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Fourth Age
Fo.A. S.R. Events
1 1422 The Fourth Age begins in the reckoning of the Shire.[1]
2 1423 Death of Adelard Took.[2] Birth of Frodo Gardner.[3]
4 1425 Birth of Rose Gardner.[3]
6 1427 Will Whitfoot resigns and Samwise is elected Mayor.[4] Merry Gardner born.[3] Peregrin Took marries Diamond of Long Cleeve.[4]
King Elessar issues an edict that Men are not to enter the Drúadan Forest and Shire, and he makes it a Free Land under the protection of the Northern Sceptre.[4]
7 1428 Death of Gaffer Gamgee.[3]
8 1429 Birth of Pippin Gardner.[3]
9 1430 Birth of Faramir Took I son of Peregrin Took.[2] Deaths of Merimac Brandybuck[5] and Vigo Boffin.[6]
10 1431 Birth of Goldilocks Gardner.[3] Death of Odovacar Bolger.[7]
11 1432 Death of the Saradoc Brandybuck.[5] Meriadoc becomes Master of Buckland and great gifts are sent to him by King Éomer and Lady Éowyn of Ithilien.[4] Birth of Hamfast Gardner.[3]
12 1433 Birth of Daisy Gardner.[3]
13 1434 Death of Paladin Took II.[2] Peregrin Took becomes the Thain and King Elessar makes the Thain, the Master of Buckland and the Mayor to be Counsellors of the North-kingdom.[4] Samwise elected Mayor for the second time.[4]
14 1435 Death of Olo Proudfoot.[8]Birth of Primrose Gardner.[3]
15 1436 King Elessar rides north and dwells for a while in Annúminas by Lake Evendim. He comes to the Brandywine Bridge, and there greets his friends. He gives the Star of the Dúnedain to Master Samwise, and Elanor is made a maid of honour to Queen Arwen.[4]
Death of Glóin.[9]Birth of Bilbo Gardner.[3]
17 1438 Birth of Ruby Gardner.[3]
19 1440 Birth of Robin Gardner.[3] Death of Farmer Cotton.[3]
20 1441 Samwise elected Mayor for the third time.[4]
21 1442 Samwise, Rose and Elanor ride to Gondor; Master Tolman Cotton acts as deputy Mayor.[4]Birth of Tolman Gardner.[3]
22 1443 Samwise, Rose and Elanor leave Gondor.[4] Death of Filibert Bolger.[7]
27 1448 Samwise elected Mayor for the fourth time.[4]
30 1451 Elanor Gardner weds Fastred of Greenholm on the Far Downs.[4]
31 1452 The Westmarch becomes a part of the Shire by the gift of the King. Many hobbits remove to it.[4]
33 1454 Birth of Elfstan Fairbairn son of Fastred and Elanor.[4]
34 1455 Death of Imrahil. Elphir becomes Prince of Dol Amroth.[10]
Fastred and Elanor make their dwelling at Undertowers on the Tower Hills, where their descendants, the Fairbairns of the Towers, dwell for many generations.[4]
Samwise elected Mayor for the fifth time. At his request the Thain makes Fastred Warden of Westmarch.[4]
41 1462 Birth of Holfast Gardner.[3]
Samwise elected Mayor for the sixth time.[4]
42 1463 Faramir Took I weds Goldilocks Gardner.[4]
48 1469 Samwise becomes Mayor for seventh and final time.[4]
55 1476 Samwise Gamgee ends his seventh and last term as Mayor of Michel Delving.[4]
61 1482 Death of Rose Gamgee on Midyear's Day.[4]
On 22 September Samwise rides out from Bag End and he comes to the Tower Hills, where he is last seen by Elanor. He gives her the Red Book afterwards kept by the Fairbairns. Samwise passes the Towers, goes to the Grey Havens and passed over the Sea, last of the Ring-bearers.[4]
63 1484 Meriadoc Brandybuck and Peregrin Took depart from the Shire and travel into the south. Faramir Took I succeeds his father Peregrin as Thain of the Shire. Meriadoc comes to Edoras and is with King Éomer before he dies in the autumn. Then he and Thain Peregrin come to Gondor and pass what short years were left to them in that realm, until they die and were laid in Rath Dínen among the great of Gondor.[4] Elfwine becomes King of Rohan.[11]
67 1488 Death of Prince Elphir. Alphros becomes Prince of Dol Amroth.[12]
80 1501 Birth of Harding of the Hill (Harding Gardner).[3]
82 1503 Death of Faramir.[13] Elboron becomes Prince of Ithilien and Steward of the Reunited Kingdom.[10]
91 1512 Apparent death of Dwalin at 340 years of age.[9]
95 1516 Death of Alphros.[12]
120 1541 1 March: King Elessar dies. It is said that the beds of Meriadoc and Peregrin are set beside the bed of the great king. Eldarion becomes King of Gondor and Arnor.[4]
Legolas builds a grey ship in Ithilien, and with Gimli sails down Anduin and so over the Sea. End in Middle-earth of the Fellowship of the Ring.[4]
121 1542 Death of Arwen Undómiel in Lórien.[14]
171 1592 A copy of the Red Book of Westmarch is completed in Gondor by Findegil, the King's Writer.[15]
185 1606 Death of Harding of the Hill, Samwise Gamgee's heir.[16]:115
220 1641 The New Shadow arises.[17]
??? ??? Durin VII retakes Moria.

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B, "The Chief Days from the Fall of Barad-dûr to the End of the Third Age"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix C, "Took of Great Smials"
  3. 3.00 3.01 3.02 3.03 3.04 3.05 3.06 3.07 3.08 3.09 3.10 3.11 3.12 3.13 3.14 3.15 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix C, "The Longfather-tree of Master Samwise"
  4. 4.00 4.01 4.02 4.03 4.04 4.05 4.06 4.07 4.08 4.09 4.10 4.11 4.12 4.13 4.14 4.15 4.16 4.17 4.18 4.19 4.20 4.21 4.22 4.23 4.24 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B, "Later Events Concerning the Members of the Fellowship of the Ring"
  5. 5.0 5.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix C, "Brandybuck of Buckland"
  6. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix C, "Boffin of the Yale"
  7. 7.0 7.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix C, "Bolger of Budgeford"
  8. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix C, "Baggins of Hobbiton"
  9. 9.0 9.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "Durin's Folk"
  10. 10.0 10.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "The Heirs of Elendil", p. 221
  11. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The House of Eorl"
  12. 12.0 12.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "The Heirs of Elendil", p 223
  13. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The Númenorean Kings", "The Realms in Exile", "The Southern Line: Heirs of Anarion"
  14. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The Númenorean Kings", "The Tale of Aragorn and Arwen"
  15. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, "Prologue", "Note on the Shire Records"
  16. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "The Family Trees"
  17. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "The New Shadow", p. 420