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Eupraxia Doris Wandsworth
Biographical information
Born

11 June, 1922 Isle of Wight, England, Great Britain

Blood status

Half-blood

Title(s)
  • Charms Mistress
  • Charms Professor
Physical description
Species

Human

Gender

Female

Hair colour

Grey

Eye colour

Blue

Skin colour

Light

Family information
Family members
  • Howard Cobb (ex-partner) †
  • Thomas Wandsworth (son) †
  • Mr Wandsworth (father)
  • Mrs Wandsworth (mother)
  • Ms Wandsworth (sister)
  • Grandchildren
  • Wandsworth family
Magical characteristics
Wand

11", Pine, phoenix feather

Patronus

Swift

Affiliation
Occupation
  • Accidental Magic Reversal Squad (1940-1962)
  • Owner of Wandsworth Helping Wand (1962-1979)
  • Charms Mistress at Hogwarts (2015-)
House

Ravenclaw

Loyalty
  • Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry
    • Ravenclaw
  • Order of the Phoenix (during the Battle of Hogwarts)
  • Wandsworth Helping Wand
  • Wandsworth family
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Professor Eupraxia Doris Wandsworth (b. 11 June, 1922) was an English half-blood witch who attended Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and was sorted into Ravenclaw House, because of her creativity. Some time after her graduation, Wandsworth returned to Hogwarts to become the Charms Mistress. During the First Wizarding War, Wandsworth was approached by Lord Voldemort to join his ranks, but opposed him. After that she became a recluse, and didn't re-join wizarding society until Filius Flitwick approached her in 1997 to help the teachers at Hogwarts oppose the Death Eaters who had infiltrated the school. On 2 May 1998, Wandsworth took part in the Battle of Hogwarts and defeated many Death Eaters.

She survived the war, and after Flitwick's retirement in 2015, she was hired to teach Charms at Hogwarts to future generations of students.

Biography[]

Early life and Hogwarts years[]

Eupraxia Wandsworth was born on 11 June, 1922, to a wizard, who worked as a journalist for the Daily Prophet, and a Muggle woman, who was a nursery school teacher, and had an older sister, who was a Squib. By then, her parents lived on the southern coast of the Isle of Wight.

When her sister never received the admittance letter from Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Eupraxia's mother was scared that her second daughter would also be a Squib. But Eupraxia showed early signs of magical abilities with which she turned their neighbour's cat pink, made toys float into her arms, and once when she fell out of the second floor window she bounced all the way down to the beach to her parents and sister (who, despite knowing she would probably never be like her sister, was not bitter, but instead overjoyed for her sister).

On Eupraxia's eleventh birthday, she received her admittance letter to Hogwarts, of which she had heard many stories from her mother and father. Before coming to the school, she visited Diagon Alley and purchased her wand from Ollivander's Wand Shop.

On 1 September, 1933, Eupraxia was sorted into Ravenclaw, a decision the Sorting Hat didn't take long to come to. She was quickly recognised for her charmwork, and excelled in Charms, of which she received top marks during her N.E.W.T.s.

Motherhood and First Wizarding War[]

After graduating from Hogwarts, Eupraxia was offered a position on The Accidental Magic Reversal Squad of the British Ministry of Magic. She was good at her job, but quickly grew tired of the repetitive nature of it.

During her time at the Ministry Eupraxia met Howard Cobb who worked at the Department of Magical Transportation, whom she fell in love with. The couple had a rocky relationship, and broke it off numerous times, and never married. In 1951 the couple had a son named Thomas, and shortly after broke up for good and were not on amicable terms.

When her son went off to Hogwarts in 1962, Eupraxia resigned from her position at the Ministry, and bought a small venue in Diagon Alley with her savings. She established Wandsworth Helping Wand, a magical helping service, and worked there. Soon afterwards, she invited her sister to join her as co-workers, as she knew her sister, though she hid it, still desperately wanted to be apart of the magical world, which her sister delightedly accepted.

During the First Wizarding War, and Eupraxia didn't have as many customers as hoped, and the business was suffering. During this time she was frequently visited by Death Eaters trying to recruit her for Lord Voldemort, and it came to a point where Eupraxia had to close her business and go on the run, leaving her son with her sister, who had bought a cottage she had surrounded with a Fidelius Charm, with her as the secret keeper. For years she was running from the Death Eaters, and was able to avoid capture by out-duelling any followers.

