Bob Hitchens was a Muggle[1][2] who married the pure-blood witch Iola Black, the youngest sister of famous Phineas Nigellus Black. Their marriage caused her to be struck off the Black family tree tapestry.[3]

Behind the scenes

  • It was not clear at first whether Hitchens was a Muggle or a Muggle-born wizard. Although the partial family tree on the Harry Potter Lexicon lists him as a Muggle, it does the same for Muggle-born wizard Ted Tonks, possibly indicating that the Blacks did not draw a distinction between Muggles and Muggle-borns. However, in the partial tree written by J. K. Rowling given in the Harry Potter Film Wizardry, Ted Tonks is listed as a Muggle-born and Hitchens as a Muggle.


Notes and references

  1. Harry Potter Film Wizardry
  2. The hand-drawn tree by J.K. Rowling expressly states that Bob Hitchens is a Muggle, and as her word is the highest form of canon, we know he is a Muggle.
  3. House of Black
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