Gerontius Took becomes Thain of the Shire
Event Type: Political
Age: 3rd Age - The Stewards
Gerontius Took, son of Fortinbras Took I, 25th Thain of the Shire, becomes the 26th Thain of the Shire:
According to the "Took of Great Smials" family tree, Fortinbras I, father of Gerontius, died in 1248 of the Shire-reckoning, equivalent to Third Age 2848.
The Lord of the Rings, Appendix C, Family Trees
In the Took-family, since the headship was also connected with the title and (originally military) office of Thain, descent was strictly through the male line.
The Letters of J. R. R. Tolkien, Edited by Humphrey Carpenter, Letter 214 to A. C. Nunn, 1958-59?
Elena Tiriel 10May10, 7Jul10