"Your mother was a wicked, unnatural woman!"
Mary Lou Barebone[src]

Clarisse Lestrange (née Tremblay) (died c. early 1900s) was a witch, the second wife of Corvus Lestrange, and the biological mother of Credence Barebone.[1][2][3]



Her son Credence Barebone

Clarisse Tremblay was the second wife of Corvus Lestrange.[3] In the early 1900s, she gave birth to a son, named Corvus after his father.[3] At some point thereafter, Clarisse died under unknown circumstances, and her son was separated from his family.[1][2]

Her son was taken in by Mary Lou Barebone, an American No-Maj woman and anti-witchcraft activist, who renamed him "Credence Barebone."[1] She raised him alongside two other adopted siblings in New York.[1]

On 7 December 1926, Mary Lou referred to Credence's mother as a "wicked, unnatural woman," suggesting that she once knew her, and was aware she was a witch.[1]


  • The name Clarisse stems from the Latin word "clarus", meaning "bright or clear."
  • Tremblay is a topographical name that stems from the Old French word "tremblaie", meaning "aspen" or "a place planted with aspens."
    • As a wand wood, Aspen favours duelists as it is "particularly suited to martial magic." Owners of Aspen wands are generally strong-minded and determined, attracted by quests and new orders; "a wand for revolutionaries."

Behind the scenes

  • It is unknown if she died, gave Credence up for adoption, or if he was taken from her.
  • It is unknown if she had any other children besides Credence.


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