Anna and Bates are my favorite characters. If only I could find a man to love me the way Bates loves Anna. Anna is an angel and Bates is tota...
  • Anna and John Bates' Child

    19 messages
    • Oh, yes, sorry, Daniel.
    • CTrent29 wrote:I honestly don't care. I got sick of Anna and John Bates a long time ago. This chat is obviously for Banna shippers so ple...

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