In 1992, a Ministry of Magic raid on his home confiscated his ferrets, because they appeared to have experimental charms placed on them. The case was referred to the Committee on Experimental Charms.
- Anglo-Saxon origin, habitational name for residents of Mortlake in Surrey. “Mort” in Anglo-Saxon means “young salmon”, not to be confused with other historical and current translations of “Mort”. “Lake” may have been derived from “lacu” which translates to “stream”; hence “stream frequented by young salmon”.
- Mortlake was home to John Dee, a mathematician, astronomer, astrologer, alchemist and adviser to Queen Elizabeth I. Dee is frequently portrayed as a magician in modern works of fiction.
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (First mentioned)
Notes and references
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Chapter 3 (The Burrow)
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