Edith Mary Tolkien

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Edith Mary Tolkien (Bratt)

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Gloucester, UK
Death: Died in Poole, Dorset, UK
Place of Burial: Oxford, UK
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Alfred Frederick Warrilow and Frances Bratt
Wife of J. R. R. Tolkien
Mother of John Francis Reuel Tolkien, Fr.; Michael Hilary Reuel Tolkien; Christopher John Reuel Tolkien and Priscilla Mary Anne Reuel Tolkien
Half sister of Nellie Elizabeth Warrilow

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About Edith Mary Tolkien

Edith Mary Tolkien (née Bratt) (January 21, 1889 – November 29, 1971) was the illegitimate daughter of Frances Bratt and Alfred Frederick Warrilow. Frances used to work as governess at the Warrilow household.

A talented pianist, she was orphaned in 1908. In 1909 she met John Ronald Reul Tolkien to whom she was eventually married in 1916. She was the mother of his four children: John, Michael, Christopher, and Priscilla.

J.R.R. Tolkien sometimes referred to Edith as the Lúthien to his Beren, and these names are inscribed on the grave they share.

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Edith Mary Tolkien's Timeline

1889
January 21, 1889
Gloucester, UK
1916
March 22, 1916
Age 27
Warwick, UK
1917
November 16, 1917
Age 28
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, UK
1920
October 22, 1920
Age 31
Oxford, UK
1924
November 21, 1924
Age 35
Leeds, UK
1929
June 18, 1929
Age 40
Oxford, UK
1971
November 29, 1971
Age 82
Poole, Dorset, UK
1971
Age 81
Oxford, UK