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Bucca of the Marish becomes Thain of the Shire

Event Type: Political

Age: 3rd Age - The Kings

Year: 1979


Bucca of the Marish, forebear of the Oldbuck (later Brandybuck) family, becomes the 1st Thain of the Shire:
Bucca of the Marish becomes first Thain of the Shire.

The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B, The Tale of Years: The Third Age

The first Shire-thain was one Bucca of the Marish, from whom the Oldbucks 1 claimed descent. He became Thain in 379 of our reckoning (1979).

The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, Annals of the Kings and Rulers: Eriador, Arnor, and the Heirs of Isildur: The North-kingdom and the Dúnedain

1Gorhendad Oldbuck of the Marish, c. 740... changed the family name to Brandybuck.

The Lord of the Rings, Appendix C, Family Trees

Elena Tiriel 30Oct06

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