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Hildigrim Took

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Hildigrim Took
Biographical Information
LocationGreat Smials, Tuckborough
BirthS.R. 1240
DeathS.R. 1341
ParentageGerontius Took and
Adamanta Chubb
Physical Description
Hildigrim Took was the fourth child, and third son, of Gerontius, the Old Took, who married Rosa Baggins and was thus related to both Bilbo Baggins and Frodo Baggins by both blood and marriage, namely, he was Bilbo's uncle and Frodo's great-uncle.

Hildigrim was born in S.R. 1240, and married Rosa Baggins, with whom he had one son, Adalgrim in S.R. 1280. Hildigrim was never Thain himself, but his grandson, Paladin, and his great-grandson, Peregrin, were. He was also the great-grandfather of Meriadoc Brandybuck, the future Master of Buckland, through his grand-daughter Esmeralda.

Hildigrim lived to an age of 101, a similar age to those of his other siblings, dying in the year 1382.


The Old Took
1190 - 1320
Adamanta Chubb
Isengrim III
1232 - 1330
Isumbras IV
1238 - 1339
1240 - 1341
Rosa Baggins
1256 - unknown
Lalia Clayhanger
1283 - 1402
Fortinbras II
1278 - 1380
1280 - 1382
Ferumbras III
1316 - 1415
3 daughters
Paladin II
1333 - 1434
1336 - unknown
3 daughters
Peregrin I
1390 - 1484+
Meriadoc Brandybuck
1382 - 1484+


"Hildigrim" is another name of Anglo-Saxon and Germanic origin, coming from hild meaning "battle", and grim meaning "fierce"[1].


  1. An Introduction to Elvish, "Giving of Names"