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Menegilda Goold

Grandmother to Meriadoc Brandybuck

The wife of Rorimac Brandybuck, who was Master of Buckland during the later part of the thirtieth century of the Third Age. Menegilda was the mother of Rorimac's heir Saradoc, and thus grandmother to Saradoc's son, who was Merry Brandybuck of the Company of the Ring.

Menegilda is the only member of the Goold family mentioned in records, and we know nothing for certain about this clan of Shire-hobbits. However, the family name 'Goold' ultimately derives from a word meaning 'golden-haired', so it seems reasonable to imagine that Menegilda owed at least part of her ancestry to the fair-haired Fallohides.


See also...

Goold Family

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