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{{Individual infobox
|name=Charlus Potter's son
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|name = Charlus Potter's son
|born=[[1977]] or earlier
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|born = Before [[1977]]
|blood=[[Pure-blood]]
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|died = before [[31 October]] [[1981]]
|species=[[Human]]
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|blood = [[Pure-blood]]
|gender=Male
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|species = [[Human]]
|family=*[[Charlus Potter]] (father)
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|gender = Male
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|family = *[[Charlus Potter]] (father)
 
*[[Dorea Black]] (mother) †
 
*[[Dorea Black]] (mother) †
 
*[[Pollux Black]] (maternal uncle) †
 
*[[Pollux Black]] (maternal uncle) †
 
*[[Cassiopeia Black]] (aunt) †
 
*[[Cassiopeia Black]] (aunt) †
 
*[[Marius Black]] (maternal uncle) †
 
*[[Marius Black]] (maternal uncle) †
*[[Phineas Nigellus Black]] (maternal great-grandfather) †
 
*[[Ursula Flint]] (maternal great-grandmother)
 
 
*[[Cygnus Black II]] (maternal grandfather) †
 
*[[Cygnus Black II]] (maternal grandfather) †
 
*[[Violetta Bulstrode]] (maternal grandmother)
 
*[[Violetta Bulstrode]] (maternal grandmother)
*[[Cygnus Black III]] (cousin) †
 
*[[Walburga Black]] (cousin) †
 
*[[Alphard Black]] (cousin) †
 
*[[Arthur Weasley]] (second cousin)
 
 
*[[Ignotus Peverell]] (paternal ancestor)
 
*[[Ignotus Peverell]] (paternal ancestor)
 
*[[Potter family]]
 
*[[Potter family]]
 
*[[House of Black|Black family]]
 
*[[House of Black|Black family]]
|hidem=y
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|loyalty = *[[Potter family]]
|loyalty=*[[Potter family]] (possibly)
 
 
*[[House of Black|Black family]]
 
*[[House of Black|Black family]]
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'''Charlus Potter's son''' is the son and only child of [[Charlus Potter]] and [[Dorea Black|Dorea Potter]] who was also a [[pure-blood]] wizard<ref name="BFT">[[House of Black|Black family tree]]</ref>.
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'''Charlus Potter's son''' was the son and only child of [[Charlus Potter]] and [[Dorea Black|Dorea Potter]].<ref name="BFT">[[House of Black|Black family tree]] {{see image|File:JKRBlackFamilyTree.jpg}}</ref> He was a pure-blood wizard, and a first cousin of [[Walburga Black|Walburga]], [[Alphard Black|Alphard]] and [[Cygnus Black III|Cygnus Black]].<ref name="BFT"/>
   
