Isobel McGonagall
Biographical information
Blood status


Marital status


  • Captain of Hogwarts Quidditch Team[1]
Physical information




Family information
Family members
  • Minerva (grandmother)
  • Robert (husband)
  • Malcolm (son)
  • Robert (son)
  • Minerva (daughter)


Isobel McGonagall (nee Ross) was a pure-blood witch, wife of Robert McGonagall and mother to Malcolm, Robert and Minerva McGonagall[1].


Early lifeEdit

Isobel Ross was born to Mr and Mrs Ross, granddaughter of the gifted witch Minerva Ross, in a small village in Scotland[1]. At age eleven, she received her acceptance letter and headed to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry[1], where she was sorted into Gryffindor House[2].

Isobel graduated at the top of her Charms class at Hogwarts, and having been Captain of the school Quidditch team[1]. She, like her grandmother and her parents, had proven herself to be a most gifted witch, both in sports and in classes[1].

Sometime throughout her teenage years, she had slowly fallen in love with the quiet and serious young Muggle Robert McGonagall, a neighbour in their village[1]. Knowing her parents would disapprove of her dating a non-magical person, she kept their growing relationship a secret until their abrupt eloping when she was eighteen years old[1].


Robert and Isobel eloped, marrying and having a blissful honeymoon to the anger of both sets of parents[1]. She could not bear to mar the bliss of the moment by revealing to him that she was a witch, and as such kept it quiet[1]. The two moved into a manse on the outskirts of Caithness, where Isobel proved most adept at making the best of Robert's pitiful salary[1].

First childEdit

On 4 October, 1935, the couple's first child, Minerva Mary McGonagall, was born[1]. Her birth proved both a joy and a crisis, and soon Isobel was locking herself into her room with the baby for hours on end, trying to conceal the spontaneous magic that erupted from the infant[1].


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