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Elisabeth Susan Bones-McGonagall (née Cadwallader) (7 June 1896–2 November 1947) is a minor character in the Epithalamium series by Squibstress.

She is the mother of Amelia and Edgar Bones and the stepmother of Minerva and Einar McGonagall.


Elisabeth Bones-McGonagall was a Muggle-born witch who attended Hogwarts from 1907 to 1914 and was sorted into Ravenclaw.

In 1918, she married pure-blood wizard and Auror Robert Edgar Bones, and the couple went on to have two children: Amelia Susan Bones (12 November 1920-–2 July 1996) and Edgar Robert Bones (5 June 1931–10 October 1981).

Robert was killed by a werewolf in 1940.

In 1945, she met Thorfinn McGonagall, the father of Minerva McGonagall, when Amelia and Minerva were injured during an Auror operation in the Ardennes forest. After a year-long love affair, Elisabeth married Thorfinn when she discovered she was suffering from breast cancer (the same disease that had claimed her mother's life.) The pair travelled and enjoyed life together until Elisabeth became too ill. Thorfinn cared for his wife throughout her final illness, and she died at their home in Caithness on 2 November 1947.

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Epithalamium series

Novels Epithalamium · Come Autumn, Sae Pensive (1967)
Novellas Till A' the Seas Gang Dry · Because It Is Bitter, and Because It Is My Heart
Stories "Bonnie Wee Thing" · "Winterreise (1976)" · "Familiar Rituals (1977)" · "Mammals of the Order Chiroptera (August 1995)" · "Ca' the Yowes (1996)" · "After the Fall (June 1997)"
Characters Minerva McGonagall · Albus Dumbledore · Severus Snape · Thorfinn McGonagall · Amelia Bones · Poppy Pomfrey · Alastor Moody