Eärendur of Númenor
Type/Kind: 2nd age Numenoreans
Siblings: Tar-Elendil, Mairen
... according to that custom [the "old law"] the Ruler's eldest son inherited the Sceptre. It was understood that if there were no son the nearest male kinsman of male descent from Elros Tar-Minyatur would be the Heir. Thus if Tar-Meneldur had had no son the Heir would not have been Valandil his nephew (son of his sister Silmarien), but Malantur his cousin (grandson of Tar-Elendil's younger brother Eärendur).
Unfinished Tales, Part 2, Ch 2, Aldarion and Erendis
Elena Tiriel 2Nov05