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The Muggle World.

Muggle People

"Them! Don' listen properly, do they? Don' look properly either. Never notice nuffink, they don't."
    -- Stan Shunpike (PA3)

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Anderson, PC (Police Constable)
Police officer who, along with Sgt Fisher, cornered James and Sirius in an alleyon their flying motorbike, only to watch the boys levitate the police car and then fly away (Pre).

B

Frank Bryce © Taelin Raintree

Bayliss, Hetty
Lives in Norfolk; on 1 September 1992 she was sure she spotted a flying car while she was hanging out her wash (CS5).

Benson, Amy
A child from the orphanage whom Tom Riddle once terrorized in a seaside cave (HBP13).

Bishop, Dennis
A child from the orphanage whom Tom Riddle once terrorized in a seaside cave (HBP13).

Benedict, Brother
Medieval, dates unknown (FB).
Franciscan monk in Worcestershire who had an encounter with a Jarvey, but thought it was an overlarge ferret. It insulted him, then bit him on the nose. His fellow monks thought he'd overindulged in turnip wine when he told them about it (FB).

Boniface, Brother
Medieval, dates unknown (FB).
Franciscan monk in Worcestershire who made turnip wine; fellow religious of Brother Benedict (FB).

Bryce, Frank
(b. 1917 - August 1994)
Elderly muggle caretaker of the Riddle house in Little Hangleton. Killed by Voldemort (GF1). Resident of Little Hangleton for most of his life, except for his military service during World War II (in which he was wounded, leaving him with a certain amount of permanent disability). After the war he worked for the Riddle family as a gardener; he was 28 at time of their deaths (GF1). Bryce was initially blamed for the Riddle killings, but cleared of the charges. He continued to look after the house for fifty years until Voldemort returned and murdered him (GF1).

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Cecilia
The pretty, snobbish girl on a grey horse that Tom Riddle was with when he rode past the Gaunt family shack ("My God, what an eyesore!") (HBP10).

Chorley, Herbert
A Junior Minister to the British (Muggle) Prime Minister. Chorley had a bad reaction to a Death Eater's Imperius Curse and began impersonating a duck. He was subsequently hospitalized at St. Mungo's, where he attempted to strangle several Healers (HBP1).

Cole, Mrs.
The matron of Tom Riddle's orphanage. She was interviewed c. 1937 by Dumbledore and told him the circumstances of Tom's birth and about his anti-social behavior (HBP13). Described as a "skinny, harassed-looking woman" with a "sharp-featured face that appeared more anxious than unkind" (HBP13).

Creevey, Mr.
A milkman (CS6) who has two sons who are wizards, Colin (CS6) and Dennis (GF12). During his first year, Colin took a lot of photographs to send home to his father (CS6).

Cresswell, Mr. and Mrs.
The parents of Dirk Cresswell, a Muggle-born wizard and former member of the Slug Club (HBP4).

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Dennis
b. circa 1980
A Muggle boy, living in Little Whinging, who is part of Dudley's gang (PS3).

'Dodgy Dirk'
An inhabitant of Ilfracombe who insists to this day that a "dirty great flying lizard" attacked him on the beach. He is the only Muggle who seems to remember that attack by a dragon in Ilfracombe in 1932; all the other Muggles involved were given Memory Charms by a wizarding family which happened to be on holiday there that day (FB).

Dorkins, Mary
Muggle news reporter who filed a report on a water-skiing budgy (OP1).

Dot
Resident of Little Hangleton, who remembered Frank Bryce as a child, who (when the rumor began spreading that he was responsible for the Riddles' deaths), was quick to say that she thought he had a horrible temper, and to support her opinion with childhood reminiscences. When Frank was released after questioning, she maintained that "if he had any decency, he'd leave here, knowing as how we knows he did it" (GF1).

Dursley family

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Evans, Mark
A boy who lives near Privet Drive, who, at age ten, was beaten up by a fifteen-year-old Dudley (OP1).
Despite his last name, he is unrelated to Lily’s family (JKR).

Evans, Mr. & Mrs.
Parents of Petunia Evans Dursley and Lily Evans Potter, who were proud to discover that Lily was a witch (PS4) and enjoyed the wizarding world (DH33). Both died sometime between 31 July, 1971 (DH33) and 31 October, 1981 (OP37).
We know that the Evanses predeceased their daughter Lily, because Dumbledore said (OP37) that when Lily died, Petunia was Lily's 'only living blood relative'.

