Gerontius Took

   Thain of the Shire, famed for his great age, for which reason he was popularly known as The Old Took.

J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-earth glossary. . 2003.

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  • Old Took —    The venerable Gerontius.    Title given the Thain Gerontius Took, in honour of his great age …   J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-earth glossary

  • The Dream of Gerontius — Manuscript score, signed by Elgar and the performers of the premiere The Dream of Gerontius, popularly called just Gerontius,[1] is a work for voices and orchestra (Op. 38) in two parts composed by Edward Elgar in 1900, to text from the poem by… …   Wikipedia

  • Fortinbras Took I —  / Fortinbras Took    The father of the Old Took.    The twenty fifth Thain of the Shire, who inherited the title from his father Ferumbras II, and passed it on in turn to his only son Gerontius, who was to become famous as the Old Took. He was… …   J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-earth glossary

  • Everard Took —    Dancer of the Springle ring.    The youngest son of Adelard Took, and great great grandson of Gerontius, the Old Took; hence a distant cousin of Bilbo and Frodo Baggins, Peregrin Took and Meriadoc Brandybuck …   J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-earth glossary

  • Fortinbras Took II —  / Fortinbras Took    The twenty ninth Thain of the Shire.    The grandson of Gerontius, the Old Took, who inherited the title of Thain from his father, Isumbras IV. He became Thain just two years before Bilbo Baggins left Hobbiton for his… …   J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-earth glossary

  • Hildigrim Took —    Ancestor of both Peregrin Took and Meriadoc Brandybuck.    The fourth child of Gerontius, the Old Took, who married Rosa Baggins and was thus very distantly related to both Bilbo and Frodo. Among his great grandchildren were both Peregrin Took …   J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-earth glossary

  • Isengrim Took III —  / Isengrim Took    The eldest of the twelve children of Gerontius, the Old Took. Because of his father s famous longevity, Isengrim was already an old Hobbit himself when he inherited the title of Thain, being no less than eighty eight years old …   J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-earth glossary

  • Esmerelda Took —    The mother of Merry Brandybuck.    A descendant of Gerontius the Old Took, and younger sister to Thain Paladin II. She married Saradoc Brandybuck and was thus both Pippin Took s aunt and Merry Brandybuck s mother …   J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-earth glossary

  • Hildifons Took —    One of Bilbo Baggins uncles.        The lost son of the Old Took.    One of the many children of Gerontius, the Old Took; said to have gone off on a journey and never returned …   J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-earth glossary

  • Belladonna Took —    The mother of Bilbo Baggins, one of the twelve children of Thain Gerontius, better known as the Old Took …   J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-earth glossary

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