Éomund of Eastfold
chief Marshal of the Mark
died: III 3002
descendant of Brego, 2nd King of Rohan
Éomer, 18th King of Rohan
Éowyn, Lady of Ithilien
Éomund, chief Marshal of the Mark, is a descendant by a younger branch of Brego, 2nd King of Rohan, husband of Théodwyn, and father of Éomer, 18th King of Rohan, and Éowyn, the Lady of Ithilien:
In 2989 Théodwyn married Éomund of Eastfold, the chief Marshal of the Mark. Her son Éomer was born in 2991, and her daughter Éowyn in 2995. At that time Sauron had arisen again, and the shadow of Mordor reached out to Rohan. Orcs began to raid in the eastern regions and slay or steal horses.... Éomund's chief charge lay in the east marches; and he was a great lover of horses and hater of Orcs. If news came of a raid he would often ride against them in hot anger, unwarily and with few men. Thus it came about that he was slain in 3002; for he pursued a small band to the borders of the Emyn Muil, and was there surprised by a strong force that lay in wait in the rocks.
The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, Annals of the Kings and Rulers: The House of Eorl: The Kings of the Mark
Here [at Aldburg in the Folde] Eorl had his house; it passed after Brego son of Eorl removed to Edoras into the hands of Eofor, third son of Brego, from whom Éomund, father of Éomer, claimed descent.
Unfinished Tales, Part 3, Ch 5, The Battles of the Fords of Isen: Appendix, Note
Elena Tiriel 24Nov06