"Of course, you are all more than welcome to spend the night here."
—Edward Gracey to the Evers family
Master Edward Gracey is was ghost of the former master of the Haunted Mansion in the movie's continuity.
Description and biography
The son of George Gracey, Lord Edward Gracey was the master of Gracey Manor in the 1890's. He overly trusted his bigoted butler Ramsley, who was something of a father figure for him, and one day fell in love with a beautiful young mixed-race woman called Elizabeth Henshaw who was of very low social class.
Being a racist, Ramsley became desperate to prevent what he saw as a disgrace to the Gracey family. On one night, Ramsley murdered Elizabeth using a poisoned goblet of wine, while claiming to Edward that it was suicide. Heartbroken, Edward hanged himself.
The evil butler's crime and the two consecutive deaths set a Curse on the Mansion, causing it to become haunted. Edward's ghost dwelt the rooms of the Mansion for decades on end, languishing for Elizabeth, with whom he had not yet been reunited, as the wicked Ramsley had ensured. Finally, the mortal Evers family's efforts exposed Ramsley's schemes, reunited Edward and Elizabeth, and broke the curse. Finally free, Edward's soul then ascended to Heaven.
- Although Edward is separate from the Aging man, Master Gracey, and the Ghost Host, they are merged into one character. Below are the following examples.
- Ghost Host: Giving a tour of the Mansion to Sara, telling of the mansion's history, master and owner of the house, hanging from the cupola, voice only heard when ascending to Heaven.
- Aging Man: His appearance and the clothing which he wears.
- Master Gracey: He obviously shares this name with the master.