Greengrass Family

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The Greengrass Family
Family Head: Cadfael Greengrass
Home: Wales
Wealth: Well-To-Do
Blood Status: Pure-Blood & Half-Blood
This represents what is typical for the Greengrass family. It does not necessarily apply to every branch.

Family History

The Greengrass is one of the oldest Wizarding Families in the British Isles. An old Welsh family, they supported the founding of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and were among the first families to send their children to be trained there, and were vocal in getting young Wizards and Witches in nearby communities to send their children to the school.

Near the end of the eleventh century, the Greengrass family suffered treachery at the hand of one of the families they had allied themselves with and were forced to flee from Holyhead and settled down in Cardiff.

Idris Greengrass is elected to the Wizengamut, and married into the Black family as well in a marriage designed to be of convenience to both families. It was considered a good match and rumor has it the pair actually got along quite well.

Around the thirteen century Alwyn Greengrass had a bastard daughter with Evelyn Carrington, a young unmarried witch whose family was pure, but whose family associated with Muggles quite openly and willingly. Alwyn refused to acknowledge the child claiming Evelyn had many romances but it still reflected quite poorly on him.

During the fourteenth through the fifteenth centuries, the Greengrass family produced several notable barristers who gained enough of a reputation that they were considered for the Wizengamot but were highly respected even if they were passed over for that august body.

Cerridwyn Greengrass defeated the dark wizard Alric Frandsen that had been raiding the countryside alongside his Muggle Vikings. Cerridwyn and the family were responsible for not only defeating the Dark Wizard but protecting the Muggles from the ravages of the Viking warriors. As a reward they received an immense amount of respect from the Muggle community and the local Wizarding community.

Rhonwen Greengrass started out studying Healing at St Mungo’s but was thrown out for a seeming lackadaisical treatment of her patients. However, she soon became known for her curses rather than helping people. Her name was removed from the family tree after she placed a curse on the family when she felt they were coming to kill her. In the end, she was taken down by Aurors who used the curse of evidence of her violations of Wizarding Law. The curse has continued on through the Greengrass line and no cure has been found and all who develop it die at a relatively young age.

Most recently the son of Patriarch Cadfael Greengrass, Edryd Cadfael Greengrass married muggleborn Witch Regina Stuart. They had three children together but it was considered a bit of a black mark on the family name since they were all considered halfblood.

Family Identity

The Greengrass family is primarily a Welsh family usually have hair in the medium to dark brown with blue eyes. They have historically aligned themselves in fields of Law or Healing. Many members have worked as Healers at St Mungos or have worked in Wizarding Courts.

The Greengrass family usually favors Gryffindor or Hufflepuff. While Ravenclaw and Slytherin are not unheard of, Greengrass provides very few Slytherin overall, as ambition is usually not the primary trait of the family. Bravery and Loyalty are considering the paramount virtues.

Family Crest: A <helmet desc> helmet atop a field of <shield color(s) with a <charge desc> charge in the <location on shield>, mantled by <desc of mantling>.

Motto: "Pacis & armorum vigiles." Which means: "Vigilant in peace and arms."

Reputation

The Greengrass family believe in the purity of blood. They have until recently tried to keep their blood pure, but with recent events they have mellowed in this and accept people who have Wizarding blood. The thought of marrying a Muggle is still something that most of the family would consider unthinkable, but as long as they have magic they have begun considering it acceptable, even if the older members believe such a union to be marrying below their station.

They are well regarded by the Wizarding World as a whole though and have a reputation of being trustworthy and generous. They have often been described as truly generous as they don’t donate to get wings named after them or any real notice.

Family Members

Family members bearing the Greengrass name:

Cadfael Jonothan

Blood relatives without the Greengrass name:

Alexander Garvus John Nymera

Family Tree

                Taliesin Greengrass + Eilwen Prewett 
                    (1848-1938)     |  (1848-1941)
                         ___________|_______________________
                        |                                   |
  Eluned Flint + Cadfael Greengrass   Scarlett Burke + Asher Greengrass
   (1867-1941) |      (1867- )            (1878- )   |    (1874- )
               |          ___________________________|________
               |         |         |                          |
               |         |   Camden Greengrass + -?- -?-      |
               |         |      (1900- )       |  (1900- )    |
               |         |                {Open Branch}       |
               |         |                                    |
               |  Malissa Greengrass + Forbos Lestrange       |
               |      (1898- )       |     (1898- )           |
               |          >Lestrange Family Tree<             |
               |                                              |
               |                Tiberius Carrow III + Florence Greengrass
               |                      (1902- )      |   (1903- )
               |                          >Carrow Family Tree<
               |
       ________|____________________________________________________
      |                             |                               |
 Edryd Greengrass + Regina Stuart   |                               |
     (1887- )     :   (1887 - )     |                               |
                  :                 |                               |
                  :         Penelope Greengrass + Gervase Flint     |
                  :             (1888- )        |    (1872- )       |
                  :                    >Flint Family Tree<          |
                  :                                                 |
                  :                         Thomas Parkinson + Alice Greengrass
                  :                            (1889- )      |    (1892- )
                  :                               >Parkinson Family Tree<
                  :
          Jonothan Greengrass + Ceridwyn Lowe
               (1907- )       :  (1906- )
                              :             
                        Gareth Greengrass
                            (1929- )
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              + = Marriage                             : = Half-Blood Line
  {Open Branch} = Male line open.          (Open Branch) = Female line open.

Connections and Relationships

Family Statistics

Influence: 25 + 16 - 10 = 31: Pretty good standing in the P-B community. Crouch.
Lands: 18 + 10 - 5 = 23: Throughout a large City.
Law: 25 - 19 + 0 = 6: Law abiding.
Population: 22 - 4 + 0 = 18
Power: 26 + 8 + 20 = 54: Huge force of average skilled backers.
Wealth: Well to do
Founding: Ancient
Historical Events = 8

+------+-----------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+
| Roll#| Event     | Influ. | Lands  |  Law   |  Pop.  | Power  | Wealth |
+------+-----------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+
| 12   |  Ascent   |   5    |   5    |  ---   |  ---   |   1    |    2   |
| 09   |  Treachery|  -1    |  ---   |  -2    |  ---   |   1    |   ---  |
| 13   |  Favor    |   6    |   5    |  ---   |  ---   |   2    |   ---  |
| 07   |  Revolt   |  ---   |  ---   |  -9    |  -1    |  -6    |   -4   |
| 11   |  Footing  |  ---   |  ---   |   4    |  ---   |   2    |   ---  |
| 14   |  Victory  |   5    |  ---   |  ---   |  ---   |   6    |   ---  |
| 15   |  Villain  |   1    |  ---   |  -5    |  -2    |   1    |   ---  |
| 07   |  Revolt   |  ---   |  ---   |  -7    |  -1    |   1    |   -4   |
+------+-----------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+
| Total Results:   |   16   |   10   |  -19   |  -4    |   8    |   -6   |
+------+-----------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+
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