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Born III 2902 (1302 by the Shire-Reckoning); apparently died in or before before III 30011 (S.R. 1401)
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Posco Baggins

A distant relative of Bilbo Baggins

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The son of Polo Baggins, Posco married Gilly Brownlock, and together they had three children. The first was named after Posco's grandfather Ponto, while the second and third were named Porto and Peony. Posco was born in the Shire-year 1302, and though he may well have lived into his old age, he apparently didn't survive until Bilbo's Farewell Party ninety-nine years later. We know that his wife Gilly was present at that Party, but Posco was not.

As a Baggins, Posco was related to both Bilbo and Frodo, but only very distantly. His closest ancestor in common with Bilbo was his great-grandfather Balbo Baggins, who was also Bilbo's great-grandfather through a different line of descent.



The year of Posco's death is not recorded. He would have been ninety-nine at the time of Bilbo's famous Birthday Party in III 3001, but while his wife Gilly was invited, Posco did not attend. Most likely, therefore, he died before III 3001 (and given the typical longevity of Hobbits, probably within just a few years of that date).

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