Fastred of Greenholm

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Fastred of Greenholm
Biographical Information
PositionWarden of Westmarch
LocationGreenholm, Westmarch
SpouseElanor Gardner
ChildrenElfstan and Fíriel
Physical Description

Fastred of Greenholm was a Hobbit of the Shire.

History[edit | edit source]

Fastred married Elanor Gardner in Fo.A. 30 on the Far Downs. Together they had a son, Elfstan,[1] and a daughter Fíriel.[2]

He was made Warden of Westmarch in S.R. 1462 by Thain Peregrin Took, and he relocated to the Undertowers with his family.[1]

Etymology[edit | edit source]

Fastred in Old English means "fast-rede, firm-counsel".[3]


  1. 1.0 1.1 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 Adventures of Tom Bombadil, "Preface", note 2
  3. Jim Allan (ed.), An Introduction to Elvish, "Giving of Names"