Daniel Chauncey was the father of Rufus and the grandfather of Edmund. He was a butcher in Nottingham who was known to be very kind. One day, Rufus stole money from a couple who were getting married and was caught. Daniel, who cared for his son very much, took the blame and was executed by the Sheriff of Nottingham. These events caused a deep hatred inside Rufus, who twisted his father's death in a way that blamed the entire city, when really he was at fault.