- Weaver around whom the story revolves.
- He is pale and has protuberant brown eyes
- He is a simple and humble man, single minded in working for a purpose
- his purposes: (1) his religion in Lantern Yard (2) his gold (3) Eppie
- "Friend" who betrayed the young Silas in Lantern Yard
- Drug addicted, secret wife of Godfrey Cass, with whom she had the daughter later adopted by
-Daughter of Godfrey Cass and Molly Farren. She was adopted and so named by Silas Marner
- Holder of the highest position in Raveloe society, a solid, gruff man of "extravagant habits and
bad husbandry", generally lax in family matters
- Eldest son of the Squire, "a fine, open-faced, good-natured young man" but weak willed,
irresolute, and lacking in moral stamina
-Second son of the Squire, a spiteful jeering fellow, thickset, heavy looking, selfish, and dishonst
-Tall, erect, dignified gentleman, father of Nancy and Priscilla Lammeter
- The village beauty, delicate and dainty, but efficient and hard working. Although a bit prim and
proper, she also is generous and loving to her family and her husband Godfrey
- Talkative elder sister of Nancy, plain but cheerful with good humor and a generous spirit
- The rector, who was a "merry-eyed, small feature, gray-haired man"
- The rector's wife, "a small blinking woman, who fidgeted incessantly"
- Head of the village's oldest land-owning family, and brother-in-law to Mr. Lammeter
- A lady of some formality in company, but devoted to her Lammeter nieces and quietly proud of
her orderly husband