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The Burrows Family was an important Hobbit family of the Shire.

The correct plural of the name is "Burrowses".[1]


[edit] History

There was a family connection between the Burrowses and the Bagginses: Bilbo's distant cousin Peony Baggins was married to Milo Burrows, and together they had four children.[2]

The company Messrs Grubb, Grubb and Burrowes were responsible in auctioneering Bilbo's belongins.[3][note 1].

Several members were present at Bilbo Baggins's famous Farewell Party.[2]

Folco Burrowes was Frodo's lawyer.

[edit] Genealogy

Showing the prominent members of the Burrows clan.[2][4][5] The figures after the names are those of birth. A dashed line indicates marriage. Names in italics signify those who attended Bilbo's Farewell Party on 22 September S.R. 1401.

Druda Burrows
Rollo Boffin
Rufus Burrows
Asphodel Brandybuck
various descendants
Milo Burrows
Peony Baggins
Mosco Burrows
Moro Burrows
Myrtle Burrows
Minto Burrows


  1. This title represents a different spelling of the name "Burrows", but it is intended to be the same. See J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Return of the Shadow, "The First Phase: I. A Long-expected Party, (i) The First Version"


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "A Long-expected Party"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix C, "Baggins of Hobbiton"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit, "The Last Stage"
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix C, "Boffin of the Yale"
  5. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix C, "Brandybuck of Buckland"