Fourth Age 6
Fourth Age 6 (abbreviated to Fo.A. 6 or F.O. 6) is the 6th year of the Sun of the Fourth Age of Middle-earth. Unless otherwise stated, Tolkien Gateway follows Shire usage in Appendix B for reckoning Fourth Age years: Fourth Age 6 was also known as S.R. 1427 in Shire-reckoning.
Notable events in this year include:
- Will Whitfoot resigns as Mayor of Michel Delving. Samwise Gamgee is elected as Mayor for the first of seven terms.
 Within this Year
- King Elessar issues and edict that Men are not to enter either Drúadan Forest or the Shire. Elesssar makes the Shire a Free Land under the protection of the Northern Sceptre.
- Peregrin Took marries Diamond of Long Cleeve.
- Birth of Merry Gardner, fourth child and second son of Samwise Gamgee and Rose Cotton.