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A tree of Hobbit families, derived from those constructed and presented by Tolkien himself, including the Brandybuck clan.

The Brandybuck clan was a powerful Hobbit family. They were mostly of Stoorish blood, but with a Fallohide strain.

HistoryEdit

The family began as the Oldbuck clan, who named themselves such apparently after a Bucca of the Marish, who became the first Thain of the Shire. Ten Oldbuck Thains followed, until Gordenhad Oldbuck, the eleventh Thain, crossed into Buckland over the river Brandywine, passing the Thainship to the Took clan.

Gordenhad renamed himself Brandybuck, and began delving the great smials of Brandy Hall. Around the hill was built the village of Bucklebury.

The Brandybucks formed a powerful dynasty, which became mostly independent of the Shire, although Buckland remained nominally a part of it. They were seen as 'odd folk' by the other Hobbits of the Shire because they locked their doors at night (because of the exposure to the Old Forest). It should also be noted that the Brandybucks were not only the most wary hobbit clan, but also one of the most organized in matters of militia. After the Ringwraiths invaded Frodo's house in Buckland, the militia was roused with the call of "Fear, Fire, Foes, Awake!" the militia of Buckland arrived, though the Ringwraiths escaped by riding through the front barricades of Buckland. This proves that the Brandybucks were not idle in matters of defense, perhaps due to their proximity to the Old Forest, and the attack of the White Wolves over the frozen Brandywine River. Two instances in which the Brandybucks were capable of fending off the rare (Though Minor) dangers that threatened the shire.

Masters of BucklandEdit

The head of the family was the Master of Buckland, one of the officials of the Shire. Gordenhad Brandybuck founded this office. Like the Thain and Warden of Westmarch, the Master had only nominal authority. The authority of the Master also extended across the Brandywine into the Marish of the Eastfarthing, due to the close proximity and the amount of business between the two areas.

Line of BrandybucksEdit

   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Gormadoc
Brandybuck
   
   
Malva
Headstrong
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Hanna
Goldworthy
   
   
Madoc
   
   
   
   
Sadoc
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Marroc
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Adaldrida
Bolger
   
   
Marmadoc
   
   
Two sons
   
   
   
   
   
   
Salvia
Bolger
   
   
Many
descendants
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Gorbadoc
   
   
Mirabella
Took
   
   
Two daughters
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Orgulas
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
RorimacAmaranthSaradasDodinasAsphodel DinodasPrimula
Baggins
   
   
   
   
Gorbulas
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Saradoc
   
   
Merimac
   
   
   
   
Seredic
   
   
Milo Burrows
   
   
   
   
Frodo Baggins
   
   
   
   
Marmadas
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Meriadoc
   
   
Berilac
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Merimas
   
   
Mentha
   
   
Melilot
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Dedoric
   
   
Ilberic
   
   
Celandine


"Brandybuck" as a translationEdit

It should be noted that the name Brandybuck is only a translation of the original Westron Brandagamba, Marchbuck. In keeping with the conceit that The Lord of the Rings was derived from the translated Red Book of Westmarch, Tolkien translated all its Westron words into English — including the names of characters. See Westron for more information.

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