Other Names: Esmeralda Brandybuck
born: III 2936
father: Adalgrim Took
Paladin Took II, Thain of the Shire
3 unnamed sisters
Saradoc Brandybuck, Master of Buckland
Meriadoc (Merry) Brandybuck, Master of Buckland and Counsellor of the North Kingdom
Esmeralda 1 Took Brandybuck is the daughter of Adalgrim Took, the sister of Paladin Took II, Thain of the Shire, and 3 unnamed sisters, the wife of Saradoc Brandybuck, Master of Buckland, and the mother of Meriadoc (Merry) Brandybuck, member of the Fellowship of the Ring and later Master of Buckland and Counsellor of the North-kingdom.
The Lord of the Rings, Appendix C, Family Trees
Neither age nor an enormous dinner had clouded [Rory Brandybuck's] wits, and he said to his daughter-in-law, Esmeralda: '... I believe that mad Baggins is off again. Silly old fool. But why worry? He hasn't taken the vittles with him.'
The Fellowship of the Ring, LoTR Book 1, Ch 1, A Long-expected Party
It's obvious that Tolkien, like Bilbo, loved flowers, and it seems he wished to portray the spirit of Shire women through that sweet, occasionally thorny, timeless imagery....
The Plants of Middle-earth: Botany and Sub-creation, by Dinah Hazell, Ch 1, Hobbit Names
Esmeralda is a genus of flowering plants from the orchid family, Orchidaceae.
"Esmeralda (orchid)". Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. 18 Jan. 2013.
Elena Tiriel 13Jan13