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I'm confused about Mary, Edith and Sybil's ages. Their pages say they were born in 1890, 1894 and 1897, respectively, but I don't think that's right. I was reading the official companion book to Downton Abbey the other day, and it said that Sybil was 17 when the show began in 1912, meaning she would have been born in 1895. Furthermore, Julian Fellowes wrote that Mary was inspired by one of his ancestors, a grandmother or great-grandmother or something, who was born in 1880, making her "more than 10 years older than Mary" (my paraphrase). Then, in 1x07 (which is set in 1914), Rosamund says that Mary has had four Seasons. I know basically nothing about Seasons or debuts or anything like that, but isn't a young aristocratic lady presented to …Read more >