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Gerontius Took becomes Thain of the Shire

Event Type: Political

Age: 3rd Age - The Stewards

Year: 2848


Gerontius Took, son of Fortinbras Took I, 25th Thain of the Shire, becomes the 26th Thain of the Shire:
According to the "Took of Great Smials" family tree, Fortinbras I, father of Gerontius, died in 1248 of the Shire-reckoning, equivalent to Third Age 2848.

The Lord of the Rings, Appendix C, Family Trees

In the Took-family, since the headship was also connected with the title and (originally military) office of Thain, descent was strictly through the male line.

The Letters of J. R. R. Tolkien, Edited by Humphrey Carpenter, Letter 214 to A. C. Nunn, 1958-59?

Elena Tiriel 10May10, 7Jul10

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