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Samwise Gamgee weds Rose Cotton

Event Type: Genealogical

Age: 3rd Age - Post-Ring War

Date: May 1, 3020


Samwise Gamgee marries Rose Cotton, and they move into Bag End with Frodo:
S.R. 1420: The Great Year of Plenty....

May 1. Samwise marries Rose.

The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B, The Tale of Years: The Chief Days from the Fall of the Barad-dûr to the End of the Third Age

Sam Gamgee married Rose Cotton in the Spring of 1420 (which was also famous for its weddings), and they came and lived at Bag End. And if Sam thought himself lucky, Frodo knew that he was more lucky himself; for there was not a hobbit in the Shire that was looked after with such care.

The Return of the King, LoTR Book 6, Ch 9, The Grey Havens

According to "The Longfather Tree of Master Samwise", Sam and Rosie subsequently had thirteen children.

The Lord of the Rings, Appendix C, Family Trees

I think the simple 'rustic' love of Sam and his Rosie (nowhere elaborated) is absolutely essential to the study of his (the chief hero's) character, and to the theme of the relation of ordinary life (breathing, eating, working, begetting) and quests, sacrifice, causes, and the 'longing for Elves', and sheer beauty.

The Letters of J. R. R. Tolkien, Edited by Humphrey Carpenter, Letter 131 to Milton Waldman, late 1951

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Elena Tiriel 14Mar10

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