Isumbras Took I
13th Thain of the Shire
around 2340 III
Isumbras Took I is the 13th Thain of the Shire:
Isumbras I becomes thirteenth Thain, and first of the Took line....
The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B, The Tale of Years: The Third Age
It is true that the Took family had long been pre-eminent; for the office of Thain had passed to them (from the Oldbucks) 1 some centuries before, and the chief Took had borne that title ever since.
The Lord of the Rings, Prologue, Of the Ordering of the Shire
1 The first Shire-thain was one Bucca of the Marish, from whom the Oldbucks 2 claimed descent. He became Thain in... 1979....
The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, Annals of the Kings and Rulers: Eriador, Arnor, and the Heirs of Isildur: The North-kingdom and the Dúnedain
2 Gorhendad Oldbuck of the Marish... changed the family name to Brandybuck.
The Lord of the Rings, Appendix C, Family Trees
Elena Tiriel 15Sep06, 14Mar10