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The Headstrongs were a Hobbit family, probably well-to-do,[1] although they were not included in Tolkien's list of wealthier Hobbit families.[2] The only known member of the family, Malva Headstrong, married Gormadoc Brandybuck, a notable Master of Buckland.[3]


  1. Robert Foster, The Complete Guide to Middle-earth, p. 192
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien; Humphrey Carpenter, Christopher Tolkien (eds.), The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien, Letter 25, (dated February 1938)
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix C, "Brandybuck of Buckland"