Mr. Boot is a wizard who takes his family to America in the early 1600s in search of adventure. On the journey across the Atlantic, Mr. Boot and his family become friends with a Muggle man named James Steward. Once in America, the Boots encounter a Hidebehind in the woods. Unfamiliar with the creature, Mr. Boot thinks it is a Boggart and tries to deal with it by ridiculing it. This does not work, and Mr. Boot and his wife are killed by the Hidebehind. Their two young sons, Chadwick and Webster, survive but are seriously injured.
Mr. and Mrs. Boot’s bodies are saved from being disemboweled by the Hidebehind when Isolt Sayre and William appear and fight off the creature. The bodies are not buried for some time, however (Pm).
Apparently competent at dealing with Boggarts (Pm).