Warden of Westmarch

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Warden of Westmarch was a title granted by Thain Peregrin I, to Fastred of Greenholm in S.R. 1462. This was done at the request of Fastred's father-in-law, Samwise Gamgee, who was the Mayor of Michel Delving.[1]

The title was hereditary, passed by Fastred to his son Elfstan Fairbairn, and associated from then on with the Fairbairns of the Towers. They held the heirloom of the Red Book.[2]

It is unknown if the Warden was just a title, or also had any offices of responsibilities.


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B, "Later Events Concerning the Members of the Fellowship of the Ring"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix C, "The Longfather-tree of Master Samwise"