Fotheringay is Desmond Fishman's butler. When Desmond inherited his father's estate, the various servants came with it, but Fotheringay is the only one who stuck around after he ran out of money. His motives for sticking around despite being treated badly by Desmond remain unclear; John Allison has labeled him "among the most mysterious characters" in the fictional universe he created. He has also said that he thinks the name is pronounced "Fungy".
In the late 2010s, Fotheringay was whopping 103 years old!