Malva "Headstrong" Brandybuck was a Hobbit of the Shire.


Malva was born sometime around SR 1138 and was the first female Hobbit to be recorded on the Hobbit genealogies. She married Gormadoc "Deepdelver" Brandybuck and had three sons: Madoc, Sadoc, and Marroc. She was a common ancestor to both Meriadoc Brandybuck and Frodo Baggins.[1]


  1. The Lord of the Rings, Appendix C: Family Trees, Brandybuck of Buckland
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