From 1912 to 1926: How the Residents of Downton Abbey Changed

Fourteen years (in Downton time) after we met the Crawley family and their loyal staff – here's how things changed for the characters who have been there through it all

CARSON (JIM CARTER)

Downton's butler is a married man now – but the biggest change came for him in the show's final episode, when it's revealed that he suffers from tremors (just like the show's creator, Julian Fellowes). It's a condition that eventually forces him to step down from his post as butler into a lesser role – but luckily, he won't be leaving Downton. (Ever.)