Potter Family

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[edit] Harry's Wife and Children

Harry married Ginny Weasley (b. circa 1982; Hogwarts, 1992) (who he first dated in Half Blood Prince before Dumbledore's death and reunited after the war against Voldemort)

Harry Potter: Became Head of the Auror Office after Kingsley Shacklebolt became Minister of Magic Ginny Potter: Played professional Quidditch before taking a position at the ministry.

and had three children:

The oldest son of Harry and Ginny Potter, named for Harry’s father and godfather. He seems to have inherited a bit of Weasley – interrupting his cousins while snogging[1] – as well as a bit of his namesake, stealing the Marauder’s Map from his father’s desk [2].

Middle child of Harry and Ginny Potter, named for Albus Dumbledore and Severus Snape (the two greatest Headmasters of Hogwarts [1]). Albus is the only of Harry's children to have Lily's (Harry's mothers) green eyes [1] When he begins Hogwarts he’s quite nervous about being sorted into Slytherin, thanks in large part to the goading of his older brother James; Harry reassures him that the Sorting Hat will take his choice into account [1]. Albus is the only one of Harry's children that knows that the hat took Harry's choice.

Youngest child and only daughter of Harry and Ginny Potter, named for Harry’s mother, Lily. Like her mother twenty-eight years earlier, Lily was jealous as she stood on Platform 9 ¾, watching her older brothers go off to Hogwarts, she still had to wait 2 more years before she was to head off on the Hogwarts Express with them [1].

[edit] Other Relatives

According to Dumbledore, the Dursleys are Harry Potter's only living relatives[3]. We do know a little about the rest of the clan, but not much.

Charlus Potter: Rowling's Black Family Tree mentions a Charlus Potter who was married to Dorea Black (1920-1977), a grandchild of Phineas Nigellus Black [4]. They had one son (unnamed) [4]. It is doubtful that Charlus is Harry's grandfather because Jo has told us that "James's parents were elderly, were getting on a little when he was born, which explains the only child, very pampered, had-him-late-in-life-so-he's-an-extra-treasure, as often happens, I think. They were old in wizarding terms, and they died." [5] Dorea was only 57 when she died.

Potter grandparents: Very little information is given about this side of the family. Harry saw a grandfather among the various relations in the Mirror of Erised, but we haven't been given any more than that. It would seem that all the Potter family were wizards, and that they're all dead [6]. JKR has told us that there was nothing sinister about the deaths of Harry's Potter grandparents [5]. Harry's grandfather was in Gryffindor, like his son and grandson [7].

Sirius Black ran away from home at the age of 16 and moved in with James' family. He said that James' parents took him in as "a second son" [8], which strongly suggests that James was their only son.

[edit] References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 J. K. Rowling, DH Epilogue
  2. Accio Quote, J.K. Rowling and the Live Chat (2007)
  3. J. K. Rowling, PS 1
  4. 4.0 4.1 Harry Potter Lexicon, a hand-drawn tree that Rowling donated to Book Aid International (2006), The Noble and Most Ancient House of BLACK
  5. 5.0 5.1 The Leaky Cauldron and MuggleNet fan websites interview with J. K. Rowling (2005), The Leaky Cauldron and MuggleNet Interview Joanne Kathleen Rowling
  6. J. K. Rowling, PS 12
  7. J. K. Rowling, DH 34
  8. J. K. Rowling, OotP 6