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Figg, Arabella Doreen (Mrs.)
See Mrs. Figg in the Wizarding section.

Finch-Fletchley, Mr. and Mrs.
Justin Finch-Fletchley's parents, who had him down for Eton until his Hogwarts letter arrived. His mother only felt better about the magic thing after Justin made her read some of Lockhart's books (CS6).

Finnigan, Mr.
Seamus Finnigan's father (whose wife didn't tell him that she was a witch until after they were married) (PS7).

Fisher, Sergeant
Heavy-set police officer who, along with PC Anderson, tried to detain James and Sirius on their flying motorbike, only to watch the boys levitate the police car and then fly away. Fisher has a teenaged daughter whose boyfriend sort of resembled Sirius (Pre).

Fleet, Angus
Lives in Peebles. Angus was mystified by a flying Ford Anglia on 1 September 1992 (CS5).

Fubster, Colonel
A retired neighbour of Marjorie Dursley (BN), who looks after her bulldogs when she's away from home (PA2).

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Gordon
(b. circa 1980)
One of Dudley's gang (PS3, OP1).

Granger, Dr. and Dr.
Hermione’s parents are Muggle dentists (PS12). They are very proud of their brilliant daughter, but they don’t seem much of her since she took up with those two boys, Potter and Weasley. The Grangers, while accepting the Wizarding world and their daughter's place in it, do not approve of using magic for quick fixes. They insisted, for example, that Hermione's somewhat oversized front teeth be dealt with in the usual way: with braces. They send healthy snacks by owl to Hermione at Hogwarts and come with her to Diagon Alley in August to help her buy her things for school. What they tell their family and friends about their daughter and her school is anyone's guess, but they are certainly proud of her.

In the summer of 1997, Hermione became worried for her parents' safety. Hermione knew that Death Eaters would be looking for her and would have no compunction against harming her family. Hermione thoughtfully protected her parents from reprisals by modifying their memories, giving them new names (Wendell and Monica Wilkins) and no memory that they once had a daughter, and then relocated them to Australia (DH6). When Voldemort and his forces were vanquished, she found them again and reversed her memory charm (BLC).

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Hitchens, Bob
A Muggle who married Isla Black , the youngest sister of Phineas Nigellus Black. She was consequently blasted off the Black Family Tree (BFT).

Humberto, The Great
A character on a television that Dudley liked to watch on Monday nights when he was eleven (PS3).

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Malcolm
(b. circa 1980)
One of Dudley's gang, which certainly tells you something about Malcolm (PS3, OP1).

Martha
A Muggle girl working at Tom Riddle's orphanage, looking after various children who had chicken pox at the time of Dumbledore's first meeting with Riddle (HBP13).

Mason, Mr. and Mrs.
Builder and his wife, who were dinner guests of the Dursleys' on Harry's twelfth birthday – an unfortunate night for all parties involved (CS1).
Their surname refers to someone who works in brick and stone, fitting for a builder.

McGuffin, Jim
Weatherman on the evening news Vernon Dursley was watching on November 1, 1981 (PS1).

Miggs, Martin
Fictional character in a wizarding comic book that Ron was reading, The Adventures of Martin Miggs, the Mad Muggle (CS3).

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Payne, Mr.
A campground manager at the site where the 1994 Quidditch World Cup was held; the Diggorys stayed on his campsite (GF7).

Polkiss, Mrs. (Piers' mother)
Brought Piers to the Dursleys' for the trip to the zoo that took place on Dudley's eleventh birthday (PS2). On August 2, 1995, Dudley lied to his mother and claimed to be having tea at the Polkiss', but he and his gang were really out roaming around (OP1).

Polkiss, Piers
(b. 1980)
Dudley's best friend, described as "scrawny, with a face like a rat" (PS2), who attends Smeltings with Dudley (PS3).

Prentice, Mr.
Neighbour of the Dursleys, known to Mrs. Figg. Mr. Prentice is simply a Muggle (JKR), although Mrs. Figg told Harry to keep his wand out even when Mr. Prentice was near them on the street. Possibly it was dark enough that Mrs. Figg didn't worry that he might notice the wand; more likely the risk of his noticing the wand was outweighed by the risk of encountering Dementors without a wand at the ready (OP2).

