伊西多尔·莱文森（Isidore Levinson） is the late wealthy, Jewish husband of Martha Levinson - and the father of Cora Crawley and Harold Levinson - who had made his fortune as a dry goods merchant in Cincinnati. Isidore tied up his money well, making sure that his children were both well cared for and received equal shares; on her marriage in 1890, Cora received her share, and the family she married into would receive no more.
Isidore also made sure that Martha was taken care of and made sure that no-one could touch the capital generated from his fortune, so that it would not be lost; all of this was done before his death.
Cora tells Lord Sinderby that she did not believe it was difficult having a different religion from her father, and that she's not ashamed he was Jewish since she and her family never changed their name.
- Episode 3.02 (仅提及)
- Episode 5.07 (仅提及)
- 2014 Christmas Special (仅提及)
- The book The Chronicles of Downton Abbey confirms that Isidore was Jewish
- Episode 3.02: Martha claims that Isidore "tied the money up tight" thinking that "the Crawley family had had quite enough"
- In Episode 3.02, Martha states that she could not "touch the capital" and that her income is "generous".