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Messrs Grubb, Grubb and Burrowes

Messrs Grubb, Grubb and Burrowes was a notary firm in the Shire led by two Grubbs and one Burrowes. They were probably lawyers or auctioneers.[1]

[edit] History

Grubb, Grubb and Burrowes oversaw the auction of Bilbo Baggins' estate after the hobbit went missing in S.R. 1341.[2]

[edit] Portrayal in adaptations

2014: The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies:

Tosser Grubb leads the auction on behalf of the firm.


  1. Robert Foster, The Complete Guide to Middle-earth, p. 260
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit, "The Return Journey"