Tolkien Gateway

Brandybuck Family

(Difference between revisions)
m (German interwiki link)
m (Interwiki fi)
Line 57: Line 57:
  
 
[[de:Brandybock]]
 
[[de:Brandybock]]
 +
[[fi:Rankkibuk]]

Revision as of 20:34, 16 November 2007

The Brandybuck Family began as the Oldbuck clan, who named themselves such apparently after a Bucca of the Marish, who became the first Thain of the Shire. Ten Oldbuck Thains followed, until Gordenhad Oldbuck, the twelveth Thain, crossed into Buckland over the river Brandywine.

Gordenhad renamed himself Brandybuck, and began delving the great smials of Brandy Hall. Around the hill was built the village of Bucklebury.

The Brandybucks formed a powerful dynasty which became mostly independent of the Shire, although Buckland remained nominally a part of it. They were seen as 'odd folk' by the other Hobbits of the Shire because they locked their doors at night (because of the exposure to the Old Forest).

The head of the family was the Master of Buckland, one of the officials of the Shire. This office was founded by Gorhendad Brandybuck. It was traditional for each of the Masters to have an epigraph attached to their names, such as Gorbadoc "Broadbelt", Saradoc "Scattergold", and the most famous, Meriadoc Brandybuck the Magnificent. Like the Thain and Warden of Westmarch, the Master had only nominal authority.

Brandybuck Family Tree

This Family Tree is taken from Appendix C of The Lord of the Rings.


                                                 Gormadoc Brandybuck
                                                      1134-1236
                                                  =Malva Headstrong
                                                          |                                
     ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 
     |                                                    |                                                         |
Madoc Brandybuck                                   Sadoc Brandybuck                                          Marroc Brandybuck
   1175-1277                                             1179                                                       |     
=Hanna Goldworthy                                         |                                                  (many descendants)
     |                                        -------------------------        
Marmadoc Brandybuck                           |                       |
   1217-1310                         (various descendants)     Salvia Brandybuck
=Adaldrida Bolger                                                    1226
     |                                                         =Gundabald Bolger
     |
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
     |                                                    |                                                                          |
Gorbadoc Brandybuck                                 (Two daughters)                                                         Orgulas Brandybuck
   1260-1363                                                                                                                        1268
=Mirabella Took                                                                                                                      |
     |                                                                                                                      Gorbulas Brandybuck
     -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------                        1308
     |                |                |                |                |                |                |                         |
  Rorimac          Amaranth         Saradas          Dodinas          Asphodel          Dinodas         Primula             Marmadas Brandybuck
 1302-1408        1304-1398        1308-1407                         1313-1412                         1320-1380                    1343
=Menegilda Goold                       |                           =Rufus Burrows                    =Drogo Baggins                  |
     |                                 |                                 |                                 |                         |
   -----------------------      Seredic Brandybuck                 (Milo Burrows                      FRODO BAGGINS                  |
   |                     |            1348                              1347                                                         |
Saradoc               Merimac    =Hilda Bracegirdle               =Peony Baggins)                                      ----------------------------
1340-1432            1342-1430         |                                                                               |             |            |
=Esmeralda Took          |             |                                                                            Merimas        Mentha       Melilot
   |                  Berilac          |                                                                             1381           1383          1385
MERIADOC BRANDYBUCK    1380           -------------------------
 1382                                 |           |           |
=Estella Bolger                    Doderic     Ilberic    Celandine
 1385                               1389        1391        1394