The Wilks family is the duke and the dauphin’s most conniving speculations. The latter get to know that a local young man Peter Wilks is going to pass away. He was very wealthy local tanner. Wilk’s nieces—Mary Jane, Susan, and Joanna - are about to inherit the family richness, as their mother and father have died the year before. Peter was hoping to see his siblings, two brothers, but we read that they can’t come from England to see their brother. But the Duke and the Dauphin, being very tricky, decide to pose themselves as exactly those two missing brothers bearing in mind idea to steal the family Wilks's riches.
The Wilks family in the Essays