Williamson is a London carpenter hard put upon by the foreigners’ actions.
Not only does Cavaler steal the pigeons he bought for dinner, but De Barde is intent on carrying off his wife Doll and having his way with her. For that matter, he was once sent to prison for disrespecting a Frenchman. He joins in with the rioting, though he is worried that he and the other leaders might be identified. He is less hot-tempered than his wife, whom he loves dearly and who clearly wears the pants in their relationship. She helps him to face up to his own execution bravely.