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'''Paladin Took II''' was the thirty-first [[Thain]] of the [[Shire]] was [[Ferumbras Took III]], who was unmarried and left no heir. As such, the line of descent from the [[Old Took]]'s third son [[Isumbras Took IV|Isumbras IV]] came to an end, and the descent moved on to the line of his fourth son, [[Hildigrim Took|Hildigrim]]. So the [[Thain|Thainship]] fell on Hildigrim's grandson Paladin, who became Thain '''Paladin II'''.
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'''Paladin Took II''' was the thirty-first [[Thain]] of [[the Shire]]. He was the father of [[Peregrin Took]].
  
At some point, it seems that Hildigrim or one of his descendants had moved a little away from the ancestral home of the [[Took family|Tooks]] at [[Great Smials]]. Paladin was a farmer who worked the lands around [[Whitwell]] - a village which, though it appears on no map, is known to have been close to [[Tuckborough]] in the western [[Green Hills]].
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==History==
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===Family===
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Paladin was born in {{SR|1333}} being the only son, and fourth child, of [[Adalgrim Took]], and a great-grandchild of the [[Gerontius Took|Old Took]]. He married [[Eglantine Banks]], and they had four children together, three daughters and a son. The eldest was [[Pearl Took|Pearl]] (born {{SR|1375|n}}) followed by [[Pimpernel Took|Pimpernel]] ({{SR|1379|n}}) and [[Pervinca Took|Pervinca]] ({{SR|1385|n}}). Their youngest child was [[Peregrin Took|Peregrin]] ({{SR|1390|n}}), who would be Paladin's heir.<ref name="Took">{{App|Took}}</ref>
  
When [[Lotho Sackville-Baggins]] attempted his takeover of the [[Shire]], Paladin came into his own. As the legitimate Thain, he refused to accept Lotho's authority, and when Lotho's ruffians were found in the [[Tookland]], they were hunted and shot. So the Tookland remained independent while Lotho and later [[Sharkey]] took
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===Becoming Thain===
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Paladin was a direct descendent of the [[Gerontius Took|Old Took]], but not in a direct line.<ref name="Took"/> He became a farmer, farming the lands around [[Whitwell]] near [[Tuckborough]].<ref>{{RK|MT}}</ref> Never did he expect to become Thain as the Thainship had passed to the descendants of the Old Took's second son, [[Isumbras Took IV|Isumbras IV]]. Isumbras's grandson [[Ferumbras Took III|Ferumbras III]] died without an heir in {{SR|1415}}, so the Thainship passed to Paladin, his nearest male-line relative, who was the grandson of the Old Took's third son [[Hildigrim Took|Hildigrim]].<ref name="L214">{{L|214}}</ref>
over the running of the rest of the Shire. A hundred of Paladin's archers marched to the [[Battle of Bywater]] and helped to defeat [[Sharkey's Men]], but Paladin himself does not seem to have been at the battle.
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Paladin was married to [[Eglantine Banks]], and together they had four children. The eldest three were daughters, [[Pearl Took|Pearl]], [[Pimpernel Took|Pimpernel]] and [[Pervinca Took|Pervinca]], but the youngest was a son. This was the famous [[Peregrin Took]], who travelled with the [[Fellowship of the Ring]], and would inherit Paladin's title to become Thain [[Peregrin Took I|Peregrin I]].
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===War of the Ring===
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Paladin never agreed with [[Lotho Sackville-Baggins]]' attempt to take over [[the Shire]] as he believed that if anyone were going to the "Chief" it should be the legitimate [[Thain of the Shire]], therefore Paladin and the other Tooks stood up to Lotho and his [[Ruffians]]. The [[Took Family|Took]]s hid in their deep dwellings of [[Great Smials]], and the ruffians could not get them, and if any ruffians were found in the [[Tookland]] they were shot and killed, an act which led the ruffians to become harsher.<ref name="Scouring">{{RK|Scouring}}</ref>
  
