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Ferumbras Took III

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

Ferumbras Took III was a Thain of the Shire.

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[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
unknown
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Isengrim III
1232 - 1330
 
Isumbras IV
1238 - 1339
 
Hildigrim
1240 - 1341
 
Rosa Baggins
1256 - unknown
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lalia Clayhanger
1283 - 1402
 
Fortinbras II
1278 - S.R. 1380
 
 
 
Adalgrim
1280 - 1382
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
FERUMBRAS III
1316 - 1415
 
3 daughters
 
Paladin II
1333 - 1434
 
Esmeralda
1336 - unknown
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Peregrin I
1390 - 1484+
 
Meriadoc Brandybuck
1382 - 1484+


[edit] References

  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