Author has written 12 stories for Harry Potter, StarTrek: Voyager, and Star Wars.
I am back at school, but my Muse isn't being very cooperative. The combination of neglect of my uploaded documents and a technological hiccup that forced me to get a new computer means that I have lost most of my files.
I am a big fan of Harry Potter. My main ship is Harry/Hermione and now even JKR has admitted that Harry/Hermione makes more sense.
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JKR has finally written something about the Potter Family on Pottermore, but it seems that she completely forgot about the Black Family Tree, so I am going to fix it.
www dot. pottermore dot com slash writing-by-jk-rowling slash the-potter-family
In all my future stories, this will be the background for the Potter Family:
The Potter Family is a very old one, but it was never (until the birth of Harry James Potter) at the very forefront of wizarding history, contenting itself with a solid and comfortable existence in the backwaters.
Potter is a not uncommon Muggle surname and the family did not make the so-called ‘Sacred Twenty-Eight’ for this reason; the anonymous compiler of that supposedly definitive list of pure-bloods suspected that they had sprung from what he considered to be tainted blood. The wizarding Potter family had illustrious beginnings, however, some of which were hinted at in Deathly Hallows.
In the Muggle world ‘Potter’ is an occupational surname, meaning a man who creates pottery. The wizarding family of Potters descends from the twelfth-century wizard Linfred of Stinchcombe, a locally well-beloved and eccentric man, whose nickname, ‘the Potterer’, became corrupted in time to ‘Potter’. Linfred was a vague and absent-minded fellow whose Muggle neighbors often called upon his medicinal services. None of them realized that Linfred’s wonderful cures for pox and ague were magical; they all thought him a harmless and loveable old chap, pottering about in his garden with all his funny plants. His reputation as a well-meaning eccentric served Linfred well, for behind closed doors he was able to continue the series of experiments that laid the foundation of the Potter family fortune. Historians credit Linfred as the originator of a number of remedies that evolved into potions still used to this day, including Skele-gro and Pepperup Potion. His sales of such cures to fellow witches and wizards enabled him to leave a significant pile of gold to each of his seven children upon his death.
Linfred’s eldest son, Hardwin, married a beautiful young witch by the name of Iolanthe Peverell, who came from the village of Godric’s Hollow. She was the granddaughter of Ignotus Peverell. In the absence of male heirs, she, the eldest of her generation, had inherited her grandfather’s Invisibility Cloak. It was, Iolanthe explained to Hardwin, a tradition in her family that the possession of this cloak remained a secret and her new husband respected her wishes. From this time on, the cloak was handed down to the eldest of each new generation.
The Potters continued to marry their neighbors , occasionally Muggles, and to live in the West of England, for several generations, each one adding to the family coffers by their hard work and, it must be said, by that quiet brand of ingenuity that had characterized their forebear, Linfred.
Occassionally a Potter made it all the way to London, and a member of the family has twice sat on the Wizengamot: Ralston Potter, who was a member from 1612-1625, and who was a great supporter of the Statute of Secrecy (as opposed to declaring war on the Muggles, as more militant members wished to do so) and Henry Potter (Harry to his intimates), who was a direct descendant of Hardwin and Iolanthe and served on the WIzengamot from 1913-1921. Henry caused a minor stir when he publically condemnted then Minster for Magic, Archer Evermond, who had forbidden the magical community to help Muggles waging the First World War. His outspokenness on behalf of the Muggle community was also a strong contributing factor in the family’s exclusion from the ‘Sacred Twenty-Eight’.
Henry had two sons, Fleamont and Charlus. Fleamont, the eldest of the two, was so-called because it was the dying wish of Henry’s mother that he perpetuate her maiden name, which would otherwise die out. Fleamont bore the burden relatively well; indeed, he always attributed his dexterity at dueling to the number of times he had to fight people at Hogwarts after they had made fun of his name. It was Fleamont who took the family gold and quadrupled it, by creating magical Sleekeazy’s Hair Potion (‘two drops tames even the most bothersome barnet’). He sold the company at a vast profit when he retired, but no amount of riches could compensate him or his wife Euphemia for their childlessness. They had quite given up hope of a son or daughter when, to their shock and surprise, Euphemia found that she was pregnant and their beloved boy, James, was born.
Charlus Potter initially worked for his brother’s business but joined the Aurors after World War II broke out. Unlike in World War I, where the magical community had stood aloof, World War II saw them dragged into it by the Nazi Reichmage, Gellert Grindelwald. By 1945 Charlus Potter was part of an International Auror Task Force assigned to hunt down and capture Grindelwald. But when the Task Force finally located Grindelwald’s hideout and stormed it, they found that Grindelwald had somehow already been subdued by Albus Dumbledore, at the time merely a Transfiguration teacher at Hogwarts.
While Dumbledore was publically feted as a hero, many in the Aurors—especially Charlus and his fiancée and fellow Auror, Dorea Black, were suspicious of how a civilian schoolteacher had known where to find Grindelwald and why said schoolteacher would go into a warzone instead of passing along the information to the Aurors—suspicions that, when voiced, led to Charlus and Dorea being laid off, ostensibly as part of the post-war demobilization; but although they remained utterly convinced that some deeper conspiracy was at work, they never found evidence to support their claims. Charlus and Dorea married, returned to the family business and eventually had a son of their own, William Potter.
Charlus and Dorea eventually died of Dragon Pox in 1977; their son William, who had followed in their footsteps and became an Auror, was slain in a battle by Death Eaters not long afterward. Fleamont and Euphemia lived long enough to see James marry a Muggle-born girl called Lily Evans, but not to meet their grandson, Harry. Dragon Pox carried them off within days of each other, due to their advanced age, and James Potter then inherited Ignotus Peverell’s Invisibility Cloak.