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At this time, Paladin's son [[Peregrin Took|Peregrin]] and [[Travellers|three other hobbits]], were lost in the [[Old Forest]] by all accounts. Their return was unexpected, but Paladin fully embraced their suggestion to drive out the Ruffians. He sent a hundred Tooks with his son to the [[Battle of Bywater]], and commanded the remainder of his troops cleaning up the area south of the village.<ref name="Scouring"/>
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===Death===
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Paladin died in {{SR|1434}} at the age of 101, and after having been Thain for nineteen years, he was succeeded by his son who became Thain Peregrin I.<ref name="Took"/>
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==Etymology==
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A "[[wikipedia:Paladin|paladin]]" is a high office which existed in medieval Europe - which entered into many tales - and was noble office held by a honourable and valiant knight. In particular, a paladin was one of the twelve peers of Charlemagne's court. The term comes from the Latin ''palatinus'' which means "of the palace".<ref>[[Jim Allan]] (ed.), ''[[An Introduction to Elvish]]'', "Giving of Names"</ref>
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==Genealogy==
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{{familytree | | | | | FER | | DAU | | PAL |y| EGL | | ESM | FER=[[Ferumbras Took III|Ferumbras III]]<br/><small>''{{SR|1316|n}} - {{SR|1415|n}}''</small>|DAU=''3 daughters''|PAL='''PALADIN II'''<br/><small>''{{SR|1333|n}} - {{SR|1434|n}}''</small>|ESM=[[Esmeralda Took|Esmeralda]]<br/><small>''{{SR|1336|n}} - unknown''</small>|EGL=[[Eglantine Banks]]<br/><small>''unknown''</small>}}
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Paladin Took II
Hobbit
Biographical Information
TitlesThain of the Shire
LocationGreat Smials, Tuckborough
BirthS.R. 1333
RuleS.R. 1415 - 1434
DeathS.R. 1434 (aged 101)
Family
FamilyTook
ParentageAdalgrim Took
SiblingsEsmeralda
SpouseEglantine Banks
ChildrenPearl, Pimpernel, Pervinca and Peregrin
Physical Description
GenderMale

Paladin Took II was the thirty-first Thain of the Shire. He was the father of Peregrin Took.

Contents

History

Family

Paladin was born in S.R. 1333 being the only son, and fourth child, of Adalgrim Took, and a great-grandchild of the Old Took. He married Eglantine Banks, and they had four children together, three daughters and a son. The eldest was Pearl (born 1375) followed by Pimpernel (1379) and Pervinca (1385). Their youngest child was Peregrin (1390), who would be Paladin's heir.[1]

Becoming Thain

Paladin was a direct descendent of the Old Took, but not in a direct line.[1] He became a farmer, farming the lands around Whitwell near Tuckborough.[2] Never did he expect to become Thain as the Thainship had passed to the descendants of the Old Took's second son, Isumbras IV. Isumbras's grandson Ferumbras III died without an heir in S.R. 1415, so the Thainship passed to Paladin, his nearest male-line relative, who was the grandson of the Old Took's third son Hildigrim.[3]

War of the Ring

Paladin never agreed with Lotho Sackville-Baggins' attempt to take over the Shire as he believed that if anyone were going to the "Chief" it should be the legitimate Thain of the Shire, therefore Paladin and the other Tooks stood up to Lotho and his Ruffians. The Tooks hid in their deep dwellings of Great Smials, and the ruffians could not get them, and if any ruffians were found in the Tookland they were shot and killed, an act which led the ruffians to become harsher.[4]

At this time, Paladin's son Peregrin and three other hobbits, were lost in the Old Forest by all accounts. Their return was unexpected, but Paladin fully embraced their suggestion to drive out the Ruffians. He sent a hundred Tooks with his son to the Battle of Bywater, and commanded the remainder of his troops cleaning up the area south of the village.[4]

Death

Paladin died in S.R. 1434 at the age of 101, and after having been Thain for nineteen years, he was succeeded by his son who became Thain Peregrin I.[1]

Etymology

A "paladin" is a high office which existed in medieval Europe - which entered into many tales - and was noble office held by a honourable and valiant knight. In particular, a paladin was one of the twelve peers of Charlemagne's court. The term comes from the Latin palatinus which means "of the palace".[5]

Genealogy

 
 
 
 
The Old Took
1190 - 1320
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Isengrim III
1232 - 1330
 
Isumbras IV
1238 - 1339
 
 
 
Hildigrim
1240 - 1341
 
Rosa Baggins
1256 - unknown
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fortinbras II
1278 - 1380
 
 
 
 
 
Adalgrim
1280 - 1382
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ferumbras III
1316 - 1415
 
3 daughters
 
PALADIN II
1333 - 1434
 
Eglantine Banks
unknown
 
Esmeralda
1336 - unknown
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pearl
1375 - unknown
 
Pimpernel
1379 - unknown
 
Pervinca
1385 - unknown
 
Peregrin I
1390 - 1484+
 
 
 
Meriadoc
1382 - 1484+


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix C, "Took of Great Smials"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, "Minas Tirith"
  3. 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)
  4. 4.0 4.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, "The Scouring of the Shire"
  5. Jim Allan (ed.), An Introduction to Elvish, "Giving of Names"
Preceded by:
Ferumbras Took III
31st Thain of The Shire
S.R. 1415 - 1434
Followed by:
Peregrin Took