Adelard Took was born in TA 2928 (SR 1328) to Flambard Took and so Gerontius Took's great-grandson. Adelard had two sons, named Reginard and Everard, and three daughters whose names are not known. He was a borrower of umbrellas.
Abelard visited Bag End frequently and was renowned for having tendency to take umbrellas that didn't belonged to him, including some that belonged to Bilbo and other Hobbits. Following Bilbo's Farewell Birthday Party in TA 3001, Bilbo left Adelard an umbrella "for his VERY OWN", as he knew of Adelard's umbrella-thievery. He lived on through the War of the Ring.
Adelard (lit. noble-hard) comes from a Teutonic word meaning "resolute" or "courageous".
- The Fellowship of the Ring (novel) - "A Long-expected Party," p. 45
- Appendix C ("Family Trees") - "Took of Great Smials", p. 381