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April 1912. The Earl of Grantham's cousin James Crawley and his son Patrick die in the crash of the Titanic. Because the Earl has no sons, and the title and the estate must be passed through the male line, there is confusion — who will be the heir. At the same time, the Earl of Grantham hires a new Valet, Mr. Bates, with whom before he served.