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The '''Burrows Family''' was one of the more important of the [[Hobbits|Hobbit]] families of the [[Shire]], of whom several members were present at [[Bilbo Baggins]]'s famous [[Bilbo's Farewell Party]].  
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The '''Burrows Family''' was one of the more important of the [[Hobbits|Hobbit]] families of [[the Shire]], of whom several members were present at [[Bilbo Baggins]]'s famous [[Bilbo's Farewell Party]].  
  
 
==History==
 
==History==

Revision as of 18:53, 10 January 2011

The Burrows Family was one of the more important of the Hobbit families of the Shire, of whom several members were present at Bilbo Baggins's famous Bilbo's Farewell Party.

History

Very little is known about the family in general, apart from the fact that the correct plural of the name is "Burrowses". There was however a family connection between the Burrowses and the Bagginses: Bilbo's distant cousin Peony Baggins was married to Milo Burrows, and together they had four children.

Decades before his Birthday Party, at the end of his adventures in The Hobbit, Bilbo returned home to find that he had been officially presumed dead, and that Bag End and its contents were being sold at auction. The company responsible was Messrs Grubb, Grubb and Burrowes, a variation in spelling seen nowhere else. Perhaps this was just an unsual spelling of the name "Burrows", though it may conceivably have been an entirely different family of Hobbits with a remarkably similar name.

Genealogy

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Druda Burrows
 
Rollo Boffin
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rufus Burrows
 
Asphodel Brandybuck
 
 
various descendants
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Milo Burrows
 
Peony Baggins
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mosco Burrows
 
Moro Burrows
 
Myrtle Burrows
 
Minto Burrows