Durin VII (Fourth Age) was the last of the six reincarnations of Durin the Deathless and a descendant of Thorin III Stonehelm. Almost nothing is known of his life, but an unpublished paper1 by Tolkien stated that he led Durin's folk back Khazad-dûm and restored the ancient kingdom in the Fourth Age. There his clan remained "until the world grew old and the Dwarves failed and the days of Durin's race were ended." The actions of Durin VII were prophesized at the time of the Battle of Five Armies. It is not known if Tolkien meant this interpretation to stand.
Dáin II Ironfoot | | Thorin III Stonehelm : : : DURIN VII
Thorin III Stonehelm
at some earlier time
|Kings of Durin's Folk||Followed by:|
Balin at some earlier time
|Kings of Khazad-dûm||Followed by:|