When Lord Voldemort was defeated in 1981, Eupraxia returned to Diagon Alley to find her shop in ruins. She saw no other solution than to sell the property, for half of what she had originally paid, and close the business down for good.

Between the wars (1981-1997)[]

After selling her property, Eupraxia returned to the Isle of Wight, where she became a recluse. She kept to herself and worked on spell crafting, and only kept her cats as company, apart from visits by her parents, son and sister. Her son became estranged from her during this time, though her sister remained in close contact. She would occasionally go to Diagon Alley to buy supplies, and people would be surprised to see her since most people thought she had perished in the war.

In 1992 Howard Cobb died and a held funeral was held, to which Eupraxia firmly declined the invitation.

When rumours about Lord Voldemort's return started surfacing, Eupraxia decided to stay in Isle of Wight. She remembered how it had been the first time around, and didn't want to experience that again. Most of her news she recieved through the Daily Prophet, which was at points under Death Eater control.

Second Wizarding War[]

The Second Part of the Battle of Hogwarts[]

Eupraxia stayed by herself until she was visited by her old friend Filius Flitwick, who asked her to come and help him figure out a way to keep the students of Hogwarts safe. It wasn't until then that she realised how serious the situation had become, and she followed Flitwick to Hogsmeade, where they would meet in secret in the Three Broomsticks to plan protective charms to use on the castle.

On 2 May, 1998, Eupraxia joined alongside the Order of the Phoenix in the Hogwarts Castle to fight Lord Voldemort and the Death Eaters. There she was reunited with her son, who, alongside her sister, had also come to fight, and the two reconciled and fought alongside each other. But before the Battle of Hogwarts was over, her son was killed, a loss which had immense effect on Eupraxia.

Hogwarts employment[]

After the War, Eupraxia decided to change her ways, and decided to stay in Hogsmeade. She was friendly and well-liked, and befriended most of the village. During this time she also wrote numerous papers for Challenges in Charming. During Hogsmeade weekend trips she made sure to befriend the new students from Hogwarts.

At some point during this time she got three cats named Pyewacket, Greedigut, and Jarmara.

In 2015 when Flitwick decided to retire, he put forward Eupraxia's name to Headmistress Minerva McGonagall as a good replacement. Eupraxia was happy to accept the position, and moved into her office to commence her position as Charms Mistress in the winter term of 2015.

Physical appearance[]

Eupraxia Wandsworth was said to be dwarfed by most other witches and wizards, and to have a spring in her step. She had a mane of curly and untidy white hair, and clear blue eyes with a wild look in them. She was slim, with her hands described as "skeletal". Her face was gaunt and very wrinkly, yet always with a smile on it. Her skin was porclain light.

Eupraxia often wore clothes that gave her a look of not caring of her appearance. She wore large dangly earrings that stretched her earlobes, and preferred knitted socks and slippers to shoes.

Possessions[]

  • Pine wand: Professor Wandsworth owned a 11" pine wood wand with a phoenix feather core. It was maide by Gervaise Ollivander, and Wandsworth obtained it from Ollivanders prior to starting her first year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
  • Office: While teaching at Hogwarts, Wandsworth owned an office on the castle's seventh floor, which is where she stayed and slept during the school terms.
  • Pyewacket: The black male Burmese cat and Professor Wandsworth had a strong connection. He would usually take part in Professor Wandsworth's classes.
  • Greedigut: A male Himalayan cat, who was overweight and lazy and spent most days eating or sleeping.
  • Jarmara: A female Peterbald cat described as self-sufficient.

Etymology[]

Eupraxia comes from a Greek word meaning "good conduct", derived from εὖ (eu) meaning "good" and πρᾶξις (praxis) meaning "action, exercise". Eupraxia, in ancient Greek religion, was the personification of well-being.

Doris comes from the Greek name Δωρίς (Doris), which meant "Dorian woman". The Dorians were a Greek tribe who occupied the Peloponnese starting in the 12th century BC. In Greek mythology Doris was a sea nymph, one of the many children of Oceanus and Tethys. It began to be used as an English name in the 19th century.

Wandsworth takes its name from the River Wandle, which enters the Thames at Wandsworth. Wandsworth appears in Domesday Book of 1086 as Wandesorde and Wendelesorde. This means 'enclosure of (a man named) Waendel', whose name is also lent to the River Wandle.

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