Mrs. Weston, was formally Miss Taylor, Emma's personal governess and close friend. After sixteen years of being at the Woodhouse's, she finally got married to Mr. Weston, a former widower. Emma likes to thank herself for 'matching' them up. Mrs. Weston is," an excellent woman...particularly [fond] of Emma. Between them it was more the intimacy of the office of governess" (Austen 3). She has a mild temper and has a strong, caring, influencing authority over Emma.