Thomas Arthur Pettigrew
Thom, pronounced Tom but ALWAYS spelled with an H.
July 19th 1855
Quality Quaffle and Snitch Manufacturer, Sponsor for Puddlemere United.
Alder, 15 inches, Phoenix Feather, Stiff.
, a small but lavish house on Ruby Road in Wellingtonshire.
, the Pettigrew familial manse in Lancashire, near the sea.
24 August 2016
- Father, Henrich Pettigrew. 1831 – 1884.
Mother, Sarah Pettigrew, formerly a Carrow. 1838 - ?.
Sister, Jane Prewett, who married Faustus Prewett. 1856 – 1883.
Brother, Martin, a twin. 1858 - ?.
Brother, Simon, a twin. 1858 - ?.
Wife, Chastity Pettigrew formerly a Browne. 1860 – 1884.
Daughter, Odessa Minevra Pettigrew, 1882 - ?
Son, Alexander Thomas Pettigrew, 1883 - 1886.
"Son", "Alexander" (David) Pettigrew, the fake heir. 1883ish - ?
Mistress, Ursula Black
Son, Leo – lovechild, aborted 1883.
Daughter, Belvina – lovechild, 1886 - ?
Wife, Hannah Echelon
Thom has always had something of an odd look to him. With a slim build and not much muscle, he was never built for Quidditch, for all that he enjoys spectating on the sport. He has thick, dark brown hair which is mostly straight, since he keeps it relatively short. He has a face that is often smiling, with thin features and dark eyes.
Much to his dismay, Thomas has always remained rather short, though he was hoping for several years of his adolesence for some belated growth spurt. He stands currently at 5'3", below most of his peers. Though not agile, he has very quick eyes that are always observing and often making plans.
- 1855, the Pettigrews have their first child, a boy named Thomas, after Sarah politely negotiated around naming the boy Henreich Pettigrew II.
1856, late into Thomas' first year of life, he is joined by the arrival of his younger sister, Jane, whom he sees very little of until the next year.
1857, Thomas "meets" his younger sister, and the two toddlers immediately hit it off. They get along well, and Thom is often seen playing make-believe games with her in which is it his job to protect her from dragons, evil wizards, manticores, etc.
1858, the twins, Martin and Simon, are born. Having three male heirs now, Mr. Pettigrew decides he is quite finished with children and he and his wife officially occupy separate bedrooms on all nights of the week.
1860, the twins are introduced to their older sibligs for play time, but Thomas takes little interest in them, since he is already five and they are only babies.
1861, Thomas shows his first sign of magic by turning a branch in the yard into a broomstick of sorts. Later, he always says that his first act of magic was designing a broomstick; in reality he made the stick hover for a few moments when he tried to tell it up, but it wouldn't support his weight. He tries to recreate this feat, and is able to do it once or twice, but never with much more success.
1865, Thomas' father sists down and has a "how to be a man" chat with Thomas, which basically involves thinking less about fantastical imaginary scenarios and more about a future in the Ministry, which fails to appeal to Thomas just on principle, since it is what his father wants.
1866, Thomas receives his Hogwarts letter and is sent away to school. The Sorting Hat declares that he is rather ambitious and sorts him into Slytherin, where he is delighted to find several pureblood play-mates of his have already been sorted.
1867, Although an incredibly bright boy, Thom's grades are rather poor, because of his propensity for doodling and daydreaming during class. He is also quite impressionable, which leads to being very distracted by his friends.
1868, Thom attempts to add every elective class, but is dissuaded by his teachers who are fearful of his grades. He still persists in adding most of them simply for curiosity's sake; the maximum number the schedule would allow. He also becomes fascinated by Quidditch, and tries to try out for the team, but is too small, weak, and sickly to be much use on a broom. His sister also joins school this year and is sorted into Gryffindor.
1869, After another failed attempt to join the Quidditch team, Thomas is made the announcer for the Quidditch games, which placates him somewhat.
1870, Thom takes and receives most of his OWLs, which surprises all of his teachers, since his grades throughout the semesters have been so abysmal. Despite this, he decides to take NEWTs only in Charms, Potions, Arithmancy, and Earth Magic. When asked what he is planning on doing with such subjects, he only shrugs and says he'll figure it out later.
1871, Thom makes another--his final--attempt at joining the Quidditch team, and fails again. His sister is betrothed, and he goes out of his way to try and find out what he can about her match, but finds no particular reason to either dislike or distrust Mr. Prewett.
