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Goodbody Family

A family of the Shire-hobbits




Little is known of the descent of the Goodbodies, except that one branch of the family descended through Togo Goodbody and his wife Lily, as shown here. There were definitely older generations of Goodbodies before Togo's time, but only one of them is named: Cora Goodbody, who became mother-in-law to Lily's sister Pansy.

One of the many prominent families that lived in the Shire. The Goodbodies were connected with the Baggins family through Bilbo's great aunt Lily, who married one Togo Goodbody. Among the family trees in Appendix C to The Lord of the Rings, their descendants are summed up in just two words: 'Various Goodbodies'. Bilbo acknowledged the connection at his famous Birthday Party: we know that at least some of the various Goodbodies were present at that feast.

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