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The Little Hangleton graveyard by Mary GrandPréRiddle Family
An unpleasant, wealthy Muggle family who lived in Little Hangleton fifty years ago, in a large manor house on a hill (GF1). The son, Tom, caught the eye of Merope Gaunt on regular rides past the Gaunt House, and she brewed a love potion, convincing him to marry her. Together they had a son – Tom Marvolo Riddle – but the moment Merope stopped feeding him love potion, Tom Riddle ran off, leaving her alone, and returned to live with his parents (HBP10). Years later the son, now beginning to call call himself Voldemort, sought the Riddle family out and killed them all in revenge (HBP17), and used his father’s death to create a Horcrux (BLC).

Roberts family (husband, wife, two children)
Campground manager and his family who had a most peculiar couple of days in August 1994, although they've forgotten all about it... (GF7, GF9)

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Snape, Tobias
The Muggle father of Severus Snape, his wife (a witch) was named Eileen Prince (HBP30). Tobias may be the person with the hooked nose that Harry saw terrorizing Snape's mother (OP26).

Stubbs, Billy
Another orphan at Tom Riddle's orphanage, who had chicken pox at the time of Dumbledore's first meeting with Riddle. According to Mrs. Cole, the day after Tom and Billy had had an argument, Billy's pet rabbit was found hanging from the rafters (HBP13).

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Ted
Newsreader on the evening news, November 1, 1981 (PS1).

Thomas, Mr. and Mrs.
Dean's parents, who didn't know anything about any deaths at Hogwarts as of the beginning of the 1995 - 1996 school year, because their son didn't see fit to tell them (OP11). Mr. Thomas is Dean's stepfather; Dean's biological father was a wizard who was killed by Death Eaters (JKR).

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Whalley, Eric
Another orphan at Tom Riddle's orphanage, who had chicken pox at the time of Dumbledore's first meeting with Riddle (HBP13).

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Yvonne
A friend of Petunia Dursley who was on vacation in Majorca on Dudley's eleventh birthday, so she couldn't be asked to look after Harry that day (PS2).

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(Name unknown) Accountant
Molly Weasley’s second cousin is not a wizard but an accountant. This mundane profession is enough to embarrass the rest of the family; Ron says that they never talk about him (PS6). In early drafts of book four, this second cousin was the father of Mafalda, a rude Slytherin girl. Rowling discusses the accountant cousin on her website, referring to him as a stockbroker who married a Muggle. She writes that he was very rude to the Weasleys. When he discovered that his daughter was a witch, he sent her to live at the Burrow for the summer after her first year at Hogwarts. This part of the story was eventually dropped (JKR).

(Name unknown) Albanian peasant
When he found Ravenclaw's diadem in Albania, Voldemort killed a peasant and used his or her death to turn the priceless object into a Horcrux (BLC).

(name unknown) art historian
One of several people who tried and failed to remove the enchanted portrait from the wall of the Prime Minister's office (HBP1).

(names unknown) builders
Among the various people who tried and failed to remove the enchanted portrait from the wall of the Prime Minister's office (HBP1).

(names unknown) carpenters
Among the various people who tried and failed to remove the enchanted portrait from the wall of the Prime Minister's office (HBP1).

(name unknown) Chancellor of the Exchequer
One of several people who tried and failed to remove the enchanted portrait from the wall of the Prime Minister's office (HBP1).

(name unknown) keeper of the reptile house
Keeper of the reptile house at the zoo to which Harry was taken on Dudley's eleventh birthday, at which time Harry first learned that he could talk to snakes (PS2).

(names unknown) friar and other monks
Medieval, dates unknown (FB)
Franciscan monks, who thought that Brother Benedict must have overindulged in turnip wine when he told them about an encounter with a Jarvey (FB).

(name unknown) the Hanged Man, landlord of
The landlord of the Hanged Man (the pub in Little Hangleton), fifty years prior to 1994. Once the Riddles' cook spread the news that Frank Bryce had been taken in for questioning by the police regarding the Riddles' deaths, the landlord voiced his opinion that "war turned him funny, if you ask me" (GF1).

(name unknown) the Hanged Man, man at the bar in
A man at the bar of the Hanged Man (the pub in Little Hangleton), fifty years prior to 1994. Once the Riddles' cook spread the news that Frank Bryce had been taken in for questioning by the police regarding the Riddles' deaths, this man was quick to say that he'd always thought Frank had a nasty look about him (GF1).

