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Drogo Baggins

Location(s): Hobbiton

Race/Species: Hobbit

Dates: III 2908-2980

Parents:
father: Fosco Baggins
mother: Ruby Bolger

Siblings:
Dora
Dudo

Spouse: Primula Brandybuck

Children: Frodo Baggins

Description:

Drogo Baggins is the son of Fosco Baggins and Ruby Bolger, the father of Frodo Baggins, and the second cousin of Bilbo Baggins:
'But what about this Frodo...?' asked Old Noakes of Bywater. 'Baggins is his name, but he's more than half a Brandybuck, they say. It beats me why any Baggins of Hobbiton should go looking for a wife away there in Buckland, where folks are so queer.'....

'You're right...!' said the Gaffer. '... [They're] a queer breed, seemingly. They fool about with boats on that big river — and that isn't natural. Small wonder that trouble came of it, I say. But be that as it may, Mr. Frodo is as nice a young hobbit as you could wish to meet.... After all his father was a Baggins. A decent respectable hobbit was Mr. Drogo Baggins; there was never much to tell of him, till he was drownded.'

'Drownded?' said several voices.... 'Well, so they say,' said the Gaffer. 'You see: Mr. Drogo, he married poor Miss Primula Brandybuck. She was our Mr. Bilbo's first cousin on the mother's side...; and Mr. Drogo was his second cousin.... And Mr. Drogo was staying at Brandy Hall with his father-in-law, old Master Gorbadoc, as he often did after his marriage (him being partial to his vittles, and old Gorbadoc keeping a mighty generous table); and he went out boating on the Brandywine River; and he and his wife were drownded, and poor Mr. Frodo only a child and all.'

'I've heard they went on the water after dinner in the moonlight,' said Old Noakes; 'and it was Drogo's weight as sunk the boat.'

'And I heard she pushed him in, and he pulled her in after him,' said Sandyman, the Hobbiton miller.

'You shouldn't listen to all you hear, Sandyman,' said the Gaffer.... 'There isn't no call to go talking of pushing and pulling. Boats are quite tricky enough for those that sit still without looking further for the cause of trouble. Anyway: there was this Mr. Frodo left an orphan and stranded... among those queer Bucklanders....'

The Fellowship of the Ring, LoTR Book 1, Ch 1, A Long-expected Party

Dora [Baggins] was Drogo's sister and the eldest surviving female relative of Bilbo and Frodo....

The Fellowship of the Ring, LoTR Book 1, Ch 1, A Long-expected Party

Contributors:
Elena Tiriel 22Sep07

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