"Lestrange, I want that essay on my desk by tomorrow or it's detention. Same goes for you, Avery."
Horace Slughorn regarding Lestrange's and Avery's slacking off[src]

Avery I[5] (born c. 1920s) was a pure-blood or half-blood[3] wizard who attended Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and was sorted into Slytherin House. He was a member of Tom Riddle's gang when they attended Hogwarts, and was a member of the Slug Club.


Young Death Eaters

Avery at a Slug Club supper with his school friends Tom Riddle, Lestrange, and others

Avery attended Hogwarts at the same time as Tom Riddle, and was sorted into Slytherin House. He became a member of Riddle's gang, and was a favourite student of Horace Slughorn. Avery was present at the same Slug Club meeting in 1944 or 1945 as Tom Riddle and was reprimanded by the Potions Master for failing to hand in a particular essay.[6]


Avery is an English surname derived from an Old French version of the name Alfred. The meaning of the name is derived from the Old English words aelf, meaning elf, and raed, meaning counsel.


Notes and references

  1. If Avery was at Hogwarts in 1943, with Tom Riddle, he must have been born in between the gap of 1926 (at the time he would be 17) and 1932 (where he would be 11).
  2. World Exclusive Interview with J K Rowling," South West News Service, 8 July 2000
  3. 3.0 3.1 Writing by J.K. Rowling: "Pure-Blood" at Pottermore - The Sacred Twenty-Eight Pure-blood directory includes the Avery family. As this Avery was born before 1930, he would have likely been factored in and could not have been a Muggle or Muggle-born
  4. J.K. Rowling and the Live Chat,, July 30, 2007
  5. A guide to Lord Voldemort's Death Eaters at Pottermore
  6. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
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