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Fortinbras Took II becomes Thain of the Shire

Event Type: Political

Age: 3rd Age - The Stewards

Year: 2939

Description:

Fortinbras Took II, son of Isumbras IV, 28th Thain of the Shire, becomes the 29th Thain of the Shire upon his father's death:
According to the "Took of Great Smials" family tree, Isumbras IV, father of Fortinbras, died in 1339 of the Shire-reckoning, equivalent to Third Age 2939.

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?

This title [Thain] and office descended immediately, and was [never] held by a widow.

The Letters of J. R. R. Tolkien, Edited by Humphrey Carpenter, Letter 214 to A. C. Nunn, 1958-59?

Contributors:
Elena Tiriel 8May10

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