Hilary Tolkien
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Hilary Arthur Reuel Tolkien (1894 - 1976)

Hilary Arthur Reuel Tolkien
Born in Bloemfontein, Oranje Vrijstaatmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 1928 in Evesham, Worcestershire, Englandmap
Father of , [private son (1930s - unknown)] and [private son (1930s - unknown)]
Died at about age 81 in Evesham, Worcestershire, Englandmap
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Hilary Tolkien Hilary Arthur Reuel Tolkien (17 February 1894 — 1976) was J.R.R. Tolkien's younger brother and son of Arthur Tolkien and Mabel Suffield. He was born in Bloemfontein, South Africa.

As a very young man, Hilary became involved in agriculture. After his military service (he began as a bugler, and received " multiple minor schrapnel wounds" in process of moving materiel in support services) he bought a small orchard and farm at Evesham, Worchestershire, where he spent the rest of his life. JRR's wife and children stayed with him on occasion.

He married Annie Magdalen Matthews in 1928. Their first son, Gabriel, was born in 1931, Julian in 1935, and Paul in 1938.

Hilary Tolkien had a dog which he called Bilbo when it was good, and Baggins when it was bad


  • [ttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tolkien_family Tolkien Family}

See also:

  • freeBMD Marriages Sep Q 1928 Evesham 6c 457 TOLKIEN Hilary A R + MATTHEWS Annie M
  • freeBMD Deaths Mar Q 1976 Eveshaem 29 279 TOLKIEN Hilary Artur R : D.O.B. 17 Feb 1874


1911 U.K. census for 4 Highfield Road Edgbaston, Edgbaston, Worcestershire, England :
Hilary Arthur Tolkien : Boarder : Single : Age 17 : Hardware Merchants Clerk : Birth place Orange River Colony, Bloemfontein, South Africa. Resident.
1939 U.K. Register for Blackmen Street , Evesham R.D., Worcestershire, England :
Hilary A R Tolkien : Head : Married : D.O.B. 17 Feb 1894 : Market Gardener Own Account.
Annie Magdalen Tolkien : Wife : Married : D.O.B. 04 Jan 1905 : Unpaid Domestic Duties.

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