Mayhew was an employee of the Van Dorts'. His duties consist of working at the fish stall in the marketplace and driving the Van Dorts' carriage. He was a rather fat man with big nose, hunch back and who is often seen either smoking a pipe or coughing. Shortly after Victoria's upcoming wedding to Lord Barkis is announced, he dies as the result of a particularly violent coughing fit while searching for Victor with Victor's parents. Although he is dead, Mayhew never felt better as he can breathe better now. As a result, he is able to pass on the news of Victoria's new marriage to Victor. He is one of only two characters to actually die and have his face turn blue in the movie (the other being Lord Barkis Bittern). Mayhew was last seen at Emily's wedding.