Well done. Complimenting Agatha like that. Now she'll like you. It's no good if Agatha doesn't like you. She'll put stones in your porridge.

Will Herondale about Agatha, Clockwork Angel

Agatha was a cook for the London Institute, a mundane who possessed the Sight.[1]


Agatha was from a family of Sighted mundanes that has served Shadowhunters for generations.[2] By 1878, Agatha was middle-aged and had been working at the Institute for a long time, enough that she was familiar and on very good terms with its residents. She was also trained in self-defense. Though she was mainly the cook, she also serves the residents and cleans the Institute, along with the maid and her good friend, Sophie Collins, and, occasionally, the driver and caretaker Thomas Tanner.

Agatha was by the entrance of the Institute when Axel Mortmain and a number of his automatons arrived to take Tessa Gray and the Pyxis. An automaton held her down, simply because she was there, and stabbed in the chest, killing her almost instantly. Sophie was devastated by her death and had to be pried away from her. When Will returned to the Institute and found her body, Will closed her eyes.

Joined with the funeral of the other Shadowhunters recently killed in the battle against Alexei de Quincey, the Clave agreed to have her and Thomas's bodies burned and their ashes scattered in the Silent City—typical Nephilim funeral rites, an honor rarely given to non-Shadowhunters.[1] Eventually, the Institute was given a replacement cook in Bridget Daly.[2]


  • Agatha used to smoke pipe and sew.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Clockwork Angel (first appearance)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Clockwork Prince (mentioned only)