Hugh Montgomery is a secondary antagonist in the novel Whispers from the Past. He was a warlock who plotted to turn Prudence Wentworth evil and allied with a demon named Falcroft for this goal.


Hugh was a resident in Salem who stayed at Prudence's cottage. He first meets Phoebe Halliwell when she gets sent back in time by Falcroft. The townsfolk accused her of being a witch when they saw her belly ring as she was wearing nothing at the time. Hugh immediately stepped in and introduced Phoebe to everyone as his "sister" visiting from Jamestown. Since he was well-respected by the town and charismatic, everyone believed him.

He was tasked to turn Prudence by making her jealous and then turn her on Phoebe. When she stopped herself and Phoebe lifted the enchantment, Hugh was furious and tried to kill them both. Piper and Prue arrived in time and stopped him.

Seeing no option, Hugh told the townsfolk Prudence was a witch. This, however, infuriated Falcroft, as he wanted Prudence turned before her identity was revealed to the public. Hugh met his demise at Falcroft's hands, who devoured him alive.

Powers and Abilities

Basic Powers
  • Spell Casting: The ability to cast spells and perform rituals.
  • Potion Making: The ability to brew potions.
  • Scrying: The ability to locate a lost being or item with the use of a map and a crystal.
Active Powers
  • Blinking: A method of teleportation in the blink of an eye.
  • Pyrokinesis: The ability to create and manipulate fire.
Other Powers

Notes and Trivia

  • Hugh was one of few novel characters to appear or be mentioned in more than one book: the others being Lloyd Claiborne and Charon.


Hugh Montgomery appeared in a total of 1 non-canonical novel throughout the franchise.

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