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Ted Sandyman

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Ted Sandyman was the son of Sandyman the Hobbiton miller, who fell under the influence of Lotho Sackville-Baggins during the War of the Ring and became a collaborator with 'Sharkey's' regime.

Inspiration

It is possible J.R.R. Tolkien was inspired by the miller’s son at Sarehole mill, Warwickshire, England.

" There were two millers [at Sarehole Mill], father and son. The old man had a black beard, but it was the son who frightened the boys with his white dusty clothes and sharp-eyed face. Ronald named him ‘the White Ogre’. When he yelled at them to clear off they would scamper away from the yard..."
J.R.R. Tolkien: A Biography
"I never liked the looks of the Young miller, but his father, the Old miller, had a black beard, and he was not named Sandyman."
The Lord of the Rings, Foreword