Bucca of the Marish becomes Thain of the Shire
Event Type: Political
Age: 3rd Age - The Kings
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
1 Gorhendad Oldbuck of the Marish, c. 740... changed the family name to Brandybuck.
The Lord of the Rings, Appendix C, Family Trees
Elena Tiriel 30Oct06