Mrs. FitzGibbons (Glenna) is the head housekeeper of Castle Leoch.

Personal History

Not much is known about Mrs. Fitz's background. She is Murtagh Fraser's aunt by marriage, and grandmother of Laoghaire MacKenzie. Her fate after the dissolution of the clans and destruction of Castle Leoch is uncertain.

Events of the Novels


Mrs. Fitz greets Dougal MacKenzie's returning party warmly, though she is somewhat taken aback by the appearance of a strange woman who appears to be dressed only in her undergarments. She takes the woman under her wing and provides her with proper clothing, as well as chores to take on around the castle, such as gardening and treating patients in the surgery.


Kind and cheerful, Mrs. Fitz resembles nothing so much as a mother hen, constantly on the move to keep the castle running smoothly and all of her "chicks" in line.

Physical Appearance

Mrs. Fitz is described as stout and plump.


  • Glenna is the feminine form of Glenn, which comes from a Scottish surname which was derived from Gaelic gleann "valley".[1][2]
  • Fitzgibbons (alternatively Fitzgibbon) is derived from the name Gibb, a short form of the Norman personal name Gilbert. This name was originally derived from the name Gislebert, which is comprised of the Germanic elements gisil "hostage" or "noble youth," and berht "bright" or "famous." The name features the distinctive Irish patronymic prefix "fitz," which means "son of" in Anglo-French. The Gaelic form of the surname Fitzgibbon is Mac Giobúin.[3]


TV Series

Main article: Outlander (TV series)

English actor Annette Badland portrays Mrs. FitzGibbons in the STARZ Outlander television series.


Season One



  1. Behind the Name: Glenna – accessed 10 May 2016.
  2. Behind the Name: Glenn – accessed 10 May 2016.
  3. House of Names: Fitzgibbon – Accessed 19 April 2015.