Tolman Cotton Junior

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Tolman Cotton, Jr
Tolman Cotton, Jr from The Lord of the Rings: Aragorn's Quest
Biographical Information
Other namesTom, Young Tom
BirthS.R. 1380
ParentageFarmer Cotton and Lily Brown
SiblingsRose, Jolly, Nick and Nibs
Physical Description
GalleryImages of Tolman Cotton, Jr

Tolman "Tom" Cotton, Jr was the eldest son of Farmer Cotton.


When Tom was young, he was known as "Young Tom" to distinguish him from his father with whom they had the same name. Father and son fought in the Battle of Bywater.[1] After the War of the Ring, he married Sam Gamgee's youngest sister, Marigold.[2]

He briefly served as Deputy-Mayor in S.R. 1442, when Sam traveled to Gondor.[3]


Tolman comes from Old English tōl + mann meaning "tool person".[4] In early phases of writing Appendix F, his father's original Westron name was given as Tomacca Lothran[5] or (earlier) Tomakli Lothron.[6]

Portrayal in adaptations

2010: The Lord of the Rings: Aragorn's Quest:

Tom is the deputy-mayor.