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* '''XXXI''' [[Paladin Took II|Paladin II]] (Thain for 19 years to [[Fourth Age 13]])<ref name="Later"/> - Born in the time that his great uncle Isumbras IV was Thain, Paladin took up a farming life at [[Whitwell]] in the Tookland.<ref>{{RK|V1}}</ref> He was Thain during the War of the Ring, and held the Tookland against the [[Ruffians|ruffians]] who invaded the Shire at that time. He was succeeded by his fourth child, but eldest son.  
 
* '''XXXI''' [[Paladin Took II|Paladin II]] (Thain for 19 years to [[Fourth Age 13]])<ref name="Later"/> - Born in the time that his great uncle Isumbras IV was Thain, Paladin took up a farming life at [[Whitwell]] in the Tookland.<ref>{{RK|V1}}</ref> He was Thain during the War of the Ring, and held the Tookland against the [[Ruffians|ruffians]] who invaded the Shire at that time. He was succeeded by his fourth child, but eldest son.  
 
* '''XXXII''' [[Peregrin Took|Peregrin I]] (Thain for 50 years to [[Fourth Age 63]]<ref name="Later"/>) - Peregrin Took of the [[Fellowship of the Ring]] inherited the Thainship some thirteen years after his return from adventuring in the south, and held the title into his old age, serving also as Counsellor of the North Kingdom. At the age of ninety-four, he gave up the office and rode away once again into the countries of the south with his friend [[Meriadoc Brandybuck]]; they were never seen in the Shire again.<ref name="Later"/> He was succeeded by his son.  
 
* '''XXXII''' [[Peregrin Took|Peregrin I]] (Thain for 50 years to [[Fourth Age 63]]<ref name="Later"/>) - Peregrin Took of the [[Fellowship of the Ring]] inherited the Thainship some thirteen years after his return from adventuring in the south, and held the title into his old age, serving also as Counsellor of the North Kingdom. At the age of ninety-four, he gave up the office and rode away once again into the countries of the south with his friend [[Meriadoc Brandybuck]]; they were never seen in the Shire again.<ref name="Later"/> He was succeeded by his son.  
* '''XXXIII''' [[Faramir Took I|Faramir I]] (Thain from Fourth Age 63)<ref name="Later"/> - Named after [[Faramir]] the [[Prince of Ithilien]], little is known of Thain Faramir, except that he married [[Samwise Gamgee]]'s daughter [[Goldilocks Gardner|Goldilocks]] in Fourth Age 41.<ref name="Later"/> Doubtless he was succeeded by further generations of Shire-thains, but of them we have no record.
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* '''XXXIII''' [[Faramir Took I|Faramir I]] (Thain from Fourth Age 63)<ref name="Later"/> - Named for [[Faramir]] the [[Prince of Ithilien]], little is known of Thain Faramir, except that he married [[Samwise Gamgee]]'s daughter [[Goldilocks Gardner|Goldilocks]] in Fourth Age 41.<ref name="Later"/> Doubtless he was succeeded by further generations of Shire-thains, but of them we have no record.
  
 
==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==

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