Bowman Cotton was a Hobbit of the Shire.


Bowman who was born in TA 2886 (SR 1386), was the fourth child and third son of Tolman Cotton Sr. and Lily Cotton, of the Browns Family. He had three older siblings; Tolman (Tom) Jr., Rose (Rosie) and Wilcome (Jolly). He also had a younger brother, Carl (Nibs), who was three years his junior.[1]

He fought along side his brothers and father in the Battle of Bywater. His older sister, Rosie, married Samwise Gamgee, a long time family friend and a Middle-earth legend.[2]


  1. The Lord of the Rings, Appendix C, "The Longfather-tree of Master Samwise"
  2. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, "The Scouring of the Shire"
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