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c.III 2790 - c.III 2890 (approximately 1190 - 1290 by the Shire-reckoning)1
Born a Chubb; married into the Took family
Lived after her marriage at Great Smials in the Tookland
ada'manta chu'bb
'Adamanta' derives from 'adamant', meaning 'diamond'


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Adamanta Chubb

The wife of Gerontius Took

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The wife of Gerontius, the famous Old Took, Adamanta was the mother of twelve children over a period of no less than thirty years. Those twelve children gave rise to many branches of the Took family, and Bilbo, Frodo, Merry and Pippin could all trace their ancestry back to Adamanta through different lines. Two of her sons would become Thain of the Shire: Isengrim, the eldest, and Isumbras. Two others left the Shire on mysterious adventures: these were Hildifons and Isengar (Isengar was the youngest of Adamanta's twelve children).



We have no dates at all for Adamanta Chubb, so the values shown here are necessarily speculative. She would presumably have been similar in age to her husband Gerontius, so a birth year of around III 2790 is likely, and Hobbits would typically live for about a century, so Adamanta would probably have died in about III 2890. As an absolute minimum we know that she lived until at least III 2862 (S.R. 1262), as her youngest child Isengar was born in that year.

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