Sir Watkyn's wife is often Lady Dorothea. Unlike Lady Margaretta she is not from an aristocratic background. She is the widow of a local yeoman farmer, and Sir Watkyn met her by accident when she came to sell cheese at his house.
Lady Dorothea is therefore not very well educated, and is inclined to lean on the support of her companion Lady Margaret (Sir Watkyn's cousin) who effectively runs the household on her behalf. Lady Dorothea is often to be found returning to her roots by making butter or cheese down with the servants, although her marriage to Sir Watkyn is a genuine love match.