1872, Thomas graduates in May and proceeds to use some of his father's money to start his own Quidditch business. His father thinks he should grow up and get a "real job" in the Ministry, but the enterprise soon takes off. When the business begins making money, his father conceeds that perhaps Quidditch is a decent sort of occupation, so long as he isn't playing it.
1874, Thomas decides to move out of the house and into his own apartment in London, following a 'Why weren't you ever made a prefect?' conversation with his father. The conversation was spurred by Jane's ascension to Head Girl (not to mention Martin's prefectship), but he doesn't begrudge her that.
1875, his sister is married, and Thomas dutifully attends the wedding, though he had absolutely no intention of trying to settle down himself, at least not just yet. He still has career moves to be making.
1876, the announcement of Jane expecting--and then later that she is expecting a veritable litter as opposed to just one child--makes Thomas pause and reconsider marriage. He attempt to court someone briefly but soon loses interest again.
1877, Hogsmeade is founded, but the Pettigrews hang back, ever a cautious lot, waiting to see whether the city is a success before they forsake their familial home. Thomas moves first, arriving very late in 1877 and staying the winter before informing his father it is safe to move. Henreich, however, distrusts change and decides to stay entrenched in his country home for the time being.
1878, Business is even better within a magical community, and Thomas begins to think, once more, of finding a wife to share his over-large house with. He attends the Coming Out Ball that year, dances with a few ladies, but pursues none of them.
1879, Thomas decides he needs a hobby (since he has had little luck with a wife), and, always a Quidditch enthusiast, begins sponsoring Puddlemere United.
1880, Having attended a Coming-Out Ball for three years in a row, Thomas finally finds a girl who catches his eye, one Miss Chastity Browne. He calls on her after the Coming Out Ball and the two begin a courtship. He suspects that she enjoys his gifts and money more than, say, his looks, but cannot help but be enchanted with the girl.
1881, After proposing on St. Valentine's Day and having his offer accepted, Thomas marries Chastity in the summer and proceeds to set up house with her in Wellingtonshire.
1882, Chastity announces that she is expecting, which sends Thomas into frequent bouts of excitement and nervous energy. The announcement follows on the heels of his sister's second pregnancy, and Thomas jokes with her that she has gotten the girl and now he will get the boy. Either way, he wants the children to play together as he and Jane once did. Their first baby is due in October, and turns out to be a girl, christened Odessa Minevra. Although at first enthusiastic about the birth, Thom soon tires of having children. While still rather doting by most standards—he does purchase a baby hippogriff for the infant!--he contrives to spend as much time away from home as possible. This results in both a minor expansion of business, and, in time, an extramarital affair with someone Thom knew from Hogwarts, Ursula Black née Flint.
1883, Thom's affair with Ursula expands into a friendship with her husband, as well; while at first more for appearance's sake, Thom finds he and Phineas Black have similar opinions on politics, and the two continue to be friends. In Spring, Thom receives news that his wife Chastity is once again expecting, and also the unwelcome news that his affair with Ursula Black has also produced a pregnancy. He assists her in obtaining a potion which will abort the baby, an action which grieves them both sorely. Afterwards, the two stop seeing each other, though Thom still mourns what he will always think of as his first son. Also that spring, Jane's health fails her while she is delivering another set of twins. The dual mourning drives Thom away from his wife and his friends for some time. The arrival of his first living son occurs in October of 1883. While glad to finally have an heir, Thom was secretly convinced that, like his sister, pregnancy would prove the death of his fragile young wife. Although from the beginning Alexander is not a particularly healthy child, the couple do not immediately attempt more children.
1884, The summer brings with it the arrival of a plague, which at first Thom thinks himself and his family immune to; he is too concerned with business to pay the sickness much mind until one of their servants catches the virus and dies. Completely reversing direction, Thom now insists on relocating himself and his family to the home of his parents in the country. This serves only to bring the sickness to them; although he was unaware of it, Chastity had already been exposed, and falls ill shortly after their arrival. Not long after, both Henrich and Sarah Pettigrew fall ill as well. Thom's father is the first to die, followed by his wife, Chastity, in July. Sarah eventually makes a recovery, though her nerves and her wit are never what they were before the illness. Whether her frequent bouts of hysteria are symptoms of her past illness or the result of the loss of her husband is anyone's guess, but in either case Thom feels responsible, for bringing the illness into their home. As such, he insists on his mother coming to live with him when he returns to Hogsmeade.
Four months after the death of his wife, Thom was still technically in mourning, but began to attend limited social events and to closely follow the Quidditch season. Without really meaning to, Thom met and subsequently fell for Miss Hannah Echelon.
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