Barnaby Lee (born c. 1973) was a wizard who began attending Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in 1984 and was sorted into Slytherin.[2]


Early life

Barnaby's parents were Death Eaters that supported Lord Voldemort. When he was a little kid, he remembered seeing the Dark Lord when he came to see his parents. After the Voldemort's demise in 1981, his parents were captured and sent to Azkaban.

Hogwarts years

Early years

In 1984, he attended Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and was sorted into Slytherin.[3]

Third year

He first appears with Merula, along with Ismelda, in Potions Class with Jacob's Sibling and Rowan Khana. He then threatens to remove all the bones from Jacob's Sibling's body if they get too close to Merula.

Physical appearance

Barnaby has spiky dark brown hair and bright green eyes. He's quite burly and tall, reaching the same height as Bill Weasley, and wears three silver rings on his right hand, and a silver bracelet on his left.

Magical abilities and skills

Barnaby is noted to be the strongest wizard in his year by many of his peers.


The name "Barnaby" is an English variant of the Hebrew name "Barnabas" which means "son of consolation". His surname "Lee" is a variant of the Old English word "Leah", which means "wood, glade, clearing, field, or pasture".

Behind the scenes

  • Given how he first appears in the third year, it's likely he was recruited by Merula, along with Ismelda, after her fallout with Tulip in the second year.
  • Barnaby mentions that Slytherins have "interesting" childhoods and claims that Harry Potter would be sorted into Slytherin.
  • Barnaby is shown not to be the brightest student, for Slytherins are noted for their cunning and ambitiousness. However, Barnaby does have the ambition to be stronger and his parents are Death Eaters.


Notes and references

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