A character in the Harry Potter series. Vernon Dursley was a Muggle, the husband of Harry Potter's maternal aunt Petunia Dursley (nee Evans) and father of Harry's cousin Dudley Dursley. He lived at Number Four, Privet Drive along with his wife and son for nearly twenty years until they were forced into hiding during the escalation of the second wizarding war. After Petunia's sister Lily and brother-in-law, Harry's father, James Potter, were killed by Lord Voldemort, Vernon and Petunia had to take care of Harry. However, they disliked him and treated him badly, while spoiling Dudley.