c. 1920 or earlier
2 May, 1998
Leaky Cauldron landlord
- Tom: "The usual, Hagrid?"
- Rubeus Hagrid: "Can't, Tom, I'm on Hogwarts business"
- Tom: "Good Lord, is this — can this be —? Bless my soul. Harry Potter… what an honour. Welcome back, Mr. Potter, welcome back."
- — Tom meets Harry Potter in 1991.
Tom (fl. 1938—1990s) was the landlord and barman of the Leaky Cauldron and was friendly with many wizards and witches that passed through the pub to get to Diagon Alley. He had run the Leaky Cauldron for a long time and had had the pleasure of meeting Harry Potter and former Minister for Magic Cornelius Fudge on more than one occasion. It is likely he had met other celebrities and political figures in the wizarding world such as Albus Dumbledore since his pub leads directly into Diagon Alley. He was very old by the time Harry Potter knew him, as he was mentioned by Albus Dumbledore in the late 1930s to Tom Riddle.
Tom was likely a pupil at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and studied there at the age of eleven until he left and eventually became barman/landlord of the Leaky Cauldron some time before 1938. It is possible that Tom encountered Tom Marvolo Riddle (later to be known as Lord Voldemort) on his way to Diagon Alley for the first time, as Albus Dumbledore had told Tom Riddle to ask for him to get there.
1998 and Battle of Hogwarts.Edit
In 1998, Tom was greeted by Bellatrix Lestrange (who was really Hermione Granger using Polyjuice Potion) while on her way to Gringotts in Diagon Alley, and was surprised by how polite she was towards him. Tom fought in the Battle of Hogwarts in respect about Dumbledore's memory, which will ensure both the school. He fought bravely against the Death Eaters and had the help of some students of Hogwarts as Hannah Abbott and Ernie Mcmillan. Unfortunately, Tom was the victim of a Sectumsempra cast by Rudolphus Lestrange, who left him badly injured and had to lose that much blood. As a final breath, Tom left the Leaky Cauldron for Hannah, who had helped him until the time of his death.