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Isumbras IV Took was a Hobbit of the Shire and its twenty-eighth Thain. He was also one of the many uncles of Bilbo Baggins.


Isumbras was the third child of Gerontius Took and Adamanta Chubb. He came from a large family of eleven other brothers and sisters: Isengrim, Hildigard, Hildigrim, Hildifons, Isembard, Hildibrand, Belladonna, Donnamira, Mirabella, and Isengar. He was the father of Fortinbras Took and the grandfather of Ferumbras Took. As Thain, he ruled from TA 2930 to his death in TA 2939.[1]

Thain of the Shire
Preceded by
Isengrim III Took
Isumbras IV Took Succeeded by
Fortinbras II Took
TA 2930 - TA 2939


  1. The Lord of the Rings, Appendix C: Family Trees, Took of Great Smials