If there’s one thing we know about Ron’s family, it’s this – there’s a lot of them! Explore The Burrow’s brood in the Weasley family tree.
Septimus Weasley was married to Cedrella Black. Their union resulted in Cedrella’s removal from the Black family tapestry, as her family considered her spouse a ‘blood traitor’.
Cedrella was the daughter of Arcturus Black and Lysandra Yaxley. She was disowned by her family for marrying the ‘blood-traitor’ Septimus Weasley.
Ignatius was married to Lucretia Black, the paternal aunt of Sirius Black. His name may have been passed on to Molly Prewett’s third son, Percy Ignatius Weasley.
Lancelot worked as a healer at St Mungo’s Hospital during the early twentieth century. In the strictest confidence, he told his cousin Muriel that the sickly Ariana Dumbledore had never been admitted as a patient – a fact he apparently considered ‘most suspicious’. Unfortunately, his cousin would share this information freely while under the influence of champagne.
Never one for pleasantries, Auntie Muriel used to visit The Burrow every Christmas. That was, until her great nephews Fred and George set off a Dungbomb under her chair. Muriel agreed to lend her precious goblin-made tiara to Bill’s fiancée, but made up for this kind gesture by criticising virtually everyone she spoke with at the wedding.
Ron’s uncle Bilius (from whom he probably got his middle name) may have died shortly after seeing a Grim, but was regarded as something of a party animal in life. According to his nephew Fred, Bilius would drink a bottle of Firewhisky, pull up his robes and produce bunches of flowers from an undisclosed region. Mysteriously, Uncle Bilius never married.
Gideon was a member of the Order of the Phoenix during Lord Voldemort’s first ascent to power. Along with his brother Fabian, he was killed while battling five Death Eaters. According to the Auror Alastor Moody, the two brothers ‘fought like heroes’.
While working for the Order of the Phoenix, Fabian and his brother Gideon were killed in a battle with five Death Eaters. Fabian once owned the watch that was given to Harry Potter by Mrs Weasley. Harry still had the watch many years later as he saw his sons leave for Hogwarts.
Arthur was a loving husband to Molly and doting dad to seven children. For years, he supported his family as Head of the Misuse of Muggle Artefacts office, a job that also let him explore the fascinating non-magical world. When he wasn’t busy adding to his collection of batteries and electric plugs, Arthur worked undercover for the Order of the Phoenix.
Knowing they were ‘made for each other’, Molly Prewett eloped with Arthur Weasley during Voldemort’s first rise to power. They made their home at The Burrow near Ottery St Catchpole where they raised their seven children. Though loving and maternal, Molly was never one to be trifled with, as she proved once and for all in a ferocious duel with Bellatrix Lestrange.
A high achiever at Hogwarts, Bill set the bar high for his siblings. After school, he became a curse-breaker for Gringotts and occasionally had to remind his mother that the bank wasn’t bothered about his hairstyle. Bill’s face was left permanently scarred after a fight with the werewolf Fenrir Greyback, however he exhibited no sign of lycanthropy apart from a taste for rare steak.
As the second Weasley to attend Hogwarts, Charlie certainly made his mark. Being an exceptional Seeker, Charlie was made captain of the Gryffindor Quidditch team and it was speculated that he could have played for England. However, his fascination with magical creatures led Charlie to Romania, where he studied dragons. His many burns and scars showed his devotion to his life’s work.
Perhaps the most ambitious of his brothers, Percy dreamed of becoming the next Minister for Magic. After graduating Hogwarts with top grades, Percy took a job at the Ministry where he became fanatical about cauldron bottom thickness and struggled to impress a boss who kept calling him ‘Weatherby’. Percy’s career ambitions eventually caused a rift in the Weasley household, yet he returned to his family’s side during the Battle of Hogwarts.
At Hogwarts, Fred and his brother George were known as the Troublemakers-in-Chief. Eventually the twins decided they’d had enough of school and made a memorable exit to seek their fortune in the world of wizarding joke products. Having been members of Dumbledore’s Army, the brothers joined the Order of the Phoenix when they came of age. Tragically, Fred lost his life at the Battle of Hogwarts, leaving the family devastated.
George and his twin brother Fred acquired reputations for mischief at Hogwarts – reputations that were very much justified. While still at school, the twins began inventing trick sweets, eventually founding their own business, ‘Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes’. While on a mission for the Order of the Phoenix, George lost an ear, only to joke about feeling ‘saint-like’ (or ‘holey’) immediately afterwards.
RONALD BILIUS WEASLEY
As the sixth Weasley child to attend Hogwarts, Ron often felt overshadowed by his successful older brothers. His fears, however, proved unfounded. Ron showed impressive skills as a wizard chess player and Quidditch Keeper, not to mention his valiant efforts in the fight against Voldemort, during which he destroyed a Horcrux. However, Ron felt his greatest achievement was appearing on his very own Chocolate Frog card.
