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Ruby Bolger

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'''Ruby Bolger''' was the wife of [[Fosco Baggins]]. She was [[Frodo Baggins]]' paternal grandmother, the mother of his father [[Drogo Baggins|Drogo]].
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'''Ruby Baggins, née Bolger''', was a [[Hobbit]] of [[the Shire]].
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==History==
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The daughter of [[Adalgar Bolger]], Ruby married [[Fosco Baggins]].<ref>{{App|Bolger}}</ref> They had three children: [[Dora Baggins|Dora]], [[Drogo Baggins|Drogo]] and [[Dudo Baggins|Dudo]].<ref>{{App|Baggins}}</ref>
 
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Perhaps it's not unintentional that a Hobbit woman with a jewel-name married into the Baggins family, recently made rich by Bilbo's travels. Both Ruby's marriage and name are consistent with the Bolgers' being of a higher class.<ref>[[Jim Allan]] (ed.), ''[[An Introduction to Elvish]]'', pointed out in p.198</ref>.
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Perhaps it's not unintentional that a Hobbit woman with a jewel-name married into the Baggins family, recently made rich by Bilbo's travels. Both Ruby's marriage and name are consistent with the Bolgers' being of a higher class.<ref>[[Jim Allan]] (ed.), ''[[An Introduction to Elvish]]'', p.198</ref>
 
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Ruby Bolger
Hobbit
Biographical Information
Locationthe Shire
BirthS.R. 1264
Family
ParentageAdalgar Bolger
Physical Description
GenderFemale

Ruby Baggins, née Bolger, was a Hobbit of the Shire.

History

The daughter of Adalgar Bolger, Ruby married Fosco Baggins.[1] They had three children: Dora, Drogo and Dudo.[2]

Etymology

Perhaps it's not unintentional that a Hobbit woman with a jewel-name married into the Baggins family, recently made rich by Bilbo's travels. Both Ruby's marriage and name are consistent with the Bolgers' being of a higher class.[3]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix C, "Bolger of Budgeford"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix C, "Baggins of Hobbiton"
  3. Jim Allan (ed.), An Introduction to Elvish, p.198