As a member of a Sacred Twenty-Eight pure-blood family, Torquil Travers could be pure-blood, half-blood, or a Squib. Evidence for this comes from Writing by J.K. Rowling: "The Malfoy Family" at Pottermore, which shows that half-bloods can appear on family trees of Sacred Twenty-Eight families, as well as Marius Black, a disowned Squib from the House of Black. Only fanatical pure-blood families, such as Lestrange family, House of Gaunt, and House of Black, require that all individuals on their family tree be pure-bloods; as Torquil is not a member of these known fanatical pure-blood families, nor married into them, we cannot say for certain that he must be a pure-blood and need to list all the possibilities. --Ironyak1 (talk) 17:01, August 9, 2017 (UTC)
- Also, the pure-blood entry on Pottermore states that the Weasleys, despite being included, are sure that they have Muggle ancestors. Garrick Ollivander is a another example of a half-blood in a Sacred Twenty Eight family, and his family was already well-known in the 1920s, even in the United States.--Rodolphus (talk) 17:10, August 9, 2017 (UTC)
- "As Muggle/wizard marriage had been common for centuries, those now self-describing as pure-bloods were unlikely to have any higher proportion of wizarding ancestors than those who did not. To call oneself a pure-blood was more accurately a declaration of political or social intent ('I will not marry a Muggle and I consider Muggle/wizard marriage reprehensible') than a statement of biological fact."
- The Ollivanders complicate the issue even more in that Garrick Ollivander's mother was muggle-born before the publishing of the Sacred Twenty-Eight directory, yet Ollivander is still a listed name, so the directory's author either ignored or was unaware of this fact. This should help remind us that we are inferring details from inconsistent info which is why qualifiers such as (likely) or (probable) with a ref are helpful to highlight the inference and explain the logic used. --Ironyak1 (talk) 17:29, August 9, 2017 (UTC)
- If he was a squib, why wouldn't he be identified as such? Ninclow (talk) 19:52, August 9, 2017 (UTC)
- All we know from IMDB is that there is a character in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald named Torquil Travers in the year 1927. Everything else is inferred so until we learn more we can only list the few possibilities that arise from his family name (which amounts to him not being a muggle or muggle-born). --Ironyak1 (talk) 17:22, August 10, 2017 (UTC)