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Ferumbras Took III
Biographical Information
LocationGreat Smials
BirthS.R. 1316
RuleS.R. 1380 - 1415
DeathS.R. 1415 (aged 99)
ParentageFortinbras II and Lalia Clayhanger
Physical Description

Ferumbras Took III was the thirtieth Thain of the Shire.


[edit] History

Ferumbras was the son of Thain Fortinbras II and Lalia Clayhanger. As Lalia outlived her husband, in accordance with Took tradition she continued as matriarch of the family, and despite Ferumbras being Thain he was only accorded a small bachelor pad in Great Smials. He remained unmarried, and according to legend it was because no woman could stand living in with Lalia.[1]

Ferumbras attended Bilbo's Farewell Party in S.R. 1401. He died in the year S.R. 1415.[2] As Ferumbras left no heir the Thainship passed to his second cousin, Paladin Took II.[1]

[edit] Etymology

Ferumbras is a name from the legends of Roland, a corruption of Frankish fier à bras, "brave arm".

[edit] Genealogy

The Old Took
1190 - 1320
Adamanta Chubb
Isengrim III
1232 - 1330
Isumbras IV
1238 - 1339
1240 - 1341
Rosa Baggins
1256 - unknown
Lalia Clayhanger
1283 - 1402
Fortinbras II
1278 - S.R. 1380
1280 - 1382
1316 - 1415
3 daughters
Paladin II
1333 - 1434
1336 - unknown
Peregrin I
1390 - 1484+
Meriadoc Brandybuck
1382 - 1484+


  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien; Humphrey Carpenter, Christopher Tolkien (eds.), The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien, Letter 214, (undated, written late 1958 or early 1959)
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix C, "Took of Great Smials"
Ferumbras Took III
Took Family
Born: S.R. 1316 Died: S.R. 1415
Preceded by:
Fortinbras Took II
30th Thain of The Shire
S.R. 1380 - 1415
Followed by:
Paladin Took II