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Tolman Cotton Junior

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The name Tom refers to more than one character, item or concept. For a list of other meanings, see Tom (disambiguation).
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Tolman Cotton, Jr.
Hobbit
Biographical Information
Other namesTom
LocationBywater
BirthS.R. 1380
Family
ParentageFarmer Cotton, Lily Brown
Physical Description
GenderMale

Tolman "Tom" Cotton, Jr was the eldest son of Farmer Cotton.

Contents

History

Tom fought with his father in the Battle of Bywater.[1] After the War of the Ring, he married Sam Gamgee's youngest sister, Marigold.[2]

He briefly served as Deputy-Mayor in S.R. 1442, when Sam traveled to Gondor.[3]

Etymology

Tolman comes from Old English tōl + mann meaning "tool person".[source?] In early phases of writing Appendix F, his father's original Westron name was given as Tomacca Lothran[4] or (earlier) Tomakli Lothron.[5]

Portrayal in Adaptations

2010: The Lord of the Rings: Aragorn's Quest:

Tom is the deputy-mayor.

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, "The Scouring of the Shire"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix C, "The Longfather-tree of Master Samwise"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B, "Later Events Concerning the Members of the Fellowship of the Ring"
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "The Appendix on Languages"
  5. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "The Appendix on Languages", note 37.