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'''Thomas Riddle''' ([[1880s|1880]]–[[1940s|1943]]) was a very wealthy [[Muggle]] who owned most of the town of [[Little Hangleton]]. He and his wife [[Mary Riddle|Mary]] had a son named [[Tom Riddle Sr.|Tom]]. The [[Riddle family|Riddles]] were snobby and looked down on most other people in town, in particular the poverty-striken [[House of Gaunt]] that lived nearby, becoming very unpopular amongst the locals.
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'''Thomas Riddle''' ([[1880s|1880]]–[[1940s|1943]]) was a very wealthy [[Muggle]] who owned most of the town of [[Little Hangleton]]. He and his wife [[Mary Riddle|Mary]] had a son named [[Tom Riddle Sr.|Tom]]. The [[Riddle family|Riddles]] were snobby and looked down on most other people in town, in particular the poverty-stricken [[House of Gaunt]] that lived nearby, becoming very unpopular amongst the locals.
   
 
==Biography==
 
==Biography==
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===Early life===
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Thomas was born 1880. At some point he married Mary, who would give birth to their son, Tom, in 1905.
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===Son's marriage===
 
The elderly Riddle couple suffered a great scandal when Tom eloped and [[Wedding of Tom Riddle Sr. and Merope Gaunt|married]] [[Merope Gaunt]], the daughter of "tramp" [[Marvolo Gaunt]]. The pair left for [[London]], but Tom soon returned to his [[Riddle House|parents' home]], claiming to have been "hood-winked" and "taken in" by Merope. This may have referred to her being a [[Wizards|witch]] and probably using a [[Love Potion]] on him to obtain his affections, or to her pregnancy.
 
The elderly Riddle couple suffered a great scandal when Tom eloped and [[Wedding of Tom Riddle Sr. and Merope Gaunt|married]] [[Merope Gaunt]], the daughter of "tramp" [[Marvolo Gaunt]]. The pair left for [[London]], but Tom soon returned to his [[Riddle House|parents' home]], claiming to have been "hood-winked" and "taken in" by Merope. This may have referred to her being a [[Wizards|witch]] and probably using a [[Love Potion]] on him to obtain his affections, or to her pregnancy.
   
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[[File:Riddleuniform.PNG|thumb|left|97px|Riddle's grandson, Tom, who would kill him, wife and son.]]
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In [[1940s|1943]], Tom was confronted by the son he had abandoned — [[Tom Riddle|Tom Marvolo Riddle]], who had been left in an [[Wool's Orphanage|orphanage]] after his mother's death and who was a very powerful [[wizards|wizard]]. Thomas was murdered by his grandson with the [[Killing Curse]], as were his wife and son, leaving the three with horrified faces at their deaths, and no medical reason for how three perfectly healthy persons died just like that. Riddle then framed his uncle [[Morfin Gaunt]] for the crime, and Morfin was imprisoned in [[Azkaban]]. While the Muggle authorities could not figure out how the Riddles had died, many people suspected their gardener, [[Frank Bryce]], of being the killer. Thomas was buried in the [[Little Hangleton graveyard]] along with his son and wife, but their deaths were not mourned by the town due to their snobbishness.
In [[1940s|1943]], Tom was confronted by the son he had abandoned — [[Tom Riddle|Tom Marvolo Riddle]], who had been left in an [[Wool's Orphanage|orphanage]] after his mother's death and who was a very powerful [[wizards|wizard]]. Thomas was murdered by his grandson with the [[Killing Curse]], as were his wife and son. Riddle then framed his uncle [[Morfin Gaunt]] for the crime, and Morfin was imprisoned in [[Azkaban]]. While the Muggle authorities could not figure out how the Riddles had died, many people suspected their gardener, [[Frank Bryce]], of being the killer. Thomas was buried in the [[Little Hangleton graveyard]] along with his son and wife, but their deaths were not mourned by the town due to their snobbishness.
 
   
 
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Thomas Riddle grave
Thomas Riddle
Biographical information
Born

1880

Died

Summer, 1943 (aged 63)
Riddle House, Little Hangleton

Blood status

Muggle

Marital status

Married

Title(s)

Squire

Physical information
Gender

Male

Family information
Family members
Affiliation
Loyalty

Riddle family

Thomas Riddle (18801943) was a very wealthy Muggle who owned most of the town of Little Hangleton. He and his wife Mary had a son named Tom. The Riddles were snobby and looked down on most other people in town, in particular the poverty-stricken House of Gaunt that lived nearby, becoming very unpopular amongst the locals.

BiographyEdit

Early lifeEdit

Thomas was born 1880. At some point he married Mary, who would give birth to their son, Tom, in 1905.

Son's marriageEdit

The elderly Riddle couple suffered a great scandal when Tom eloped and married Merope Gaunt, the daughter of "tramp" Marvolo Gaunt. The pair left for London, but Tom soon returned to his parents' home, claiming to have been "hood-winked" and "taken in" by Merope. This may have referred to her being a witch and probably using a Love Potion on him to obtain his affections, or to her pregnancy.

DeathEdit

Riddleuniform
Riddle's grandson, Tom, who would kill him, wife and son.

In 1943, Tom was confronted by the son he had abandoned — Tom Marvolo Riddle, who had been left in an orphanage after his mother's death and who was a very powerful wizard. Thomas was murdered by his grandson with the Killing Curse, as were his wife and son, leaving the three with horrified faces at their deaths, and no medical reason for how three perfectly healthy persons died just like that. Riddle then framed his uncle Morfin Gaunt for the crime, and Morfin was imprisoned in Azkaban. While the Muggle authorities could not figure out how the Riddles had died, many people suspected their gardener, Frank Bryce, of being the killer. Thomas was buried in the Little Hangleton graveyard along with his son and wife, but their deaths were not mourned by the town due to their snobbishness.

Behind the scenesEdit

  • In Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Albus Dumbledore refers to Riddle’s child, Tom (senior) as "the squire’s son." "Squire" is a British term referring to the leader of an English village, often a justice of the peace or a member of Parliament, indicating Thomas’s status in Muggle society.

EtymologyEdit

The name "Thomas" is the Greek form of the Aramaic name תָּאוֹמָא (Ta'oma’) which meant "twin".

AppearancesEdit

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