Tolkien Gateway

Tolkien Gateway is 10 years old. Sign up today to edit TG and help us grow for years to come.

Nell Smithson

Revision as of 22:16, 4 September 2011 by Gamling (Talk | contribs)
(diff) ← Older revision | Latest revision (diff) | Newer revision → (diff)

Nell Smithson was the wife of Smith Smithson, the title character of the story Smith of Wootton Major. She was one of the twenty-four children at the Feast of Good Children when young Smith was present and ate the Fay-star. Nell had been disappointed to find no lucky trinket in her slice of the Great Cake served at the Feast, but Smith gave her the silver coin he had found.

Nell became Smith's wife and together they had two children, Nan and Ned. She and the children knew about the star on Smith's forehead because they sometimes saw it shining upon his brow.[1]

[edit] Genealogy

village smith
Smith Smithson
Ned Smithson
Nan Smithson
Tim of Townsend


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Smith of Wootton Major