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Gorhendad Brandybuck was a Hobbit of the Shire and the eleventh Thain of the Oldbuck line, as well as being the first Master of Buckland.

BiographyEdit

Gorhendad led the colonization of Buckland in TA 2340 (SR 740), and renamed himself to Brandybuck. He built (and excavated) Brandy Hall and his new family name and title led him and his family to great wealth and prestige. He was the father of Gormadoc, who succeeded him as Master of Buckland.[1]

EtymologyEdit

His Westron name was Ogmandab Zaragamba, which means "great-grandfather".[2]


Thain of the Shire
Preceded by
Bucca of the Marish
Gorhendad (Oldbuck) Brandybuck Succeeded by
Isumbras Took I
TA ? – TA 2340
Master of Buckland
Preceded by
None; first of the line
Gorhendad (Oldbuck) Brandybuck Succeeded by
Gormadoc "Deepdelver" Brandybuck
TA 2340 - Third Age; precise date uncertain

Line of BrandybucksEdit

   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Gormadoc
Brandybuck
   
   
Malva
Brandybuck
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Hanna
Goldworthy
   
   
Madoc
   
   
Sadoc
   
   
Marroc
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Marmadoc
   
   
Adaldrida
Bolger
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Gorbadoc
   
   
Mirabella
Took
   
   
Two daughters
   
   
Orgulas
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Menegilda Goold
   
   
Rorimac
   
   
Five daughters
   
   
Primula
   
   
Drogo
Baggins
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Saradoc
   
   
Esmeralda
Took
   
   
   
   
   
   
Merimac
   
   
Frodo
Baggins
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Meriadoc
   
   
Estella Bolger
   
   
Berilac


ReferencesEdit

  1. The Lord of the Rings, Appendix C: Family Trees, Brandybuck of Buckland
  2. The History of Middle-earth, Vol. 12: The Peoples of Middle-earth, II: "The Appendix on Languages"