GINEVRA MOLLY WEASLEY
As a young girl, Ginny couldn’t wait to attend Hogwarts with her brothers. After a difficult first year, she became rather popular. Ginny joined Dumbledore’s Army, earned a spot on the Quidditch team and took down several bullies with her signature Bat-Bogey Hex. After Hogwarts, Ginny played professional Quidditch for the Holyhead Harpies, married her girlhood crush Harry Potter and later became a sports correspondent for the Daily Prophet.
Fleur represented Beauxbatons Academy of Magic in the 1994 Triwizard Tournament. She met her future husband Bill shortly before the final task and the two later joined the Order of the Phoenix. Fleur fought valiantly at the Battle of Hogwarts and was awarded medals of bravery from both the French and British Ministries of Magic.
Victoire was born on the second of May – the anniversary of the Battle of Hogwarts. As a teenager, she appeared to share a blossoming romance with a good friend of the Weasley family, Teddy Lupin.
Dominique was the child of Bill Weasley and Fleur Delacour. As with all of her children, it’s possible that Dominique inherited a bit of Fleur’s Veela ancestry.
Louis was the child of Bill Weasley and Fleur Delacour. It is likely that he grew up at the family home, Shell Cottage, before attending Hogwarts.
Audrey was married to Percy Weasley. Together they had two daughters named Molly and Lucy. It is unknown if Audrey ever worked for the Ministry but, thanks to her husband, no doubt she knew all their rules and regulations in detail.
MOLLY WEASLEY II
Molly was the daughter of Percy Weasley and his wife, Audrey. It is likely that she was named after her grandmother and her name would also be a connection to her Aunt Ginny (whose full name was Ginevra Molly Weasley).
Lucy was the daughter of Percy Weasley and his wife, Audrey. It is likely that she grew up hearing about broomstick regulations and other equally exciting Ministry details from her father.
Angelina played Quidditch as a Chaser for Gryffindor and was made team captain in her final year at Hogwarts. She also joined Dumbledore’s Army, a resistance group set up by Harry, Hermione and Ron. Years later, Angelina married her former teammate George Weasley, with whom she had two children.
Roxanne was the daughter of George Weasley and Angelina Johnson. As her parents shared a love of Quidditch, it’s possible that they passed this on to their daughter. The question is, would Roxanne have played as a Beater or a Chaser?
FRED WEASLEY II
Fred was the son of George Weasley and Angelina Johnson. He was named after his uncle, who fought and died at the Battle of Hogwarts. No doubt his father was happy to have another Fred in his life.
Described as the brightest witch of her age, Hermione repeatedly thwarted Lord Voldemort’s plans together with her best friends Harry and Ron. Though she and Ron often bickered, they finally admitted their true feelings for each other at the Battle of Hogwarts and were eventually married. No doubt her father-in-law was delighted to welcome a Muggle-born into the family.
Rose was the eldest child of Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger and, according to her father, inherited her mother’s brains. Rose was so excited about starting Hogwarts that she was already dressed in her school robes while awaiting the train on platform nine and three-quarters.
Hugo was the youngest child of Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger. As his sister Rose prepared to depart for Hogwarts, Hugo was seen chatting to his cousin Lily about the houses they thought they’d eventually join. Hugo’s mother assured him that his father was joking when he threatened to disinherit him if he didn’t get into Gryffindor.
Already legendary as ‘The Boy Who Lived’, Harry first met the Weasleys at King’s Cross station. He swiftly befriended Ron and was made welcome as a member of the Weasley family - a status that was made official when he later married Ginny. Harry was credited with saving the lives of several members of the Weasley family including Ginny, Arthur and Ron.
JAMES SIRIUS POTTER
Ginny and Harry’s first child was named after Harry’s father, James Potter, and godfather, Sirius Black. His own godparents were his Aunt Hermione and Uncle Ron. James Sirius appeared to inherit both his namesakes’ penchant for mischief as he teased his brother on the way to Hogwarts.
ALBUS SEVERUS POTTER
Ginny and Harry’s youngest son was named after two Hogwarts headmasters, Albus Dumbledore and Severus Snape. Though keen to start at Hogwarts himself, he was worried that he might be sorted into Slytherin. Of all the Potter children, Albus was the only one to inherit his grandmother Lily’s eyes.
LILY LUNA POTTER
Named for her grandmother Lily and her parents’ dear friend Luna Lovegood, Lily Luna was Ginny and Harry's only daughter. Like her mother, she desperately wanted to follow her big brothers to Hogwarts, even while she was still too young to attend.