Gorhendad Brandybuck was the eleventh Thain of the Oldbuck line.


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.


His Westron name was Ogmandab Zaragamba, which means "great-grandfather".[1]

Thain of the Shire
Preceded by
Bucca of the Marish
Gorhendad (Oldbuck) Brandybuck Succeeded by
Isumbras Took I
TA ? – TA 2340


  1. The History of Middle-earth, Vol. 12: The Peoples of Middle-earth, II: "The Appendix on Languages"