 
==Behind the scenes==
 
==Behind the scenes==
*It has been speculated that [[James Potter I|James Potter]] is Charlus Potter's son. [[J. K. Rowling]] has commented that James’s parents were older when they had him; because of this, and because of his family’s wealth and lack of other children, he was quite spoiled<ref>[http://www.the-leaky-cauldron.org/2007/7/30/j-k-rowling-web-chat-transcript Leaky Cauldron: 30 July 2007 Webchat with J.K. Rowling]</ref>. Dorea would have been forty years old in [[1960s|1960]]<ref name="BFT" />, when James was born, which fits in with Rowling’s comments. However, Rowling also said that James’s parents died of natural causes when they were elderly<ref>[http://www.accio-quote.org/articles/2005/0705-tlc_mugglenet-anelli-3.htm 16 July 2005 Leaky Cauldron and MuggleNet Interview]</ref>, but Dorea Potter was only fifty-seven years old when she died<ref name="BFT" />. This could simply be a mathematical error, as Rowling has also admitted that maths is not her strong suit<ref>[http://www.jkrowling.com/textonly/en/faq_view.cfm?id=63 F.A.Q.] at [[J.K.Rowling Official Site|J.K. Rowling's Official Site]]</ref> and [[Dating conventions#Contradictions|inconsistencies]] have been noted in the timeline. Also, many other members of the [[House of Black]] are shown to have died at relatively young ages for wizards<ref>No individual whose dates of birth and death are shown on the [[House of Black|Black family tree]] lived past the age of ninety. Most of them died between the ages of fifty and eighty.</ref>, and James Potter's parents must have died between [[1975]] and [[1981]]<ref>[[Harry Potter]] was sent to live with the [[Dursley family]] after he was orphaned because he had no other living relatives. [[Sirius Black]] was taken in by the Potters after he ran away from [[12 Grimmauld Place|home]] at the age of sixteen, in [[1975]] or [[1976]]. Thus, James Potter's parents must have died somewhere between these times.</ref>.
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*It was once speculated that [[James Potter I|James Potter]] was in fact Charlus Potter's son. However, the actual names of James's parents, [[Fleamont Potter|Fleamont]] and [[Euphemia Potter]], were revealed via {{PM}}.<ref name="PotterFamilyPottermore">{{PM|the-potter-family}}</ref> In spite of this, it is still more than likely that Charlus might be a cousin of James Potter and his descendants.
*When he was going to [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]] for his first year, James Potter stated that his [[James Potter's father|father]] was in [[Gryffindor]] but made no mention of his [[James Potter's mother|mother]]<ref name="DH33">''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows]]'', Ch. 33</ref>, which would make sense if his mother was Dorea Black, who was in [[Slytherin]] house<ref name="slytherin">In Chapter 4 of ''Half-Blood Prince'', [[Horace Slughorn]] states: "The whole Black family had been in my house, but Sirius ended up in Gryffindor!" This implies that all Blacks except Sirius were Sorted into [[Slytherin]] while Slughorn was Head of House. Dorea, born in 1920, presumably attended Hogwarts c. 1931 or 1932 to 1938 or 1939, and thus would most likely have been a student of Slughorn, who was stated to have begun teaching at Hogwarts around the same time as [[Albus Dumbledore]] in Chapter 5 of ''Half-Blood Prince'', in [[1930s|1938]] or earlier.</ref>. However, James also had a disdainful attitude toward Slytherin house<ref name="DH33" />. It is equally possible that Charlus Potter's (and Dorea Potter's) son is simply a relative of James Potter.
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*Ironically, although it was not James, this man was related to many of those close to [[Harry Potter]], for instance, being a first cousin once removed of [[Sirius Black|Sirius and]] [[Regulus Black]] and [[Bellatrix Lestrange|Bellatrix]], [[Andromeda Tonks|Andromeda]] and [[Narcissa Malfoy|Narcissa Black]], and so a cousin of [[Nymphadora Tonks|Nymphadora and]] [[Edward Lupin|Ted Lupin]] and [[Draco Malfoy|Draco and]] [[Scorpius Malfoy]] respectively, a second cousin of [[Arthur Weasley]], possibly a second cousin of [[Bartemius Crouch Senior|Bartemius Crouch Snr]]<ref>He may be [[Caspar Crouch's son]], though this is unconfirmed</ref> and [[Bartemius Crouch Junior|his son]], and a possible distant relative of [[Neville Longbottom]].<ref>He may be a descendant of [[Callidora Black]] and [[Harfang Longbottom]], though this is unconfirmed</ref>
*If James Potter was indeed Charlus Potter's son, then [[Harry Potter]] (the son of James Potter and [[Lily Evans|Lily Potter]]) would be related to many of those close to him. Harry's [[Sirius Black|godfather]] would be his second cousin, his [[Ronald Weasley|friend]] and [[Ginevra Weasley|wife]] would be his third cousins, and his [[Ted Lupin|godson]] would be his second cousin, twice removed. Harry would also be a cousin of [[Bellatrix Lestrange]], [[Narcissa Malfoy]], [[Draco Malfoy]], [[Andromeda Tonks]], [[Nymphadora Tonks]], [[Arthur Weasley]], and [[Regulus Black]], and a descendant of [[Phineas Nigellus Black]].<ref name="BFT">[[House of Black|Black family tree]]</ref>
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*If Harry really didn't have any living relatives other than the [[Dursley family|Dursleys]] by [[1981]], it can be assumed that Charlus, Dorea and their son were all dead by that date.
*However, in the ''Philosopher's Stone'', it is mentioned that [[Harry Potter]] has no living family other than the Dursleys, so it is more likely that this Potter may simply be a cousin or other distant relative of [[James Potter I|James Potter]] who died before 1981.
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*This individual was not featured on the Potter family tree on Pottermore.
   
 
==Appearances==
 
==Appearances==
*''[[J.K.Rowling Official Site]]''
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==Notes and references==
 
==Notes and references==
 
{{Reflist}}
 
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[[fr:Fils de Charlus Potter]]
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[[pl:Syn Charlusa Pottera]]
 
[[Category:British individuals|Potter]]
 
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[[Category:House of Black descendants]]
 
[[Category:Males|Potter]]
 
[[Category:Males|Potter]]
 
[[Category:Only children|Potter]]
 
[[Category:Only children|Potter]]
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[[Category:Peverell family descendants]]
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[[Category:Potter family]]
 
[[Category:Pure-bloods|Potter]]
 
[[Category:Pure-bloods|Potter]]
 
[[Category:Unnamed members of the House of Black]]
 
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Revision as of 23:44, September 16, 2019

Charlus Potter's son was the son and only child of Charlus Potter and Dorea Potter.[1] He was a pure-blood wizard, and a first cousin of Walburga, Alphard and Cygnus Black.[1]

Behind the scenes

Appearances

Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 Black family tree (see this image)
  2. Writing by J.K. Rowling: "The Potter Family" at Pottermore
  3. He may be Caspar Crouch's son, though this is unconfirmed
  4. He may be a descendant of Callidora Black and Harfang Longbottom, though this is unconfirmed
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