Peregrine Derrick (born c. 1977) was a student who began attending Hogwarts in 1988.[1] sorted into Slytherin, Derrick played as a Beater on the Slytherin Quidditch team, along with Lucian Bole, in the 1993–1994 school year.

Although there were no Quidditch matches at Hogwarts during the 1994–1995 school year because of the Triwizard Tournament, he held his position on the Slytherin team, at least nominally, until his graduation at the end of term.[1] He and Bole were replaced by Vincent Crabbe and Gregory Goyle at the start of the 1995–1996 school year. Angelina Johnson, the new captain of the Gryffindor Quidditch team, joked to her teammates that she was always shocked that Derrick and Bole were able to make it on to the Quidditch pitch without having to follow signs.

Behind the scenes


The name "Peregrine" is from the Late Latin name Peregrinus, which meant "traveller". This was the name of several early saints.


Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 In Ch. 19 of Order of the Phoenix, Angelina Johnson states, "Last year's Beaters, Derrick and Bole, have left." This indicates Derrick's seventh year was 1994-1995 and that he kept his position as Beater despite the cancellation of Quidditch matches during the Triwizard Tournament held that same term.