|Behind the scenes|
The Amulet of Samarkand (mentioned)
They were a (most likely British) couple that had at least one child, a son born in 1988. Who they gave to become a Magicians apprentice at the age of five years old. Nothing is known about there circumstances at the time of their son's birth, during the time period one or both of them were presumably looking after him or at any other point in their lives. However, the memories Nathaniel had as a young boy of the early years of his life are described as happy.