Well, witches and wizards, the Queen has delivered again. Not the real Queen of England, the other one: J.K. Rowling. She has released new details about Harry's family.
The new information lets us know how Harry's family came into possession of the cloak. Of course, Harry is a descendent of Ignotus Peverell, one of the three from the Deathly Hallows story, The Tale of the Three Brothers.
We're all pretty familiar with the tale, but Rowling has revealed new information regarding Ignotus' descendents. She tells us of Linfred, who created the Skele-gro potion, which saves Harry's arm in the second book and movie; it's pretty cool that an ancestor of Harry's helped him so long after his death. She tells us how Harry had so much gold upon entry to the wizarding world, but I'll let the Queen tell it herself -- I won't do it even a quarter of justice:
Historians credit Linfred as the originator of a number of remedies that evolved into potions still used to this day, including Skele-gro and Pepperup Potion. His sales of such cures to fellow witches and wizards enabled him to leave a significant pile of gold to each of his seven children upon his death [...] It was Fleamont who took the family gold and quadrupled it, by creating magical Sleekeazy’s Hair Potion ( ‘two drops tames even the most bothersome barnet’ ). He sold the company at a vast profit when he retired [...]
It sounds like the Potter inventiveness began generations ago! What do you think of the new details into Harry's family history?