|Birth||S.R. 1323 |
|Parentage||Hobson "Roper" Gamgee|
|Siblings||Hamfast, May and Halfred|
Andwise was the son of Hobson "Roper" Gamgee, an older brother of Hamfast Gamgee. Whereas his brother became a gardner, Andwise inherited the family rope-walk in Tighfield, and continued the family trade. He left his ropewalk to his son Anson after his death, founding the Roper Family.
Sam Gamgee, seeing how the Elves used ropes to cross the Silverlode in Lothlórien, said that not even his "Uncle Andy" did those tricks. Later he mentioned him and Hobson as an example that to know about ropes and knots is "in the family".
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Two Towers, "The Taming of Sméagol"
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix C, "The Longfather-tree of Master Samwise"
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "Lothlórien"
- ↑ Jim Allan (1978), An Introduction to Elvish, "Giving of Names"