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Lobelia Sackville-Baggins

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Lobelia Sackville-Baggins
John Howe - Mistress Lobelia.jpg
Biographical Information
Other namesLobelia Bracegirdle, Mistress Lobelia
LocationHardbottle; Hobbiton
BirthS.R. 1318
DeathS.R. 1420
ParentageBlanco Bracegirdle & Primrose Boffin
Physical Description
GalleryImages of Lobelia Sackville-Baggins

Lobelia Sackville-Baggins, née Bracegirdle (T.A. 2918 - 3020, died aged 102) was the second child, and only daughter, of Primrose Boffin and Blanco Bracegirdle.



Lobelia was a renowned character of The Shire, she married Bilbo Baggins's cousin Otho Sackville-Baggins, and they had one child together, Lotho, who was born in S.R. 1364.[1]

Her envy of Bag End was well-known,[2] she could not wait to inherit it, and was furious when Bilbo made Frodo his heir. However, when Frodo left for Crickhollow he sold Bag End to Lobelia, but unfortunately Otho had died by then.[3]

During the War of the Ring, Lobelia was imprisoned in Lockholes for arguing with the Chief's Men, and attacking one of them with an umbrella. When she came out, Lobelia was popular for the first time for bravely standing up to the Saruman's Men. However, she was crushed to find out her son had died whilst she was in prison.

After the War of the Ring, Lobelia returned to her home village of Hardbottle to live with the other Bracegirdles, giving Bag End to Frodo. When she died, she gave her money to Frodo to be used to help hobbits left homeless by Saruman and her son.[4]


Lobelia is a genus of the bellflower, named after Matthias de L'Obel.[5]

Portrayal in Adaptations

Lobelia in adaptations

2002: The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (video game):

Lobelia appears in Bywater. Frodo has to give her the Bag End Deed as one of the first missions. When Frodo approaches her she insists he first warn Robin Smallburrow of the wolves in the Shire by ringing the warning bell. Frodo does so, before presenting an exhilirated Lobelia with the Bag End Deed.

She is voiced by Jennifer Hale.


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix C, "Baggins of Hobbiton"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit, "The Return Journey"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "A Part of the Shire" map
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, "The Grey Havens"
  5. Jim Allan, An Introduction to Elvish, "Giving of Names" p.195