|Birth||Late Third Age |
|Gallery||Images of Hob Hayward|
During Lotho Sackville-Baggins's reign over the Shire, the Shirriffs were reorganized. Hob was one of several shirriffs who were to guard the new fence at the Brandywine Bridge. When Frodo Baggins and his companions returned from their adventure, they found Hob at the gate. After they chased off Bill Ferny, their commander, Hob informed them of the changes in their homeland.
A hayward is a local official with the duty of inspecting fences and keeping cattle from straying.