Robert Dodds was the founder of Banquo Manor. He had it built with the money inherited from his aunt. He thought himself a great actor, in particular for his role as Banquo in the play Macbeth. He had two plaques with Banquo's speeches placed in the house.

He was murdered by his aunt's granddaughter, Pamela, while practising for the play. It was rumoured it was revenge for him having supposedly killed her grandmother. She stabbed him in the master bedroom and drank his blood.

A painting of Dodds hung in the drawing room. At first, John Hopkinson though it appeared he had seen a ghost but then decided he looked amused. (PROSE: The Banquo Legacy)