Isumbras Took I becomes Thain of the Shire; office passes to the Tooks
Event Type: Political
Age: 3rd Age - The Stewards
Isumbras Took I becomes the 13th Thain of the Shire:
Isumbras I becomes thirteenth Thain, and first of the Took line.
The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B, The Tale of Years: The Third Age
It is true that the Took family had long been pre-eminent; for the office of Thain had passed to them (from the Oldbucks) some centuries before, and the chief Took had borne that title ever since.
The Lord of the Rings, Prologue, Of the Ordering of the Shire
Elena Tiriel 15Sep06