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Relatives of Harry Potter

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This article is an overview of the family tree of fictional character Harry Potter of the Harry Potter series. A brief introduction of each relative in the family tree is given below, followed by full descriptions.

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Family tree of Harry Potter

Mr. and Mrs. Potter

Template:HP Character Harry's paternal grandparents: as of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix not much has been revealed about them. However, the reader knows that they took care of Sirius Black when he ran away from his home. They took him as a second son. It seems that they died sometime between 1976 and 1981. Mr. Potter was presumably the "grandfather with knobbly knees" that Harry saw in the Mirror of Erised. Template:-

James and Lily Potter

See James and Lily Potter

Vernon Dursley

Template:HP Character Foreign Harry's uncle-by-marriage: he is married to Petunia, Lily's sister and they have a son named Dudley. Vernon is described as a big, beefy man, with hardly any neck, and a large mustache. He is the director of a drill-making company called "Grunnings". He is a Muggle, and detests all magical things, especially his nephew Harry. He and his wife, Petunia, have grudgingly raised Harry from an early age, denying him any information about the magical world, including his parents. Template:-

Petunia Dursley, née Evans

Template:HP Character Foreign Harry's maternal aunt: she was born Petunia Evans and her whole family was made up of Muggles, except for her sister Lily who was a Muggle-born witch. Their parents were proud of having a witch in the family. However, Petunia saw her as a freak. Petunia has a horsey face and a very long neck, which she uses to spy on the neighbours.

At some point she met Vernon Dursley and married him. On June 22, 1980 they had a son named Dudley. Petunia Dursley hadn't seen her sister for years and usually pretended she didn't have a sister. However one day she discovered her nephew, Harry, on her doorstep.

There was a note left with baby Harry, which explained that his parents Lily and James had been killed by Lord Voldemort, how Lily Potter had sacrificed her self to save her son's life and how if he lived with his mother's relatives he would be protected from Lord Voldemort.

Petunia and Vernon agreed to raise Harry, but decided they would keep him as downtrodden as possible in order to squash the magic out of him; they never told him how his parents died, instead claiming that they died in a car crash.

When Harry started getting letters asking him to come to Hogwarts, Vernon and Petunia tried to run but Hagrid caught up with them at the hut-on-the-rock. He told Harry the true story of how his parents died and took him to Hogwarts. The Dursleys have since taken to ignoring Harry. Template:-

Dudley Dursley

Template:HP Character Foreign Harry's first cousin: Dudley was born on June 22, 1980. He is the first and only son of Vernon and Petunia Dursley, a nephew to Marjorie Dursley and Lily Evans (respectively his father's and mother's sisters), and nephew-by-marriage to James Potter. Through his relatives Dudley seems to be relatively well-connected in both the Muggle and the wizarding world.

He has parents who have spoiled him since birth, letting their child lack social courtesy or grace, and overeat until he was beyond morbidly obese. Dudley is also egotistical despite having low intelligence. Throughout their childhood together, Dudley would take any opportunity he could to humiliate and torment his cousin, Harry. He had a gang of friends who he hung around with, beating up people, including Harry. Unlike his cousin, however, Dudley has no powers outside of his brutishness. By the fifth book Dudley has become physically strong: he has taken an interest in boxing and seems skilled in it. Template:-

Marjorie Dursley

Template:HP Character Foreign Majorie "Marge" Dursley is Vernon Dursley's sister. Though she isn't a blood relative of Harry, he has been forced to call her "Aunt Marge". Marge lives out in the county, where she breeds bulldogs. Due to this she hardly ever visits Privet Drive, to Harry's great delight. However, each of her visits stands out in Harry's mind. For example when Harry was nine, Ripper—Marge's favourite dog—chased him up a tree: Marge didn't call the dog off until after midnight.

Her most recent visit was in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, when Harry quite literally blew her up. Under normal circumstances he might have been expelled, but with Sirius Black on the loose he was allowed to remain at school (although he wasn't told this immediately).

Aunt Marge brought along Ripper to the Dursleys when she comes to visit in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. He is fed tea right out of Aunt Marge's saucer. Her reason for bringing him to the Dursley's is because he pines when she is away. While Aunt Marge is gone, Colonel Fubster takes care of her other dogs. Aunt Marge thinks Harry is a horrible boy, whose dad was a drunk and mother a fool. Template:-

Mr. and Mrs. Evans

Template:HP Character Foreign Harry's maternal grandparents: they were both muggles as was their daughter Petunia; Lily turned out to be a witch. They were said to be "proud to have a witch in the family"; however, Petunia thought Lily was a "freak". Petunia is grown and married (to Vernon Dursley), and Lily died October 31st, 1981. Mr. and Mrs. Evans have never shown up. They have only been referred to, and in all likelihood are deceased. Template:-

Mark Evans

Template:HP Character Foreign

NOT actually a relative of Harry: Mark Evans is mentioned in the first chapter of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix:
"So who've you been beating up tonight?" Harry asked [Dudley], his grin fading. "Another ten-year old? I know you did Mark Evans two nights ago."

General speculation in the internet realm of Harry Potter was that Mark might be a relative of Lily Evans in some way, and, as he was ten, he would be entering Hogwarts the following year. In July 2004 J.K. Rowling revealed on her website that the use of Evans for Mark's last name was merely a coincidence and will at no point later in the books be of importance. As she states on her site, Evans is a common name and she gave no thought to giving it to a (very) minor character.

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