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Mungo Baggins

Grandfather to Bilbo Baggins

Eldest of the five children of Balbo Baggins, who was the earliest known head of the Baggins family. As Balbo's eldest son, Mungo would have become head of the family in turn, before passing the title on eventually to his own eldest son Bungo. (It should be noted that the laws of descent in these cases were rather convoluted among the Shire-hobbits, and it is possible that the headship of the family passed down the line via Mungo's mother Berylla Boffin, or his wife Laura Grubb, before falling on Bungo.)

Mungo and Laura had five children in total, of whom Bungo was the most famous, because he was in turn the father of Bilbo Baggins. Mungo's second son Longo married into the Sackville family, and gave rise to the Sackville-Bagginses, who would have thus been legal heirs to Bilbo if he had not officially adopted Frodo instead.

Mungo lived until the year III 2900 (1300 by the Shire-reckoning), having survived to the age of ninety-three.

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