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The Weasley Family

"All the Weasleys have red hair, freckles, and more children than they can afford."
     -- Draco Malfoy (PS6)

"Why is everything I own rubbish?"
     -- Ron Weasley (GF10)

The Weasley Family, copyright Laura Freeman.The Weasleys are considered one of the prominent wizarding families, although their lack of money and their sympathy for non-pure-blood wizards and even Muggles makes people like the Malfoys look down on them. They live in The Burrow, a ramshackle house of four or five stories "a little way outside" the village of Ottery St. Catchpole (CS3).

For the last couple of generations, the Weasley children have all been male (Arthur, for example, is one of three brothers); Ginny Weasley, born in 1981, was the first girl to come along for quite some time (WEB LINKJKR). Both Molly and Arthur are related to the Black family.

Molly is fiercely protective of her children, but she has her hands full; the Weasleys are, almost without exception, risk-takers who courageously give their all for what they believe in (well, perhaps the twins do it from pure joy too). From the summer of 1996 on, the Weasley family clock has all hands pointing at "mortal peril." Molly took it around with her from room to room.

When the security of Grimmauld Place was compromised in the summer of 1997, the Weasley home became the new headquarters for the Order of the Phoenix. After Scrimgeour was killed and Death Eaters took over the Ministry, most of the Weasley family members played a role in resisting the Death Eater pogroms. Ron's absence from Hogwarts was kept secret by using the family ghoul to fake a case of spattergroit, however, once Ron, Harry and Hermione were captured and the deception revealed, the family moved to Aunt Muriel's house nearby where it was safer (DH24).

The entire Weasley family fought in the Battle of Hogwarts, including Percy who had realized what a twit he had been. Molly's worst fears were made true when Fred was killed in an explosion and later, when Bellatrix attacked Ginny. Enough was enough. Molly fiercely counterattacked and killed her psychopathic cousin before she could threaten anyone else (DH36).

Molly and Arthur have at least twelve grandchildren (DH/e, YL).

WEasley family tree, as drawn by J.K. Rowling, copyright 2007.
Chart of the Weasley, Malfoy, Scamander and Potter families, as drawn by J.K. Rowling, 2007 (YL).

Members of the Weasley family, in rough chronological order

Septimus Weasley (b. circa 1910s)

The husband of Cedrella Black (born between 1912 and 1917). Cedrella's marriage to Septimus (was he a Muggle sympathizer too?) caused her to be "blasted" from the Black Family Tree.

Although unconfirmed by Rowling, there is reasonable certainty that Septimus and Cedrella were Arthur Weasley's parents. If this is the case, Septimus could be the grandfather that gave Ron the Wizard Chess set (PS12). See my Notes, below.

Arthur Weasley (b. Feb. 6, circa 1950)

Husband of Molly Weasley. (More...)

Molly Weasley (b. Oct. 30, circa 1950)

Wife of Arthur Weasley. (More...)

Bill Weasley (b. Nov. 29, 1970)

Oldest son of Arthur and Molly, he works for Gringotts; married to Fleur Delacour, and father of Victoire, Dominique and Louis Weasley. (More...)

Charlie Weasley (b. Dec. 12, 1972)

Second son of Arthur and Molly, he works with dragons in Romania. (More...)

Percy Ignatius Weasley (b. Aug. 22, 1976)

Third son of Molly and Arthur; employed by the Ministry of Magic. Husband of Audrey Weasley, and father to Molly and Lucy Weasley (YL). (More...)

Fleur (Delacour) Weasley (b. circa 1977)

One of the four Triwizard champions; with husband Bill Weasley she had three children: Victoire, Dominique and Louis Weasley. (More...)

Fred Weasley (April 1, 1978 - May 2, 1998)

Twin with George. (More...)

George Weasley (b. Apr. 1, 1978)

Twin with Fred, husband of Angelina (Johnson) Weasley (YL). (More...)

Angelina (Johnson) Weasley (b. late October, 1977)

Gryffindor (1989- 1996) Quidditch Chaser, captain (1995 - 1996).

