|Other names||Old Took|
|Location||Great Smials, Tuckborough|
|Birth||S.R. 1190 |
|Death||S.R. 1320 |
|Parentage||Fortinbras Took I|
Geontius Took (T.A. 2790 - 2920, died aged 130), also called "Old Took", was the only son of Fortinbras Took I. Gerontius married Adamanta Chubb, who gave birth to thirteen children. One of these children was Bilbo Baggins' mother Belladonna Took. T.A. 2848 after the death of his father, Gerontius became the twenty-sixth Thain of the Shire. He was a friend of Gandalf the wizard, who gave him a pair of magic diamond studs, Gerontius loved his magic fireworks, too. Gerontius Took reached the impressive age of 130, which made him the second oldest Hobbit (after Bilbo), that ever lived.
The word element geron is latin for old. J.R.R. Tolkien used the name Gerontius not, because of the Hobbit's age, but because of his numerous and younger relatives.
- The Hobbit, First Chapter: An Unexpected Party
- The Lord of the Rings, Appendix C: Took of Great Smials
- The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion, First Chapter: A Long-expected Party (p. 54)
Fortinbras Took I
|26th Thain of The Shire
S.R. 1248 - 1320
Isengrim Took III