The HP Wikia claims that the vault Helga Hufflepuff's Cup was in was the Lestrange family vault. However, Hermione (under polyjuice as Bellatrix) tells the goblins: "I wish to enter my vault." (emphasis mine)

Is Hermione asking for Bellatrix's personal vault or the Lestrange family vault?

  • Apparently, it's encouraged to ask and answer your own questions around here. blog.stackoverflow.com/2011/07/… This is something I was wondering about and a little bit of research cleared it up for me. Here's hoping posting this here makes it easier for someone else. Jul 24, 2014 at 12:05
  • According to common wisdom, considering family assets "mine" isn't really something unexpected for a wife :) Although, given that Rodolfus had a brother who would have a claim on a "family" vault, the question is actually surprisingly interesting. Jul 24, 2014 at 15:48

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It is the Lestrange family vault. As Bogrod is taking them to the cart, a goblin interrupts him.

"We have instructions," he said with a bow to Hermione. "Forgive me, madam, but there have been special orders regarding the vault of Lestrange."

He whispered urgently in Bogrod's ear, but the Imperiused goblin shook him off.

"I am aware of the instructions. Madam Lestrange wishes to visit her vault... Very old family... old clients... This way, please..."

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