William Van Dort is father of Victor Van Dort and he was a fish-owner.
William is less obsessed with getting status as his wife is and his general nature is much more amiable and soft-spoken.
- "You've certainly hooked a winner this time, Victor." - To his son, Victor Van Dort, about his marriage with a noble.
- "Why... you must be Miss Victoria. Yes, I must say you don't look a day over twenty. No. Oh, yes." - To his future sister-in-law, Maudeline Everglot, at their first meeting.
- "Did he say a corpse?" - A shocked William to his wife, Nell Van Dort, about the news regarding to their son.
- "Why... you must be their son, Mr. Prime. Yes, I must say you look handsome a day over thirty. No. Oh, yes." - To his future son-in-law, Mac Prime, at their first meeting.