Violet Tillyman was a witch, wife first to Albert Tillyman and then to Myron Otherhaus, although the latter relationship was illicit. She lived in the nineteenth century, and her disappearance in 1855 became the most notorious instance of accidental misdirection in the history of the Floo Network. She was posthumously depicted in a portrait, which hung in a chamber off the Great Hall at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
Violet was born into a wizarding family and presumably attended Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry sometime in her youth; it is unknown which house she was in if she did attend.
After completing her wizarding education, she met Albert Tillyman, an aggressive and suspicious man and a bit of a bully. Somehow, the two ended up married, but rowed frequently. Despite this, they managed to hold their relationship together for a short bit of time.
Soon enough, however, their nastiest row yet led to Violet leaping into the fireplace with a handful of Floo Powder and demanding through her hiccoughs and sobs to be taken to her mother's house. She did not speak clearly enough, however, and ended up tumbling out of the fireplace of a rather handsome wizard called Myron Otherhaus, who lived in Bury St Edmunds.
She managed to remain hidden for nearly twenty years even after a search party had been sent out and a series of ads were placed in the Daily Prophet. She and Myron had seven children together, and after Albert's death she revealed herself to the public once more; she, Myron and their children lived happily ever after; that is, until she died.
After her death, a portrait of Violet was hung at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in a large and magnificent chamber off of the Great Hall, depicting her in a blue silk dress and a matching hat. She became good friends with the Fat Lady, the guardian of Gryffindor Tower; the two enjoyed gossiping together, and drank too much on special occasions.
Behind the scenesEdit
- Violet died sometime between 1875 and 1994.