Dennis is arrested and sentenced to die with Hugh and Barnaby. Hugh and Dennis are hanged. Barnaby, through the efforts of Gabriel Varden, is pardoned.
Joe and Dolly are married and become proprietors of the rebuilt Maypole. Edward Chester and Emma are married and go to the West Indies. Miggs tries to get her position back at the Varden household, is rejected, and becomes a jailer at a women's prison. Simon Tappertit, his legs crushed in the riots, becomes a shoe-black. Gashford later commits suicide. Lord George Gordon is held in the Tower and is later judged to be innocent of inciting the riots. Sir John Chester, now a member of parliament, turns out to be the father of Hugh and is killed in a duel by Geoffrey Haredale. Haredale escapes to the continent. Barnaby and his mother live out their years tending a farm at the Maypole Inn.
== Characters ==
*The Rudges – Barnaby, a [[developmentally disabled|simple]] man, his loving mother Mary, and his companion Grip, the loquacious raven
*The Willets – Old John, the keeper of the Maypole Inn, and his kindly son Joe
*The Vardens – Gabriel, the locksmith, his overbearing wife Martha, and his beautiful daughter
*The Chesters – the villainous Sir John, Esquire, M.P. (Member of Parliament) and his innocent son Edward
*The Haredales – Mr Geoffrey Haredale, younger brother of the murdered Reuben, and his niece (Reuben's daughter) Emma
*Hugh – the sinister handyman of the Maypole Inn
*[[Lord George Gordon]] (a fictionalisation of the historical personality), his loyal servant John Grueby, and his obsequious and conniving secretary Mr Gashford
*Simon Tappertit – Gabriel Varden's apprentice, and Miggs, Mrs Varden's shrewish lady's maid
*Ned Dennis – the hangman of Tyburn
*The mysterious stranger, ultimately revealed to be Barnaby Rudge, Sr, the steward and murderer of Reuben Haredale
*Stagg – the crafty blind man
*Solomon Daisy, 'Long' Phil Parkes, and Tom Cobb, Old John's three cronies
*Mr Langdale – the purple-faced old vintner