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Laura Grubb

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Revision as of 18:35, 29 July 2012

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Laura Grubb
Hobbit
Biographical Information
Other namesLaura Baggins
LocationHobbiton
BirthS.R. 1214
DeathS.R. 1316
Physical Description
GenderFemale

Laura Grubb was a Hobbit of the Shire.

History

Laura was a sister of Lavender Grubb. She married Mungo Baggins and had five children; the eldest was Bilbo Baggins' father Bungo.[1]

From T.A. 2900 to 2916 Laura Grubb was the official matriarch of the Baggins Family.[2]

Etymology

Laura is the female form of Latin laurus "bay, laurel tree".

Portrayal in Adaptations

2003: The Hobbit (2003 video game):

Five portraits are clustered on a wall in Bag End. One of them is Laura, and one of Bilbo's lines when looking at the portraits is "That's my Gammer Laura. She was a Grubb before she married a Baggins".

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix C, "Baggins of Hobbiton"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien; Humphrey Carpenter, Christopher Tolkien (eds.), The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien, Letter 214, (undated, written late 1958 or early 1959)