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Esmeralda Took

Esmeralda Took
Biographical Information
LocationBrandy Hall, Buckland
BirthS.R. 1336
ParentageAdalgrim Took
SpouseSaradoc Brandybuck
Physical Description

Esmeralda Brandybuck, née Took, was a Hobbit of the Shire.

[edit] History

Esmeralda was the youngest of the five children of Adalgrim Took. She married Saradoc Brandybuck, making the Master of Buckland Rorimac Brandybuck, her father-in-law (and later herself became Mistress of Buckland and of Brandy Hall). She and Saradoc had one child, Meriadoc Brandybuck. As she was the younger sister of Thain Paladin Took II, her son, Meriadoc, was first cousins with the Thain's children: Peregrin Took and his sisters, Pearl, Pimpernel and Pervinca.

She attended the Farewell Party of Bilbo Baggins in S.R. 1401 with her family.[1][2] When Bilbo disappeared, Master Rorimac attempted to calm her, saying that the "Mad Baggins" just left for another adventure.[3]

[edit] Etymology

Esmeralda is the Spanish word for "emerald".[4]


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix C, "Brandybuck of Buckland"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix C, "Took of Great Smials"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "A Long-expected Party"
  4. Jim Allan (ed.), An Introduction to Elvish, "Giving of Names"