Pearl Took

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Pearl Took
"Paladin's Daughters" by Gregor Roffalski
Biographical Information
LocationGreat Smials, Tuckborough
BirthS.R. 1375
Notable forAccidental death of Lalia Clayhanger
ParentagePaladin Took II and Eglantine Banks
SiblingsPimpernel, Pervinca and Peregrin
Physical Description
GalleryImages of Pearl Took

Pearl Took was a Hobbit of the Shire.


Pearl was the eldest child of Thain Paladin Took II and Eglantine Banks.[1] She was the caretaker of Lalia the Fat, the rotund, aged, and immensely annoying (to the Tooks) matriarch of the family. Each morning, Pearl was to push her wheelchair outside so Lalia could experience fresh air.[2]

In S.R. 1401 she was a guest at Bilbo's Farewell Party. [1]

One morning in S.R. 1402, Pearl was a little bit careless in her custom of tending old Lalia, and the matriarch flew across the steps to her death. Pearl was excluded from the accession ceremony of Ferumbras, who had been waiting to become head of the clan for quite a while (he had already been Thain since the death of his father). She was, however, afterwards spotted with a necklace of pearls believed to be a Took family heirloom.[2]


Pearl's name follows the Hobbit custom of high-class women being named after jewels.[3]