|Titles||Master of Buckland|
|Location||Brandy Hall, Buckland|
|Birth||S.R. 1260 |
|Rule||S.R. 1310 - 1363|
|Death||S.R. 1363 (aged 103)|
|Parentage||Marmadoc Brandybuck and Adaldrida Bolger|
|Children||Rorimac, Amaranth, Saradas, Dodinas, Asphodel, Dinodas and Primula|
According to Hamfast Gamgee, Gorbadoc was generous and his son-in-law Drogo Baggins enjoyed visiting Brandy Hall for his rich table, at least until Gorbadoc's death in S.R. 1363. But according to Hamfast it was during one of his visits to him when he and his wife Primula were drowned in S.R. 1380. In reality Gorbadoc had been dead by then.
Jim Allan suggested that the Celtic-sounding name Gorbadoc is "a slight alteration of Gorboduc or Gorbodugu", a fictional pre-Roman king of the Britons. In 1988, the publication of The Return of the Shadow confirmed that Tolkien had indeed used the name Gorboduc in four extant manuscript versions.
His name 'Broadbelt' derives from his generous table and waistline.
- J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix C, "Brandybuck of Buckland"
- J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "A Long-expected Party"
- Jim Allan (1978), An Introduction to Elvish, p. 202
- J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Return of the Shadow, "The First Phase: I. A Long-expected Party", pp. 17 (note 5), 26, 36, 38
- Giovanni Carmine Costabile, Harm Schelhaas, "Tolkien Society Facebook group post" dated 17 January 2017, Facebook (accessed 21 January 2017)
- Robert Foster, The Complete Guide to Middle-earth, p. 171
|Master of Buckland|
S.R. 1310 - 1363
|Masters of Buckland|
|Gorhendad Oldbuck (from S.R. 740) · unknown · Gormadoc Brandybuck (until 1236) · Madoc Brandybuck (1236 - 1277) · Marmadoc Brandybuck (1277 - 1310) · Gorbadoc Brandybuck (1310 - 1364) · Rorimac Brandybuck (1364 - 1408) · Saradoc Brandybuck (1408 - 1432) · Meriadoc Brandybuck (1432 - 1484) · unknown|