Mrs Potter (née Fleamont) was a pure-blood, half-blood or Muggle-born[2] witch. On her deathbed, she asked her son, Henry, to preserve her maiden name, which would otherwise die out with her, as she was apparently the last of her line. He honoured her request by naming his son Fleamont.[3]


Notes and references

  1. She died before the birth of Fleamont Potter, who was known to be born by 1909.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Mrs Potter née Fleamont is the great-grandmother of James Potter I who is pure-blood (see Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 12 (Silver and Opals)). In order to be pure-blood as defined by J.K. Rowling in an interview, James must have no muggle or muggle-born grandparents. As Mrs Potter is one generation earlier, she could be a muggle-born as her son (Henry) and grandson (Fleamont) would both be wizards, allowing James to be Pure-blooded.
  3. Writing by J.K. Rowling: "The Potter Family" at Pottermore
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