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Born IV 80 (1501 by the Shire-reckoning)
Descended from the Gamgee family
'Harding' is Old English for 'hard one' (meaning a brave hero); Harding's 'Hill' is presumably a reference to Hobbiton Hill


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Harding of the Hill

A great-grandson of Samwise Gamgee

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Harding of
the Hill

The son of Holfast Gardner, and grandson of Sam Gamgee's second child Frodo Gardner. Little is known of Harding, but given the family's connections with Hobbiton, the 'Hill' of his title is probably a reference to Hobbiton Hill, and he may even have lived in Bag End.

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