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'''John Francis Reuel Tolkien''' (Father John Tolkien), was the first son of [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] and was born on November 16th, 1917.
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'''John Francis Reuel Tolkien''' ([[16 November|November 16]], [[1917]] - [[22 January|January 22]], [[2003]]) was [[J.R.R. Tolkien|J.R.R.]] and [[Edith Tolkien]]'s first son. He took his second name after his father's guardian, Father [[Francis Xavier Morgan]].<ref>{{HM|Bio}}</ref>
  
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John often had difficulty falling asleep and his father would come on his bed and tell tales. These stories included the tale of [[Carrots]], a boy with red hair who climbed into a cuckoo clock and went off on a series of strange adventures (this was the premise for the character of [[Tom Bombadil]]{{fact}}), and also a tale called "[[The Orgog]]".<ref>{{CG|C}}, p. 125</ref>
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He was given his Orders as a priest in [[1946]], and read the Mass at his father's funeral at the [[Wolvercote Cemetery]]. His own grave is also in the same cemetery, not far from that of his parents.
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==External links==
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*[http://johntolkien.wordpress.com/ Fr John Tolkien Biography]
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Revision as of 15:08, 13 April 2013

This article is about J.R.R. Tolkien's son. For the Arthur Tolkien's father, see John Benjamin Tolkien.

John Francis Reuel Tolkien (November 16, 1917 - January 22, 2003) was J.R.R. and Edith Tolkien's first son. He took his second name after his father's guardian, Father Francis Xavier Morgan.[1]

John often had difficulty falling asleep and his father would come on his bed and tell tales. These stories included the tale of Carrots, a boy with red hair who climbed into a cuckoo clock and went off on a series of strange adventures (this was the premise for the character of Tom Bombadil[source?]), and also a tale called "The Orgog".[2]

He was given his Orders as a priest in 1946, and read the Mass at his father's funeral at the Wolvercote Cemetery. His own grave is also in the same cemetery, not far from that of his parents.

Family Tree

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Edith Bratt
 
J.R.R. Tolkien
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
John Tolkien
 
Michael Tolkien
 
Faith Faulconbridge
 
Christopher Tolkien
 
Baillie Tolkien
 
Priscilla Tolkien
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Simon Tolkien
 
 
Adam Tolkien
 
Rachel Tolkien


External links

References

  1. Humphrey Carpenter, J.R.R. Tolkien: A Biography
  2. Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull (2006), The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide: I. Chronology, p. 125