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Farmer Maggot

A well-to-do Hobbit of the Marish

Mrs. Maggot
At least three
unnamed sons1
unnamed daughters

A hobbit who farmed lands in the Marish, in the Eastfarthing of the Shire. He was familiar with Tom Bombadil.



The only direct reference to Farmer Maggot's children is in The Fellowship of the Ring I 4. When Frodo and his companions are in the farmhouse at Bamfurlong, 'Two of Maggot's sons and his three daughters came in...' The wording here implies that he had at least one other son who wasn't present at the time.

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