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Esmeralda Took

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Esmeralda Took
Biographical Information
Other namesEsmeralda Brandybuck
LocationBrandy Hall, Bucklebury
BirthS.R. 1336
ParentageAdalgrim Took
Physical Description

Esmeralda Brandybuck, née Took, was a Hobbit of the Shire.


Esmeralda was the youngest of the five children of Adalgrim Took. She married Saradoc Brandybuck, making her Mistress of Buckland and of Brandy Hall. She and Saradoc had one child, Meriadoc Brandybuck. As she was the younger sister of Thain Paladin Took II, her son, Meriadoc, was first cousins with the Thain's children: Peregrin Took and his sisters, Pearl, Pimpernel and Pervinca.

She attended the Farewell Party of Bilbo Baggins in S.R. 1401 with her family.[1][2]


Esmeralda is the Spanish word for "emerald".[3]


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix C, "Brandybuck of Buckland"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix C, "Took of Great Smials"
  3. Jim Allan (ed.), An Introduction to Elvish, "Giving of Names"