(name unknown) the Hanged Man, woman at the bar in
A woman at the bar of the Hanged Man (the pub in Little Hangleton), fifty years prior to 1994. Once the Riddles' cook spread the news that Frank Bryce had been taken in for questioning by the police regarding the Riddles' deaths, this woman was the only person present to say a word in Frank's defense (GF1).

(name unknown) the Hanged Man, woman in the corner in
A woman in the corner of the Hanged Man (the pub in Little Hangleton), fifty years prior to 1994. Once the Riddles' cook began spreading the rumor that Frank Bryce had murdered the Riddle family, she promptly said to Dot that she'd told Dot that she "wouldn't like to get on the wrong side of Frank" (GF1).

(name unknown) Opposition politician
Gloated over the Prime Minister's troubles during the week of the Brockdale Bridge collapse and of Chorley's unfortunate episode (HBP1).

(names unknown) police pathologists, Great Hangleton
The team of doctors who performed autopsies on the bodies of Mr. Riddle, Mrs. Riddle, and their son Tom Riddle, but were unable to determine the cause of death for any of them (GF1).

(names unknown) police, Great Hangleton
Took Frank Bryce in for questioning after the Riddles were found dead, but let him go on insufficient evidence after the pathology report on the bodies came in (GF1).

(name unknown) President
The president of a far-distant country, who was supposed to telephone the Prime Minister on the night of his introduction to Scrimgeour but who conveniently forgot to do so (HBP1).

(name unknown) Prime Minister
Vernon Dursley once doubted that Dudley even knew who the Prime Minister is, since the boy takes no interest in current events, but neglected to mention the name himself (OP1).

Vernon would be horrified (judging from his reaction to the existence of the Ministry of Magic in (OP2) to know that each Prime Minister is made aware of the existence of the wizarding world upon his or her election, and subsequently has contact with it in emergencies. In recent years, the Muggle Prime Minister has been notified of Wizarding emergencies four times (HBP1):

  1. Sirius Black's escape from Azkaban (PA3)
  2. torment of Muggles at Quidditch World Cup (GF9); Fudge also used that visit to inform the Prime Minister that due to the Triwizard Tournament, three foreign dragons and a sphinx were being imported into the country
  3. the mass breakout from Azkaban (OP25)
  4. events related to the breakout of the 2nd Wizarding war (destruction of the Brockdale Bridge, murders of Emmeline Vance and Amelia Bones, rampage by giants, failed curse on junior minister Herbert Chorley) (HBP1).

(name unknown) Prime Minister's niece
Was delighted to receive the gift of a gerbil from her uncle, unaware that it had formerly been a teacup (HBP1).

(name unknown) Railview Hotel, owner of the
The woman who owns the Railview Hotel in Cokeworth, where the Dursleys took Dudley and Harry to try to escape the letters from no-one shortly before Harry's eleventh birthday (PS3).

(name unknown) the Riddles' cook
The Riddles' cook, who informed everyone in the Hanged Man when Frank Bryce (the Riddles' gardener) was taken in for questioning on the day of their deaths, and let everyone present know that she thought he was guilty, no doubt about it (GF1).

(name unknown) the Riddles' maid
The Riddles' maid, who found the bodies of Mr. Riddle, Mrs. Riddle, and their grown son Tom Riddle, still dressed for their dinner the previous evening (GF1).

(name unknown) rowboat owner
Toothless old man who lent Vernon Dursley his rowboat so that the Dursleys (and Harry) could spend the night at the Hut-on-the-Rock (PS3).

(names unknown) St. Mungo's patients
Two patients in St. Mungo's, in for emergency bone re-growth and memory modification after they lost some fingers to a Muggle-baiting incident due to Willy Widdershins' use of biting doorknobs (OP22).

(Name unknown) tramp
Tom Riddle murdered a Muggle tramp to create the locket Horcrux (BLC).

(names unknown) Wormtail's victims
A dozen unnamed Muggles, killed by Wormtail when he faked his own death; Sirius Black was wrongfully sent to Azkaban for this crime (PA3).

(name unknown) Underground guard
Sleepy-looking guard on the Underground, from whom Harry Potter and Arthur Weasley bought tickets on the day of Harry's disciplinary hearing (OP7).

(name unknown) zoo director
Director of the zoo to which Dudley was taken on his eleventh birthday (along with Dudley's friend Piers Polkiss and Harry Potter) (PS2).

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