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Esmeralda Took

Esmeralda Took
Biographical Information
LocationBrandy Hall, Buckland
BirthS.R. 1336
ParentageAdalgrim Took
SpouseSaradoc Brandybuck
Physical Description

Esmeralda Brandybuck, née Took, was a Hobbit of the Shire.

[edit] History

Esmeralda was the four daughters of Adalgrim Took. She married Saradoc Brandybuck, making the Master of Buckland Rorimac Brandybuck, her father-in-law. She and Saradoc had a son, Meriadoc Brandybuck

She attended the Farewell Party of Bilbo Baggins in S.R. 1401 with her family.[1][2] When Bilbo disappeared, Master Rorimac attempted to calm her, saying that the "Mad Baggins" just left for another adventure.[3]

Later Esmeralda herself became mistress of Buckland and of Brandy Hall. Her older brother Paladin Took II also became the Thain. Her son Meriadoc was cousin with the Thain's children,[2] and especially close friends with his cousin Peregrin Took.[4]

[edit] Etymology

Esmeralda is the Spanish word for "emerald".[5]


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix C, "Brandybuck of Buckland"
  2. 2.0 2.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix C, "Took of Great Smials"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "A Long-expected Party"
  4. Jim Allan (ed.), An Introduction to Elvish, "Giving of Names"