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Dates
Originated at some point after III 1601 (the date of the founding of the Shire); known to be in existence by c. III 2760 at the latest1
Location
An unspecified location within the Shire
Race
Culture
Family
Associated with the ancestors of the Gamgee family
Pronunciation
Meaning
'Game village'
Other names

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Gamwich

A village of the Shire

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A village in the Shire, from which the earliest members of the Gamgee family came.


Notes

1

III 2760 (or 1160 by the Shire-reckoning) was the date of the birth of Hamfast, the earliest known ancestor of the Gamgees. He was generally known as 'Hamfast of Gamwich', implying that Gamwich must have been in existence by this point in history.

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