Diggory was the surname of a wizarding family. They lived near Ottery St Catchpole in Devon, England, and thus close to the Weasley (The Burrow), Lovegood, and Fawcett families.[1]


Eldritch Diggory was appointed Minister for Magic in 1733. He was re-elected in 1740. He created the Auror recruitment programme. He died in 1747 due to Dragon Pox.[2]

Amos Diggory worked for the Ministry of Magic in the 1990s. He and his wife had a son, Cedric Diggory, in either 1977. Amos was incredibly proud of Cedric and often spoke highly of his accomplishments.[3]

They lived somewhere in Devon by Ottery St Catchpole. Amos was good friends with Arthur Weasley with whom he worked.[1]

Cedric attended Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in Hufflepuff House from 1989. He was Captain of the Hufflepuff Quidditch team from 1993. In 1994, Cedric entered the Triwizard Tournament and was picked by the Goblet of Fire to represent Hogwarts alongside Harry Potter. He did very well in the tournament and was a high contender to win by the final task. Cedric did find the cup and agreed to share victory with Harry, but the cup took them elsewhere instead of back to Hogwarts, and Cedric was killed.[3]

Cedric's memory motivated a lot of fellow students throughout the next few years, particularly Harry who remembered him highly.[4]

Amos was still alive as of 2020, when he tried to obtain one of the new Time-Turners to save Cedric along with Albus Potter and Scorpius Malfoy. However, the plan did not work and was abandoned.[4]

Family members


It is commonly believed that J. K. Rowling borrowed Diggory from Digory Kirke in C.S. Lewis's Narnia series, as he is said to be one of her favourite authors.


Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Chapter 6 (The Portkey) - "No, the Lovegoods have been there for a week already and the Fawcetts couldn’t get tickets," said Mr Diggory. "There aren’t any more of us in this area, are there?"
  2. Writing by J.K. Rowling: "Ministers for Magic" at Wizarding World
  3. 3.0 3.1 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  4. 4.0 4.1 Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
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