A tall black girl (GF16) and an excellent Quidditch player (PS11); born in October, the week before Hallowe'en (GF16). She put her name in for the Triwizard Tournament but wasn’t chosen (GF16), and went to the Yule Ball with Fred Weasley (GF22, GF23). Angelina became Quidditch captain in 1995 (OP12), which stressed her out and gave her something of a mean streak (OP13).

Later in life, Angelina married George Weasley and had two children, Fred and Roxanne (YL).

Angelina probably took the Weasley name when she married George, but this is not certain.

Audrey Weasley

Wife of Percy Weasley (YL).

Hermione (Granger) Weasley (b. Sept. 19, 1979)

Best friend of Harry Potter and wife of Ron Weasley. (More...)

Hermione probably took the Weasley name when she married Ron, but this is not certain.

Ronald "Ron" Bilius Weasley (b. Mar. 1, 1980)

Sixth son of Molly and Arthur, and the best friend of Harry Potter; husband of Hermione (Granger) Weasley (DH/e). (More...)

Ginevra "Ginny" Molly Weasley (b. Aug. 11, 1981)

Seventh and youngest child of Molly and Arthur; She is the "first girl to be born into the Weasley clan for several generations." (JKR). Wife of Harry Potter (DH/e). (More...)

Victoire Weasley (b. May 2, circa 1999 or 2000)

Hogwarts c. 2011. Victoire is the daughter of Bill and Fleur Weasley. Harry’s son, James, caught Victoire snogging Teddy Lupin on Platform 9 ¾ as she was preparing to leave for what was most likely her seventh year at Hogwarts; at the time she would probably have been seventeen, and Teddy nineteen (DH/e). She was born on May 2nd, the anniversary of the victory over Voldemort (YL).

Dominique Weasley

Middle child of Bill & Fleur Weasley, this name could belong to either a boy or a girl (YL).

Louis Weasley

Youngest child of Bill & Fleur Weasley (YL).

Rose Weasley (b. circa 2006)

Rose is the older of Ron and Hermione’s two children, and their only daughter. On 1 September 2017, Rose was preparing to take the Hogwarts Express to her first year at school, and was rather nervous about whether she’d be sorted into Gryffindor (DH/e).

Hugo Weasley (b. circa 2006-2009)

The younger of Ron and Hermione’s two children, Hugo seems to be good friends with Lily Potter (DH/e).

In the epilogue to Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows which takes place September of 2017, Hugo was not yet old enough to attend Hogwarts, but instead hangs out laughing with Lily on Platform 9 ¾ while his older sister, Rose, prepares to depart for her first year at Hogwarts. Though we don’t know his exact age, Lily Potter was nine at the time, and it’s likely the two of them were within a year or so of each other’s age. This would place Hugo’s birth roughly between 2006 and 2009, and his first year at Hogwarts at circa 2019 (DH/e).

Molly Weasley

Eldest daughter of Percy & Audrey Weasley (YL).

Lucy Weasley

Youngest daughter of Percy & Audrey Weasley (YL).

Fred Weasley

Eldest son of George & Angelina Weasley (YL).

Roxanne Weasley

Youngest daughter of George & Angelina Weasley (YL).

Other relatives:

Owls:

 

The Burrow © 2001 by F.W. ArbacetteNotes on the Weasley family

Canon:

Guesswork (not canon):

Mafalda, the "Weasley Cousin" (non-canon)
Rowling had created the character of a female cousin to the Weasleys for Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire; however, that character disappeared in rewrites.

On her website, Jo gives some more insight into the character: Her name is Mafalda, she is the daughter of the nameless accountant second cousin (a Prewett cousin through Molly - PS6), and she would have been a Slytherin (JKR). Here's what Rowling has to say in an interview about Mafalda:

Calculating the ages of the Weasley children
There has been much confusion about the relative ages of the Weasley children. Jo cleared this up on WEB LINKher website with the definitive answer that "Bill is two years older than Charlie, who is three years older than Percy, who is two years older than Fred and George, who are two years older than Ron, who is a year older than Ginny."

Related pages in the Lexicon:

See also J.K. Rowling's "WEB LINKSome Random Facts About the Weasley Family."

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