Mrs Potter (née Fleamont) was a pure-blood or half-blood[1] 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.[2]


Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 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, meaning Mrs Potter could be half-blood.
  2. Writing by J.K. Rowling: "The Potter Family" at Pottermore